Konica Minolta has once again been awarded a prize by the European Digital Press Association (EDP), an alliance of Europe’s leading digital print magazines, which boast more than one million professionals as readers. The EDP jury selected the bizhub PRESS 1250 series, including bizhub PRESS1250/1250P, bizhub PRESS 1052bizhub PRESS 1052 as well as bizhub PRO 1052, as a winner in the category “Best production cut-sheet printer – high production” 2013. Winning the EDP Award certifies Konica Minolta’s path to success in the European production print market.
BLI PRO Awards 2012 - Production Print
Konica Minolta Honored with BLI’s First PRO Awards for Color Production Models
BLI, the leading independent authority in the document imaging industry, announced the winners of its first annual PRO Awards acknowledging the best-in-class production print devices. Konica Minolta was presented the PRO Award for the bizhub PRESS C7000 in the color light-production category.
BLI’s field evaluations entail three full days of intensive testing during which tens of thousands of impressions are printed—from 30,000 to more than 150,000, depending on the model. The results provide buyers with invaluable advice on best practices—pre-flight and in-flight—for achieving optimum output and productivity.
- Simitri Toner features smaller, more uniform toner particles for spectacular imaging with superior fine detail.User friendly, extremely intuitive 15" colour touch screen display for full system and job monitoring as well as on-board document preview / review, making document file management quick and simple.
- Features a wide variety of finishing options including multi-position stapling, saddle stitching, perfect bind, high capacity stacking and a great variety of folding options.
- Prints on a wide variety of sizes (as large as 13” x 19.2”) and stocks (as heavy as 350 g/m), features auto duplexing with paper in weights up to 300 g/m to product dual side prints and copies.
- Bizhub PRESS C8000 / C7000 Series can be configured with three different image controllers, Konica Minolta, Fiery and Creo, to allow for a wider array of options and choices for the user
- Bizhub PRESS C8000 / C7000 Series Image Density Control (IDC) sensor offers real time density adjustment, provides accurate colour density control with the new density balance adjustments mode.
BERTL's Best Colour Light Production System 2011
Buyers Lab (BLI) has tested Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRESS C7000 and awarded the BLI 5-star grade for short-run colour consistency. Never before has a tested production unit received the BLI 5-star grade for short-run colour consistency. As for processing speed, the bizhub PRESS C7000 with the EFI Fiery controller IC-306 outperformed all competing units tested by BLI with the lab’s own raster image processor (RIP) job stream.
“The results achieved by Konica Minolta in the BLI test are clear evidence of the technological leadership that Konica Minolta is showing in the digital production print sector. By taking a customer intimate approach we understand the needs of our clients in the commercial print sector and have developed the bizhub PRESS range to meet those requirements”, states says Jonathan Wilson, Market Development Manager for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK).
EDP Best Production Cut-Sheet Colour (Light Production) Printer of the Year 2011
Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRO C6000 digital print system has been awarded Best Production Cut-Sheet Colour (Light Production) Printer of the Year 2011 by the European Digital Press Association (EDP).
In its award statement the EDP said, “The award is given for being very fast and for its simple programming and high resolution. Its small footprint means that near litho quality can now be available to in house reprographic departments and the graphic arts market.”
The independent EDP Association is made up of publishers of leading European magazines devoted to digital printing and associated products. These publications cover 18 European countries with a readership exceeding 1million graphic arts professionals. The EDP Association is completely independent, so its views are entirely objective.
BERTL 'Exceptional 5-Star Rating Award' 2011
Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRESS C8000 digital production print system has received ‘Exceptional 5-Star Rating’ from The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc (BERTL) in the United States. The ‘Exceptional 5-Star Rating’ is highly significant because BERTL is an independent testing laboratory providing objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging devices and software solutions. BERTL ‘Exceptional 5-Star Rating’ is only awarded to industry-leading products, and positions the bizhub PRESS C8000 as the must-have colour digital press for the production print marketplace.
“Konica Minolta has drawn the line in the sand and set a new quality of standard with the bizhub PRESS C8000,” said Arthur V. Wynne, III, President, BERTL, Inc. “This feature-rich production system certainly steps up to the challenge and exceeds expectations by delivering an end-to-end production solution. Customers concerned with image quality and full production capabilities will find that the bizhub PRESS C8000 will not only meet their needs but exceed their expectations. BERTL analysts were very impressed with the image quality generated from the bizhub C8000."