We say congratulations

to the winner of our drupa competition:

  • Damian Krol - Germany
  • Leonardo Tavanti - Italy
  • Roger Kristiansen - Norway

Konica Minolta welcomes you to drupa 2012

with leading innovations in printing, applications and know-how.

Come and visit us at drupa 2012 where Konica Minolta is represented with an exhibition space of 2,300 sqm and shows an array of innovations in the fields of hardware, applications and integrated solutions, underlining the importance the production printing market has for us.

At drupa 2012, we demonstrate visitors to the Konica Minolta booth an easy path to digital printing. Our team offers consultancy and support in using digital equipment in the most effective way.

Our preparations for the world's largest print media fair are well under way. Browse this site which keeps you up to date on our planned activities – so keep coming back and find new information and more details every time!

Click on the numbers to discover the highlights.

What it is:

  • Professional solutions for the safe and precise communication of colour
  • Demonstrates Konica Minolta’s competence in the area of Sensing, i.e. in fields beyond but related to digital printing
  • “Colours are actions of light … and we measure as we see.”

Highlights:

  • Perfect compliance of colour measurement and visual impression
  • Setup and quality control of print processes including monitoring:
    
basICColor catch all, FD-7 and ColourScout A3+ (automatic xy measuring table)
  • Formulation of printing inks: Colibri & FD-7
  • Checking of light quality with CL-500 stand-alone
  • High-end standardized light: Just LED XL Hybrid

What it is:

  • High-speed full-colour roll to roll
  • Demonstration of new high-speed high-quality inkjet printing
  • Full process colour
  • Display of our line-up of new industrial high-perfomance inkjet print heads
  • Launch of Konica Minolta's world-wide leading MEMS technology for inkjet print heads

Highlights:

  • ColourPrint 142i high-speed inkjet module at around 70 metres/minute
  • KM1024i – printhead provides up to 75metres/minute single-pass print
  • KM128SNG-MB. – Ultra-high precision MEMS technology printhead

What it is:

  • Franchise model for a virtual digital print shop, targeting especially visitors from Asia, mainly China and India. Visitors can see the complete workflow from job entry via Pcast and Photo Book software, production on bizhub PRESS 8000 and/or bizhub PRESS C70hc, followed by a post press area.
  • The presentation combines one bizhub PRESS C8000 and a bizhub PRESS C70hc with the Pcast web-to-print and Photo Book software, a roll laminator with cutter, a series paper cutter, and a series glue binder

Highlights:

  • Addresses especially drupa visitors from China and India
  • Shows print applications from Asia answering typical requirements of these markets
  • New web-to-print business opportunities for Asian print providers and commercial printers
  • Demonstrates how easy starting a photo book business is, e.g. in China and India

What it is:

  • Area for exclusive use of authorised German dealer partners
  • Reception point / Info desk for customers of German Konica Minolta dealers

What it is:

  • Dedicated area for consultancy; the “centre” of our newly launched business enabler program
  • Starting point for all visitors; the Konica Minolta booth tour also starts from here

Highlights:

  • Explanation of “Digital 1234” business enabler program
  • Short overview of booth layout and areas of interest (i.e. what can be seen where) –prior to the tour of the booth
  • Welcoming lounge area with a casual and relaxed atmosphere
  • Presentation of drupa topics and print samples

What it is:

  • Automatic compilation of print and non-print products including secure enveloping
  • The presentation combines a bizhub PRO 1051 with the CASSilo card and enveloping system by Otto Kuennecke

Highlights:

  • Fully automatic production of member card mailings
  • CASSilo system matches card information to corresponding Word form letters; after attaching the correct card to the letter, this is folded and enveloped, ready to be sent to the customer. The whole process is monitored via scans and bidirectional communication
  • Time-saving inline production process from data input to enveloped printout with card
  • High security, including the possibility to enclose individualised customer information

What it is:

  • Secure processing of highly confidential data without manual intervention
  • The presentation combines one bizhub PRESS C7000P with the PrintShop Mail VDP software and a Welltec Inline Pressure Sealer

