Archives by Tag 'Konica Minolta'

Big Plans for Graph Expo

Last updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014

The big US trade show for the printing industry starts Sunday in Chicago and Dave and I will be there getting close to the hardware and software from the industry movers and shakers. All year long I work with workflow vendors and users … but this is the time when those vendors put it all [...]

Automation for the Common Man: A Konica Minolta EngageIT Automation Case Study

Last updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We often hear about how companies producing high volumes of specific applications (e.g. online business cards, short-run books, etc.) automate their workflows … but what about the rest of us? What about general commercial printers or in-plants which are more job-shop focused and which handle a wide variety of applications? Is there anyone out there [...]

Xerox and Konica Minolta Offer New Products for the Mid Production Color Press Market

Last updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014

2013 was a good year for the mid production color press market as shipments were up 35% in North America. Print service providers are seeing their color digital print volumes grow and many are moving up from light production presses. This year they’ll have some new choices. Usually the product announcements come out at the [...]

A Deeper Dive on Konica Minolta’s new bizhub PRESS C1100/1085

Last updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014

In a previous blog article I reported that Konica Minolta has launched two new color presses: the bizhub PRESS C1100 and C1085.  I now have some additional information to share about the presses. The new C1100 becomes the flagship color digital press for KM. The complete line up for production color printing includes the bizhub [...]

Konica Minolta Launches bizhub PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085

Last updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Konica Minolta is continuing its steady and impressive product development efforts in digital production printing with the launch of the bizhub® PRESS C1100 and bizhub PRESS C1085 color digital presses. With speeds of 100 ppm and 85 ppm respectively, these two new presses are now the fastest color presses in their lineup, topping the previous [...]

And for the Marketing Services Providers in the Audience: Campaign Management from Konica Minolta

Last updated: Monday, November 25, 2013

Most of my product briefings have focused on production workflows but here’s one looking at the marketing services side of the business. Producing a stack of postcards is a commodity business, printing and mailing some drops of personalized mailings is more interesting, but running a multi-channel campaign with personalized content and offers becomes a whole, [...]

Here’s a Sweet Solution to Streamline Print Production from Konica Minolta

Last updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My last blog started a discussion about the value print providers viewing their operations from a manufacturing perspective. Simplify unnecessary media or size options from mainstream products. Batch and gang work together to reduce waste and setup times. Automate workflows where possible. I had the opportunity to review a workflow automation product from Konica Minolta [...]

What the heck is a print manufacturer?

Last updated: Friday, October 25, 2013

Every print job is unique, right? Well, while that may technically be true, if you use that as your print shop philosophy you’ll be selling hand-built, one-off products and you had better be charging Rolls Royce pricing! To streamline your operations and cost-effectively deliver work to the masses, you need to have more of a [...]

An Update on B2 Digital Cutsheet Presses for Commercial Printing

Last updated: Thursday, October 3, 2013

First shown at drupa 2008, that’s right 2008, were the B2 size digital color inkjet cutsheet presses from Fujifilm and Screen. Fast forward to drupa 2012 and those same two presses were just coming to market while HP was showing the HP Indigo 10000 , Konica Minolta was showing a technology demonstration called KM-1 and [...]

KM-1 On Display at Print 13

Last updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013

First shown at drupa in 2012, the KM-1 is a 29” (B2 format) UV inkjet technology demonstration.  The press is designed for the commercial market and offers high image quality output.  The KM-1 is a combined effort from Konica Minolta and Komori.  Konica Minolta is providing the inkjet technology and Komori is engineering the paper [...]