Konica Minolta Color Care Earns G7 System Certification

Konica Minolta Color Care Earns G7 System Certification 
Konica Minolta Is the First Digital Press Manufacturer to Earn G7
System Certification for Superior Color Management 
RAMSEY, NJ  -- (Marketwired) -- 09/05/13 --  Konica Minolta Business
Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Color
Careâ„¢ version 2.2.1 with the CurveCoreâ„¢ Module has been awarded
IDEAlliance® G7 System Certification.  
The designation of a CERTIFIED G7 SYSTEM demonstrates Konica
Minolta's continued commitment to delivering innovative and
industry-leading print standards. The addition of this feature
enhances the functionality of the Color Care software in that it now
offers a complete set of tools consisting of ICC profiling, process
control, statistical analysis, and G7 compliance all within the same
application. In addition, the Konica Minolta technical and sales
staff includes over 50 certified G7 Experts. 
"The G7 System Certification Program evaluates the ability of a
software system to calibrate a printing device to meet the G7
grayscale definition using four 1-d curves," says Joe Fazzi, VP of
Media Production Technologies and Training with IDEAlliance. Color
Care is one of only six commercially available systems certified by
The Konica Minolta Color Care software application suite delivers
precise, repeatable color including custom colors and ICC profiles
through validation of G7 pass or fail read outs. With the CurveCore
option on the Color Care software application suite, grayscale can be
calibrated to meet certified G7 standards, producing gray balance and
tonal characteristics defined by the G7 specification. CurveCore
software incorporates IDEAlliance's G7 calibration and quality
control functions for printer drivers, RIPs, process control systems
and stand-alone printers, enabling users to calibrate virtually any
color printer to accurate, repeatable G7 performance. 
"IDEAlliance sets some of the highest standards for color consistency
in the industry and having our experts, products and solutions earn
G7 certification is a tremendous achievement," said Kevin Kern,
senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
U.S.A., Inc. "Print professionals can count on Konica Minolta to
ensure that our technology offers the most innovative and superior
color-quality in the industry." 
IDEAlliance certifies that certified systems meet or exceed
established industry tolerances for excellence in the areas of
Colorimetric Accuracy, Uniformity, Repeatability and Registration.
The certification program is similar to what GRACoL and SWOP is for
inkjet proofing, and the framework is based on upcoming international
standards ISO 12647-8, 15311, and 15339. 
ABOUT IDEAlliance 
IDEAlliance® (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a global
community of content and media creators, and their service providers,
material suppliers, and technology partners. The association
identifies best practices for efficient end-to-end digital media
workflows - from content creation through distribution. Through its
active committees, educational conferences, webinars, training and
certification programs, IDEAlliance provide members the forum for the
exchange of information that results in the creation of the
industry's most valued standards. As a global association,
IDEAlliance is dedicated to guiding media production best practices,
specifications, and standards, worldwide. To learn more about G7
Master Qualification, please visit http://www.idealliance.org. 
About Konica Minolta 
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in
advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The
company focuses on complete business solutions including production
print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs),
managed print services, vertical application solutions and related
services and supplies. Konica Minolta has been recognized as a
leading supplier by the Allegra Network, International Center for
Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), The UPS Store, Inc., and National
Association of Quick Printers (NAQP). Konica Minolta's innovative
bizhub PRESS C8000 is the first digital press to receive the G7
Digital Press Certification from IDEAlliance® and the company
currently has the most G7 Certified experts in the industry. For more
information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow
Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. 
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Konica Minolta Contacts: 
Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 201.934.4759
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 856.381.0651
Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 857.205.0919
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