Konica Minolta Receives 2014 BLI PRO Award for bizhub PRESS 1250
RAMSEY, NJ—November 19, 2013—Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. announced that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has awarded Konica Minolta the 2014 PRO Award for “Outstanding Monochrome Light- to Mid-Volume Production Device” for the bizhub PRESS 1250 digital press.
Having generated tens of millions of impressions on production devices from the leading vendors over several years, BLI’s production tests reveal the attributes that distinguish the most outstanding performers in a challenging evaluation covering productivity, image quality, media handling, ease of use and more. BLI's “PRO Awards” recognize the best production devices as determined in these rigorous production tests.
“The bizhub PRESS 1250 is a true production workhorse,” said David Sweetnam, head of BLI’s European Research and Lab Services. “Its throughput speeds were among the fastest tested to date on heavy-grade stocks and better than those of competitors on A3 and SRA3 media. It also handled mixed-media workflows well and experienced virtually no drop-off in rated speed when running sub-set stapling and perfect bindery jobs. The bizhub PRESS 1250’s outstanding productivity and media handling, along with the wealth of feedback it provides, ensure that jobs will not only get done quickly, but with minimal interruptions,” added Sweetnam. “Plus, a new tandem print ability further boosts productivity by allowing a job to be split across two devices.”
Kevin Kern, senior vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., also added “Delivering innovative solutions that meet the highest performance standards in the industry is one of our primary goals. This award acknowledges our commitment to addressing the evolving needs of our customers, and ensuring they can count on Konica Minolta for reliable technology that keeps them competitive and productive.”
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has been recognized as a leading supplier by the Allegra Network, International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), The UPS Store, and National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP). Konica Minolta's bizhub PRESS C8000 is the first digital press to receive the G7 Digital Press Certification from IDEAlliance and the company currently has the most G7 Certified experts in the industry.
Source: Konica Minolta.