Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO), the organization involved in the comprehensive global promotion of design, designated 13 Konica Minolta products – including printers, multifunctional products (MFPs), and production print systems – as winners in the Good Design Awards 2010.
In addition, Konica Minolta’s bizhub 423/363/283/223 Series of Monochrome MFPs won the Good Design Award 2010 Best15 – one of only 15 entries designated due to their overall excellence. Winners of the Good Design Award 2010 Best15 recognition are also nominees for the Good Design Grand Award 2010, the greatest achievement of the year, which will be determined during an award ceremony on November 10, 2010.
The Good Design Awards is a comprehensive program for the evaluation and encouragement of design organized by Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization since 1998. Its parent organization is the Good Design Products Selection System, established in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). Approximately 35,000 products have been selected in continuation with these efforts. This award activity is not merely a product fineness competition but an action to promote good design in society thereby improving the quality of life and encouraging sound industrial development at the same time. This year, 3,136 products and services from multiple industries were submitted for consideration.
Below is the list of Konica Minolta products recognized in the Good Design Awards 2010.
Good Design Award 2010 BEST15 (Nominated for the Good Design Grand Award 2010)
bizhub 423/363/283/223 Series of Monochrome MFPs: With more than 1,000 new features than the predecessor series, the bizhub 423/363/283/223 Series offers customers the cost-efficiency of monochrome MFPs with the added benefit of color scanning and is a great choice for customers requiring the level of functionality offered by innovative mid-range MFPs.
Good Design Awards 2010
bizhub PRESS C8000: Featuring big-iron reliability, world-class color output and market-leading innovation, the bizhub PRESS C8000 is the ideal alternative to offset presses in the digital era. Combining output speeds of up to 80 pages per minute (ppm) and a 500,000-page monthly duty cycle with a variety of advanced finishing and media handling capabilities, the bizhub PRESS C8000 promises impressive overall productivity for commercial offset and high volume digital environments.
bizhub PRESS C7000/C7000P/C6000: The bizhub PRESS C7000 (70 ppm) and bizhub PRESS C6000 (60 ppm) provide high-speed print professionals with built-in print/copy/scan capability, while the bizhub PRESS C7000P offers a high-speed color print system that users can count on to stay ahead of rising and unpredictable workloads. The Series will create extraordinary color images with 1200 dpi resolution and automatic Image Density Control (IDC) that ensures consistently outstanding image fidelity over long runs.
bizhub C35: Offering fast output speeds of up to 31 pages per minutes (ppm) in color and monochrome and first printout in less than 13 seconds, Konica Minolta’s first A4 Color MFP incorporates a variety of standard advanced features for higher productivity and meets the needs of demanding work environments from small workgroups to large- and medium-sized organizations.
bizhub C35P: Perfect for office workgroups that rely on high performance, the bizhub C35P prints at 31 ppm in color and B&W, delivers a first page in less than 12.9 seconds and can produce up to 120,000 pages each month. End-users will enjoy bright, vibrant, jump-off-the-page color from the bizhub C35P thanks to its 600 x 600 DPI resolution.
magicolor 4750 Series of Color Printers: The smallest A4 color printers in their class print at 31 ppm in color and B&W, deliver a first page in less than 12.9 seconds and can produce up to 120,000 pages each month - perfect for office workgroups that rely on high performance. The magicolor 4750 Series includes the magicolor 4750EN and the magicolor 4750DN, which adds the productive convenience of duplexing.
“Earning recognition for our award-winning product lines highlights our leadership position as a global technology innovator,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “These 13 awards represent our continued commitment to a broad customer base and to providing the necessary means for customers to count on Konica Minolta for ongoing innovation and design quality.”