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New Fiery FS500 DFE platform expands printing capabilities in Konica Minolta bizhub C750i Series

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH (Konica Minolta) have teamed up to bring professional colour prints and to bring print back in-house.

The Fiery IC-420 v2 DFE now available from Konica Minolta and its dealers uses the advantages of the Fiery FS500 platform to increase productivity, giving users simple, intuitive tools to quickly, efficiently and cost effectively print professional quality and personalised documents in the office. The DFE includes intuitive new Fiery TrueBrand™ technology, a powerful new feature that solves one of the most enduring challenges in office printing – accurate, consistent reproduction of corporate brand colours using Microsoft® Office applications.

‘We continue to give customers more capabilities through our long-term relationship with EFI and this exceptional new Fiery DFE,’ said Olaf Lorenz, Head of the International Marketing Division, 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 colour prints easy and fast for office users, including the ability to print large or complex PowerPoint® files and colour-critical PDFs accurately and quickly. In addition, with the new Fiery IC-420 v2, users can easily:

  • Print accurate brand colours from Microsoft Office applications in just a few clicks using Fiery TrueBrand™, with no advanced colour 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 colours 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 personalised 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 colour profiling technology delivering out-of-the-box colour 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, personalised communications and more,’ said John Henze, VP 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.’

In addition to the C750i, the Fiery IC-420 v2 DFE is supported by the Konica Minolta AccurioPrint C750i and the bizhub C650i, C550i, C450i, C360i, C300i and C250i models, all of which are from Konica Minolta and authorised Konica Minolta resellers.

* Available in Q3

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