Konica Minolta launches AccurioPress C83hc

AccurioPress C83hc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has introduced its new High Chroma digital production press, the AccurioPress C83hc. With its unique High Chroma toner covering an extended colour gamut, the press reproduces images that are difficult to achieve with standard CMYK toner, such as bright purples and vibrant greens, said the OEM. This creates brighter and more saturated images that vibrantly portray colours as seen on graphic workstation monitors. “Its ability to reproduce RGB colours is invaluable in expanding printing applications such as photo books, fashion apparel, nature photography, commercial graphics and more,” the company added. Beyond colour, the AccurioPress C83hc is built for consistent, high-quality prints. Its state-of-the-art technology also increases productivity and accuracy. The new press runs 80-ppm letter size with high capacity paper handling for large-volume printing and high-spec finishing options. Thick, paperweight compatibility of up to 350 gsm expands versatility to handle a variety of media such as banners and textured stocks. In addition, the wide range of configurable finishing options available can cover virtually every need, from binding to folding.

Konica Minolta’s IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer allows for inline automated colour and front-to-back registration adjustments. The closed-loop feedback system measures and transmits colour 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 reduce waste. The image controller provides unprecedented performance through hot folders, spot-colour libraries, and advanced colour management controls, Konica Minolta added. Both the AccurioPress series of printers and the IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer are designed and offered to the market exclusively by Konica Minolta.

Kevin Kern.

“The AccurioPress C83hc replicates the vivid, extended colour gamut experienced on computer monitors and digital devices more than any press of its type,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning at Konica Minolta. “The superb colour reproduction meets the strict demands of matching corporate colour identity, and expands print opportunities for graphic communicators – allowing them to tap into endless possibilities in photographs, photos books, illustrations and more.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.