Konica Minolta and Kodak Showcase New Front End Solutions for bizhub Presses at Graph Expo 2014

Industry leaders drive and manage digital press solutions with common production process

Ramsey, N.J. – September 25, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the release of two new KODAK CREO Servers that will drive Konica Minolta’s fully managed monochrome and color digital press solutions for commercial print and graphics communication professionals.

From September 28-October 1, at Graph Expo 2014 Booth #1231, the companies will demonstrate the new IC-312 CREO Server supporting the bizhub PRESS C1100 and C1085 digital presses and the IC-312m CREO Server driving the bizhub PRESS 2250P, both connected to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.1. This collaboration will enable a common workflow process regardless of the device’s color capabilities.

“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, SVP, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., “With both color and monochrome support our customers will benefit from the feature set, architecture and productivity they’ve come to count on with CREO Servers, regardless of their production environment.”

The new IC-312m CREO Server joins the IC-309m CREO Server as the only CREO front-end solutions to drive monochrome devices. With the common controller, workflow and interface for both color and monochrome of the bizhub digital presses, customers can easily move files between devices, no longer managing their processes in separate production islands.

“The latest releases in our CREO Servers portfolio for Konica Minolta really establish the importance of our ongoing collaboration and commitment to our customers and the print industry,” says Moti Kotik, General Manager, Unified Workflow Solutions, Kodak. “The unique connectivity between our solutions drives the simplicity and quality control that customers have come to expect from us as industry leaders.”

Easy to learn and simple to operate, the new 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 CREO Server optional TransPack.

Kodak will also be demonstrating its recent update to the PRINERGY Workflow System at the Konica Minolta booth. PRINERGY Workflow 6.1 is the latest evolution in prepress workflow, driving further prepress simplification into customers’ production and manufacturing processes. Improved interface and easy job management tools include a scenario builder, job intent window, part and section views plus a separation list.  PRINERGY Workflow provides advanced job management through three views — Manage, Plan and Track —allowing for quick job creation, simple intent-driven workflow processes and output device monitoring in real time. Together, these improvements offer customers ease of use and increased control for enhanced consistency and efficiency in their prepress operations.

Konica Minolta will hold a press conference at Graph Expo 14 from 1-1:45 p.m. CST Sept. 28 in Room S502A, McCormick Place, Chicago, to discuss its latest technology. To schedule a tour of Konica Minolta Booth #1231 and/or an executive interview, please contact Karen Harris at kharris@kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

For a complete overview of Konica Minolta’s solutions and to access a detailed Graph Expo 14 booth map, click here. Follow Konica Minolta at Graph Expo 14 on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #KMWinnersCircle and #GraphExpo.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years, and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row.

For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

About Kodak

Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way.

For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter@Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow

Konica Minolta Contact
Karen Harris
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201-818-3231

Kodak Contact
Barb Willans,
Eastman Kodak Company.  
+1 604-451-2700


Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS® is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc.  Kodak, Prinergy, and Creo are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.