Konica Minolta Group Introduces Color Care Suite for bizhub Press Digital Presses

New Software Application Allows Graphic Arts Professionals to Define, Achieve and Maintain Color Quality


New Software Application Allows Graphic Arts Professionals to Define, Achieve, and Maintain Color Quality

Chicago - GRAPH EXPO 2011 - September 11, 2011 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the Konica Minolta Color Care Suite, an efficient software application package to define, achieve and maintain product-specific quality standards for the award-winning series of  bizhub PRESS Color Digital Presses.  Using the Color Care Suite, graphic arts professions will be able to define and ensure the correct color output every time.

"Commercial printers need tools to help maintaining color standards in order to stay competitive in the marketplace," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "The new Color Care Suite ensures the exact installation and calibration of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS systems following predefined quality targets. Our production print customers can count on Konica Minolta to provide the best color quality management software to ensure accurate color output."

Partnering with  Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, the Color Care Suite includes the Konica Minolta  FD-5 Spectrodensitometer.  As the first M1-type instrument utilizing Konica Minolta's original Virtual Fluorescence Standard (VFS), it provides measurements corresponding to D50.  By combining the Color Care software with FD-5, customers can easily conform to the upcoming digital production printing standards.

"This joint effort between our two divisions of Konica Minolta offers a unique solution which is unmatched in the industry. Utilizing advanced color measurement hardware by Konica Minolta Sensing Americas and cutting-edge digital print technology by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., we are able to offer unprecedented color output for the graphic arts market. The FD-5 bundle with Color Care ensures that this a solution not only for today but also for tomorrow by inclusion of the M1 standard," said Russell Doucette Business Unit Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing and IDEAlliance G7 Certified Expert.

The Color Care Software Suite will be available in the third quarter on the bizhub PRESS C8000/C7000/C6000 Series and the soon-to-be-launched bizhub PRO C6000L Production Print System.  The Suite includes:

•  Color Care Catch - serves to measure and control the color output and verify that the quality conforms to the standards defined by the bizhub PRESS system.
•  Color Care Profiler - creates high-quality ICC printer profiles on the newly installed color device.
•  Color Care MatchPatch - ICC printer profiles can be refined and optimized.
•  Color Care Display - calibrates computer monitors and creates ICC monitor profiles.

Witness the Konica Minolta Team in action at GRAPH EXPO 2011, the year's largest graphic communications exhibition and educational conference, which runs September 11-14 at McCormick Place South in Chicago.  To schedule a personal tour of the Konica Minolta Booth (#2227) and/or an executive interview, please contact Alicia Libucha at ALibucha@kmbs.konicaminolta.usor James Norberto at JNorberto@kmbs.konicaminolta.us.


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  Konica Minolta has been named Supplier of the Year by both the Allegra Network and the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), as well as received the Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc.  For more information, please visit
www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.comand follow Konica Minolta on  Facebook YouTube, and  Twitter.

About Konica Minolta Sensing Americas
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (
KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings U.S.A., Inc., is recognized as the international leader of industrial color, light and shape measurement. The company is responsible for product lines that continuously revolutionize how visual perception is measured by the world.

An industry pioneer, as well as innovator, Konica Minolta Sensing developed and introduced the first portable color measurement units to the world. Presently, their catalog contains instruments such as portable colorimeters as well as portable and benchtop spectrophotometers for color measurement, spectroradiometers and lux meters for light/display measurement and 3D non-contact scanners for shape measurement.

Thousands of companies across the globe choose to depend on Konica Minolta Sensing equipment when color, light or 3D measurement is vital to the manufacturing process. Konica Minolta Sensing's products can be found in a wide array of industries including food, plastics, paints, coatings, automotive, aerospace and cosmetics.

Konica Minolta Sensing's Ramsey, New Jersey corporate headquarters is fully equipped with a state of the art service center, 3D scanning laboratory, tech support center, and a focused sales force dedicated to both the North American and South American regions.

When it comes to color, light and shape measurement - the world looks to Konica Minolta.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Contact
Lou Carulli
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.
+1 201.785.2413
lcarulli@se.konicaminolta.us

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