Konica Minolta Announces the Release of Service Pack 2 for the CREO-powered IC-304 Print Controller11 Sep, 2007
Konica Minolta Announces the Release of Service Pack 2 for the CREO-powered IC-304 Print Controller
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ( Konica Minolta ) has announced the availability of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the IC-304 v1.0 Print Controller (powered by CREO) for the bizhub PRO C6500 color production print system . Based on CREO Color Server technology, this optional print controller offers Konica Minolta customers advanced features for productivity, high-quality image and color control, VDP support and ease-of-use. SP2 supports both the entry-level and production versions of the award-winning bizhub PRO C6500.
With the addition of SP2, the IC-304 Print Controller now supports additional
paper feed and finishing options on the bizhub PRO C6500 including:
-- LU-202 Large Capacity Tray
-- SD-501 Saddle Stitch Finisher + FS-503 100-sheet Stapling Finisher
-- FD-501 Multi-folding Finisher + SD-501 + FS-503
-- New FS-520 compact 50-sheet Stapling Finisher
The SP2 for the IC-304 v1.0 features enhanced color support with improved color calibration and support for the GretagMacbeth® Eye-One® Spectrophotometer. The IC-304 Print Controller also introduces greater productivity with printing SRA3 and SRA4 page sizes that can be output to the main tray. This allows longer and continuous runs when using those sizes, due to the higher capacity of the main tray.
The IC-304 Print Controller is designed to streamline the print production workflow and enable Konica Minolta customers to significantly increase their productivity. The optional IC-304 Print Controller is a stable, fast and reliable color server that prints jobs seamlessly on deadline. Its high performance and user-friendly workflow increases printer productivity and throughput, maximizes printer uptime, and decreases faults and costs.
The IC-304 Print Controller, custom-made for the bizhub PRO C6500 color production print system, supports Konica Minolta’s patented Simitri® HD Polymerized Toner, enabling the maximum color gamut and spectacular results. The IC-304 features superior default color settings and advanced color-management tools. With easy color calibration, the ability to make last-minute color corrections, spot-color editing and gradation corrections without re-RIPing, the IC-304 is an ideal option for bizhub PRO C6500 users who want offset-like print quality.
Using JDF-based connectivity, the IC-304 Controller offers a single workflow for both traditional offset and digital printing. This enables error-free integration for higher productivity, lower costs and increased profitability. The IC-304 integrates easily with leading offset printing workflows including Konica Minolta’s Printgroove Production Workflow Software, KODAK PRINERGY and KODAK BRISQUE Workflow Systems and other workflows through the Print On-Demand Solutions (PODS) group Workflow Partnership Program.
The architecture of the IC-304 Print Controller was designed to leverage comprehensive variable data printing (VDP) solutions for efficient processing of the most complex variable data jobs for one-to-one marketing. The unique Gallop mode accelerates the process by allowing the printing of a long VDP job to start while the job is still RIPing. Each element is RIPed only once but can be reused many times. The server provides full VDP functionality, including imposition. It supports all leading VDP formats including PPML, Optimized PDF, Optimized PostScript and VPS (Variable Print Specification).
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