New DFE Fiery FS500 Platform Expands Printing Capabilities of Konica Minolta’s bizhub C750i Series

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FREMONT, Calif., May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. (Konica Minolta) have partnered to make it easier to produce professional color prints back in the home. The Konica Minolta® bizhub® C750i series is driven by the EFI™ Fiery® IC-420 v2 Digital Front End (DFE) on the latest Fiery FS500 platform to increase productivity, providing users with simple and intuitive tools to print quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively professional-quality, personalized documents in the office or workplace. The DFE includes Fiery TrueBrand™, a powerful new feature that solves one of the most persistent challenges in office printing: accurate and consistent reproduction of corporate brand colors using Microsoft® Office applications.

“We continue to bring more functionality to our customers through our long-term relationship with EFI and this exceptional new Fiery DFE,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “Together, EFI and Konica Minolta are bringing innovations to customers that add value to their daily work, especially with the first-ever implementation of Fiery TrueBrand – an easy-to-use tool that should be an essential solution for preserving the corporate brand identity in everyday office documents.

Fiery makes great color output fast and easy, including the ability to print large or complex PowerPoint® files and color-critical PDFs with precision and speed. Plus, with the new Fiery IC-420 v2, users can easily:

  • Print accurate brand colors from Microsoft Office applications with just a few clicks using Fiery TrueBrand, without any advanced color knowledge required.
  • Increase your productivity with an easy and intuitive way to print common business documents in just a few clicks using Fiery Essential Driver* to spend less time trying to print files and more time working.
  • Print professionally designed documents in-house without being a prepress expert. the Fiery JobExpert™ detects design elements such as transparencies, overprints, spot colors and embedded profiles to automatically apply the correct print settings ensuring the print output will always be correct.
  • Utilize fiery VIEW to quickly and easily produce finished printed documents, for example by assembling several files into a single booklet.
  • Print personalized materials without having to outsource design or printing costs, and respond faster to market and sales needs for effective communication materials, with Fiery FreeForm™ creation – an intuitive, free and multiple award-winning VDP application.
  • Make the best impression with printed materials using fiery edge™, the latest color profiling technology offering out-of-the-box color and quality enhancements.

In addition to the operational enhancements provided by 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 digital print job management interface most widely used in the industry.

“The new DFE IC-420 v2 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, personalized communications and more,” said John Henze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, EFI Fiery. “Leveraging our extensive technology innovation and expertise in digital printing, we have created a powerful and intuitive solution to enable office or enterprise customers to bring printing in-house. This way, clients can reduce the costs associated with outsourcing and increase productivity, while increasing flexibility and schedule control. »

In addition to the Konica Minolta bizhub C750i, the DFE Fiery IC-420 v2 is supported by the C650i, C550i, C450i, C360i, C300i and C250i models, all of which are available from Konica Minolta and authorized Konica Minolta dealers. For more information on EFI Fiery Driven™ products, visit www.efi.com or contact 800-875-7117.

About EFIEFI™ is a global technology company, leading the global transformation from analog to digital imaging. We understand that our customers want breakthrough technologies to guide them through their digital journey. That’s why we’re passionate about growing their business with a scalable portfolio of world-class products, solutions, services, support and partnerships for the manufacture of signs, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, building materials, commercial prints and custom prints. documents with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends and workflow software. They work together to increase profits, reduce costs, improve productivity and optimize efficiency – job after job, year after year. We are committed to the success of our customers. And we believe we have the right people, the right technology and the experience to help them achieve their business goals. (www.efi.com)

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions USAKonica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. is a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions. With a comprehensive portfolio of production printing offerings, it offers the latest innovations in printing, applications and expertise. Its All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the No. 1 brand for customer loyalty in the multifunction desktop copier market by Brand Keys for 15 consecutive years and received the BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence and the BLI Award 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award for its bizhub i-Series. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta partners with its customers to shape ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: The EFI logo, Fiery, and Command WorkStation are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the United States and/or certain other countries. EFI, Edge, TrueBrand, JobExpert, FreeForm and Fiery Driven are trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the United States and/or certain other countries. Konica Minolta and bizhub are registered trademarks of Konica Minolta, Inc. Microsoft, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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