Creo Server Now Available for Konica Minolta Pro C1060/1070 Production-Printing Systems
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. and Eastman Kodak have released what they’re calling the latest technology development in the Kodak Creo Server family, the IC-309 Server. Developed specifically for Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRO C1060/C1070 production-printing systems, the company’s latest technology is designed on a new architecture.
First demonstrated at Print ’13 in Chicago, and more recently at IPEX in London, Konica Minolta says this latest addition combines all of the benefits of the Creo Server Technology with new core architecture and more than 50 new features. Enhancements include ease of operator use, job processing speed, and efficiency through completely parallel, page-level, and job-level RIP (raster image processing).
Kodak and Konica Minolta have been partnering for some 20 years in commercial printing.
“This collaboration has yielded the benefit of a common workflow and image-processing, regardless of the device’s performance and color capabilities,” commented Chris O’Connor, director of business development for Kodak’s Unified Workflow Solutions. “The connectivity between Kodak and Konica Minolta is ideal for our customers’ very diverse production environments – light or full, mono or color, static, or variable production.”
“Continuing our longstanding work with Kodak and CREO, this new front-end technology ensures a seamless, fully integrated workflow experience for Konica Minolta’s high-volume print customers,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president of marketing for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
“As a long-time KODAK CREO Server and Konica Minolta customer, we have come to expect the high image quality and productivity this partnership provides,” says Lisa A. Nofi, president of Variable Data Printing, Copy Print. “As we do a lot of our work for nonprofit organizations, we often do short run, personalized pieces that need to be customized and delivered quickly. With Kodak and Konica Minolta, it’s been the perfect combination to allow us to do just that.”
Creo servers are a leading solution for print-on-demand professionals based on the latest industry standards, including the ADOBE CPSI, and PDF Print Engine (APPE). Open connectivity and automation enable Konica Minolta Color Digital Press customers to integrate with a variety of professional workflows using JDF standards, including Kodak Prinergy Workflow. Through a unique architecture, advanced Variable Data Printing (VDP) capabilities and extensive document-printing functionality, Creo Servers provide an integrated technology platform to optimize the performance of digital production printers and presses.