Highlights:

  • Fully automatic printing, folding, enveloping and sealing of confidential information
  • Minimal operator intervention and high system reliability
  • Use of special sealing paper, and sealing with pressure rollers
  • Optional combination with camera for barcode reading possible

What it is:

  • World debut of KIP C7800, speed- and TCO-optimised wide format colour printer
  • Wide format colour printing on KIP C7800 and Roland VersaCAMM/VersaUV
  • Presentation of Roland systems LEC-540 (VersaUV) and VS-540 (VersaCAMM)

Highlights:

  • Demonstration of different wide format printing applications
  • Here: Poster production including trimming on KIP C7800

What it is:

  • Wide-format black & white printing of technical documentation on KIP 7100

Highlights:

  • Demonstration of different wide format printing applications
  • Production of outsized technical documentation, including printing and copying

What it is:

  • Brochure printing is one of the major tasks for printers. This workflow shows the easy integration of Konica Minolta devices into offset environments, and how to match digital colour output to the output from offset presses via Konica Minolta Color Care. Offset samples are available to compare the results
  • Using Konica Minolta Color Care, a bizhub PRESS C8000 is set up to the specification of ISO-12647 VPS; brochures are submitted to the press directly or via Kodak Prinergy

Highlights:

  • Integration into offset workflow
  • Real-life ISO 12647 VPS compliant printing
  • High-level, on-demand brochure production with thick covers and offset-like quality

What it is:

  • All-in-one campaign solution for Personalised URLs (PURLs), emails and print mailings
  • The presentation combines a bizhub PRO C6000L with the DirectSmile VDP software application

Highlights:

  • Cross media establishes and maintains a customer-focused communication cycle by seamlessly combining various media channels, such as printed direct mail, websites and/or emails
  • Easy image personalisation creates impressive print products
  • Database-driven (xls, csv, txt, mdb) rendering of personalised images
  • The output is compiled from personalised high-resolution images (JPG, TIF, EPS) and assignment tables (txt, xls, xml)

What it is:

  • The integration capabilities of Konica Minolta's own heavy-duty b/w production print system and the powerful performance of its tandem print engines are demonstrated
  • Alternating workflows present examples for factory automation and web-to-print in a CRD
  • The presentation combines a bizhub PRESS 2250P and connected Perfect Binder with a conveyor belt and an Epson Robot Pro Six with 6 axes

Highlights:

  • Factory automation: Just-in-time production of personalised documents in a highly versatile production environment with extensive automation
  • Web-to-print workflow featuring the flexible production of highly different print products in the CRD of a manufacturing company producing small product series of varying design

What it is:

  • Different photo books are created with the Konica Minolta Photobooks Designer: a collection of high-chroma photos; another collection of pictures is compiled into a flat photo book
  • The presentation combines a bizhub PRESS C70hc with Konica Minolta Photobooks software, a Fastbind book binding system, a Fujipla laminating system, and one Morgana Cutter CardXtra; a lightbox for evaluation of the colours is provided.

Highlights:

  • Easy but efficient way to enhance customer offers with professional photo albums and calendars
  • Simple, rapid and low-cost implementation
  • No server technology is needed on the print provider’s side
  • Fully customised software
  • Easy to use with intuitive user interface

What it is:

  • Complete workflow for business card production, including possibilities for process optimisation and demonstrating the extensive media capabilities
  • The presentation combines a bizhub PRESS C6000 with a Morgana Cutter CardXtra Plus and a JT Man/Web 5 workstation

Highlights:

  • Cost savings from process automation
  • CI-compliant production with spot colour processing using Fiery SpotOn
  • Processing of an extensive choice of substrates, including plastics, photo paper, perforated paper, labels, preprinted media, etc.
  • Production of various business cards on different media in a single job

What it is:

  • Streamlined on-demand in-house production of extensive reports and documentations avoiding excess prints that go to waste when outdated
  • The presentation combines a bizhub PRESS 1250 and a bizhub PRO 951 with the Printgroove JT Compile software, and a GBC Cover Puncher & Binder
  • Substrates used are XTP Paper from MDV, plus GBC front and back cover

