New Konica Minolta Accurio Press C3080 Offers Enhanced Productivity

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The latest generation Accurio Press, the Accurio PRESS C3080 Series, which includes the C3080 and C3070, offers enhanced productivity, expanded print services and brilliant print quality. Also part of the launch is the Accurio Print C3070L.

The new C3080 is a unique, ground breaking offering that is unmatched in its scope of capabilities. It delivers everything needed in a production colour press and more, including enhanced productivity, expanded print features as well as brilliant print quality.

The C3080 series is a digital colour press with advanced features to help businesses expand into new markets and develop new revenue streams through the following enhancements:
• Automatic duplex banner printing up to 762mm.
• Professional finishing that includes creasing, three edge trimming and square back folding.
• Increased productivity with speeds up to 81ppm – includes improved productivity on thick paper.
• Media weights from 62 to 350gsm, 350gsm auto duplex.
• Real-time automated quality adjustments through our unique IQ-501, Intelligent Quality Control Unit.
• SEAD IV Screen-Enhancing Active Digital Processing, providing the highest quality image output.
• 3600 x 1200dpi print resolution with 8-bit processing for smooth, superb colour reproduction.
• 18,000 sheet maximum media capacity for long uninterrupted printing.

The AccurioPress C3080 and the C3070 are both available with the new IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimiser that provides a higher level of colour consistency, automated sheet registration (image-on-image, image-on paper and front to back side registration) on every page, measured and managed automatically, in real time, by the digital press.

The IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimiser is a closed-loop system that constantly monitors and adjusts printed output and will further assist to meet customer expectations by: eliminating variability in colour and registration; reducing waste through real-time auto correction/detection; reducing manual intervention; increasing uptime with automated, system self-correction; and executing the highest standards of colour accuracy through automated colour calibration and profiling. 

Print after print, the C3080 delivers superlative image quality on thick paper, embossed media and envelopes. It improves efficiency levels through:
• Simple set-up procedures.
• An ultra-reliable paper path.
• Outstanding automatic image stability for superior output and minimal waste.

Furthermore, the auto-duplex banner printing option allows for the production of 6-page tri-folds, brochures, book jackets, pocket folders and more. Previously, only an offset press had such flexibility. The C3080 series’ Energy Star rating ensures efficiency beyond the print floor. The press also provides a choice of production print controllers including Konica Minolta Professional RIP, choice of three Fiery’s and CREO.

‘As the demand for production grade quality continues to accelerate, we are leveraging our own technology to disrupt the market and increase customer satisfaction,’ said Leon Minnie, manager of production print at Konica Minolta in South Africa.

The AccurioPress C3080 has been recognised by Buyers Lab for a 2019 PRO award. With its ability to print two-sided banners and professionally finished books at high speeds on a wide variety of stocks, all with automated colour and registration, the AccurioPress C3080 is an ideal colour digital press for: commercial printers; print for pay franchises; Central Reprographic Departments and in-house marketing departments.

This innovation in digital printing delivers time saving for print operators by up to 60 percent and can increase system print productivity by up to 20 percent, ensuring a better experience for customers and increasing overall productivity. The versatility and reliability offered by the AccurioPress C3080 series lets print professionals surpass their requirements for on-demand printing, which customers now expect. With high print speeds of up to 81ppm that equates to 4399 A4 sheets per hour or 2113 SRA3 sheets per hour, the C3080 will help commercial printers manage print deadlines with ease.

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