Konica Minolta launches high-speed digital press AccurioPress C4080

AccurioPress C4080 has an outstanding media versatility

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Konica Minolta’s high-speed digital press AccurioPress C4080 being launched for a better quality of the image Photo: Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta’s high-speed digital press AccurioPress C4080 being launched for a better quality of the image Photo: Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta announces the launch of its high-speed digital press AccurioPress C4080 a ‘Bridge to Success.’ A user-friendly production that’s ideal for businesses looking to expand their production capabilities with advanced automation and ease of use for various applications with inline finishing options enables users to ship the final product and develop additional revenue opportunities. 

The AccurioPress C4080, replaces AccurioPress C3080. AccurioPress C4080 brings outstanding media versatility that can print on thin to thick stocks (62 to 360 grams square meter), banner stocks up to 1300 millimeter (simplex), and up to 900mm (duplex), including embossed and coated paper up to 360 grams square meter in simplex and duplex, for better quality image resolution has been enhanced to 2400 dpi. 

Envelopes can be printed with the standard fuser at half speed and higher resolution for better image quality, with optional accessories such as Intelligent Media Sensor IM-101 for measuring and identifying media, ensuring that the correct media settings are selected, no matter the operator’s skill level. Another option to deliver fully trimmed and creased long sheets of up to 51″ to the output tray is TU-510, enabling users to complete their tasks in-house at an affordable price point. 

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C4080 provides high resolution and more flexibility

The AccurioPress C4080 digital press prints at 81/81 A4 parts per million color/black and white respectively and offers the flexibility of two-sided printing on sheets up to 34” long (allowing the capability of producing an 8-panel, letter/A4-size brochure). The AccurioPress C4080 Series also uses Konica Minolta’s advanced color processing technology Screen-Enhancing Active Digital Process (S.E.A.D). This combines an array of technical innovations to guarantee exceptional color reproduction at top speed. 

Enhanced features enable operational efficiency and business expansion of Konica Minolta users. The AccurioPress C4080 provides –

  • 3,600 (equivalent) x 2,400 dpi resolution 
  • Duplex printed sheets up to 34.” 
  • Simplex printed up to 51”. 
  • Envelopes can be printed with the standard fuser. 
  • Media versatility up to 360 grams square meter provides a wide choice of paper and print applications. 

Options such as TU-510, IM-101, and the IQ-501 are fully automated, closed-loop quality management tools that allow customers to produce fully finished, high-quality, ready-to-be-boxed output quickly and easily without skilled operators, which helps in increasing uptime, productivity, quality, and profit. 

The AccurioPress C4080 has been adaptive with any workflow environment, and Konica Minolta offers its own controllers with the IC-609. Other third-party controllers are the IC-419 Internal Fiery Image Controller or the external IC-317 Fiery Image Controller. The AccurioPress C4080 series also benefited from the AccurioPro Suite, Konica Minolta’s powerful suite of digital solutions for professional printing, one of the industry’s most versatile and powerful tools to optimize print operations and workflows. 

 

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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