Report Says CF3102 and CF2002 “deliver high copy and print productivity, unique finishing options, extensive print on demand capabilities, the industry’s most advanced copier memory functionality and a 30% price advantage over its main competitor.”
RAMSEY, NJ—January 16, 2003— Minolta Corporation’s Business Products Group announced that the DiALTA Color™ CF3102 and CF2002 Printer/Copier/Scanners each received a five star exceptional rating from BERTL Digital Test Lab. The CF3102 and CF2002 are 31 and 20 page-per-minute digital color printer/copiers built for general office environments.
BERTL awards the five star exceptional rating to products that are innovative, productive, highly functional, have great design qualities, outstanding image quality and a great price point. BERTL tests approximately 200 different competitive products each year and historically, only six to 12 of those products receive the prestigious five star exceptional rating.
"We are excited that Minolta’s color printer/copier/scanners were recognized by BERTL with the five star exceptional rating for the second year in a row,” said Bud Murphy, executive vice president and general manager, Minolta’s Business Products Group. “Product evaluation by testing labs such as BERTL should give consumers confidence that our color products do what we say they will, which is to provide outstanding color output at a very affordable price."
BERTL Report Highlights
The BERTL Report complimented a number of CF3102 and CF2002 features including their:
High productivity across both network print and copy jobs
Scan ahead copy reservation capability
High proportion of user replaceable parts
Extensive print on demand capabilities
Wide range of network scanning options
The report sums up its thoughts on the Minolta CF3102 by saying that it “earned its 5 star status through a combination of high print and copy productivity, functionality, extensive finishing options and aggressive price point.
CF3102 and CF2002
Minolta’s newest color printer/copier/scanners have the simplicity workgroups desire and the power and speed to handle workgroup productivity at an affordable price. The CF3102 and 2002 were built with true 600 dpi print and copy resolution and 256 levels of grayscale. Minolta’s Fine Edge Enhancement Technology and Multiple Exposure Toner System results in 600 X 1800 dpi output quality. Finishing options include a Staple Finisher and Booklet Finisher with hole punching capabilities. Customers may also add an Automatic Document Feeder, a 500 sheets Paper Cassette, a Large Capacity Cassette (2,500 sheets), or a Duplex Unit.
The CF3102 and CF2002 offer customers a choice of controller options. The print controller gives users the power to share, store and distribute color documents over a local network or via the Internet. Options include the CN3101e Minolta basic embedded controller and the CN3102e and intermediate embedded controller developed by Electronics for Imaging (EFI). The print controllers also offer customers a host of software tools to manage the production of color documents.
Availability and Price
The DiALTA Color CF3102 and CF2002 are available from authorized Minolta dealers nationwide. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the CF3102 is $17,395 and the SRP for the CF2002 is $14,195.
Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories’ (BERTL) experience of working with digital systems stretches back over 20 years to the introduction of the first mini computers and connected digital printing systems. BERTL publishes the widest range of On-Line Information Services. BERTL has pioneered new methods of testing multifunctional devices, introduced a highly sophisticated range of user-relevant tests on ‘connected’ imaging output devices and is the developer of the world’s leading image analysis software, PageCheck. For more information on BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com.
For over 70 years, Minolta has applied its talents and resources to create products and services that are essential to the world of imaging. These efforts concentrate on the most important aspects of imaging: the quality of the images, the tools and methods for creating images, and the creation of environments for the application of images. This focus on the essentials of imaging ties together Minolta’s key business and consumer product lines: digital monochrome and color printer/copiers, multifunction peripherals, desktop laser printers, cameras, binoculars, optical instruments, software and advanced imaging and sensing technologies.
Minolta Corporation, headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, is the largest wholly owned subsidiary of Minolta Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan. The company’s Business Products Group markets and supports office equipment and systems, addressing the ever changing needs of businesses and organizations by providing innovative products for the capture, output and management of images.
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