Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 press achieves world’s first FOGRA53 accreditation

| 15 juli 2019

Konica Minolta has become the world’s first press manufacturer and global solutions provider to achieve the ‘robust’ FOGRA53 profile certification – another reason to celebrate for its growing family of AccurioJet KM-1 users.

This award was made for Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 B2 UV LED digital inkjet sheetfed printer after an exhausting testing program. The machine’s incredible stability, versatility and colour accuracy have all been recognised in the award.

The AccurioJet KM-1 can print up to 3,000 single-sided B2 sheets per hour at up to 1,200 dpi. Major benefits of the system include moving short-run offset to digital inkjet, the ability to carry out hybrid printing with the integration of the AccurioJet KM-1 into existing offset processes, duplex printing and larger sheet sizes as well as printing on packaging board, lightweight papers and textured stock.

The AccurioJet KM-1 also benefits from Dot Freeze Technology®, which has overcome one of the fundamental challenges of inkjet printing – uncontrolled ink dot movement that reduces print quality and workable materials. DFT uniquely self-freezes ink drops immediately upon contact with the material. A rapid change in temperature turns high-flowing inks from a printhead nozzle into a low-flowing, immobile ink droplet when it hits the material so the challenge of mottling of colours and of printing on to porous materials is eliminated.

Underpinning its customer-centric approach, Konica Minolta has developed special pantone books to showcase for customers the wide range of colours that can be produced on the AccurioJet KM-1, which has already been recognized as the “Best Cut-Sheet Colour B2+ Printer” by the European Digital Press Association (EDP).

Fogra – full name Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies – is a German-based research institute for printing and media. It operates under the umbrella of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF). The AiF oversees and support joint industrial research on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

For more information: https://www.konicaminolta.eu/eu-en/hardware/inkjet/accuriojet-km-1

About Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies

Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies works for the good of the printing and media industry – independent and committed. Members of Fogra are small, medium and large companies across the entire spectrum of the industry, from equipment manufacturers to the producers of printed and electronic media. Fogra conducts application-focused research and has been involved in the development of many forward-looking and globally acknowledged process and quality inspection standards. As a modern service provider Fogra carries out inspections tailored to the industry’s needs, advises companies on questions of quality and mediates in technical disputes. Fogra’s capital consists of a massive and constantly expanding body of knowledge combined with a high degree of technological expertise and a detailed understanding of current developments. Fogra makes this available to the industry through numerous publications, one-to-one consultancy, symposia and other specialist events. In offering media companies an expert network and supporting them in making their adjustments to structural change Fogra wants to stimulate the opening up of new areas of business and to ensure that the industry is properly configured for the future.