Ramsey, NJ, (January 20, 2022) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce two of its high-speed color digital printing systems, the AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series, have earned international FograCert Validation Printing System (VPS) certification. Fogra, a research institute in Germany for media technologies, recognizes print production systems that demonstrate commitment to ISO standards, based on measurable criteria.
Fogra found that the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series ‘fulfill all criteria of this program in the tested configurations.’ The presses are now certified when running the optional EFI Fiery, or Konica Minolta controllers.
The Fogra accreditation follows extensive testing in various printing conditions covering a wide range of capabilities. These included PDF/X conformance, proofing substrate color, gloss and fluorescence, color accuracy, uniformity, permanence and light fastness. Other factors considered were fading, long and short-term repeatability, print rub resistance, colorimetric tone value transfer, tone value reproduction limits, image register and resolving power and margin information.
The AccurioPress C14000/C12000 Series, launched in February 2020, provides high-volume CMYK cut-sheet toner presses complete with advanced automation to maximize production and produce unparalleled quality and consistency print after print. The series represents Konica Minolta’s solutions for the high-volume toner printing segment.
The AccurioPress C4080 Series was launched in November 2020, offering versatile digital presses that serve as all-in-one print manufacturing powerhouses, with features to streamline workflow and print output that consistently exceed customer expectations. The series represents entry- and mid-level presses that also help customers rethink graphical communications.
Core to both platforms, Konica Minolta’s IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer performs automatic engine setup and front-to-back registration prior to printing. This ensures excellent print quality and accuracy, while maintaining repeatability between jobs. The IQ-501 enhanced auto inspection options provide expanded inspection performance, verifying print quality and detecting streaks and spots as well as blemishes.
“At Konica Minolta, we develop products that help customers generate new revenue streams in order to keep pace with continually changing market requirements. In fact, over the last 18 months we have completely updated our entire color cut-sheet portfolio,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning. “These independent certifications confirm the devices we are bringing to market not only offer state-of-the-art technology, but the best print quality and repeatability available in the industry.”
Earlier this year, both Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000/C12000 and AccurioPress C4080/C4070 also received Idealliance® Digital Press Certification and Idealliance® SO/PAS 15339 System Certification. Learn more about these and other Konica Minolta print production devices online.
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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 fourteen consecutive and received Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year Award and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award for its bizhub i-Series. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine years in a row. Konica Minolta partners with its customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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