Konica Minolta colour production system wins BLI 5-star grade

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Buyers Lab (BLI) has tested Konica Minolta's bizhub PRESS C7000 and awarded the BLI 5-star grade for short-run colour consistency. Never before has a tested production unit received the BLI 5-star grade for short-run colour consistency. As for processing speed, the bizhub PRESS C7000 with the EFI Fiery controller IC-306 outperformed all competing units tested by BLI with the lab's own raster image processor (RIP) job stream.

"The results achieved by Konica Minolta in the BLI test are clear evidence of the technological leadership that Konica Minolta is showing in the digital production print sector. By taking a customer intimate approach we understand the needs of our clients in the commercial print sector and have developed the bizhub PRESS range to meet those requirements", states says Jonathan Wilson, Market Development Manager for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK).

The bizhub PRESS C7000's short-run colour consistency is the best ever tested and has therefore earned it a 5-star rating for the least colour drift that BLI has seen to date. Along with these results goes processing speed. Konica Minolta's production unit, together with the EFI Fiery controller, completed a 1.4 gigabyte RIP job stream faster than any other competing device.

Wilson continued, "Naturally we are delighted with this unprecedented achievement in the BLI testing against a strong field of competitive systems. Our production print solutions provide commercial printers with affordable systems that offer profitable RoI. For the inplant and CRD sector, Konica Minolta digital production print provides high quality, consistent colour output keeping colour print jobs in-house and reducing external print costs".


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