Konica Minolta's bizhub C3350 has collected two of the coveted BLI Winter Pick 2015 Awards – one for outstanding energy efficiency, along with another award for its exceptional performance as an A4 colour MFP for mid-size workgroups. Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), an independent company that evaluates office document equipment and applications based on an extensive list of different criteria, gives its Pick Awards twice a year to those products and solutions that outperform their contenders in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests.
"For a high-quality, low-cost colour solution in networked MFP environments, the bizhub C3350 colour multifunctional laser printer is an ideal choice. The fact that Konica Minolta has implemented its A3 core technologies into this A4 device, was no doubt a key success factor for winning the BLI award for workgroup performance," commented Andrew Griffith, product manager: office products at Konica Minolta South Africa. "With its logical, intuitive menus, open architecture and flawless reliability, the bizhub C3350 is ideal for mid-sized workgroups. And we feel honoured that BLI has recognised this with its award."
Konica Minolta's 33-ppm colour laser MFP convinced the BLI jury with its high performance, intuitive design, strong feature set and the value it delivers, all of which make it a perfect choice for mid-size workgroups. "One of the things that struck me was the very good colour print quality," said BLI Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri. "Colours in charts and graphs really popped off the page, and flesh tones in photos were natural-looking."
The device also achieved better than average results in the majority of performance categories tested. In addition to this, it positively outshone its competitors with a dramatically lower-than-average energy consumption, which earned it BLI’s commendation for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency.
"The Konica Minolta bizhub C3350 combines a lower-than-average annual energy consumption rate with a superb environmental feature set, complete with a variety of features designed to reduce energy use or consumable and paper waste," said Lisa Reider, BLI’s Senior Product Editor for Environmental.
"For years, Konica Minolta has been putting a lot of effort into developing environmentally friendly materials and technologies along the entire product lifecycle," Griffith continues. "With the bizhub C3350 now being awarded, it is clear that these efforts have been worthwhile, as they will lead to cost savings and a reduced environmental impact for our customers."
Last year already, the faster bizhub C3850 won the renowned Red Dot Award, which also commended the excellent performance of Konica Minolta's innovative A4 product series. This, as well as the latest BLI awards, is impressive proof of the success of Konica Minolta's ongoing quest to meet different customers' needs across diverse work environments. It also validates the company's commitment to the development of a wide range of products featuring advanced, user-friendly and green technology.