Konica Minolta's AccurioPress C6100 Digital Color Press is the first EP press to gain Idealliance ISO/PAS 15339 certification
05 December 2018
Konica Minolta's AccurioPress C6100 Digital Color Press has been granted the Idealliance ISO/PAS 15339 certification. It is the first high-volume digital press using dry toner electrophotographic printing technology to earn this certification.
ISO/PAS 15339 (International Standards Organization/Publicly Available Specifications) certification recognizes those digital press manufacturers that demonstrate their products are capable of consistently and accurately printing color spaces as per the CRPCs (Characterized Reference Printing Conditions) specifications of the Idealliance compliance program.
Print samples from the C6100 were first delivered to the Rochester Institute of Technology for testing against six CRPC specifications. A report on the outcome of these stringent tests was then forwarded to Idealliance for ISO/PAS 15339 certification under their program guidelines.
“The Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100 was the World’s first electrophotographic press to achieve Idealliance ISO/PAS 15339 Certification. Konica Minolta’s unique polymerized toner Simitri®, their front-end press technology, and their highly trained staff in color management and metrology, all played a role in this great achievement,” said Timothy Baechle, CEO at Idealliance. "The Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100 is a 4-color EP press, and the color gamut this press can achieve, and especially the tolerances the press can hold over a print run, is simply remarkable."
In addition to handling large volumes, the AccurioPress C6100 Digital Color Press uses a fully automated, closed-loop quality management system to deliver superior color quality and consistency, as well as accurate front-to-back registration. It offers 1200 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) resolution with 8-bit processing for smoother, more realistic color images that rival offset printing at a fraction of the cost of offset - and with options for short runs and for handling variable data.
The success of the AccurioPress C6100 is down to the combination of systems it delivers. AccurioPress technology, IQ-501 inline quality inspection system, Creo IC-314 DFE, and AccurioPro CloudEye color management solution ensured precise alignment to ISO 15339 RPC 6 (GRACoL 2013). The combination of print engine, inline spectrophotometry, Digital Front End (DFE), and advanced International Color Consortium (ICC) profiling – synchronized and close-looped – proved successful with little user intervention. The entire process to achieve this level of precision took less than one hour; from full press linearization and calibration, press fingerprinting (ICC profiling), to final results validation.
Idealliance granted this award. This global think tank is a non-profit graphic communications industry organization with 12 strategically located offices around the world. ISO recognizes Idealliance as the world’s foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities, and Idealliance is the world’s leading contributor to ISO standards.
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