100% light fastness, no whitening – Best results for Konica Minolta production printing systems

| 23 January 2015

With degree “6” in the Blue Wool Scale (1) the Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. acknowledged the Simitri® HD E toner from Konica Minolta – used in all current production printing systems (2) – a very good light fastness. This result is completed by a refresh certification for food safety by TÜV Rhineland and for Deinkability by INGEDE, which previous Simitri® toners in former production printing systems of Konica Minolta achieved already in 2011 respective 2010.

Depending whether a print product is exposed to daylight or artificial light in indoor rooms, different requirements are made to the used materials to avoid significant colour changes through light exposition. Light fastness is an important quality criterion for graphic communication providers and in-house print rooms as this ensures that print products do not lose their quality by whitening. With the very good Fogra test results the Simitri® HD E toner has now been acknowledged that customers can rely longer on their product’s light fastness printed on a Konica Minolta production printing system.

Furthermore, the afresh certification of a good deinkability by INGEDE ensures thus professionals who already use one of the current production printing systems or are planning to buy one can be sure that they are not printing at the expense of the environment while achieving excellent deinking properties and contribute to further closing of the paper loop. The re-approved food safety certification by TÜV Rhineland gives additionally new opportunities for entering new markets like package printing.

The TÜV Rhineland AG and INGEDE e.V., both with their headquarters in Germany, are operating European wide. The German Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. sets up ISO norm standards which are disposed worldwide. With all three reports Konica Minolta offers to graphic communication providers and in-house print rooms the most flexible production printing systems. “With the new Simitri® HD E toner we have developed a toner that is considered qualitative the best so far. This is further underlined by the three independent reports. So we are proud to offer our customers such fantastic opportunities,” emphasises Karl-Friedrich Edenhuizen, ProductManager Colour Devices, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe.

(1) For testing the light fastness Fogra is using the Blue Wool Standards (degrees 1 to 8),
where degree 1 stands for “fugitive” and 8 for “good light fast ness”.
(2) The following production printing systems of Konica Minolta use the Simitri® HD E toner:
bizhub PRO C1060L, bizhub PRO C1060, bizhub PRO C1070, bizhub PRESS C1060, bizhub
PRESS C1070, bizhub PRESS C1070P, bizhub PRESS C1070P, bizhub PRESS C1085,
bizhub PRESS C1100