The Konica Minolta bizhubs C220, C280 and C360 have taken home the 2009 BLI “Pick of the Year” awards as “Outstanding A3/Ledger Color MFPs” in their respective speed range. Independent testing lab, Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI) was impressed by the overall performance of the multifunctional devices, especially their ease of use and productivity.
The powerful triumvirate stands for high quality colour functionality in printing, copying, faxing and scanning and is best equipped for everyday monochrome document production at low cost for offices and workgroups.
According to the BLI testers, the Konica Minolta bizhub C220, C280 and C360 offer exceptional ease of use and strong productivity in key test areas, while also proving to be highly reliable. In addition, they showed impressive effectiveness in the BLI’s job stream test in colour, as all three models achieve above-average results from both the PCL and PostScript drivers. Furthermore, the monochrome and colour duplex copy and print efficiency were found to be very good to outstanding, which is crucial for users attempting to lower running costs and improve environmental friendliness.
One of the reasons for the three bizhubs’ ease of use, which was explicitly mentioned by BLI experts, is the MyTab feature – a Spring 2009 BLI “Outstanding Achievement” winner.
“MyTab allows for commonly used print job selections to be configured and saved on one tab, permitting users to take full advantage of the driver feature set, as all required features can be viewed at a glance,’ explains Andrew Griffith, product manager at Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa. “Users can also easily integrate third-party software with the devices via bizhub Extended Solution Technology (bEST),” he adds.
As demonstrated by the BLI tests, the bizhub series C220, C280 and C360 easily and reliably handles all kind of office tasks in monochrome or in colour. Thus, the multifunctional devices meet all demands of modern offices and workgroups in corporate environments, making them the ideal substitute for standalone printers, copiers, scanners and fax units.
“The BLI ‘Pick of the Year’ award for our bizhub series of colour MFPs is proof of the devices’ cutting-edge performance and eco-friendliness,”
Griffith continues. “With these three models, users stand to benefit from reliable and low cost printing, copying, scanning and faxing with high image quality.”