Konica Minolta and Kodak Collaborate at Graph Expo 2015 to Showcase Front End Solutions for bizhub® Color and Monochrome digital presses utilizing CREO Server Technology
Industry leaders drive and manage line of digital press solutions with common production process
Ramsey, NJ – September 13, 2015 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in the Graphic Communications industry, will showcase two KODAK CREO Servers supporting bizhub® digital presses at Graph Expo 2015. Konica Minolta’s recently announced bizhub® PRESS C71hc will be driven by the IC-309 CREO Color Server, with updated color management functionality designed to take full advantage of the expanded gamut of the C71’s new High Chroma Toner.
Showcased with the bizhub® PRESS 2250P will be the IC-312m controller, which utilizes the latest CREO Color Server architecture to achieve maximum performance and image quality. Together with the IC-309m, the CREO controllers continue as the only external front-end solution for Konica Minolta’s monochrome presses, providing a common workflow and user interface for customers with both color and monochrome printing requirements. The demonstrations will highlight how the collaboration enables a common workflow process regardless of the device’s color capabilities.
“Our partnership with Konica Minolta continues to produce leading-edge solutions for the commercial print and graphics communication markets,” said Manuel Corizo, Worldwide Director, Sales and Business Development for Print on Demand Systems, Kodak. “The IC-309 driving C71hc is the latest example of how the two companies have partnered to raise the bar on color and image quality.”
Easy to learn and simple to operate, the CREO Servers offer full variable data print and complex imposition capabilities and job assembly support. Furthermore, this advanced solution for Transactional and TransPromo printing features fully bi-directional native IPDS and AFP support through the KODAK CREO Server optional TransPack.
“We’re delighted to showcase the ongoing partnership between Kodak and Konica Minolta at Graph Expo 2014 through these latest joint developments,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “With both color and monochrome support our customers will benefit from the features, architecture and productivity they’ve come to rely on with CREO Servers, regardless of their production environment.”
At Graph Expo 2015 Booth #1913, Kodak and Konica Minolta will demonstrate the new IC-309 CREO Server driving the bizhub® PRESS C71hc digital press and the IC-312m CREO Server showcased with the bizhub® PRESS 2250P.
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. 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 Services division 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 eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.
Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
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