Konica Minolta has enhanced its monochrome portfolio of digital print solutions with the new AccurioPress 7136 series. The next generation presses have been developed to help commercial printers, print-for-pay services and central in-house printing facilities expand their business and improve their operational efficiency. The new series will be available from September.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has elevated monochrome digital print production with the launch of the AccurioPress 7136 series. The successor to the AccurioPress 6136 series incorporates 20 years of proven technology offers increased operational efficiency through improved automation and greater production flexibility with A3 and other varied types of paper. It is designed to help mid-sized commercial printers and educational CRDs rethink their operations and ignite new possibilities to expand their business offering.
The versatile and responsive cost-effective series consists of three models: AccurioPress 7136, AccurioPress 7136P and AccurioPress 7120. Each of the highly productive solutions enhances job capacity, reliability, and flexibility. They enable operations to broaden their application possibilities.
Ines Wennemann, Senior Product Manager Professional Printing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said: “Konica Minolta continues its pioneering industry approach and drive to ignite new possibilities for customers with this latest evolution of its next generation series of monochrome products. Built on the successful AccurioPress 6136 series, it is focused on delivering high performance print quality, production speeds, and application versatility that responds to evermore demanding market needs.”
Like its predecessor, the Konica Minolta AccurioPress 7136 series can produce a monthly peak volume of up to 3.24 million A4 pages. It also offers the highest media flexibility in its class and enables print providers to create more business opportunities by handling a wide range of essential digital printing applications. Media flexibility, providing ultimate performance for the user, is enabled by the intelligent paper catalogue and optional envelop fuser. It provides the biggest choice of media types in the market including coated and embossed paper from 40gsm up to 350 gsm.
Input time is eliminated, and any errors are reduced by the optional IQ-501. It delivers automatic and real-time density and registration adjustment and creates printer profiles with skill-less operation. Curl adjustment is managed via RU-518m.
High quality output, even without skilled expertise, is supported by 220 paper profiles pre-uploaded which help reduce errors and improve print quality.
Responsible and sustainable operation is assured by the achievement of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool gold rating. The Konica Minolta AccurioPress 7136 series has also cleared Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) values for version 3.2 of the international ENERGY STAR Program by a substantial margin.
Seamless operation runnability and every day efficiency is enabled by OpenAPI that provides high scalability between Konica Minolta production printing devices, AccurioPro workflows and third-party solutions. User friendly, scalable and flexible print flow systems that automate and optimizes a company’s entire print workflow is delivered by AcurrioPro Flux while AccurioPro Dashboard securely and accurately collects, aggregates and analyses data. Accounting, authentication, or scan routing such as YSoft Safe Q and Nuance eCopy Sharescan are supported. A unified User Interface and remote panel operation help smooth set up while operations can be flexibly controlled with a mobile device. Konica Minolta’s IWS (Internal Web Server) also allows the User Interface to be customised based on operator requirements while IM-101 and ICCU expand automation capabilities and reduce the need for skilled operators.
The highest finishing flexibility in its class is enabled by 728 different configuration possibilities. These choices include Konica Minolta own-developed finishing such as the innovative inline trimming unit TU-510 that saves valuable operator time and reduces the cost of manual labour. It can slit and trim everything from small business cards to SRA 3 sheets. Its IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Care unit ensure consistency and registration accuracy for every printed sheet. Konica Minolta has also established partnerships with companies such as GBC and Plockmatic.
Ms Wennemann adds: “Efficient operation that minimises waste and maximises production times enables commercial printers and CRDs to ensure they are running as smoothly and profitably as possible. IQ-501 aids consistent production of perfect print while intelligent workflows can be effortlessly created. The print production process is then completed responsively by a versatile choice of high-quality finishing equipment.”
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.
As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.
Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).
For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.
The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023.
For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ from Keypoint Intelligence.
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 more than 8,700 employees (as of April 2023), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.26 billion in financial year 2022/2023.
Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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