Konica C1070 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Konica Minolta Color Laser Printers & Copiers' started by Anthea McSwain, May 29, 2019.

  1. Anthea McSwain

    Anthea McSwain New Member

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    Hello Everyone!

    I have a Konica C1070 with an inline saddle stitch booklet maker. It has a face trim, but I trim the top and bottom. I'm looking to upgrade soon, wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a solid affordable solution for an upgrade. It doesn't have to be the same brand. Also, I have a small print shop. Any suggestions on an entry level uv/gloss coating machine. I bought one used and the fumes were too bad for my shop which has little to no ventilation so I stopped using it. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
  2. Biggs

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    KM has come a long way. Especially with their most recent models. I had such a rough experience with the C7000 series (man did I miss my old 6501) that I switched to Canon and never looked back. The Canon C710 is a formidable device, amazing color and substrate handling/diversity like you've never seen. Tons of finishing options, and their saddlestich units (W1) are an absolute beast. No GSM restrictions, and can handle a 25 sheet/100 page book. No cheating the machine with these.

    Ricoh has a rather costly 7210sx with an optional 5th station that could double as your clear coating option.The flood coat has a very nice, high gloss shine to it. Plus you can do spot coatings.
    However, and it's a shame, but they struggle with uncoated and textured media. Even as skilled operator, I couldn't get a print that I was truly satisfied with. even after two firmware updates, transfer voltages at their max, and with an extra hot fuser. Fair, but never really good, or great. Coated media and super smooth uncoated media (color copy covers) run beautiful. They're faster than the Canon's and come pretty close to rivaling Canon's color.

    I've never met a xerox I liked except for the Nuvera. Sad to say I find their best device to be a black and white. There's no greater workhorse than the IGEN, it's productivity at it's pinnacle, but I don't find the image or the color to be anything to rave about.
     
  3. Anthea McSwain

    Anthea McSwain New Member

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    Thank you for your reply. I was currently looking at a ricoh machine. I tried to google a video on the Canon c710. I didn't see anything out there.
     
  4. Biggs

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    The 710, 810 and 910 are brand new. Look up the C850 series.
     

  5. jwheeler

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    The newest version of the C1070 is the C3070 (also available in 80ppm in the C3080). It has many great upgrades including it now supports up to 350gsm duplex (your C1070 is 300gsm), the envelopes now run at full speed, and the internal controller has a much better interface if you don't want to spend the extra to upgrade to the Fiery controller (better because it has a web utility that works just like command workstation, compatible with both mac and PC). As for the booklet maker, you have the SD-506. There is a 3-side trimming one available now called the SD-513. Not only does it offer 3-sided trimming, but it also creases the cover to prevent cracking, and it offers square-backing. Bonus on the creasing unit is that it can crease up to 4 positions in a single pass. Two creases are used for the squarebacking, and 4 creases are used if you are making perfect bound covers...2 for the spine, and 2 for the hinges. Additionally, it can do 4 staples so you can do two landscape 8.5x5.5 books at once. Another new feature to consider is the IQ-501. This unit has high speed cameras on the top and bottom along with spectrophotometers that constantly monitor and adjust the front to back registration, sheet to sheet registration, and color consistency. This unit also enables 1-touch alignment instead of the manual process you are doing now. Lastly, it eliminates the need for color calibration by hand since it does it with the IQ-501 automatically.
     
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