Usability

Selectable controllers and linkage solutions to optimise the printing environment

High-spec controllers to provide efficient operation and stable quality are available to select from depending on the usability. Realisation of optimum workflow using various solution applications in addition to the linkage with AccurioPro Solutions and office machines enables to structure an advanced printing environment that leads to labour-saving.

Featuring high affinity with the advanced job & colour management

Konica Minolta Image controller [IC-605] *Optional

■ Job control/editing is enabled also from the main unit control panel

Allows job management including job ticketing and pagination with intuitive operation. Tone curves can be also adjusted in a similar manner to that of Color Centro. In addition, connecting a USB mouse provides an operational environment similar to a PC.

Tone curve adjustment

Tone curve adjustment

Job ticket editing

Job ticket editing

■ Color Centro (Colour management utility)

Equipped with Exact Color, which performs high-precision 3D calibration, realising a major improvement in colour adjustment capability over conventional 1D calibration. Work, editing, setting and other tasks relating to colours matched to the main body can be performed, such as colour adjustment, creation of colour profiles and simulations. These functions are also available for RIP files.

Color Centro (Colour Management Utility)

■ AccurioPro print manager

Using the web browser, the job management through sophisticated interface is made available. An easy-to-use interface having a high degree of affinity with the main body panel and printer driver supports more efficient operation. In addition, Color Centro also can be started up from this screen, enabling seamless management performance.

AccurioPro Print Manager

■ Equipped with APPE4.2 (optional)

Equipped with Adobe’s APPE 4.2 (Adobe PDF Print Engine 4.2), which directly processes PDF files without having to access a printer driver for appropriate transparent effects.

Equipped with APPE4.2 (optional)

■ JDF compatibility

Thanks to compatibility with JDF, a standard format for the display and transfer of jobs between printing processes, the operator can use familiar CTP workflow RIPs such as APOGEE, EQUIOS and Prinergy*1 for a hybrid workflow with a seamlessly connected offset printer. Digital printing thus becomes an offset printing option that enables more flexible handling.

*1
"APOGEE" is a product of Agfa-Gevaert N.V. “EQUIOS” is a product of SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions Co., Ltd. “Prinergy” is a product of Eastman Kodak Company.

JDF compatibility

■ Equipped with APPE4.2 (optional)

Equipped with Adobe’s APPE 4.2 (Adobe PDF Print Engine 4.2), which directly processes PDF files without having to access a printer driver for appropriate transparent effects.

Equipped with APPE4.2 (optional)

Controllers with high-spec functions and usability

Fiery print controller [IC-313/IC-417] *Optional

■ High speed processing & high quality

Realises both RIPping at 1200dpi × 8bit and high speed processing.
With a wide range of colour profiles, flexible colour management is made possible.

■ Colour management

IC-313/417 performs colour management for each CMYK, RGB and spot colour space irrespective of the application or file format, making it ideal for colour management matched to purposes such as proofing and production of final deliverables.

■ Equipped with APPE 4.4

Equipped with a new APPE 4.4 (Adobe PDF Print Engine 4.4), which supports transparent effect processing of PDF files as standard*1.

*1
Supported only by [IC-313]

Fiery Print Controller [IC-313/IC-417]

■ Command WorkStation

Efficiently manages jobs from a PC on the two screens of Job Center and Device Center.

Job Center

Job Center

Device Center

Device Center

Improved affinity with Creo RIP

Creo print controller [IC-314] *Optional

The external Creo® IC-314 Print Controller option features advanced colour profiling and destination profiles to spot colours, a complete Pantone GOE library, colour sets and colour print sets, an Easy VIPP file creator, advanced perfect binder support, and full integration with Kodak print systems.

Improved affinity with Creo RIP

Improves the productivity/cost by optimising the workflow

Job Management Solution

AccurioPro Conductor *Optional

Unified management of multiple printers together with automated operation of various functions helps substantially improve work efficiency, allowing seamless processing of print jobs that are different in profile and purpose. In addition, a function is also available to automatically print only the monochrome pages of the document on a low cost monochrome printer, contributing to a reduction in overall print cost.

AccurioPro Conductor

Supports the applications capable of linking to office machines

OpenAPI/IWS supported

Supports bizhub Connector that enables linkage to office machines. Adding and registering the application in the main unit allows the operation panel on the main unit to connect to various cloud-based services*1 and SharePoint Server*2, realising a linkage with external services including upload of scanned data and direct print. In addition, incorporated OpenAPI ver. 4.7 allows utilisation of solution applications including authentication, charging and ubiquitous printing, etc.

OpenAPI/IWS supported

Ecological Design

■ Energy-saving design

In addition to the energy-saving performance targeted by Simitri HDE, an optimised fusing process reduces fusing temperatures to reduce energy use.

■ Environmentally considerate materials

Using a high combination of recycled resins and bioplastics, resources are effectively used and environmentally considerate materials are actively employed. A lead-free shaft is also adopted to protect the environment as well as the user’s health.