Konica Minolta to Preview New IC-307 Print Controller, Powered by CREO Color Server Technology, at ON DEMAND

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2010 ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition from April 20-22. Philadelphia Convention Center. Konica Minolta Booth #1324

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With the introduction of the revolutionary bizhub PRESS brand, Konica Minolta is committed to responding to the ever-changing demands of end-users in the digital imaging market

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 it will preview the IC-307 Print Controller, Powered by CREO Color Server Technology, at the 2010 ON DEMAND Conference & Expo. The new digital front end is in the late stages of development and will be released later this year with the upcoming release of the new flagship color digital press from Konica Minolta, the bizhub PRESS® C8000.

Geared to support Konica Minolta’s continuous strengthening of its foothold in the print production market, the new CREO Color Server is exceptional in its workflow connectivity via built-in JDF capabilities and comprehensive variable data printing (VDP) functionality. Konica Minolta’s customers will be able to integrate with a variety of professional workflows with open connectivity using JDF standards such as Kodak Prinergy Workflow System, Agfa:Apogee System, and others. The IC-307 Print Controller will enable print service providers to manage their offset and digital workflows from one central point, while benefitting from the renounced easy-to-use GUI.

The well-known advanced color management tools will continue to improve print output quality and include: superior default color settings, easy color calibration, last minute color correction features, spot-color editing, and correct gradation without re-RIPing. Like its predecessors, the IC-307 Print Controller also supports all of the production printing systems’ comprehensive finishing capabilities, including the Perfect Binder Finisher with the ability print variable information on the spine.

“With the introduction of the revolutionary bizhub PRESS brand, Konica Minolta is committed to responding to the ever-changing demands of end-users in the digital imaging market,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Backed with CREO Color Servers’ strong record in workflow, color and image quality, and productivity, the bizhub PRESS C8000 will meet the stringent requirements of the commercial offset and high volume digital environments.”

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. In 2009, Konica Minolta was 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 and Twitter.

About Print On-Demand Solutions Group
The Print On-Demand Solutions Group develops and supports high-performance CREO Color Servers and key workflow solutions for a range of digital production printers and presses. It also develops advanced on demand applications to enable the creation of personalized direct mail, targeted catalogs and other powerful one-to-one marketing communications tools.

This independent unit of Eastman Kodak Company will continue to help its customers leverage their investment in digital printing. For more information about CREO Color Servers, please visit http://www.creoservers.com.

Kodak, CREO, and Prinergy are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

Konica Minolta Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub PRESS 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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