New Fiery FS500 DFE platform expands printing capabilities for Konica Minolta AccurioPrint C750i

Langenhagen, Germany | 6 July 2022

Electronics For Imaging, Inc (EFI) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe have expanded their partnership to make it easier for customers to produce professional color prints and to bring print back in-house. The Konica Minolta® AccurioPrint® C750i series is driven by the EFI™ Fiery® IC-420 v2 digital front end (DFE) on the latest Fiery FS500 platform to increase productivity, giving users simple, intuitive tools to quickly, efficiently and cost effectively print professional quality and personalized documents in the office environment or workplace.


The DFE includes intuitive Fiery TrueBrand™ technology, a powerful new feature that solves one of the most enduring challenges in office printing – accurate, consistent reproduction of corporate brand colors using Microsoft® Office applications.

"Together, EFI and Konica Minolta are bringing innovations to customers that add value to their daily work, especially with the very first implementation of Fiery TrueBrand – an easy-to-use tool that should be an essential solution for preserving corporations’ brand identity in common office documents. Fiery makes getting terrific looking color prints easy and fast, including the ability to print large or complex PowerPoint® files and color-critical PDFs accurately and quickly.”

In addition, with the new Fiery IC-420 v2, users can easily:

  • Print accurate brand colors from Microsoft Office applications in just a few clicks using Fiery TrueBrand, with no advanced color knowledge required.
  • Increase productivity with a simple, intuitive way to print common business documents in just a few clicks using the Fiery Essential Driver to spend less time trying to print files and more time getting work done.
  • Print professionally designed documents in-house without being a prepress expert. The Fiery JobExpert™ option detects design elements such as transparencies, overprints, spot colors and embedded profiles to automatically apply the right print settings ensuring the print output will always be correct.
  • Use Fiery VUE to produce finished print materials quickly and easily, such as assembling multiple files into one booklet.
  • Print personalized documents without the need to outsource design or printing costs, and respond faster to market and sales needs for effective communication materials, with Fiery FreeForm™ Create – an intuitive, free, multiple-award-winning VDP application.
  • Make the best impression with printed documents using Fiery Edge™, the latest color profiling technology delivering out-of-the-box color and quality enhancements.

 

In addition to the operational improvements that come with the new Fiery FS500 DFE platform, customers benefit from the streamlined and efficient control and management capabilities of the latest version 6.7 of

Fiery Command WorkStation® – the industry’s most widely used digital printing job management interface.

“The new IC-420 v2 DFE includes many additional productivity tools that give business users the power to produce professional-looking documents of all types, from newsletters and flyers to brochures, personalized communications and more,” said John Henze, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, EFI Fiery. “Leveraging our extensive technology innovation and expertise in digital printing, we have created a powerful, intuitive solution to enable office or enterprise customers to bring print back in-house. That way, customers can reduce the costs associated with outsourcing and increase productivity, all while increasing flexibility and schedule control.”

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. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. 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" by 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 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.

 

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