Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. last Friday announced that it secured a third prestigious accolade in seven months for its AccurioPress C14000/C12000 digital production presses. This most recent award – the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 – comes from the Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world’s oldest independent design forum.
For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. This year’s award competition was particularly intense, with 9,509 entries submitted from 52 countries in the hope of receiving the coveted seal of quality.
In March, Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 Series was named winner of the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021” from a record number of entries. And last October, an international jury remarked on the “outstanding” design of the presses when awarding Konica Minolta the “Good Design Award 2020” from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
“When we expanded our range of offerings to include the high-end production print area, we worked hard to provide this segment with a really high-quality, high-speed press that offers better total productivity,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “Receiving the iF DESIGN AWARD, one of the most important design prizes in the world, proves yet again that we are a leader in the print production market.”
The award-winning, highly automated presses, which incorporate advanced software, reinforce Konica Minolta’s mission to support the transformation of its customers by sector and industry, predicting potential challenges and creating solutions together.
The AccurioPress Series boasts unparalleled efficiency in high-volume production, printing up to 140 pages per minute (PPM) in A4 at 2400 dpi. Konica Minolta provided the industry’s first automatic pre-print adjustment and print quality inspection functions; and a media sensor that lets users know the optimal print settings. These innovations enable printing companies to not only minimize wasted time but also hire operators from diverse backgrounds without special skills.