Konica Minolta Group Introduces Updated Color Care Suite Featuring FD-Series Spectrodensitometer at Graph Expo 2012

CHICAGO -- GRAPH EXPO 2012 - Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and 3D shape, announces their participation at this year's Graph Expo 2012 alongside sister company Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. with Color Care Suite 2.2 and FD-5BT Spectrodensitometer.

Partnering withKonica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the newest version of the Konica Minolta Color Care Suite 2.2, an efficient software application package to define, achieve and maintain product-specific quality standards for the award-winning series of bizhub PRESS Color Digital Presses. Using the Color Care Suite in combination with the Konica Minolta Sensing FD-5BT Spectrodensitometer, graphic arts professions will be able to define and ensure the correct color output every time.

The FD-5BT Spectrodensitometer is the first M1-type instrument utilizing Konica Minolta's original Virtual Fluorescence Standard (VFS), it provides measurements corresponding to D50. By combining the Color Care software with FD-5BT, customers can easily conform to the upcoming digital production printing standards.

"This joint effort over the last 2 years between 2 divisions of Konica Minolta offers a unique and unmatched solution in the industry. Utilizing advanced color measurement hardware by Konica Minolta Sensing and cutting edge digital print technology by Konica Minolta Business, we are able to offer unprecedented color output for the graphic arts market. The Color Care 2.2 and FD-5BT bundle ensures that this is a solution not only for today, but also for tomorrow by inclusion of the M1 standard and G7 conformance," said Russell Doucette Business Unit Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing and G7 Certified Expert.

Konica Minolta Sensing's Russell Doucette will also be speaking as part of IdeAlliance's Printing Standards Form as a panel speaker and also as a host to a Learning Lab session. Full schedule is available online.

The Color Care Software Suite 2.2 will be available on the bizhub PRESS C6000 / C6000L, bizhub PRESS C7000 and the bizhub PRESS C8000 production print systems. The Suite includes:

· Color Care Catch - serves to measure and control the color output and verify that the quality conforms to the standards defined by the bizhub PRESS system.

· Color Care Profiler - creates high-quality ICC printer profiles on the newly installed color device.

· Color Care MatchPatch - ICC printer profiles can be refined and optimized.

· Color Care Display - calibrates computer monitors and creates ICC monitor profiles.

Witness the bizhub PRESS C8000 and FD-5BT in action at GRAPH EXPO 2012, the year's largest graphic communications exhibition and educational conference, which runs Oct. 7-10 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Stop by booth#421 for a free demo.

About Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings USA, Inc., is recognized as the international leader of industrial color, light and shape measurement. The company is responsible for product lines that continuously revolutionize how visual perception is measured by the world. Further product information can be found at sensing.konicaminolta.us

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Contact

Lou Carulli

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

+1 201.785.2413


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. Konica Minolta has been named Supplier of the Year by both the Allegra Network and the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), as well as received the Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.

Contact Dawn Nye

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

+1 201.825.4000


SOURCE Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

Web Site: sensing.konicaminolta.us

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