new AccurioPress C4080 Series
The new Konica Minolta AccurioPress C4080 Series

Konica Minolta has launched the AccurioPress C4080 Series.

The company says this new line of colour digital production presses offer robust, and user-friendly production. The AccurioPress C4080 is now available for demonstration in its Auckland and Wellington showrooms.

Chris O’Hara, national production print manager, Konica Minolta New Zealand, says, “The new AccurioPress C4080 Series will enhance Konica Minolta’s line of colour production printers in New Zealand, providing printers with a simple transition into digital printing with inline finishing options so prints can be boxed and shipped straight from the press. With exceptional quality, high productivity, advanced automation, and intuitive operation, the AccurioPress C4080 Series gives printers opportunities to expand into new markets and develop new revenue streams while maximising profitability.

“Built on the same engine as the new AccurioPress C14000 Series, the AccurioPress C4080 Series is highly adaptable and delivers outstanding quality and performance. It is packed with a selection of advanced automation features to boost efficiency and expand business capabilities.”

Versatility and media handling

The AccurioPress C4080 Series can print on thin to thick stocks (62 to 360 gsm; as well as banner stocks up to 1300mm (simplex) and up to 864mm (duplex). O’Hara says, “The AccurioPress C4080 Series expands application possibilities and offers envelope printing without the need for an additional fuser, while new technology enhances printing onto embossed or textured media delivering outstanding results. It also offers a selection of flexible inline finishing options for unmatched productivity.”

One of these options, the TU-510 inline trimmer unit can trim, crease, and perforate inline. The inline trimmer unit makes it possible to produce fully finished output inline with additional options for inline creasing, business cards (up to 130 business cards per minute), postcard cutting and perforation (vertical and horizontal). Other inline finishing options include booklet making, perfect binding, punching, stapling, inline trimming, and stacking.

The AccurioPress C4080 Series can be configured with Konica Minolta’s IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimiser option. This fully automated, closed-loop quality management tool performs automatic density correction and front-to-back registration prior to printing, but importantly inspects colour density and registration accuracy on a sheet-by-sheet basis throughout the print run taking remedial action if deviation is detected.

He adds, “It can be enhanced further with Konica Minolta’s Auto Inspection Technology which scans an image of the proof print, and then compares every subsequent printed sheet, inspecting for quality artifacts such as spots, lines & quality deviation, pausing the press and notifying the operator if any quality artifact is identified. This technology significantly reduces waste, reprints & rework, increasing productivity and profitability of the print job. With the addition of the data validation option, it will then inspect up to 30 data fields, barcodes or QR codes on a printed impression, inspecting them for accuracy against the originating data file.

More options

Another option, the new external media detection sensor, measures and identifies media that ensures the correct media settings are selected. Chris says, “Together, the TU-510 inline trimmer unit, external media detection sensor, and IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimiser, Auto Inspection Technology produces fully finished, high-quality, ready-to-be-boxed output quickly and easily. This solution increases productivity and saves labour and resources. For customers, this means increased uptime, productivity, quality, and ultimately profit.”

The AccurioPress C4080 provides image quality with 3,600 (equivalent) x 2,400 dpi resolution. The line stacker option supports long-sheet bypass and offers operators the advantage of offloading while the machine is still running. The AccurioPress C4080 runs at 81 ppm (A4) colour while the AccurioPress C4070 runs at 71 ppm (A4) colour and the AccurioPrint C4065 runs at 66 ppm (A4) colour.

O’Hara concludes, “The AccurioPress C4080 Series will help businesses expand their production capabilities with advanced automation and ease of use for various applications. It offers true transformation of the printing process at a time when printing companies are searching for new ways to automate and increase productivity. We look forward to demonstrating its capabilities.”

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