Canon, Konica Minolta, and Xerox Win BLI PRO Awards

Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Laboratory (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, announces the winners of its coveted 2018 PRO awards, with the honors going to stellar devices from Canon, Konica Minolta, and Xerox. Granted annually, these awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s rigorous production field tests over the previous year.

BLI’s 2018 PRO Awards go to the following exceptional devices*:

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7580i with ColorPASS GX500 External EFI Controller

Outstanding Color Entry-Level CRD Production Device

Canon varioPRINT 140 Series with PRISMAsync Print Controller

(includes the varioPRINT 140, varioPRINT 130, and varioPRINT 115)

Outstanding Light/Mid-Volume Production Device

Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100 with Fiery IC-315 EFI Controller

Outstanding Color Mid-Volume Production Device

Xerox Versant 180 Press with Fiery EX 180 EFI Print Server

Outstanding Color Light Production Device

*Not all products are sold in all regions.

Canon Excels in the Entry-level and Light- to Mid- Volume Production Spaces

“The Canon varioPRINT 140 series will fit perfectly into small to mid-size CRDs and in-plants, thanks to its excellent media handling and job management,” said George Mikolay, Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab’s Associate Director of Copiers/Production. “The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7580i’s ease of use, superior handling of text and fine lines, outstanding color consistency, and price point make it an attractive offering for customers looking for an entry point in the CRD production space. In fact, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7580i’s touch-screen control panel is identical to that of Canon machines in the office space, eliminating any learning curve for operators moving into the CRD space already familiar with Canon’s office engines. And for the varioPRINT 140 series, it’s equally easy to program new media types and submit jobs, while the outstanding Job Scheduler allows for the device to practically manage itself.”

Superior Productivity and Media Handling Earn Konica Minolta Accolades

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