Copier Fax Business Technologies is pleased to announce a new addition to their product line: Konica Minolta’s KIP 800 Color Series wide format printers – the latest in Konica Minolta’s wide format printing technology. The KIP 800 offers the same compact design and function as the 70 Series, plus color. All KIP systems are Energy Star certified, offering a variety of sleep modes and power usage timers to reduce energy consumption. During operation, the energy consumption of KIP products is one of the lowest in the print industry. It also prints at a fraction of the cost of traditional wide format ink jet plotters.
Service members from Copier Fax Business Technologies have completed extensive training on this product through Konica Minolta’s national training programs. They are the first in the Western New York market to provide this product in conjunction with the certified training from their staff.
Top Ten Reviews – a research-based website that tests, reviews and compares various products – ranked the KIP 800 as one of the top ten wide format printers of 2016, calling it one of the fastest printers on the market. “You can receive 9 “D”-size prints (22”x34”) within a minute.” The 800 Series is compatible with Windows 8 and older operating systems, and features a large touchscreen interface, which, according to Top Ten Reviews, “makes using this machine simple.”
Marking a breakthrough in color print technology and resilience, the 800 series generates fully lightfast prints – prints that will not fade or show signs of deterioration over time from exposure to light. This is made possible by the machine’s CMYK dry toner system, which allows it to produce 100% waterproof images that are suitable for outdoor applications even in severe weather conditions. Automatic image calibration allows the Color Series to capture subtle tints and hues with consistent color stability and image fidelity for an entire print run, which simplifies changing media types.
Between its speed, low energy consumption, simple operation and automatic finishing, the KIP 800 is both cost effective and environmentally friendly, making it ideal for a range of wide format printing applications, including indoor or outdoor signage, architectural, engineering, construction, maps, posters and photograph enlargements.
In recent years, wide format printers have increased in popularity amongst organizations that rely on quality and efficient printing.
“From a practical perspective, wide-format production offers faster turnaround times, better operating environments, easier logistics and more efficient end-to-end workflows,” says Sophie Matthews-Paul in Printing Impressions – a trusted publication specializing in print and graphic arts.
“Companies can increase both its throughput and its profits by using a printer that’s fast and offers low operating costs and high quality, long-lasting prints,” says Copier Fax President and Owner, Al Scibetta.
Other key features of the KIP 800 include: four large capacity cartridges, each holding 1,000 grams of toner for a total of 4,000 grams at once, allowing uninterrupted printing; media load assist system simplifying the process of loading media rolls; quick switch technology, which eliminates roll switching delays for increased productivity; integrated folding, finishing and stacking systems; and, automatic roll trimming.