EDP Award confirms Konica Minolta ’s expertise in light production printing

| 31 July 2014

Konica Minolta has once again been recognised by the renowned 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 C1070 series, as a winner in the category "Best cut sheet colour printer light production" 2014. This award confirms Konica Minolta's path to continued success in the production printing market.

"We are proud that our continuous efforts to add substantial value to our customers' businesses are gaining international recognition. After having won EDP Awards in 2009, 2011 and 2013, we are pleased to have impressed the jury with our bizhub PRESS C1070 series this time as well," says Leon Minnie, product manager of production systems at Konica Minolta South Africa.

This year the EDP Awards received over 120 entries.  Once a device has been submitted for the awards, the rigorous evaluation process starts, with members of the Technical Committee investigating each product's features and qualities, value to the user, support and service. External experts are also consulted for their input. At the end of the submission period the Technical Committee nominates the top products within each category for the final judging round, before finally deciding on the winner. This year's winners were awarded their trophies at FESPA Digital in Munich, Germany.

The bizhub PRESS C1070 series for digital color printing adds power, performance and simplicity to any production print application. It offers up to 71 ppm print/copy output, familiar PC-like operation with a hand-held mouse, real-time image density and colour density control sensors and digital color imaging to rival offset printers at a fraction of the cost.

The bizhub PRESS C1070 is built for peak volumes of up to 350,000 impressions per month. The PRESS models provide a print resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi, with 8-bit processing for smoother, more realistic images. The series offers high media flexibility, including the ability to print on paper weights up to 300 gsm and paper sizes up to 330mm x 487mm.

These models also feature a large 15" colour touch-screen display with familiar PC-like operation. The maximum load that each printer will carry and seamlessly process through a vacuum feed paper tray with air-suction feeding technology is 7,500 sheets of paper. Various configurations are available by combining a wide variety of finishers such as an automatic ring binder, a perfect binding unit and a finisher for professional saddle stitching as well as a GBC punch unit.