Konica Minolta hosts Accurio C3080 launch

Konica Minolta is launching the latest generation of its Accurio digital presses, the C3080 series, having hosted a launch event for the lineup at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

The series includes the AccurioPress C3080, C3070 production colour presses and 6136, 6136P and 6120 monochrome printers which Konica Minolta says are available with its new IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimiser software. The company says it provides a higher level of colour consistency, automated sheet registration (image-on-image, image-on paper and front to back side registration) on every page, measured and managed automatically in real time, by the digital press.

Printers present at the event included Tom Lusch of Platypus Graphics in Brisbane, Nathan Rosenberg of Bunyip Print and Copy in SA and  Emmanuel Buhagiar of Imagination Graphics, the first company in NSW to install the AccurioPress C6100.

Konica Minolta says the AccurioPress offers versatility and reliability for on-demand printing, with print speeds of up to 81ppm, equating up to 4,399 A4 sheets per hour or 2,113 SRA3 sheets per hour.

Sue Threlfo, general manager, Production & Industrial Print, Konica Minolta, says, “Everyone has challenges within the industry and it can certainly be tough at times. But we want to be here with our customers, and help them grow and to achieve new heights that they haven’t before. I know there are great innovators in this room. I have seen a few people who I know have made technology decisions and business decisions that set them up to have a sustainable business in the future.

[Related: Photos: Konica Minolta Accurio Experience night]

“This innovation in digital printing delivers time savings for print operators of up to 60 per cent and can increase system print productivity by up to 20 per cent, ensuring a better experience for customers and increasing overall productivity.

“In an increasingly competitive market it is more important than ever that commercial printers are able to take advantage of new technology that improves their service, speed, and range to customers to ensure business growth. Konica Minolta is dedicated to helping ensure their success into the future by bringing to market new technology like the AccurioPress C3080 series.”

Konica MInolta says its integrated print controller delivers a powerful, affordable colour management solution that supports Konica Minolta Solution Platform Open API and IWS-related applications. The new web-based job management interface supposedly lets the user manage their jobs in any web browser without the need to install proprietary software.

Other features of the C3080 colour press include high-speed digital colour printing up to 81ppm in colour and black and white,  dual colour scanning at up 240ipm, 3600 x 1200dpi print resolution with 8-bit processing for smooth colour reproduction and Sead IV Screen-Enhancing Active Digital Processing providing the highest quality image output. Konica Minolta says it also has Simitri HDE toner that brings colours to life while reducing environmental impact, 18,000 sheet maximum media capacity for long uninterrupted printing, while allowing media weights from 62 to 350 gsm, 350gsm auto duplex and long sheet banner printing: simplex up to 1300mm and up to 762mm auto duplex.

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