Colour consistency has been a critical aspect of Keypoint Intelligence lab testing for over two decades. Measured using IT8 colour charts throughout a test, colour consistency can then be quantified by technicians and dissected by analysts to have a full picture of just how stable colour output is over time. To determine the recipients of these first-ever awards, Keypoint Intelligence analyzed the last five years of test data. A3 hardware is tested to the maximum monthly duty cycle, with colour charts printed and measured at the 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% test points and each sample compared to the Day 1 output. For this award Konica Minolta’s eight evaluated A3 devices, which include its new bizhub i series, produced more than 1.5 million pages.
“Konica Minolta’s collection of bizhub models handily surpassed the competition in producing the most repeatable colour, not an easy task considering the complexities of the digital printing process,” said Joe Tischner, Production . Printer Analyst at Keypoint Intelligence. “The bizhub line, which includes models we tested spanning Segments 2 through 5, delivered lower than average Delta E