SOURCE: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

November 17, 2014 14:30 ET

Konica Minolta Receives 3 Buyers Lab 2015 PRO Picks

bizhub PRESS 1052, 2250P and C1100 Named Best in Production Class

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - November 17, 2014) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that it has received three Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) 2015 Production PRO Picks for its bizhub series of production print devices.

The award-winning products and the reasons for their selection are:

According to BLI, the bizhub PRESS 1052 offers an excellent blend of everything that's most important in monochrome production environment, not only is it highly productive, but it offers excellent media-handling capabilities. Analysts noted that the bizhub PRESS 1052 matched or surpassed competitors in nearly every one of almost 20 speed tests, earning BLI's highest 5-star rating for productivity.

BLI called the bizhub PRESS 2250P an excellent and cost-effective choice for organizations entering the short-run book printing market. BLI noted the tandem-engine 2250P's impressive paper handling, performance on A3 and larger media, where it surpassed the competition and approached the performance of some devices with higher rated speeds. Analysts also noted the 2250P's strong productivity and a wide range of adjustments to help achieve optimum image quality.

BLI said that the bizhub PRESS C1100 is "clearly one of the best production devices in this class" that it has evaluated, giving it at least 4½ stars in every test category. According to BLI, with an impressive all-around performance, the bizhub PRESS C1100 would be a good fit in mid-volume production environments regardless of whether productivity, image quality, media handling or ease of use is the main concern.

BLI is an independent company that evaluates office document equipment and solution products. The PRO awards go to the best performers in BLI's production field tests. These evaluations entail three full days of intensive testing during which tens of thousands of impressions are printed, shedding light on how these devices perform in real world applications.

"We are honored by these three Production PRO Awards and the very high ratings all three of our production print devices received from BLI," says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. "These devices continue a winning year for Konica Minolta, starting in January with the announcement that we received BLI's 2014 A3 MFP Line of the Year for an unprecedented fourth year in a row and continuing through 6 Summer Picks. Each accolade is proof that we are a leader in both the light-production and high-end market segments and can exceed customer expectations."

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Clients trust us to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has also been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for an unprecedented four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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