EFI And Konica Minolta Announce New Digital Front Ends


Running on the latest, award-winning EFI Fiery FS200 Pro software platform and Windows 10, the new EFI Fiery IC-313 external digital front end (DFE) provides superior performance and colour management. It also supports the Konica Minolta AccurioPress family of production colour digital presses, including the C6100, C6085, C2070, C2070P, and C2060.

The second new offering, the EFI Fiery IC-315 DFE, also runs on the Fiery FS200 Pro software platform. This server is the first DFE available from Konica Minolta running on EFI's new NX premium hardware platform and is specifically designed for the ultimate in productivity with Konica Minolta's highest production presses, the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100 and C6085.

As with all Fiery DFEs, these new products include Fiery Command WorkStation, an industry-leading job management solution that allows print professionals to manage multiple printers or an entire shop from a single point. In addition, the Fiery IC-315 DFE model has been certified by Adobe to satisfy Mercury RIP Architecture standards, ensuring maximum efficiency in resource utilisation. It also comes standard with EFI Fiery HyperRIP, a faster job-processing technology that can RIP up to four jobs simultaneously. HyperRIP also features a RUSH RIP mode that opens up a fifth parallel processor to handle rush jobs when all four processors are busy.

Free Fiery DFE training from EFI, including the Learning@EFI site, will give AccurioPress C6100 and C6085 customers information to ensure they can use all the Fiery product features to the fullest extent possible.

Both DFEs support the outstanding colour and productivity digital print operators have come to expect from Fiery products. In addition, they support unique Konica Minolta capabilities, including:

  • IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimiser with Integrated Care Unit (ICCU) allowing for in-line scanning of both colour patches and registration marks.
  • Konica Minolta FD-9 spectrophotometer support via EFI's Fiery Color Profiler Suite calibration.
  • Konica Minolta FD-5BT spectrodensitometer calibration support.
  • The new Konica Minolta SD-513 Saddle stitch unit with a variety of unique features.

‘EFI and Konica Minolta continue to work closely together as Konica Minolta adds more speed and functionality to its AccurioPress line for customers wishing to run their businesses as profitably as possible,’ said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. ‘These new Fiery DFEs ensure customers are able to achieve the utmost in quality and productivity without compromise.’

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