EFI and Konica Minolta Business Solutions: New digital front ends

BELGIUM EFI and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. announced the availability of two new digital front ends (DFEs) – the EFI Fiery IC-308 and IC-415 – designed to drive the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1060, C1070 and C1070P family of digital presses.

The two Fiery DFE models are targeted at production print operations, ranging from CRDs to commercial printing firms, and bring functionality for high-margin print jobs such as photobooks or personalised communications. Users can also couple the Fiery IC-308 with Fiery Central, EFI’s centralised job production solution, to drive both the new colour Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS models and black-and-white bizhub PRESS 1052/1250/1250P digital printers. This configuration provides a centralised workflow with the common Fiery Command WorkStation job management interface to automatically balance printer fleet workloads for more efficient and lower cost production.

According to EFI, the Fiery FS100 Pro platform used for the new DFEs is the only production platform to achieve a 100% perfect pass rating from industry organisation VIGC’s PDF RIP Audit. This means that users can accurately and consistently reproduce even intricately designed files developed with tools like Adobe Creative Suite, avoiding costly reprints, delivery delays and dissatisfied print buyers.

Andreas Keller

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