Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc. and KIP have announced the launch of the KIP C7800 wide-format color production print system. Ideal for a comprehensive range of technical, graphic and office document applications, the KIP C7800 offers the only color toner-based system in the wide format market, combined with powerful print control capabilities and versatile production advantages, making high-quality, wide-format printing both fast and cost-effective.
Based on a unique LED printing design that lowers the operational costs of high-quality color and black and white printing, the KIP C7800 delivers outstanding 600 x 2400 dpi resolution at print speeds of up to 4,200 sqft/hr in black and white, and 3,500 sqft/hr in color. To increase productivity, this new production print system offers a 4,500 sqft media capacity, in addition to three media decks and an auto sheet feeder that allows users to mix print sizes at full production speed. Handling everything from posters, signs and photo enlargements to architectural, engineering and construction documents, the KIP C7800 also offers versatile production advantages, including cloud- based printing, scan and copy, variable data printing and fully integrated stacking and folding.
"The introduction of the C7800 will completely change the landscape of the wide format printing industry," said Sonny Odom, Vice President of Sales, KIP. "Wide-format production printing environments have always depended on LED toner-based technology for speed and lower costs, while color printing requirements have traditionally been directed to an inkjet device with a high costs and low volume printing, thereby hindering the growth of wide-format color printing productivity. The KIP C7800 offers low cost of operation and with LED Technology, will for the first time allow end-users real productivity and cost advantages."
The KIP C7800 also features a comprehensive software suite – including KIP Color RIP for advanced color management, and the KIP Cost Review Application for cost management and accounting - giving users an open, integrated and powerful wide-format solution. The new system also offers PC and web-based viewing and printing of documents. In addition, KIP Cloud Printing provides direct Email-based accessibility that does not require intermediate servers, allowing total document privacy and security for printing from any connected device.
"Incorporating innovative new technology for market-leading quality and productivity, the KIP C7800 is poised to set a new benchmark in wide-format printing, and we are pleased to partner with KIP to introduce this new technology," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "As customers across various industries look for more and more ways to meet the growing demands of their businesses, particularly graphics professionals, Konica Minolta is dedicated to delivering the award-winning document management solutions they need to continue growing their business and remaining competitive in today's economy."