Kodak and Konica Minolta Sign Expanded Distribution Agreement
The products of both companies will maintain the manufacturer’s brand.
“Our strategic partnership with Kodak allows Konica Minolta to deliver an extended range of capabilities to our customers and respond to the growing expectations and demands from the production print marketplace,” said Akio Kitani, president of Konica Minolta Business Technologies. “We are excited about the long-term prospects of our strategic agreement with Kodak, and believe the strength of this partnership will be beneficial to our production print customer base—another reason why our customers can count on Konica Minolta for all of their digital printing needs.”
The new Kodak Nexpress SX digital production color platform with Print Genius offers exceptional quality and productivity, and has been designed to meet the needs of commercial printers, in-plant printers, and data centers. A new long sheet option, at 660 mm, delivers 27 percent more printable area and enables new applications such as six-page brochures, posters, larger dust jackets for books, and a variety of labels. Kodak Nexpress Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions enables unique applications, for example, Dimensional Printing and red fluorescing ink for security applications.
Digimaster digital production systems offer high speeds, and outstanding productivity and reliability. The Kodak Digimaster EX300 digital production system is among the fastest cut-sheet black-and-white electrophotographic printers on the market, printing at a benchmark rate of 18,000 images per hour (A4).
The Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000 is a high-speed 80 ppm color digital press that offers reliable and high-quality prints to rival offset printing, and has offset-quality color using 3rd-generation Simitri HD＋toner for superior color images. Printing up to 4,800 pages per hour without the need for special training or complex setup, the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000 is reliable and energy efficient.
The Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000/C6000 offers digital color output at high print speeds of 71/60 ppm, and has Konica Minolta’s advanced color processing technologies with S.E.A.D. II imaging, FM screening, stability monitoring, and density control. Integrating state-of-the art technologies with streamlined digital operations, the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000 and C6000 have a wide variety of in-line finishing options for hands-off operation from job submission to distribution.