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Konica Minolta Color Consistency Award

Keypoint Intelligence Reveals Winner of Inaugural BLI Color A3 Consistency Award
It is the exceptional models that deliver the most consistent color over time, which subsequently
translates to greater uptime, repeatable output, and, most importantly, returning customers.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (PRWEB) January 13, 2021

Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware,
software, and services, today announced winners of the inaugural BLI Color A3 Consistency Award for
the 2021-2023 timeframe, with the accolades going to:

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand

Color consistency has been a critical aspect of Keypoint Intelligence lab testing for over two
decades. Measured using IT8 color charts throughout a test, color consistency can then be
quantified by technicians and dissected by analysts to have a full picture of just how stable color
output is over time. To determine the recipients of these first-ever awards, Keypoint Intelligence
analyzed the last five years of test data.

“Office devices have improved a great deal over the past decade, with all typically producing
pleasing ‘out-of-box’ color quality acceptable for business graphics, brochures, and marketing
materials for in-house distribution as well as print-for-pay customers,” said Joe Tischner,
Production Printer Analyst at Keypoint Intelligence. “It is the exceptional models, however, that
deliver the most consistent color over time, which subsequently translates to greater uptime,
repeatable output, and, most importantly, returning customers.”

Konica Minolta Takes the A3 Prize
A3 hardware is tested to the maximum monthly duty cycle, with color charts printed and measured at
the 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% test points and each sample compared to the Day 1 output. Since 2015,
nearly 12 million pages from 11 vendors have been printed by all A3 toner-based color models that
Keypoint Intelligence has tested. For this award Konica Minolta’s eight evaluated A3 devices, which
include its new bizhub i series, produced more than 1.5 million pages.

“Whether it’s for business graphics, photo images, or any other color output type, Konica Minolta’s
A3 lineup can be counted on to provide consistent prints,” Tischner said. “Companies demand
consistency in nearly everything they do, and that includes hardcopy documents. This color
consistency is a powerful message in today’s business world, and more consistency in color prints
translates into less paper waste and more money savings.”

About Keypoint Intelligence
For 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for
independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and
sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource
for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have
harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement,
and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase bottom lines. With a central
focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding
offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’,
channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.

About BLI Color Consistency Awards
As the leading test facility in the document imaging space, Keypoint Intelligence performs color
consistency testing in conjunction with each device’s durability test. Based on Delta E readings
and spectrophotometric data collected from the US and UK labs, these special Buyers Lab Awards are
presented only once every three years.


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