World’s First Electrophotographic Press, Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C6100, Receives ISO/PAS Certification
First Such Printer to Achieve Certification Validating The Accuracy And Consistency Of Its Digital Color Print Process
Ramsey, NJ – December 3, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that its AccurioPress C6100 Digital Color Press received the Idealliance ISO/PAS 15339 certification. It is the first high-volume digital press to earn this certification using dry toner electrophotographic printing technology.
ISO/PAS 15339 (International Standards Organization/Publicly Available Specifications) certification recognizes those digital press manufacturers that demonstrate their products are capable of consistently and accurately printing color spaces as per the CRPCs (Characterized Reference Printing Conditions) specifications of the Idealliance compliance program.
Print samples from the C6100 were first delivered to the Rochester Institute of Technology for testing against six CRPC specifications. A report on the outcome of these stringent tests is then forwarded to Idealliance for ISO/PAS 15339 certification under their program guidelines.
“The Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100 was the World’s first electrophotographic press to achieve Idealliance ISO/PAS 15339 Certification. Konica Minolta’s unique polymerized toner Simitri®, their front-end press technology, and their highly trained staff in color management and metrology, all played a role in this great achievement,” said Timothy Baechle, CEO at Idealliance. What is extraordinary is the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100 is a 4-color EP press, and the color gamut this press can achieve, and especially the tolerances the press can hold over a print run, is simply remarkable. This certification is another great testament and benchmark for Konica Minolta. The craftsmanship they are doing not only with their technology, but how this type of performance and quality serves their customer base, is achieved with the support of certified color management experts.” added Baechle.
The AccurioPress C6100 Digital Color Press is capable of producing an astounding 5,455 color pages per hour. This press uses a fully automated, closed-loop quality management system to deliver superior color quality and consistency, as well as accurate front to back registration. It offers 1200 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) resolution with 8-bit processing for smoother, more realistic color images that rival offset printing at a fraction of the cost.
“The certification from Idealliance further validates the value proposition the AccurioPress C6100 offers to mid-volume and large commercial printers,” noted Kevin Kern, senior vice president, business intelligence services and product planning. “It provides an extra measure of assurance that the print run will produce consistently flawless color execution to the highest of industry standards,” Kern added.
The recipe of AccurioPress technology, IQ-501 inline quality inspection system, Creo IC-314 DFE, and AccurioPro CloudEye color management solution insured precise alignment to ISO 15339 RPC 6 (GRACoL 2013). The combination of print engine, inline spectrophotometry, Digital Front End (DFE), and advanced International Color Consortium (ICC) profiling - synchronized and close-looped - proved successful with little user intervention. The entire process to achieve this level of precision took less than one hour; from full press linearization and calibration, press fingerprinting (ICC profiling), to final results validation.
Idealliance, a global think tank, is a non-profit graphic communications industry organization with 12 strategically located offices around the world. Idealliance serves brands, content and media creators, manufacturers, service providers in print and packaging, mail delivery, marketing, material suppliers, and technology partners worldwide. We do our work through ISO Standards Innovation, Print and Digital Workflows & Technologies Collaboration, Technical Research & Industry Insights, and Certification, Training, and Brand and Facility Auditing Programs. Our specifications have transformed the graphic communications industry by defining production workflows for color (GRACoL®, SWOP®, XCMYK™, G7®, BrandQ®), content management (PRISM®), mail supply (Mail.dat®, Mail.XML™), and paper (papiNet®). ISO recognizes Idealliance as the world’s foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities, and Idealliance is the world’s leading contributor to ISO standards.
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions. With a comprehensive portfolio of production print offerings, it delivers the latest innovations in printing, applications and expertise. Its All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 10 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
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