AccurioPress c7100 and c7090 latest Konica Minolta presses to achieve Fogra certification
Another two professional colour digital printing systems from Konica Minolta have been awarded international FograCert Validation Printing System (VPS) certification. The AccurioPress C7100/C7090 Series join the C14000 Series and the C4080 Series in receiving this accreditation.
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 C7100/C7090 Series ‘fulfil all criteria of this programme in the tested configurations’. The presses are now certified when running the optional 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.
Malcolm Smith, category manager – professional print at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd, commented: ‘This certification from Fogra is more recognition of how our presses deliver consistently reliable, high quality colour results and open up new opportunities for our customers. These presses perfectly match today’s demanding production requirements to help customers expand and create new profitable applications for their businesses.’
Malcolm added, ‘The AccurioPress C7100/C7090 Series was developed to support highly responsive print room environments. This is why it offers a choice of different controller front ends including our own developed technology and Fiery’s. Together with great software and services, we work closely in partnership with customers to rethink their operational agility.’