Kodak and Konica Minolta are debuting fully integrated workflow and front-end solutions at PRINT 13, which is taking place from 8-12 September in Chicago.
The companies are showcasing three new KODAK CREO Color Servers to drive the new and existing Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS digital presses that are connected to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6. The IC-309 CREO Color Server will drive Konica Minolta’s soon to be released new bizhub PRESS full colour presses – the bizhub PRESS C1060 and C1070 models, while the IC-312 CREO Color Server will drive Konica Minolta’s upcoming flagship models, the bizhub PRESS C1100 and C1085.
Additionally, the companies are showcasing the first CREO server for monochrome production devices. The IC-309M will drive the bizhub PRO 951, bizhub PRESS 1052 and bizhub PRESS 1250 monochrome presses. This collaboration will enable a common workflow process regardless of the device’s colour capabilities.
In a partnership spanning more than 20 years, Kodak and Konica Minolta have demonstrated a commitment to print customers through continued joint research and development, resulting in leading digital and hybrid technology innovations for the industry.
The ongoing partnership between Kodak and Konica Minolta is represented at Print ’13 in these market-leading solutions, said Kevin Kern, SVP, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. We are truly excited about delivering new and continued value to our customers with the right solutions to ensure a seamless, integrated experience.
Kodak is also demonstrating its recently released PRINERGY Workflow 6 at the Konica Minolta booth. PRINERGY Workflow 6 is the latest evolution in prepress workflow, bringing the automation of production into the manufacturing process with not one, but two user experiences. The new Workspace interface, shown only at the Konica Minolta booth, provides advanced job management through three views – Manage, Plan and Track – allowing for quick job creation, simple intent-driven workflow processes and output device monitoring in real time.