Konica Minolta enhances connectivity for customers with Kodak PRINERGY upgrades
Konica Minolta Europe’s customers in commercial printing, publishing and packaging will benefit from automation updates in an expanded partnership with Kodak now covering more products and software than ever before.
Kodak has announced enhanced connectivity for its PRINERGY workflow software used on Konica Minolta's AccurioPress systems driven by its Image Controller IC-604 or IC-605 and its AccurioJet KM-1 B2+ high speed flagship UV inkjet industrial press.
Deeper integration from PRINERGY 8.3 now enables Windows 2016 Server Support and a digital press colour management delegation within job ticket editor, which is a major benefit for true hybrid print operations. Print settings such as paper, number of copies and finishing options can be changed directly from Kodak’s PRINERGY 8.3.
The software – based on JDF – achieves a seamless hybrid workflow of offset printing and digital printing that is more user-friendly than ever before. This provides customers with a more efficient production environment and new business opportunities that take full advantage of on-demand printing.
“As we continue to grow in professional print and industrial markets, workflow and connectivity become ever-more important in our customer-centric approach. Through our combined expertise, PRINERGY 8.3 provides the industry’s most flexible and advanced digital hub for centralised management of jobs destined for proofers, CTP and digital devices. This workflow helps customers automate all aspects of their print operation across all areas of the Konica Minolta production portfolio. The reality today is that printers require ideas and business tools to help them capture these new market opportunities and grow their profitability.”
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious “Buyers Lab PaceSetter award for Smart Workplace Vision” from Keypoint Intelligence” as the only vendor in its industry thanks to its forward-looking vision of the future of work and investment in innovative technology. Being a strong partner for the production and industrial printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and, in 2017, was the production printing market leader for the tenth consecutive year in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). The hardware portfolio covers light and mid production as well as industrial printing machines. Konica Minolta Marketing Services provides value added services that intelligently link print and digital marketing in an effective and efficient way. In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Through its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R&D laboratories in Europe, Konica Minolta brings innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With almost 9,900 employees (as of April 2018), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.37 billion in financial year 2017/18.
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