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Konica Minolta receives Fogra accreditation for AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 series

Fogra found that the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series ‘fulfill all criteria of this program in the tested configurations.’

January 28, 2022   by CM Staff

Fogra found that the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series ‘fulfill all criteria of this program in the tested configurations.’

MISSISSAUGA — Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd., a company involved in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, announces that two of its high-speed colour digital printing systems, the AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series, have earned international FograCert Validation Printing System (VPS) certification. Fogra, a research institute in Germany for media technologies, recognizes print production systems that demonstrate commitment to ISO standards, based on measurable criteria.

Fogra found that the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series ‘fulfill all criteria of this program in the tested configurations.’ The presses are now certified when running the optional EFI Fiery, or Konica Minolta controllers.

The Fogra accreditation follows extensive testing in various printing conditions covering a wide range of capabilities. These included PDF/X conformance, proofing substrate colour, gloss and fluorescence, colour accuracy, uniformity, permanence and light fastness. Other factors considered were fading, long and short-term repeatability, print rub resistance, colourimetric tone value transfer, tone value reproduction limits, image register and resolving power and margin information.

Konica Minolta’s IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer performs automatic engine setup and front-to-back registration prior to printing. This reportedly ensures print quality and accuracy, while maintaining repeatability between jobs. The IQ-501 enhanced auto inspection options also reportedly provide expanded inspection performance, verifying print quality and detecting streaks and spots as well as blemishes.

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“At Konica Minolta, our goal has always been to enhance the profitability of our clients by supplying the most innovative products and solutions,” said Mario Mottillo, President, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. “We are honoured to be recognized with this independent certification. It is a testament to our commitment to excellence as we continue to provide industry-leading print quality and repeatability.”

Earlier this year, both Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000/C12000 and AccurioPress C4080/C4070 also received Idealliance® Digital Press Certification and Idealliance® SO/PAS 15339 System Certification.