Commercial Printers Speed Output and Expand Color Capabilities with the New Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100
Early Adopters of the Next Generation bizhub PRESS Technology Benefit from Improved Reliability, Faster Turnaround Times and a Range of Finishing Options
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that four leading commercial printers have experienced faster turnaround times, improved reliability, enhanced color consistency, and improved overall print shop productivity with the new bizhub® PRESS C1100 color digital press. Ideal for commercial printers and in-plant print providers, the bizhub PRESS C1100 offers speeds of 100 pages per minute (ppm) regardless of substrate type or weight.
Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100 color digital press customer success profiles include:
Cox Printers, a full-service printing house focusing on green initiatives, implemented the bizhub PRESS C1100 to support the company’s broad services portfolio, enabling it to continue providing high-quality solutions while also supporting further expansion and innovation. According to Cox Printers, the new bizhub PRESS aligns with company’s green initiatives by reducing power consumption per page by approximately 20 percent compared with the previous model and uses recycled resins of high-compound ratio and bio plastics.
Michael Kaufman, president of Cox Printers, says “We have liked the Konica Minolta products for years and are confident in moving forward with the bizhub PRESS C1100. At the same time – Konica Minolta’s commitment to making the environment part of their plan further enforces the like-mindedness of our companies and makes our decision even that much better.”
Custom Cuts Printing, a digital print shop, recently upgraded two bizhub PRESS C8000 digital presses to two bizhub PRESS C1100 digital presses. Since implementing the new technology, the company has improved turnaround time on full-size print jobs by 90 percent. With improved productivity, Custom Cuts has eliminated the “second work shift” and reduced its labor costs. Other benefits include improved vibrancy and depth on all color output, as well as improved grayscale replication and enhanced accuracy in registration for all processing and offline cutting.
“With the bizhub PRESS C1100, our overall color quality and consistency now meets or even exceeds our needs,” says Todd Beauregard, owner, Custom Cuts Printing.
Digital Dog Direct provides single-source printing, mailing and direct marketing solutions. Over the past six years the company grew annual revenues by 300 percent by standardizing on Konica Minolta production print systems and software solutions. To address the need for increased color printing capacity, Digital Dog Direct added two bizhub PRESS C1100s to its printing arsenal. As a G7 certified print shop, Digital Dog easily performed all G7 testing on the bizhub PRESS C1100s successfully.
Jay Adcock, information technologies director at Digital Dog Direct, says “We are especially pleased with the speed, registration, quality and stability of the bizhub PRESS C1100. Over long runs, it is very consistent. This means that the press can run longer without operators stopping to check and calibrate it for color accuracy. This will save us a significant amount of time.”
Horizon Printing Solutions, a family-owned printing company, implemented the bizhub PRESS C1100 in June 2014. It has witnessed dramatic speed increases and the same high quality output that it expects from the Konica Minolta brand. With faster output on heavier stock, the bizhub PRESS C1100 helped Horizon increase turnaround times for these projects from three days to two days. The company noted that finishing capabilities are an important factor to customers, thus making the new digital press a great complement to its existing fleet by offering a broad range of inline finishing options.
“We expect that the bizhub PRESS C1100 will be equally superior to other products and look forward to upgrading our print fleet with the next-generation of digital imaging technologies,” says John McNichol, vice president, Horizon Printing Solutions.
“Today’s commercial printers are under increasing pressure from their customers to deliver the highest quality output in record time,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “The bizhub PRESS C1100 offers printers superior performance and unsurpassed value by delivering the power to increase output while reducing operational costs. More importantly, early adopter feedback demonstrates that the bizhub PRESS C1100 allows graphic communication professionals to meet customer expectations and grow their businesses in a highly competitive marketplace.”
Konica Minolta will showcase the new bizhub PRESS C1100 at GRAPH EXPO 14 from September 28 – October 1 at McCormick Place in Chicago. To schedule a tour of the Konica Minolta Booth (#1231) and/or an executive interview, please contact Karen Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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