Konica Minolta announces new DFEs based on Fiery FS600 Pro software

Langenhagen, Germany | 3 January 2024

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe and Fiery, LLC, the largest independent provider of digital front ends (DFEs), have released five new Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) as part of their ongoing and long-term partnership. These new DFEs are based on the latest Fiery platform, Fiery FS600 Pro, and customised to drive maximum productivity for a wide range of Konica Minolta production presses, saving time and increasing profitability.


The Fiery FS600 Pro is the most innovative and user-friendly Fiery DFE, providing unrivalled performance, superior colour, and intelligent automation for digital printing. The new Fiery DFEs, fine-tuned to the Konica Minolta presses they serve, enable Konica Minolta customers to simplify and automate job preparation, colour management, and processing while ensuring print production runs smoothly at maximum capacity. They are customized to deliver the best possible press utilization.
These include: 
  • Fiery IC-319 and IC-318 v3 DFEs that drive the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C14000e/C12000e colour production presses for the high-end production printing market.
  • Fiery IC-319 and IC-318L v3 DFEs that drive the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C7100/C7090 ​digital​ colour presses.
  • Fiery IC-317 and IC-419 v3 DFEs that drive the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C4080/C4070​ and AccurioPrint ​C4065 printers. 
New capabilities when adding a Fiery DFE to a Konica Minolta printer include: 
  • User-friendly colour management automation. New, easy-to-use colour automation and spot colour processing features ensure superior colour accuracy and quality while cutting operator and profiling time by up to 50%.
  • Streamlined, error-free job setup, submission and scheduling. Users can now seamlessly submit jobs to Fiery JobFlow™ directly from the Fiery Command WorkStation simplifying the prepress workflow and reducing manual job touches.
  • Smart file processing. The Fiery IC-319, IC-318, and IC-318L servers come standard with Intelligent HyperRIP technology, a game-changing innovation that makes it easier for print providers to meet tight turnaround times for higher volumes of shorter runs.
  • Enterprise-level security and compliance. The DFEs include security and compliance enhancements designed to meet the highest corporate and industry regulations for data security, encryption, cloud-based printing, and sanitization standards.

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Offering these new DFEs to our customers is all part of our strategy to help customers ignite printing possibilities. Print providers who are looking to increase performance will appreciate the combination of our outstanding presses with the new Fiery servers by seeing the potential to get the most out of their investments. Customers will benefit from the Fiery workflow that further automates job preparation, helping operators produce colour-accurate work, the first time, every time.

Karl Friedrich Edenhuizen

Senior Product Manager Colour Devices, Konica Minolta

John Henze, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Fiery, said: “Print providers are increasingly seeking solutions that will help them automate their workflows in the face of rising operational costs, labour storages, and decreased margins. With the new Fiery DFEs, Konica Minolta customers have the tools to automate prepress, makeready, and color management into one-step workflows, making it easier to take on new print jobs and grow the business with less experienced staff while still ensuring the highest quality, print after print.” 

For more information about Konica Minolta printing solutions, including unique Fiery DFEs, visit EFI Fiery Central software | KONICA MINOLTA.

For more information about Fiery Driven printing using the world’s leading DFE solutions for digital colour production, visit www.fiery.com

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


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 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta 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 received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2024.


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 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.


Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.


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Silke Ehmann-Cotichini

Team Manager Brand Positioning & Architecture, Content Strategy & Development

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH

Silke.Ehmann-Cotichini@konicaminolta.eu

+49 (0) 511 7404-5604