Konica Minolta Business Solutions UK Ltd. supplied a variety of production print solutions to the University of Leeds. This enabled faster set-up times of print orders (a saving of 90%) and the centralisation of four print engines into a single workflow queue. The university was able to offer a wider range of printing products with the new production print solution, remain competitive and meet the needs of both internal and external clients.
The University of Leeds has chosen a range of Konica Minolta print solutions via the CCS RM6174 Framework to address its requirements. These included an AccurioPress C12000 Production Colour Engine (in its first installation in the UK Education Sector), along with an AccurioPress 7100 Production Colour Engine, Konica Minolta’s industry-leading IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Care unit, and two AccurioPress 6120 Mono Production Engines. These are all powered by Konica Minolta’s RIP with the Accurio Flux Ultimate Workflow. Konica Minolta has also provided a Duplo iSaddle, a Duplo DC-648i multi-finisher (both UK Education Sector firsts), a Duplo Blade B2 digital die cutter, a Duplo perfect binder, a Matrix MX 530DP laminator, as well as an Epson F2100 direct to garment printer.
The University of Leeds was at the end of a production print lease and wanted to look into other options for its services. Oliver Renshaw explained that although the University of Leeds was generally happy with its current print solution, it needed to improve in certain areas.
We identified areas for improvement, including calibration and consistency. Also, we needed to improve the banner sheet feed. Manual calibration was time-consuming and required effort, whilst banner sheet production was difficult and could not accommodate heavy stocks.
Business Systems Manager, University of Leeds
The University of Leeds’ team has enjoyed many benefits with its new printing solution. Staff no longer have to perform time-consuming calibrations manually (saving an average of one hour per day), and they can use a wider range of stocks, including heavier ones. The TU-510 with its full bleed slitting facility can now produce a full bleed poster in less than a minute, and Accurio Pro Flux enables the university’s users to manage the print work through a single, centralised workflow queue using pre-set templates through just two or three mouse clicks – which is 90% quicker than before.
Oliver Renshaw added, “By using the AccurioPress C12000, AccurioPress C7100 and two AccurioPress 6120s, all powered by Konica Minolta’s print controllers and AccurioPro Flux Ultimate workflow, we have a setup that gives us flexibility as well as the capacity to keep up with extremely heavy periods of work.”
The university Print Services Department has a 10-year vision for the future. Future investments may include B2 printing and digital varnishing as well as 3D tactile printing in order to enhance the experience of students and staff. The university aims to improve its print capabilities and become the primary external provider of print services for schools throughout the Yorkshire region.
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