Konica Minolta has achieved the Fogra53 profile certification for its AccurioJet KM-1 B2 UV LED digital inkjet sheetfed printer.

Fogra says the certification came after an extensive testing programme. According to Konica Minolta, the comprehensive colour gamut of the KM-1 ensures that operators can achieve any CMYK ICC profile, including the wide gamut Profile Fogra53.

Konica Minolta says its patented Dot Freeze UV cured KM-1 ink guarantees the colour stability during the run with accuracy when measured on a print run of 500 copies. The AccurioJet KM-1 has now achieved Fogra certification for ICC Profiles: Fogra 39, 47, 51, 52, 53, Japan Colour, and GracoL Coated and Uncoated.

Dr Marco Mattuschka, Fogra prepress expert, says, “Congratulations to Konica Minolta. For the first time ever, the AccurioJet KM-1 has achieved the FograCert Validation Printing System certification (ISO 12647-8) with the new characterisation Fogra53, as well as Fogra characterisation 39, 47, 51 and 52.

“In addition, another check was successfully carried out for the AccurioJet KM-1: a combi-certification that establishes FograCert VPS from testing single-copy prints only to testing the printing stability of an entire run according to Fogra Standard PSD (ProcessStandard Digital).

“In accordance with available print condition references, we further proved that the AccurioJet KM-1 meets all requirements for another two certification standards, GracoL Coated and Uncoated (IDEAlliance) and Japan Colour (Japan Printing Machinery Association).

“Testing and certifying three internationally renowned standards in one run was a premiere for Fogra and we will expand the established testing regime of FograCert in the future.”

The AccurioJet KM-1 can print up to 3,000 single-sided B2 sheets per hour at up to 1200dpi. Konica Minolta says benefits of the system include moving shortrun offset to digital inkjet; the ability to carry out hybrid printing with the integration of the AccurioJet KM-1 into existing offset processes; duplex printing; larger sheet sizes; as well as printing on packaging board, lightweight papers and textured stock.

Konica Minolta has developed special Pantone books to showcase the range of colours that the AccurioJet KM-1 can produce.

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