Konica Minolta Announces Design Award Win For Production Presses

Konica Minolta Announces Design Award Win For Presses

Konica Minolta won the prestigious ‘Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021’ in honour of its AccurioPress C14000 Series of production presses. Unveiled in South Africa in November 2020, the press – which also includes the AccurioPress C12000 – will assist Konica Minolta South Africa’s mission in supporting transformation in the mid to high volume segment, as well as predicting potential challenges and creating solutions together.

 An international jury remarked on the ‘outstanding’ design of the AccurioPress C14000 Series, which was also recognised in the ‘Good Design Award 2020’ from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion six months ago. The AccurioPress C14000 prints at 140 pages per minute (PPM) in A4 and is 40% faster than any other toner-based machine from Konica Minolta. The AccurioPress provides the same high print quality and a similarly fast speed of 120 ppm.

‘Never before in the 60-year history of our design competition have so many companies and design studios faced the professional judgement of our international jury as this year,’ said Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of Red Dot. ‘Products from 60 countries reached us, and their design quality and degree of innovation were evaluated in a process lasting several days. The fact that Konica Minolta claimed its place in a strong field speaks for the excellent quality of its products. The international jury only awards this sought-after seal of quality to products that feature an outstanding design.’

Thanks to the faster printing speed, enhanced print quality, higher levels of device automation and greater ease of use also enhance the efficiencies and capabilities for our customers to enable them to reduce costs and build further business opportunities. Konica Minolta work closely with their customers in a partnership approach and continue to help them rethink print possibilities.

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