Characterizing its latest high-speed digital press as “an all-in-one print factory,” Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., (Ramsey, NJ) has introduced a new line of colour digital production presses – the AccurioPress C4080 Series offering robust and user-friendly production that’s ideal for businesses looking to expand their production capabilities with advanced automation and ease of use for various applications. “Our launch of the C4080 Series is yet another important step in enhancing our line of colour production printers, providing an easy transition into digital printing with inline finishing options allowing prints to be boxed and shipped right off the press,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Planning at Konica Minolta. “The advanced automation, high quality, productivity and myriad finishing options that these presses offer, translate into endless opportunities for printers to expand into new markets and develop new revenue streams.”
The AccurioPress C4080 is an “all-in-one print factory” that will enable business growth through intelligent automation, outstanding image quality and print application versatility. The C4080 Series replaces the C3080 Series, an entry-level light production press that debuted in March of 2018. The series also includes the AccurioPress C4070 and AccurioPrint C4065 (a lighter version of the C4080) that can bridge the gap between an office and production print solution with the same image quality at a more affordable price point.
Advanced Automation. The AccurioPress C4080 Series “brings automation to a new level” with the TU-510 Inline Trimmer Unit that produces fully-finished output with inline slitting and trimming – plus additional options for inline creasing (valley and mountain crease), business cards, postcard cutting and perforation (vertical and horizontal). The TU-510 also has an option to deliver fully trimmed and creased long sheets of up to 51″ to the output tray. Also new to the C4080 Series is the IM-101 External Media Detection Sensor, an optional sensor for measuring and identifying media, ensuring that the correct media settings are selected, no matter the operator’s skill level. The TU-510, IM-101, and the IQ-501 (a fully automated, closed-loop quality management tool) provide customers with the ability to produce fully-finished, high-quality, ready-to-be-boxed output quickly and easily.
Image quality and media flexibility. The AccurioPress C4080 provides 3,600 (equivalent) x 2,400 dpi resolution and duplex printed sheets up to 34.” Envelopes can be printed with the standard fuser at half speed, or full speed with an optional dedicated envelope fuser. The IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer also comes into play here, performing automatic density correction and front-to-back registration prior to printing. Media versatility up to 360 gsm provides a wide choice of paper choices and print applications.
Productivity and versatility. The AccurioPress C4080/C4070 and AccurioPrint C4065 digital press print at 80/70/65 ppm respectively, and offer the flexibility of two-sided printing on sheets up to 34” long (allowing the capability of producing an 8-panel, letter-size brochure). The AccurioPress C4080 expands application offerings such as envelope printing without the need for an additional fuser. The AccurioPress C4080/C4070 feature various finishing options – including perfect-bound booklets, punching, stapling, inline trimming and stacking to meet customers’ needs and tap into new revenue streams.
New accessories. Highly configurable accessories on the C4080 provide added value by allowing a business to build the press in a way that compliments their specific workflow. New accessories include:
- The TU-510 Versatile Trimmer Unit, an inline, four-edge trimmer, creaser and perforator that allows full bleed, support for long sheets and a dedicated business-card cutting option.
- The LS-507 Large Stacker supports long-sheet bypass and offers operators the advantage of offloading while the machine is still running – another new benefit added to Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress expanded line.
- The IM-101 Intelligent Media Sensor automatically identifies and registers paper.