Konica Minolta Group Introduces Color Care Suite for bizhub PRESS Digital Presses

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New Software Application Allows Graphic Arts Professionals to Define, Achieve and Maintain Color Quality

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The new Color Care Suite ensures the exact installation and calibration of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS systems following predefined quality targets.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the Konica Minolta Color Care Suite, an efficient software application package to define, achieve and maintain product-specific quality standards for the award-winning series of bizhub PRESS Color Digital Presses. Using the Color Care Suite, graphic arts professions will be able to define and ensure the correct color output every time.

“Commercial printers need tools to help maintaining color standards in order to stay competitive in the marketplace,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “The new Color Care Suite ensures the exact installation and calibration of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS systems following predefined quality targets. Our production print customers can count on Konica Minolta to provide the best color quality management software to ensure accurate color output.”

Partnering with Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, the Color Care Suite includes the Konica Minolta FD-5 Spectrodensitometer. As the first M1-type instrument utilizing Konica Minolta’s original Virtual Fluorescence Standard (VFS), it provides measurements corresponding to D50. By combining the Color Care software with FD-5, customers can easily conform to the upcoming digital production printing standards.

“This joint effort between two Konica Minolta divisions offers a unique solution which is unmatched in the industry. Utilizing advanced color measurement hardware by Konica Minolta Sensing and cutting edge digital print technology by Konica Minolta Business, we are able to offer unprecedented color output for the graphic arts market," said Russell Doucette, Business Unit Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing and IDEAlliance G7 Certified Expert. "The FD-5 bundle with Color Care ensures that this a solution not only for today but also for tomorrow by inclusion of the M1 standard."

The Color Care Software Suite will be available in the third quarter on the bizhub PRESS C6000 / C6000L, bizhub PRESS C7000 and the bizhub PRESS C8000 production print systems. The Suite includes:

  •     Color Care Catch – serves to measure and control the color output and verify that the quality conforms to the standards defined by the bizhub PRESS system.
  •     Color Care Profiler – creates high-quality ICC printer profiles on the newly installed color device.
  •     Color Care MatchPatch – ICC printer profiles can be refined and optimized.
  •     Color Care Display – calibrates computer monitors and creates ICC monitor profiles.

Witness the bizhub PRESS C8000 in action at GRAPH EXPO 2011, the year's largest graphic communications exhibition and educational conference, which runs September 11-14 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. To schedule a personal tour of the Konica Minolta Booth (#2227) and/or an executive interview, please contact Alicia Libucha at ALibucha(at)kmbs(dot)konicaminolta(dot)us or James Norberto at JNorberto(at)kmbs(dot)konicaminolta(dot)us.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. Konica Minolta has been named Supplier of the Year by both the Allegra Network and the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), as well as received the Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR(at)kmbs(dot)konicaminolta(dot)us

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Contact
Lou Carulli
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.
+1 201.785.2413
lcarulli(at)se(dot)konicaminolta(dot)us

Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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