Konica Minolta extends Kodak Prinergy integration to AccurioJet KM-1 systems

Konica Minolta’s new AccurioJet KM-1 high-speed B2+ sheetfed UV inkjet press.
Konica Minolta’s new AccurioJet KM-1 high-speed B2+ sheetfed UV inkjet press.

Konica Minolta and Kodak have unveiled a new integration of Kodak’s Prinergy Workflow with Konica Minolta’s new AccurioJet KM-1 high speed B2+ sheetfed UV inkjet press. The integration delivers an advanced level of control for AccurioJet KM-1 users. The two companies have worked together for many years, with Kodak’s software already integrated with Konica Minolta’s bizhub Press printers.

Through the integration with AccurioJet KM-1, inkjet printers across commercial, publishing and packaging sectors will also benefit from access to a suite of tools from Kodak. These include Kodak Colorflow colour management across multiple devices, Kodak Preps imposition software, and Kodak Pandora step-and-repeat software. In addition, Kodak’s partnerships for MIS, web-to-print and packaging solutions also become available to Konica Minolta inkjet customers.

Allan Brown.
Allan Brown.

Prinergy Workflow’s digital press management enables an advanced level of control of digital devices. Production decisions can be based on real-time metrics, thanks to its Digital Job Ticket Editor, allowing centralized changes of supported JDF parameters. These new capabilities provide complete control over all the job-ticketing options (manually or through rules-based automation) of multiple devices while monitoring and reporting the status of each.

“Kodak and Konica Minolta have been partners for many years and have demonstrated a commitment to print customers through continued joint research and development, resulting in leading digital and hybrid technology innovations for the industry,” said Allan Brown, Vice President and General Manager of Kodak’s Unified Workflow Solutions group. “By extending our partnership to include the AccurioJet KM-1, Kodak is now capable of supporting Konica Minolta customers across all areas of its production portfolio and helping its customers automate all aspects of their print operation.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.