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Award Winning Digital Print Technology, Accurio PRESS C6100
Konica Minolta has launched its ‘simply efficient’ Accurio PRESS C6100 Series of colour production printers, which are designed to support highly responsive print environments. The fast and flexible series has been created for operations that are expanding their services, as well as those who need to handle large, repeated print volumes. Leon Minnie, manager of production systems at Konica Minolta South Africa said, “Commercial printers, CRDs and related operations will all benefit from these efficient presses. This new generation of true production systems has been designed to ensure improved uptime and deliver even higher quality printed materials, with greater reliability and stability. With the Integrated Color Care Unit, they overcome some of the biggest pain points in digital print production such as time-consuming front to back registration, extensive colour set-up and complex paper set-up operations which are now something of the past.”
“These presses will underpin Konica Minolta’s market-leading reputation for productivity, reliability and quality. They will meet and exceed the advanced requirements of print production at the highest levels, as well as offering digital image quality on par with offset printing. Uptime is assured via highly automated features such as automated colour adjustment, skill-less operation, constant control of gradation and front-to-back registration. Enhanced functions, including stabilised paper feeding, support a wide range of paper weights from 52gsm to 400gsm, plus embossed paper, encouraging broader production possibilities. Other enhancements include low-cost envelope printing, via a dedicated fusing unit – all of these features targeted at growing printers’ business. Reliability and stability is further enabled by Simitri HD E toner for higher offset-like natural textures while lower temperature fusing reduces damage to paper resulting in higher quality finishes and improved environmental performance. The new series also delivers a top-class monthly duty cycle while parts have a long life. Collectively all these innovations have been combined into our fastest and most efficient and automated press yet. It has been launched to help operations enhance their bottom-line with a production press that offers maximum uptime and job flexibility for more profit in the print room,” added Minnie.
With all these enhancements and industry leading technology it is of no surprise that the newly manufactured Accurio PRESS C6100 has already been awarded Outstanding Colour Mid-Volume Production Device by independent and global renowned digital imaging test laboratories, Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab’s . ”Superior productivity, media handling, high quality and consistent output distinguish the Konica Minolta Accurio PRESS C6100 from the pack, in the ever competitive and growing mid-volume production colour space,” said David Sweetnam, Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab’s Director and Lab Services for EMEA/ASIA. Over the course of its testing, the device proved it can capably and quickly handle most media sizes and types thrown at it up to 400gsm. Air suction –aided feeding in all paper sources, a second transfer belt, and robust finishing options all bring a level of flexibility to media, superior to that of many of its competitors. A well laid out Fiery print driver and excellent job management raise the ease of use to the next level.
“If you’re to maximise uptime, the Accurio PRESS C6100 delivers on all fronts. The device maintains high-level output quality over both short and long-run jobs with minimal operator interaction required. In fact halftone imagery was to an exceptional standard even in default mode. Fine lines and text were also of very high standard. The new Integrated Colour Care Unit automatically sets up gradation, maximum density adjustments, front to back registration, media profiling and grayscale balance adjustment, all in real time without impacting productivity. In addition, an inline spectrophotometer allows media profiling to be conducted without the need for manual measurements,” said George Mikolay, Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab’s associate director of production.
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