Variable Data & Digital printing

Konica Minolta trails on a string of roadshows and expos

A string of roadshows and expos over the last couple of months or so witnessed what Konica Minolta Business Solutions India is up to. The company pulled strong crowds all over the places presenting its line of versatile production presses with a gamut of related products and technologies.

Photo print excellence

A landmark participation of Konica Minolta in the Photo Today 2015 recently at Vijayawada opened up broader prospects pertaining to photography, videography and digital imaging. Put up attractively at the company’s stand were KM C1085 and C70hc with printXpress software to manage the image printing workflow, alongside KM bizhub PRESS C1060 that can print on wide variety of media and can provide the flexibility to print on media up to 13x47 inch for book covers and many others.

In addition, a full page in the album like ‘a traditional RGB album’ can also be churned on KM bizhub PRESS C1060 to the demands of customers. Moreover, KM C70hc takes variety of media from 65 to 300 gsm and paper sizes up to 13x47 inch; coupled with printXpress software, it provides a complete workflow for customers to design, manage and print photo albums.

Back to back roadshows

With an aim to present complete competency of its product range and capture some leads, Konica Minolta’s recent Gujarat Roadshow in Ahmedabad demonstrated KM bizhub PRESS C1060, which attracted digital printing press owners, lab owners, among others. It was an opportunity for the company to position itself as a genre-top provider for secure document solutions, addressing the need for ‘paper’ security solutions and increase awareness of Security System Integrators that is typically focussed on premise security solutions or logical access control limited to only the PC/network.

Similarly, the company impressively participated in the HID Roadshow held at Sivakasi, showing its KM bizhub PRESS C1085 and KM bizhub PRESS C1060. The Process cum Product Development Centre (PPDC) Sales & Service team was also present in order to ensure smooth running of the whole event. The KM bizhub PRESS C1060 digital colour press delivers fast print/copy output of up to 60 ppm, with superior colour photo image quality, purpose-built reliability and simple touchscreen control. They also organised road show in cities like Mumbai, Siliguri, Thanjavur and Nagpur to demonstrate their PP products.

Security printing

Making its presence felt impressively Konica Minolta participated in HID Secure Identity Xperience held recently in Mumbai. The event focussed on security system integrators, consultants as well as enterprise customers. At the show, Konica Minolta demonstrated solutions information security through KM bizhub C3350, PSES and HID Card Reader for its MFPs. For a high-quality, low-cost colour solution in networked MFP environments, bizhub C3350 colour multifunction laser printer remains an ideal choice.

At the event, Konica Minolta also provided a slot for presenting its ‘Security Proposition’ during which the company highlighted the gap in information security focus/offerings wherein tend to secure doors (Physical Access Control) and Windows (OS – Logical Access Control), but between the Premise & PC the important lacunae of securing Paper is often ignored which is now addressed comprehensively only with Konica Minolta solutions.

Award-wining stall

In a different swing, impression that Konica Minolta transpired during the recent Print & Packtec World Expo 2015 in Bengaluru was not only its magnificent showcases of resourceful machines but its exhibition stall, which was awarded ‘Second Best Stall’ in the show. Attractively showcased at the award-winning stall of the company included KM bizhub PRESS C1085 and bizhub PRESS 1052 featured with advanced technologies.

Konica Minolta is now hitting the ground all around, picking up the tempo to provide best of solutions the industry has ever achieved—complete and cost effective!

Aakarsh Print-O-Graph installs second Ricoh machine

Mumbai-based Aakarsh Print-O-Graphhas recently installed its second Ricoh digital press, a C7100x with a fifth colour station. The first Ricoh C901s with them was installed in 2011.

Ricoh C7100x features a fifth colour station, including clear gloss and white toner offering new applications and delivering a premium finish. With a print speeds up to 90 pages per minute, it is capable of producing optimum quality up to 1200 x 4800 dpi - achieved with Ricoh’s enhanced Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (or ‘VCSEL’) technology. It supports an extensive range of media up to 360 gsm and can support textured media, envelopes, cling film and transparent media, ideal for light packaging, demo packaging, direct mail, books, brochures and business cards. With its ability to produce premium finishes across all media, the Pro C7100 series offers the security reliability alongside the desired efficiency.

Colour management workshops at Ahmedabad and Gurgaon

Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., a leader in digital printing, organised a one day colour management Workshop, which was held at Konica Minolta’s Ahmadabad office on September 15, 2015 and Gurgaon office on September 18, 2015. It was organised by a group of professionals from Konica Minolta and Colour Mechanics (colour management consultant).

The workshop was conducted to enhance the knowledge on the Color Management on the Digital Devices. The programme covered all the aspects from the designing, pre-press, printing and post printing process in terms of colour management. The aim of the programme was to share how the customers can achieve the effective standardised colours on the digital printing device, how the customers can achieve the consistency in their device etc?

The programme was a combination of theory & practical, the customers were encouraged to bring their files and simulated the environment to check for the challenges and how to overcome the same and how to achieve right colour from the Konica Minolta Printers. The customers who attended the workshop were PP customers of graphic art, commercial whereas photo lab printers much appreciated the initiative. The workshop was conducted by the Certified experts in Color Management.

Scodix enables Minnesota’s Kenning Outsource Group to “transcend the senses”

Since 1997, Kenning Outsource Group has delivered premium finishing services to a demanding customer base, and has become internationally recognised for outstanding trade-finishing and print craftsmanship. Their dedication to the highest quality starts with their vision of excellence, achieved through an investment in extraordinary technology. In other words, superior services start with superior tools, and their “latest and greatest” investment is a Scodix Digital Enhancement Press. As corporate president Darren Kenning describes it, “Scodix turns flat printed sheets into memorable marketing that you can see and feel.”

Darren said the Scodix products will allow his firm to offer the best enhancement options on the market, increasing options and profits for its mainstream printers and print broker clients. The company’s target market ranges from ad agencies to the industries smallest and largest printers: it includes such print industry giants as Quad Graphics, RR Donnelley, Nahan, and Merrill Corporation.

Sharing a unique Scodix project, Darren described a wine box his company coated for a Minneapolis printer. “We applied heavy coverage over the entire wine box, running 2-up on 20 x 29-in sheet. The final product looked amazing, very high-end, which was what the customer was aiming for. It’s sure to create a tactile sensation making it a memorable piece for the customer,” he said. Another Scodix project comprised numerous business cards that displayed delicate detail and design. Using Scodix on a business card tends to leave a lasting impression on anyone who receives one.

Darren said Scodix has allowed Kenning Outsource Group to leap beyond its competition. Even better, he said, it allows our clients to leap beyond their competition. “It’s a big deal for designers,” he said. “It’s a way to enhance print in a way that hasn’t been available before, it’s a new ‘tool’ in their toolbox. The Scodix process becomes an imaging dream come true – you immediately see and feel the difference, it’s stunning.”

Next gen ONYX 12 Software released

Onyx Graphics, Inc, announced ONYX 12 software, the next generation of the company’s wide format workflow and RIP products. Built on the proven platform of ONYX 11 RIP software and ONYX Thrive workflow software, ONYX 12 software delivers faster RIP performance, a simplified user interface and advanced finishing tools to do more in less time.

Specifically developed to make printing more predictable, ONYX 12 software enables print operators to print jobs right the first time. ONYX 12 software will be available for the full ONYX software product line including ONYX Thrive workflow software, and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software.

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