Konica Minolta Receives Two BLI PRO Awards for 2019

| 8 October 2019

Konica Minolta South Africa is pleased to announce it has received two Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Lab (BLI) 2019 PRO awards for the company’s AccurioPress 6136 and AccurioPress C3080 digital presses.


 “Buyers Lab’s PRO awards celebrate the ‘best of the best’ of what we test over the course of a given year in the production segment,” said David Sweetnam, Keypoint Intelligence’s Director of EMEA/Asia Research & Lab Services. “Based on the high marks that the AccurioPress 6136 and the AccurioPress C3080 delivered in critical areas such as job management and media handling, along with other strong results, it’s clear that both models are two of the best production devices we tested in the last year.”



 Konica Minolta has been recognised as a leader in the production and industrial printing industry for many years. The company continually strives to deliver solutions that increase productivity and generate additional revenues for commercial printers, from small-to-mid-sized businesses to global enterprises. The digital presses recognised by Buyers Lab for a 2019 PRO award is further evidence of these achievements, and reinforces the value proposition the company brings to the printing community. Each press chosen for this award brings a wide range of capabilities, but some topline facts and figures include: 

  • The AccurioPress 6136 digital printing press provides high-quality, black-and-white output at high volume. Capable of printing 136 pages per minute, it offers real-time, automated image density and registration adjustments that maintain image stability over long press runs with an 18,000 sheet paper capacity.
  • The AccurioPress C3080 excels at a number of digital press jobs including two-sided banner printing, professional finishing, and high-productivity of up to 80 pages per minute. It also offers real-time, automated quality adjustments, producing excellent image quality. Both printers feature 1200 x 1200 dots per inch resolution yielding smoother, more realistic images.  


 “We are once again honored to be recognised by Keypoint Intelligence Buyers Lab (BLI) 2019 PRO awards for our digital presses, this is truly an invaluable achievement,” said Leon Minnie, manager of production print for Konica Minolta South Africa. “Our technology and innovations in the digital print space has grown exponentially over recent years. This recognition is testament to our commitment to enhance our customers’ experience by delivering excellence in the quality of our digital presses and the end products they produce,” concludes Minnie.



About Buyers Lab PRO Awards      

PRO awards go to the best performers in Buyers Lab’s production field tests, during which tens of thousands of pages are printed. Productivity is tested with both coated and uncoated media in a wide range of weights and sizes, using various finishing options to simulate a mix of job scenarios. Buyers Lab technicians also evaluate paper-handling capabilities, many facets of ease of use, and image quality.

 



About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

 

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.

 

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