Konica Minolta is launching its latest Accurio Press, the C6100 series, and will introduce a long-sheet hardware upgrade soon after its market release.

As the successor of the flagship bizhub Press C1100/C1085 series, Konica Minolta says the new Accurio Press C6100 series will include Konica Minolta’s Intelligent Quality Optimiser (IQ-501), its new fully-automated, closed-loop quality management system.

The company says it results in superior colour consistency and accurate front-to-back registration.

Konica Minolta Australia says, “It will give printers efficiency of print with the new components: automation, revolving around the iQ 501, which reads the image being printed on the page, and adjust the machine accordingly for registration, image position, and colour density.

“It is ideal for commercial printers, graphics printers that require high quality and quick turnaround. Print for pay shops and high-volume colour print requirements like a corporate print room where print is driven by a central location, would be well served by the machine.

“It sits at 100ppm, on all paper weights. It can now handle the whole media weight range and types at that high speed, which the previous models could not.

“The longsheet option coming to market next year will allow for 1200mm long printing, and 762 duplex long sheet. No other machine on the market is capable of doing that currently.

“It will be a hardware upgrade, and we will be retrofitting them to products in the field.”

The Accurio Press C6100 series delivers support on a large range of media types and weights, from 52 up to 400gsm at a maximum rated speed of 100ipm. In addition, envelope print functionality is now available with the advanced envelope fuser. Long sheet capability will be available in early 2018 enabling the printing of duplex long sheet up to 762mm and simplex up to 1200mm long, ideal for producing book covers and folded collateral, creating new opportunities professional print and graphic communications providers. 

Konica Minolta says both systems are available with a paper feed unit that includes the newly designed colour dual scanner which is capable of running at scan speeds of up to 240 ipm, and is equipped with a double-feed detection kit to avoid scanning two sheets at once, avoiding incomplete scanned document files.

“With the expansion of value-added features and high-level improvements, the new Accurio Press C6100 series is efficient and versatile, while providing high-quality print and reliability to surpass our customers’ expectations.

“IQ-501 overcomes some of the biggest pain points in digital print production such as time-consuming front-to-back registration, extensive colour set-up and complex paper set-up operations with leading technologies that simplify the process.

“The new series also delivers a top-class monthly duty cycle with high yield parts and consumables. Collectively, these innovations have been combined into Konica Minolta’s fastest and most efficient and automated colour press to date.”

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