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Konica Minolta Achieves Idealliance Certifications

Konica Minolta, a major manufacturer of industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, announced its AccurioPress C4080 and C4070 high-speed digital presses have earned Idealliance® Digital Electrophotographic Press Certification and ISO/PAS 15339 System Certification. These certifications demonstrate the devices’ premier capabilities in both print production and color reproduction according to globally recognized standards in printing and packaging. This is the second time this year Konica Minolta has achieved Master status for ISO/PAS 15339 System Certification (CRPC1-CRPC6) and Digital Electrophotographic Press for its latest range of production presses.

The AccurioPress C4080 and C4070 utilize Konica Minolta’s IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer’s enhanced auto inspection options, which offer expanded inspection performance, verifying print quality and detecting streaks and spots as well as blemishes. The high-quality prints mean maximum stability even during long-run jobs, while better registration and quality increases total saleable print volume.

“Konica Minolta is constantly innovating to provide the best quality and services for our customers to support their growth and profitability and we have completely refreshed our production print press portfolio in the last eighteen months – demonstrating our commitment to the market,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “Since launch, our IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer has been a game changer, ensuring perfectly consistent color quality and front-to-back registration on every print in real time for outstanding performance with no recalibrations or mid-run inspections.”

According to Idealliance, the AccurioPress C4080 and C4070 are all-in-one print manufacturing powerhouses, providing features to streamline workflow and print output that will exceed customer expectations. Advanced real-time automation of color and registration management combined with sophisticated inline finishing options allows businesses to excel at delivering a variety of print applications. With the TU-510 Trimmer Unit and IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer, these digital presses can output fully-finished, ready-to-be-boxed output.

Digital Electrophotographic Press Certification

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C4080 and C4070 and EFI Fiery Controller IC-319 configuration surpassed all Idealliance criterion, exceeding the established industry tolerances set forth by Idealliance for excellence in the areas of colorimetric, accuracy, uniformity, repeatability, durability and registration.

ISO/PAS 15339 System Certification

Idealliance certifies that the AccurioPress C4080 and C4070 have the capabilities to meet the color space requirements specified by the Characterized Reference Print Conditions (CRPCs) of ISO/PAS 15339 at much tighter tolerances than those for G7 certification. Konica Minolta has earned Master status, capable of achieving six of the globally recognized ISO/PAS 15339 Reference Print Conditions.

“Successful completion of both programs is a proven demonstration of the AccurioPress C4080 and C4070 to achieve standards of print production, and colorimetric reproduction for all digital print technologies,” said Jordan Gorski, Executive Director, Idealliance. “Konica Minolta continues to maintain their status throughout the industry, especially for print service providers looking to meet the most stringent demands set by print buyers and brands in printing, packaging and graphic communications.”

“Thank you to Idealliance for providing these opportunities to showcase our press performance. We are proud to partner with them to achieve these certifications and all the work they do with standards and specifications,” said Mark Bohan, Director, Color Solutions, Konica Minolta. “The automation achieved with the IQ-501 continues to differentiate us in the market, and really gives us an edge in exceeding customer expectations for color consistency.”

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