Fiery, one of the largest independent providers of digital front ends, has launched two new, automated digital front ends (DFEs) for the Konica Minolta AccurioPress 6120/6136/6136P and 6272P printers. They have been developed to help print businesses boost throughput, reduce waste and drive more margin in monochrome cut-sheet production printing.

One of the two new options, the Fiery MIC-4160 DFE, drives Konica Minolta AccurioPress 6120, 6136m and 6136P printers and processes jobs ‘30% faster’ compared to the previous generation DFE. The Fiery MIC-4170 DFE delivers a significant speed boost and processes jobs 41% faster than the MIC-4160, and is claimed to run 86% faster than the previous generation Fiery DFE.

In addition to bringing higher productivity to AccurioPress 6120/6136/6136P, the new Fiery MIC-4170 DFE also supports the new Konica Minolta AccurioPress 6272P tandem engine printer. The MIC-4170, built on the Fiery NX Pro platform running Fiery FS500 Pro software, eliminates workflow bottlenecks that could prevent users from continuously running at the AccurioPress 6272P’s maximum speeds.

‘The ability for AccurioPress customers to adapt to changing market requirements and develop new, profitable revenue streams is being further enabled by our partnership with Fiery,’ said Ines Wennemann, senior product manager production printing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. ‘Advanced automation, fewer human touchpoints and higher productivity with tangible effects and less waste helps operations ignite print possibilities by becoming more streamlined and efficient. Maximising workflow also dramatically enhances capacity and supports production agility and responsiveness.’

‘These new, highly functional DFEs help to differentiate Konica Minolta AccurioPresses from other monochrome printers in the market,’ said John Henze, Fiery’s vice president of sales and marketing. ‘Without Fiery DFE technology, users miss out on the advanced processing power of Fiery FS500 Pro – our core software platform which enables users to always run their digital printers at top speeds. Plus, other DFEs do not offer the exclusive intelligent automation power of Fiery JobExpert, which saves time by ensuring correct settings for accurate printing the first time, every time.’