OREANDA-NEWS. Konica Minolta, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the Good Design Award 2016 by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for its digital monochrome printing system, the bizhub PRO 1100; its inkjet textile printer, the NASSENGER SP-1; its luminance and color meters, the CS-150/CS-160; and its luminance meters, the LS-150/LS-160.

High-speed printing system developed to meet market needs for in-house centralized printing and commercial printing

This product incorporates the universal design concept at a high level and is extremely user-friendly. The interface elements of the operational panel including the GUI, as well as the maintenance and paper setting methods, makes it easy to operate. The appearance of the product was designed to ensure high operational efficiency and to blend naturally with its surrounding environment.

Unlike conventional screen printing machines, this product does not require plate management, nor does it impact the environment with waste cleaning water. It boasts advanced features such as ultra-high speed and high resolution. The product has a streamlined, simple appearance and provides various solutions that enable users to work efficiently even in a limited space. When installed in a factory, the product makes the space appear clean and sophisticated.

Features of the award-winning products
bizhub PRO 1100, a digital monochrome printing system

This product is shipped with a high-speed single-pass color scanner to enhance work efficiency in the digitization of paper documents and is equipped with various advanced functions for in-house centralized printing to cater to the needs identified among users of existing models, mainly in the U.S. This is an evolutionary product with greater user-friendliness.

The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design commendation program implemented by the JDP with a view to highlighting and commending outstanding designs around us in the pursuit of prosperous lives and industrial and social development.

This program has a history spanning approximately 60 years since its implementation in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (present-day Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) under the name, Good Design Selection System, which was more widely known as the G Mark System. About 1,200 designs in all creative fields are recognized annually, with the number of award-winning designs totaling about 43,000 over the past 59 years.