Production Print Solutions from Konica Minolta and Kodak Highlighted at Graph Expo 2016 Exhibit
Orlando, FL - September 25, 2016: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and Kodak have joined together at Graph Expo ’16 to showcase exciting new industry-leading solutions for the digital production print market.
The AccurioPRESS C2070 will be exhibited as a technology preview with the new CREOTM IC-314 Color Server; the bizhub PRO 1100 will be shown with the CREOTM IC-309m Digital Front End – a powerful, flexible, and complementary external controller solution for Konica Minolta’s monochrome presses; and the bizhub PRESS C71hc will be driven by a CREOTM IC-309 Color Server, the ideal solution for the extended color gamut of the C71hc.
All three Creo controllers share a core architecture with digital front ends designed for high-speed web presses to deliver significant file processing horsepower to cut sheet devices. The IC-314 is the latest implementation of the Creo Color Server platform. With blazing processing speeds, variable data printing capabilities, transactional printing through native IPDS IS/3 solution and built-in connectivity to 3rd party applications, the user will experience unprecedented RIP performance, color consistency, and short turnaround times all which are vital for production print environments. With all these capabilities the IC-314 streamlines operations, boosts quality levels and raises profitability.
The IC-309m CREO controllers drives all of Konica Minolta’s monochrome presses including the bizhub PRO 1100, providing a common workflow and user interface for customers with both color and monochrome printing requirements. Konica Minolta can now offer their monochrome customers a powerful controller that can process full variable data at rated speed, has an option for IPDS support and advanced feature set that is found mainly in color controllers
Konica Minolta’s extensive portfolio of Creo Color Servers and digital print controllers offer customers superb out-of-box color and image quality combined with unsurpassed job management features and functionality designed specifically to meet the demanding requirements of today’s commercial printers. All Creo controllers integrate seamlessly with Prinergy - the industry-leading workflow solution for both offset and digital print technologies, providing end-users with the ability to fully maximize productivity in a hybrid environment.
“This is a great value integration with our core products and is a move forward in our own transformation,” said Dino Pagliarello, vice president, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “We continue to view our ongoing partnership as a commitment to shaping the future of profit, productivity, and sustainability.”
“The latest products in our CREO Servers portfolio for Konica Minolta establish the importance of our ongoing collaboration and commitment to our mutual customers and the print industry,” says Ari Shapiro, World Wide Sales director for Creo Servers. “The connectivity between Kodak Creo controllers and Konica Minolta digital presses is ideal for our customers’ very diverse production environments – light or full, mono or color, static or variable production.”
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. We are reshaping the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Servicesdivision offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter@konicaminoltaus.
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide – directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies – hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @KodakPrint, or like us on Facebook at Kodak.
Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
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