Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announces that Color Care version 2.2.1 with the CurveCore 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 IDEAlliance. 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.” 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.