Konica Minolta Achieves Fogra Accreditation for AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce two of its high-speed color digital printing systems, the AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series, have earned international FograCert Validation Printing System (VPS) certification. Fogra, a research institute in Germany for media technologies, recognizes print production systems that demonstrate commitment to ISO standards, based on measurable criteria. 

Fogra found that the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series ‘fulfill all criteria of this program in the tested configurations.’ The presses are now certified when running the optional EFI Fiery, or Konica Minolta controllers.

The Fogra accreditation follows extensive testing in various printing conditions covering a wide range of capabilities. These included PDF/X conformance, proofing substrate color, gloss and fluorescence, color accuracy, uniformity, permanence, and lightfastness. Other factors considered were fading, long- and short-term repeatability, print rub resistance, colorimetric tone value transfer, tone value reproduction limits, image register, and resolving power and margin information.

The AccurioPress C14000/C12000 Series, launched in Feb. 2020, provides high-volume CMYK cut-sheet toner presses complete with advanced automation to maximize production and produce unparalleled quality and consistency print after print. The series represents Konica Minolta’s solutions for the high-volume toner printing segment.

The AccurioPress C4080 Series was launched in Nov. 2020, offering versatile digital presses that serve as all-in-one print manufacturing powerhouses, with features to streamline workflow and print output that consistently exceed customer expectations. The series represents entry- and mid-level presses that also help customers rethink graphical communications.

Core to both platforms, Konica Minolta’s IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer performs automatic engine setup and front-to-back registration prior to printing. This ensures excellent print quality and accuracy, while maintaining repeatability between jobs. The IQ-501 enhanced auto inspection options provide expanded inspection performance, verifying print quality and detecting streaks and spots as well as blemishes.

“At Konica Minolta, we develop products that help customers generate new revenue streams in order to keep pace with continually changing market requirements. In fact, over the last 18 months we have completely updated our entire color cut-sheet portfolio,” says Dino Pagliarello, senior VP, product management and planning. “These independent certifications confirm the devices we are bringing to market not only offer state-of-the-art technology, but the best print quality and repeatability available in the industry.”

Earlier this year, both Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000/C12000 and AccurioPress C4080/C4070 also received Idealliance Digital Press Certification and Idealliance SO/PAS 15339 System Certification. 
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