New Fiery FS500 DFE platform expands printing capabilities for Konica Minolta AccurioPrint C750i

Langenhagen, Germany | 6 July 2022

Electronics For Imaging, Inc (EFI) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe have expanded their partnership to make it easier for customers to produce professional color prints and to bring print back in-house. The Konica Minolta® AccurioPrint® C750i series is driven by the EFI™ Fiery® IC-420 v2 digital front end (DFE) on the latest Fiery FS500 platform to increase productivity, giving users simple, intuitive tools to quickly, efficiently and cost effectively print professional quality and personalized documents in the office environment or workplace.


The DFE includes intuitive Fiery TrueBrand™ technology, a powerful new feature that solves one of the most enduring challenges in office printing – accurate, consistent reproduction of corporate brand colors using Microsoft® Office applications.

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“We continue to give customers more capabilities through our long-term relationship with EFI and this exceptional new Fiery DFE”

André Statkus

Senior Product Manager Professional Printing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

"Together, EFI and Konica Minolta are bringing innovations to customers that add value to their daily work, especially with the very first implementation of Fiery TrueBrand – an easy-to-use tool that should be an essential solution for preserving corporations’ brand identity in common office documents. Fiery makes getting terrific looking color prints easy and fast, including the ability to print large or complex PowerPoint® files and color-critical PDFs accurately and quickly.”

In addition, with the new Fiery IC-420 v2, users can easily:

  • Print accurate brand colors from Microsoft Office applications in just a few clicks using Fiery TrueBrand, with no advanced color knowledge required.
  • Increase productivity with a simple, intuitive way to print common business documents in just a few clicks using the Fiery Essential Driver to spend less time trying to print files and more time getting work done.
  • Print professionally designed documents in-house without being a prepress expert. The Fiery JobExpert™ option detects design elements such as transparencies, overprints, spot colors and embedded profiles to automatically apply the right print settings ensuring the print output will always be correct.
  • Use Fiery VUE to produce finished print materials quickly and easily, such as assembling multiple files into one booklet.
  • Print personalized documents without the need to outsource design or printing costs, and respond faster to market and sales needs for effective communication materials, with Fiery FreeForm™ Create – an intuitive, free, multiple-award-winning VDP application.
  • Make the best impression with printed documents using Fiery Edge™, the latest color profiling technology delivering out-of-the-box color and quality enhancements.

 

In addition to the operational improvements that come with the new Fiery FS500 DFE platform, customers benefit from the streamlined and efficient control and management capabilities of the latest version 6.7 of

Fiery Command WorkStation® – the industry’s most widely used digital printing job management interface.

“The new IC-420 v2 DFE includes many additional productivity tools that give business users the power to produce professional-looking documents of all types, from newsletters and flyers to brochures, personalized communications and more,” said John Henze, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, EFI Fiery. “Leveraging our extensive technology innovation and expertise in digital printing, we have created a powerful, intuitive solution to enable office or enterprise customers to bring print back in-house. That way, customers can reduce the costs associated with outsourcing and increase productivity, all while increasing flexibility and schedule control.”

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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 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 “2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.


For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ 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 approximately 8,700 employees (as of April 2022), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 1.9 billion in financial year 2021/2022.


Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.


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Contact

Contact

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