Konica Minolta Color Care Earns G7 System Certification

Konica Minolta is the First Digital Press Manufacturer to Earn G7 System Certification for Superior Color Management

Konica Minolta is the First Digital Press Manufacturer to Earn
G7 System Certification for Superior Color Management

Ramsey, N.J. – September 5, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Color Care™ version 2.2.1 with the CurveCore™ Module has been awarded IDEAlliance® G7 System Certification

The designation of a CERTIFIED G7 SYSTEM demonstrates Konica Minolta’s continued commitment to delivering innovative and industry-leading print standards. The addition of this feature enhances the functionality of the Color Care software in that it now offers a complete set of tools consisting of ICC profiling, process control, statistical analysis, and G7 compliance all within the same application. In addition, the Konica Minolta technical and sales staff includes over 50 certified G7 Experts.

“The G7 System Certification Program evaluates the ability of a software system to calibrate a printing device to meet the G7 grayscale definition using four 1-d curves.” says Joe Fazzi, VP of Media Production Technologies and Training with IDEAlliance. Color Care is one of only six commercially available systems certified by IDEAlliance.

The Konica Minolta Color Care software application suite delivers precise, repeatable color including custom colors and ICC profiles through validation of G7 pass or fail read outs. With the CurveCore option on the Color Care software application suite, grayscale can be calibrated to meet certified G7 standards, producing gray balance and tonal characteristics defined by the G7 specification. CurveCore software incorporates IDEAlliance’s G7 calibration and quality control functions for printer drivers, RIPs, process control systems and stand-alone printers, enabling users to calibrate virtually any color printer to accurate, repeatable G7 performance.

“IDEAlliance sets some of the highest standards for color consistency in the industry and having our experts, products and solutions earn G7 certification is a tremendous achievement,” said Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Print professionals can count on Konica Minolta to ensure that our technology offers the most innovative and superior color-quality in the industry.”

IDEAlliance certifies that certified systems meet or exceed established industry tolerances for excellence in the areas of Colorimetric Accuracy, Uniformity, Repeatability and Registration.  The certification program is similar to what GRACoL and SWOP is for inkjet proofing, and the framework is based on upcoming international standards ISO 12647-8, 15311, and 15339.



IDEAlliance® (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a global community of content and media creators, and their service providers, material suppliers, and technology partners. The association identifies best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media workflows – from content creation through distribution. Through its active committees, educational conferences, webinars, training and certification programs, IDEAlliance provide members the forum for the exchange of information that results in the creation of the industry’s most valued standards. As a global association, IDEAlliance is dedicated to guiding media production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide.  To learn more about G7 Master Qualification, please visit http://www.idealliance.org.


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 been recognized as a leading supplier by the Allegra Network, International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), The UPS Store, Inc., and National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP).  Konica Minolta's innovative bizhub PRESS C8000 is the first digital press to receive the G7 Digital Press Certification from IDEAlliance® and the company currently has the most G7 Certified experts in the industry.  For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.


Konica Minolta Contacts

Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201-934-4759

Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 856.381.0651

Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 857.205.0919

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