Konica Minolta Sensing Releases Updated Firmware For FD-Series Spectrodensitometers

        Konica Minolta Sensing Releases Updated Firmware For FD-Series

PR Newswire

RAMSEY, N.J., Feb. 13, 2013

RAMSEY, N.J., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Konica Minolta Sensing Americas,
Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color,
light and 3D shape, announces the US release of its updated firmware to its
FD-Series Spectrodensitometers used in the digital imaging and printing

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Released in 2011 the FD-Series Spectrodensitometers were the first
spectrodensitometer on the market to correspond to the ISO 13655 M1 standard
for fluorescence and color measurement. They also includes the industry's
first Automatic Wavelength Compensation feature which automatically calibrates
in the wavelength direction when white calibration was performed.

Today both the FD-5 and FD-7 models receive the 1.2 Firmware upgrade. The
upgrade further enhances the usability and operational capabilities of this
world class spectrodensitometer, packing 11 new features and improvements,
while still retaining the ability to simultaneously measure and account for
density, color and fluorescence ^ of the paper substrate.

Brand owners will find the improved features helpful in quality assuring their
products over a multitude of industrial standards. The upgrade provides the
most technologically advanced way of communicating color where users can
easily store and share custom color data sets among vendors and/or production

Major Improvements:

  oA polarization filter has been included as a standard accessory enabling
    the device to measure and adhere to the Measurement Condition M3 of ISO
  oPrinting quality control functions such as trapping, spot color density,
    and printing plate dot area
  oTarget Match function displays the color difference of an ink from the
    target color and the density adjustment needed to bring the ink closer to
    the target color, allowing for better quality control of spot and process
  oPass/fail judgment against user defined targets AND industry designated
    targets such as ISO 12647, JapanColor, GRACoL/SWOP and PSO. Ideal tool for
    brand colors and on-site printing quality control allowing the evaluation
    of color difference, TVI and mid-tone spread
  oGray balance feature allows for graysto be evaluated using the G7®
    specification method
  oBacking conversion feature allows the instrument to compensate for backing
    differences. Very important when specifications are set for white backing
    and the printer need to measure on a black backing due to the nature of
    their work.
  oData Management Software – Provide 3 key features:

       oTransfer measurement data directly into Excel spreadsheet
       oManages "Color Sets" for both customized color libraries and industry
         guidelines like ISO 12647
       oReading and registering of a user illuminant data. The FD-7 measures
         a particular light source as a master instrument and data can be
         uploaded to FD-5/7 field instruments. Color control using the same
         illumination light source at multiple locations can be achieved.

  oKonica Minolta's own Spectra MagicNX v2.4 is now supported, allowing the
    users an easy-to-use intuitive color quality software.

FD-Series Spectrodensitometers with the upgraded firmware will be available
for purchase from select graphic arts distributors and online at
http://www.shopkmsa.com beginning February 2013.

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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 3D 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 http://sensing.konicaminolta.us

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Lou Carulli
Manager, International Marketing Communications
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.
+1 201.785.2413

SOURCE Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

Website: http://sensing.konicaminolta.us
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