New Fiery DFEs for Konica Minolta

EFI has introduced two new Fiery digital front ends for the Konica Minolta Bizhub Press 1052e and Bizhub Press 1250e/P, which are both black-and-white digital presses. This is the first time that Fiery DFEs have been developed for Konica Minolta’s monochrome printers.

These new Fiery MIC-4150 DFEs are built on EFI’s standard Fiery FS200 Pro platform, which is optimized for higher performance. Thus it includes a centralized Fiery Command Workstation, which will be familiar to anyone who’s used a Fiery DFE before. It means that it should be easy to include these printers into production workflows that also include digital colour and offset printing through JDF.

The packge also includes Fiery Grayscale Calibration, which automatically enhances shadow details and preserves upper and lower tonal variances for better monochrome images.

There’s an optional Fiery ImageViewer for Black and White, a full-resolution raster preview tool that gives users the ability to make black curve adjustments to maintain output consistency between multiple devices. Further options include the Fiery Impose and JobMaster modules that can help with things such as makereadies and late stage editing.

The target market for these printers is in-plant CRD, print-for-pay, and commercial printers. Olaf Lorenz, General Manager International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, described the arrangement with EFI as a “fruitful partnership”, adding: “The new MIC-4150 EFI controller for our monochrome Bizhub Press range gives our customers higher performance in printing, remarkable image quality, as well as advanced job management and make-ready functionalities. Combined with the common EFI user interface, these features shorten learning curves and streamline production processes.”





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