New EFI Fiery Digital Front End provides higher performance for Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS Printers

EFI and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe have announced the launch of a new EFI Fierydigital front end (DFE) that delivers superior image quality and advanced job management to further enhance the performance of Konica Minolta bizhubPRESS 1052e and bizhub PRESS 1250e/P black-and-white digital presses.

Using the new Fiery DFE helps customers get the most out of their bizhub PRESS digital printing investment.
"We at Konica Minolta are more than satisfied with the fruitful partnership with EFI, again resulting in a development which is perfectly fitting the demands of our customers," said Olaf Lorenz, General Manager International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. "The new MIC-4150 EFI controller for our monochrome bizhub PRESS range gives our customers higher performance in printing, remarkable image quality, as well as advanced job management and make-ready functionalities. Combined with the common EFI user interface, these features shorten learning curves and streamline production processes."
The new EFI Fiery MIC-4150 DFE is built on the latest Fiery FS200 Pro platform, which delivers robust functionality to achieve high definition in monochrome imaging, and streamline the print process with automation and other productivity-boosting tools. Among many other features, it includes:
•    Fiery Command WorkStation®, the intuitive, centralised user interface that allows users to manage the monochromatic Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS 1052/1250 printers driven by this Fiery DFE along with Fiery DFEs on colour digital presses in a seamless and tightly integrated workflow
•    Fiery Grayscale Calibration, an innovative feature that ensures consistent and accurate image reproduction by automatically enhancing shadow details and preserving upper and lower tonal variances
•    The optional Fiery ImageViewer for Black and White, a full-resolution raster preview tool that gives users the ability to make black curve adjustments to maintain output consistency between multiple devices
•    The optional Fiery Impose and Fiery JobMaster, visual make-ready tools that streamline complex tasks, giving users more power and flexibility in imposition, tab insertion and design, page-level ticketing, finishing, scanning and late-stage editing.
Bring Fiery productivity to high-volume black-and-white digital production
"This is the first monochrome Fiery DFE to bring the industry-leading Fiery technology to the Konica Minolta black-and-white print engines," said John Henze, vice president, Fiery marketing, EFI. "We are very excited to launch this new offering and give Konica Minolta customers in the in-plant CRD, print-for-pay, and commercial print spaces the ability to integrate their black-and-white and colour operations for a consolidated, more efficient Fiery Driven job-management environment."  
End-to-end integration for greater efficiency
The Fiery MIC-4150 DFE also enables integration into existing production workflows for digital colour and offset printing through JDF implementation. This seamlessly connects with automated estimating, scheduling, job ticketing, accounting and other processes managed by EFI's suite of industry-leading MIS and Web-to-Print products, including EFI's Quick Print and Midmarket Print Suites and Digital StoreFrontsoftware.  
The Fiery MIC-4150 DFE is available now from Konica Minolta and authorised Konica Minolta resellers. For more information about EFI Fiery Driven products, visit



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