Konica Minolta launches AccurioPress C7100
Konica Minolta has released the AccurioPress C7100 series digital colour presses, which it says are packed with innovative technologies, designed to create more profitable business opportunities.
The AccurioPress C7100 is a new high speed print engine from Konica Minolta, and incorporates some of the key features of the successful AccurioPress C14000 Series and AccurioPress C4080 Series.
The company says that from intelligent automation and enhanced finishing to quality, advanced capabilities, and exceptional durability, the new machine will give printers “the power to grow their businesses through a press that works smarter.”
The new AccurioPress C7100 runs at 100 colour pages per minute (ppm) with the AccurioPress C7090 at 90ppm. With a focus on optimising performance, offering new and advanced print products, and growing the entire business, the AccurioPress C7100 series is designed to complete more jobs with innovative technologies.
Tatjana Ferguson, product marketing manager, Konica Minolta said, “The launch of the AccurioPress C7100 Series completes the full refresh of our production colour line up. The C7100 series builds on the success of its predecessor the C6100, with feature enhancements for the agility and productivity demanded by professional printing. The new model will make a powerful impression in the market, helping customers expand what they can offer, and achieving greater productivity.”
Sue Threlfo, general manager, production and industrial print, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “Konica Minolta is constantly innovating to help customers rethink their agility. In a world where the only constant is change, Konica Minolta works collaboratively with customers to support their transformations, predict potential challenges and create solutions to provide assurance for them and the future of the industry.”
Konica Minolta’s latest Simitri V toner is eco-friendly and formulated for performance. Described by the company as fast melting, energy efficient, and low maintenance, it reproduces quality on a wider range of media up to 400 gsm. Combined with an output resolution of 3,600 dpi equivalent x 2,400 dpi, results are achieved from even the longest print runs.
With auto-duplex banners up to 900mm and the flexibility to handle embossed and textured media, Konica Minolta says that the machines are so simple that the most complex projects can be run by a single operator.
By instantly detecting the precise stock being used, the optional Intelligent Media Sensor IM-101 significantly reduces production time. At the same time, the optional IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimiser ensures what Konica Minolta says is perfectly consistent colour quality and front-to-back registration “on every print”, with real time quality and variable data print (VDP) inspection.
As with the entire AccurioPress portfolio, a wide range of finishing and other functions are also offered in addition to booklet-making, stapling, perfect binding, and wire binding. Konica Minolta’s TU-510, the world’s first inline trimming unit, successfully introduced with the C14000 series, is available as an option for the AccurioPress C7100 Series. The TU-510 is a four-edge trimming unit that can trim, crease, and perforate, allowing for full-bleed finishing support for long sheets, booklets, direct mail, and offers a dedicated business card option.
Among the new technologies built into the engine are a more durable lubricated drum, double corona wires with automatic cleaning, an optimised paper transport solution and a double swing registration system for improved paper compatibility and feeding accuracy.
The company says the AccurioPress C7100 Series is designed to support highly responsive print environments. It offers a choice of controller options including a Konica Minolta controller and controllers from EFI and Creo.