Highlights:

  • Authors find it simple and straightforward to maintain the content for various chapters of a documentation
  • Printer settings are stored in the job ticket which is created by JT Compile and does not need to be updated

What it is:

  • Alternating production of sophisticated packaging materials, for a pharmaceutical and a food application
  • The presentation combines a bizhub PRESS C8000 with a Fujipla laminating system, a Nagel DFC, and a Printgroove VDP workstation
  • Demonstrates the bizhub PRESS C8000’s seamless integration into high-end production and finishing processes

Highlights:

  • Protection against counterfeits with varied security features as requested especially by the pharmaceutical industry, e.g QR marks, microtext, Track&Trace Codes
  • Seamless integration into multimedia workflows
  • Real-life examples of VDP applications, supported by Printgroove VDP Darwin
  • Successful customer projects as references

What it is:

  • Creation of personalised transactional documents (transpromo)
  • Enhanced workflow efficiency for shipping documentation
  • The presentation combines a bizhub PRO 1250 with PlanetPress software and an Anoto Digital Pen; NCR paper is used for pick tickets and shipping labels

Highlights:

  • Easy customising of documents to increase recipients’ attention and response; e.g. turning invoices into advertising vehicles
  • Increased workflow efficiency by routing documents to wherever they are needed
  • Automated, combined printing of pick ticket and shipping label to avoid error prone manual matching

What it is:

  • Open-shop ordering of POS material, including special applications like printing of banners and small posters; integration into a billing system
  • The presentation combines a bizhub PRO C754 and a bizhub C754 with the bEST Payment software, Inepro PayMatic and EFI Digital StoreFront

Highlights:

  • Open shop ordering of print and non-print products
  • Special print applications like banner printing
  • Integration into billing system
  • Online billing solution supporting several MFPs from one central interface
  • Card and coin based accounting solution directly at the device
  • Self-service for customers for copy, scan, fax and driverless printing

What it is:

  • Compares different proofs, offset and bizhub digital prints; demonstrates the interaction of original product, posters and advertisements under certain light conditions; and illustrates the importance of this for brands and manufacturers
  • The presentation combines one bizhub PRO C6000 with the Caddon Softproof solution, comprising two Caddon CanView Systems and a Caddon CanScan Multispectral Analysing System

Highlights:

  • Certifiable soft proof workflow covering all steps, from customer input via the pre-press stage to the different print systems and technologies
  • Outlines the relevance of e.g. precise colour reproduction for brands, manufacturers and advertisers

What it is:

  • Presentation of various software solutions focusing on pre-press and print applications
  • A special interest area for anyone looking to enhance printing workflows

Highlights:

  • Printgroove POD Ready – Pre-press management solution
  • Printgroove POD Queue – Print queue management solution
  • EFI Pace – Fully integrated, scalable, browser-based print shop management solution
  • Lead Print by BE.BEYOND – Web-to-print solution to set up an online print shop
  • Printjob Analyzer / Optimizer – Enhances PDF printing, checking print jobs for possible processing problems (Analyzer) and correcting them (Optimizer)

What it is:

  • The presentation shows the bizhub PRESS C1100 with its newly designed booklet making unit
  • Konica Minolta’s new flagship among toner-based systems: Our fastest colour digital press to date offers an outlook on present and future capabilities and demonstrates Konica Minolta’s commitment to the Production Printing market

Highlights:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Outstanding colour consistency
  • Highest reliability
  • Superb productivity
  • Extensive finishing capabilities

What it is:

  • Live demonstration of Konica Minolta’s own B2-size sheet-fed digital inkjet press
  • Joint product development with Komori, a leading manufacturer of offset equipment

Highlights:

  • B2 size cut sheet inkjet press
  • 1200 dpi inkjet technology (Konica Minolta print head and ink)
  • Speed of 3,300 B2 sheets per hour

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An interactive touch panel to find your way through our booth

Infopoint

An interactive touch panel to find your way through our booth

Infopoint

An interactive touch panel to find your way through our booth

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