Konica Minolta Simitri HD polymerised toner: New version offers image quality, durability that rivals offset printing A pioneer in the development of polymerised toner, Konica Minolta revolutionises toner technology with the launch of its high definition toner boasting greater versatility, enhanced image output and an environmentally friendly production process.
Brilliant colour in the tiniest detail
Thanks to its fine and uniform shape, Simitri HD can print digital images with the finest of gradients providing unsurpassed print quality compared to existing methods using pulverised toner.
This also means that less toner is needed than before, making Simitri HD polymerised toner cost-effective.
Prints ranging from photographs to illustrations can be printed more naturally due to improved half tones. Combined with the Konica Minolta colour management technology, an advanced colour matching system that includes PANTONE tables to give consistent and accurate colour, the new Simitri HD polymerised toner offers highest quality image output.
"Konica Minolta's extensive research and development in high definition toner and increase in capacity of polymerised toner strengthens its position as leading toner manufacturer," says Ian Revell, country manager: South Africa at Konica Minolta Printing Solutions. "With the introduction of Simitri HD polymerised toner, Konica Minolta has brought the quality and versatility of in-house printing to a whole new level, which greatly reduces the need for costly outsourced printing.
"Due to its pioneering technology, the quality and durability of documentation printed in the office is of offset quality. Also, it supports a wider range of media which gives businesses the increased flexibility and cost-effectiveness of printing commercial materials on-demand."
Print quality that rivals offset printing
Simitri HD provides durable print quality that challenges offset printing. Through its ability to strengthen the bond of colour pigment particles, Simitri HD polymerised toner reduces the effect of chemical change and can withstand extended exposure to UV light which dramatically improves fade resistance. A broader colour gamut gives a smooth dispersion of colour pigments. This enables a higher reproduction quality due to the wider range of colours available. Furthermore, Simitri HD polymerised toner provides the additional freedom of overprinting on pre-printed documents.
Lower temperature means less paper jams, energy consumption
Compared to the previous version, Simitri HD polymerised toner operates at a much lower temperature. This not only saves up to 15% less energy, but it greatly reduces paper curling which can lead to paper jams. Furthermore, it supports a wide variety of media from glossy to thick stock.
Environmental conservation in mind
Due to its technologically advanced manufacturing process, Simitri HD polymerised toner emits 40% less CO2, NOx, and SOx than conventional pulverised toners. The new Simitri HD polymerised toner cartridges are included in the Clean Planet Programme (www.cleanplanet.com), the Konica Minolta return cartridge recycling programme that encourages environmental conservation. As a result of the programme, 99% of the cartridge mass is recycled.
Simitri HD polymerised toner will be available in future Konica Minolta colour laser printers. For more information on Simitri HD polymerised toner, please visit http://printer.konicaminolta.eu/simitrihd/.
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