Konica Minolta launches AccurioPress C83hc

Konica Minolta launches AccurioPress C83hc
High chroma digital press now available, company claims wider colour gamut creates new business opportunities

Konica Minolta is releasing its latest rendition of the AccurioPress, the C83hc model, with the company saying its production of pinks, purples and bright greens are more accurate than conventional CMYK systems.

The press is being marketed at print shops producing studio photos, photo books, illustrations, computer graphics, Konica Minolta says the C83hc produces colours close to sRGB.

Grant Thomas, Product Marketing Manager, Konica Minolta, said, “The wide colour gamut of the AccurioPress C83hc High Chroma toner creates new printing business opportunities. It means that colours closer to RGB can be obtained, which is great for applications like printing studio photos, photo books, photos of nature, illustrations, computer graphics, and web-to-print.

“The printed image will be more natural and impressive when compared to an image produced on a conventional CMYK system. The expansion of spot colour reproduction is useful for printing company logos, high-impact point-of-purchase (POP), packaging, and posters.”

The company highlights its electro-photo print system which it says produces colours close to sRGB; something that cannot be achieved with CMYK print systems. When in print mode, colours close to sRGB and CMYK can be obtained with the one system.

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It also notes automated adjustments available on the press, including colour and registration adjustments made possible with its Intelligent Quality Optimiser (IQ-501).

The IQ-501 maintains consistent colour reproduction and closed-loop paper registration with image-on-image, image-on-paper, and side-one/side-two registration  measured and managed automatically in real time during printing operation.

A spokesperson for the company says, “With the IQ-501 consistent realisation of high-quality print contributes to reduced print waste and labour times for set up, reducing the need for manual intervention. It increases uptime with automated system self-correction to ensure colour reproduction remains accurate and, importantly, delivers high-quality print results time after time. The IQ-501 can deliver time savings for print operators of up to 60 per cent and can increase system print productivity by up to 20 per cent.”

With productivity of 81ppm at A4 sheer size, it can also handle weights up to 350gsm, allowing use of envelopes, banners, and textured stocks.

With long sheet banner printing, it can complete simplex up to 1300 mm and up to 762 mm auto duplex.

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