Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000 Offers Consistent Color, Efficient Production of Mixed-Media Jobs
The winner of BLI’s PRO Award for “Outstanding Color Light Production Device” is the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000, as tested with the IC-306 EFI Fiery controller during its 33,121-impression evaluation. “The new image quality technology added to the bizhub PRESS C7000 has certainly paid great dividends,” said Sweetnam. “In fact, this device is the first production unit tested ever to receive BLI’s five-star rating for color consistency, with no peak Delta E drift of more than 3.0 in 12 corporate logo colors over 1,000-page print runs of BLI’s test document on coated or uncoated media. Solid density was also impressively consistent, with very low density variance when printing BLI’s 100% solid-coverage test suite. Fine lines and text, too, were reproduced at a very high-quality level even in default mode.”
Supporting media up to 13" x 19.2" and duplexing on media weights up to 300 gsm, the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000 efficiently handles fuser adjustments to offer impressive productivity when producing jobs that include a mix of heavy and lightweight or coated and uncoated media. For example, it delivered a 39.3% speed advantage over the next-fastest competitive device tested when producing a 48-page test document with 300 gsm printed covers.
In addition, the EFI controller delivered very good RIP speeds when printing BLI’s large (1,600-page) PDF job stream, with the device reaching 98.2% of its rated engine speed from first page out. The device is also built very ruggedly, with all paper trays constructed of metal components, rather than the more customary combination of robustly built large-capacity trays and lightweight “office-copier style” trays under the main engine, as found on some rival devices.
“As always, we are gratified to receive recognition from BLI for the performance of our technologies, and receiving a newly established award for the award-winning bizhub PRESS C7000 is even more exciting,” said Kevin Kern, senior vice president of marketing for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Recognizing only the best production devices in such categories as image quality, color consistency, productivity and ease of use, the BLI award for ‘Outstanding Color Light Production Device’ exemplifies how customers can count on Konica Minolta for market-leading performance and productivity from all our solutions.”
Brand Keys Award
I am pleased to announce that Konica Minolta has been awarded first place in the 2013 Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index® (CLEI) in the "MFP Office Copier" category for the sixth consecutive year.
New York-based marketing consultancy Brand Keys publishes its annual Customer Loyalty Engagement Index to determine how different brands rank in customer loyalty according to 39,000 Americans surveyed. The 2013 Index examined customers’ relationships with brands in 54 product categories. The Brand Keys methodology, which considers several key competitors, asked customers to characterize their ideal product in the MFP Office Copier category, setting the standard for excellence. The 2013 Brand Keys research once again identified Konica Minolta as a leading brand for customer loyalty in the "MFP Office Copier" category when measured against the "Ideal" office copier.
Konica Minolta Honors Illinois Paper & Copier Co. of Bolingbrook, IL with
2013 Pro-Tech Service Award for Service Excellence
Ramsey, N.J. and Illinois Paper & Copier Co , Bolingbrook, IL – Jan, 11, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that Illinois Paper & Copier Co. of Bolingbrook, IL has been honored with a 2013 Pro-Tech Service Award, which recognizes those Konica Minolta dealerships that demonstrate the highest commitment to customer support and satisfaction.
“Providing excellent service has become increasingly important in our industry, and Konica Minolta is committed to assuring the highest performance standards across our organization,” says James Ingrassia, vice president, solutions support division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “The Pro-Tech Service Award represents Konica Minolta’s gold standard for service competence and proficiency. There is no higher honor for an authorized Konica Minolta dealer partner and Illinois Paper & Copier Co. should
A 6 time Pro-Tech Service Award winner, Illinois Paper & Copier Co., headed by Jeff Ford, Director of Service is dedicated to delivering professional, reliable service and maximum performance for Konica Minolta’s award-winning lines of digital imaging products. To attain the Pro-Tech standard, each element of Illinois Paper & Copier Co. operation was evaluated and measured, including its management skills, inventory control systems, technical expertise, dispatch systems and customer satisfaction ratings.