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Apr 24, 2018

Konica Minolta AccurioPress Line-up Gets a Productivity Boost with Newest EFI Fiery Upgrade

FREMONT, Calif., April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ Fiery® FS300 Pro – the newest, most-advanced Fiery digital front end (DFE) platform to date – is now available for the Konica Minolta® AccurioPress™ line of digital presses including new AccurioPress C3080 and C3070 series products. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announced updated EFI Fiery DFEs offering a range of improvements that help users maximize productivity, minimize touch points and achieve superior color and output quality. In addition to the operational improvements that come with EFI’s latest Fiery FS300 Pro DFE platform, customers benefit from the streamlined and efficient control and management capabilities of the new version 6 of EFI Fiery Command WorkStation® – one of the industry’s most widely used digital printing job management interfaces.

“The combination of our advanced AccurioPress lineup and Fiery DFEs have proven very successful for our customers,” said Kevin Kern, senior vice president, business intelligence services and product planning, Konica Minolta. “The upgrade to the newest Fiery platform helps ensure that our customers stay on the very leading edge of digital print productivity.”

The new Fiery DFEs support Konica Minolta’s innovative IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer with Integrated Color Care Unit, which allows operators to scan color patches and registration marks in-line for “1-touch” automated closed loop color control and precise front-to-back registration from the press panel. Using EFI Fiery Color Profiler Suite color management software, the Fiery DFEs with supported Konica Minolta engines can be G7® calibrated and matched to GRACoL® Colorspace compliance or Fogra PSD level A for the PSO Coated/Fogra 51 reference. Fiery Color Profiler Suite also supports many spectrophotometers, including the Konica Minolta FD-9. 

Two of the updated products announced today, the EFI Fiery IC-313 external and Fiery IC-417 embedded DFEs, support medium-volume and driver-based workflows, respectively.

The third updated product, the EFI Fiery IC-315 external DFE, supports AccurioPress C6100 and C6085 models. It features EFI’s NX Premium hardware platform offering a sleek, modern design and enhanced performance, and includes Fiery QuickTouch™ software for faster views of job status and easier device management. Designed to handle challenging, complex and high-volume jobs such as variable-data work, it includes Fiery HyperRIP enhancements that can process jobs up to 55% faster, performing parallel RIPing on multi-page jobs.  

“Bringing the Fiery FS300 Pro platform to AccurioPress users provides an even stronger foundation for users to offer high-quality, fully personalized print to advance their communication products,” said John Henze, vice president of marketing, EFI Fiery.

All the upgraded EFI Fiery products announced today help users create end-to-end workflows with the integration to EFI™ MIS/ERP and Web-to-Print products, as well as integration to popular prepress workflows such as the Agfa® Apogee™ Prepress Workflow, Heidelberg® Prinect®, and the Kodak® Prinergy® Workflow.

The newest-version EFI Fiery DFEs, as well as an upgrade kit for previously released versions, are available from Konica Minolta and authorized Konica Minolta resellers. For more information about EFI Fiery Driven™ products, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.

About EFI
EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.countonkonicaminolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.

NOTE TO EDITORS:  The EFI logo, Fiery and Command WorkStation are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. EFI, QuickTouch and Fiery Driven are trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain other countries. Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc. AccurioPress is a trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc. G7 and GRACoL are registered trademarks of Idealliance. Heidelberg and Prinect are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in the U.S. and other countries. Kodak and Prinergy are trademarks of Kodak. Apogee is a trademark of Agfa Graphics N.V. All other terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners, and are hereby acknowledged.

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