Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRO 1100 by wins Good Design Award 2016

| 5 April 2017

JOHANNESBURG – April 05, 2017 – Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, is pleased to announce that the bizhub PRO 1100, an entry-level black and white digital press monochrome that paves the way for new business opportunities, has been awarded the Good Design Award 2016 by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP).

The Good Design Award programme recognises outstanding designs that enrich both industries and society across many spheres. Each year, around 1,200 designs from a range of fields are recognised with approximately 43,000 award-winning designs having been acknowledged over the past 59 years.

A high-speed printing system developed to meet market needs for in-house centralised printing and commercial printing, the screening committee of JDP stated that the bizhub PRO 1100 was recognised for its ease of use and effectiveness.

“This product incorporates the universal design concept at a high level and is extremely user-friendly. The interface elements of the operational panel, including the graphical user interface (GUI), as well as the maintenance and paper setting methods, makes it easy to operate. The appearance of the product was designed to ensure high operational efficiency and to blend naturally with its surrounding environment.

“Unlike conventional screen printing machines, this product does not require plate management, nor does it impact the environment with waste cleaning water. It boasts advanced features such as ultra-high speed and high resolution. The product has a streamlined, simple appearance and provides various solutions that enable users to work efficiently even in a limited space. When installed in a factory, the product makes the space appear clean and sophisticated.

“This is an evolutionary product with greater user-friendliness.” Leon Minnie, product manager: production systems at Konica Minolta South Africa comments: “This Good Design Award reflects Konica Minolta’s commitment to developing new technologies and driving innovation to help production printers produce high quality with the necessary flexibility.”