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Konica Minolta wins two prestigious Buyers Laboratory PRO Awards


 Konica Minolta has received two prestigious Buyers Laboratory (BLI) awards, recognising excellent performance in Buyers Lab rigorous product field tests. 

Buyers Laboratory is a division of Keypoint Intelligence. Its PRO awards are held annually. The 2019 PRO awards honoured Konica Minolta in two divisions: the Konica Minolta AccurioPress 6136 with Internal Image Controller was recognised as the most outstanding light/mid-volume production device, and the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C3080 Series with EFI 417 Controller was awarded outstanding light production colour device. 

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. 

David Sweetnam, director of EMEA/Asia Research & Lab Services, Keypoint Intelligence, said, “The Konica Minolta AccurioPress C3080 delivers a wide range of production print capabilities to growing CRD and commercial pay-for-print organisations. Chief among these advancements is the system’s unique ability to check and adjust front to back registration and colour consistency in real time without operator intervention, and without impacting productivity. And the flexibility an operator has to choose the frequency in which these self-checks and adjustments will be run ensures high-level, consistent quality, day in and day out.” 

George Mikolay, associate director of Copiers/Production, Keypoint Intelligence, said, “The Konica Minolta AccurioPress 6136 series promises to be a true workhorse in both in-house CRDs and commercial pay-for-print establishments. AccurioPro Print Manager provides job management control by simply logging into the IP address of the embedded Konica Minolta controller. In addition, the system’s Scheduler allows for optimum resource planning, while class-leading media input and output capacities, and a wide range of in-line finishing tasks, allow for a diverse, high-volume workload with minimal downtime on a routine basis.” 

Grant Thomas, product marketing manager, Konica Minolta, said, “To be recognised by an independent third party is significant for Konica Minolta in demonstrating its reliability, handling and capability to customers and prospects. Particularly, when approaching new customers, these types of awards hold great weight in supporting the feedback we already receive from our existing customers, on a global scale.”

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