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Konica Minolta first to launch presses with newest EFI Fiery

Five new Fiery servers reduce job prep time while helping to ensure colour accuracy and higher overall throughput

EFI and Konica Minolta announced a continuation of their long-term partnership with the release of five new EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) based on the newest Fiery platform, Fiery FS500 Pro.


In today’s fast-paced business environment, customers are faced with demands for shorter runs and competitive pricing. These new, higher-productivity Fiery DFEs offer preflight tools, intelligent automation features and colour management technologies that help ensure that print businesses produce documents correctly the first time, every time, at the lowest cost – correct job properties are selected by JobExpert, spot colours are optimized with Spot Pro, errors are caught with Fiery Preflight, and finishing marks are visually added with Fiery Finishing Designer.


With these features, customers can increase overall output volume and complete more jobs per shift while also giving printing operations the ability to capitalize on new growth opportunities.


The new solutions EFI and Konica Minolta are announcing include:

  • EFI Fiery IC-319 and IC-318 v2 DFEs that will drive the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C14000/C12000 colour production presses for the high-end production printing market

  • EFI Fiery IC-319 and IC-318L v2 DFEs that will drive the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C7100/C7090 light-production colour presses

  • EFI Fiery IC-317 and IC-419 v2 DFEs that will drive the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C4080/C4070/C4065 printers.

“With these new EFI Fiery DFEs, we continue to extend the range of what AccurioPress users can achieve,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “We are pleased to be the first to incorporate these powerful new DFE solutions into our offering as they bring more competitive capabilities to Konica Minolta’s digital printing portfolio.”


EFI Fiery FS500 Pro servers offer a higher value proposition


The new Fiery FS500 Pro server platform offers many benefits to print service providers operating Konica Minolta presses, including:


  • Even faster processing time.

  • Less waste, more sellable prints.

  • Accurate brand colours and real-time colour adjustments.

  • Finished products completed with ease.


“The Fiery FS500 Pro new platform offers advanced speed, higher automation and more capability than other digital front ends,” said John Henze, vice president of sales and marketing, EFI Fiery. “Intelligent automation solutions in these new EFI Fiery DFEs also save customers labor cost and time by minimizing the need for manual inspection of print jobs, improving automated color management, and eliminating the need to print a test file to determine where to place finishing lines.


“All this decreases cycle time and increases customers’ profit opportunities, while ensuring that they can delight their clients with printing that gets completed accurately and quickly. Reducing the time prepress and press operators must spend on these repetitive tasks also helps print business owners make staff more efficient, offsetting the difficulties they have hiring and retaining talent in today’s labor-constrained economy.”

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