Konica Minolta Shipping AccurioPress C83hc

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. today introduced ts new High Chroma digital production press, the AccurioPress C83hc, which it launched this past June.

With its High Chroma toner said to provide an extended color gamut, the AccurioPress C83hc is also said to be able to reproduce images that are difficult to achieve with standard CMYK toner, such as bright purples and vibrant greens. This creates brighter and more saturated images that faithfully portray colors as seen on graphic-workstation monitors. The company says the press’ ability to reproduce RGB colors is invaluable in expanding printing applications such as photo books, fashion apparel, nature photography, commercial graphics, and more.

MEIKO Company, a vinyl material wholesaler in Nagoya, Japan, was the first adopter of the C83hc, allowing the bookbinding company to  expand into the on-demand print business for the magazine and photo=book markets. “Now we can provide RGB printing, which has been impossible to deliver. Thus, we can attract customers who want to print colors virtually as shown on the monitor,” said Bungo Yamauchi, executive officer of MEIKO. The company is also said to appreciate the high-mix low volume production and short turnaround of the on-demand press.

Higher Productivity and Versatility

Konica Minolta rates the AccurioPress C83hc at 80 ppm/letter with high-capacity paper handling for large volume printing and high specification finishing options for greater efficiency. Thick paper weight compatibility of up to 350 gsm expands versatility to handle a variety of media such as banners and textured stocks. There’s also a wide range of configurable document-finishing options available, from binding to folding.

Automated Adjustments and Optimization

Konica Minolta’s IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer allows for inline automated color and front-to-back registration adjustments. The closed-loop feedback system measures and transmits color density and fidelity to allow for on-the-spot corrections. High-precision mechanisms detect and correct paper misalignment. Image Density Control sensors automatically monitor to ensure image consistency and reduced waste. The image controller is said to provide unprecedented performance through hot folders, spot color libraries, and advanced color management controls.

Dino Pagliarello, vice president, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta, commented: “The combination of the AccurioPress C83hc and IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer really changes the game by capturing the brilliant color we see on our monitors or photographs taken by a digital device. Conventional CMYK printing has not been able to replicate color like this until now, and we are excited about the possibilities it opens up to the market.”

Visit Konica Minolta here for more information and complete specifications.

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