Konica Minolta achieves FograCert Validation Printing System certification for its AccurioPress C14000 series, C4080 series high-speed color digital printers; accreditation follows testing in various print conditions covering variety of capabilities

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January 21, 2022 (press release) –

Two high-speed colour digital printing systems from Konica Minolta have been awarded international FograCert Validation Printing System (VPS) certification. They are the flagship production AccurioPress C14000 Series and the AccurioPress C4080 Series to help customers further adapt to changing market requirements and develop new revenue streams.

Fogra, a research institute in Germany for media technologies, recognises print production systems that demonstrate commitment to ISO standards, based on measurable criteria.

Fogra found that the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C14000 series and C4080 series ‘fulfil all criteria of this programme 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 were fading, long and short-term repeatability, print rub resistance, colorimetric tone value transfer, tone value reproduction limits, image register and resolving power and margin information. 

The AccurioPress C14000 Series, which was Konica Minolta’s first foray into the high-volume toner printing segment, was launched in October 2019. The AccurioPress C14000 prints at 140 pages per minute (ppm) in A4, while the AccurioPress C12000 provides the same high print quality and a similarly fast speed of 120 ppm.  

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C4080 Series represent entry- and mid-level presses that also help customers rethink graphical communications. The models are the AccurioPress C4080 running at 81 ppm, AccurioPress C4070 (71ppm) and AccurioPrint C4065 (66ppm).

We are recognised as a leader in print transformation and are delighted to have achieved Fogra accreditation for the AccurioPress C14000 Series and the AccurioPress C4080 Series

Ines Wennemann
Production Printing Manager, Konica Business Solutions Europe

 

It is no longer just about having the best technology. Working in partnership with our customers, we help shape and rethink ideas as we continue to evolve and grow our customers within commercial and other markets. The world of work continuously changes, and we’re proud to support customers with our imaginative approaches to build back even better with our award-winning systems.

Karl Friedrich Edenhuizen
Product Manager Production Printing Group

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.

As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).

For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.

The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.

For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ from Keypoint Intelligence.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 9,000 employees (as of April 2021), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 1.9 billion in financial year 2020/2021.

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