Business: Offset Printer
Customer: Eggerdruck, Imst, Austria
"From the first day, Konica Minolta's bizhub
PRO C6500e has earned us good money!"
- One bizhub PRO C6500e replaced two competitor models
- Considerably enhanced image quality, with colour quality comparable to offset printing
- Extensive media flexibility and professional paper handling capabilities much appreciated
- Latest remote diagnostics and service technologies minimise stand-stills
- Four times the previous production volume — up to 50, 000 pages per month
Eggerdruck is a traditional offset printing company of medium size located in Tyrol and managed by the joint owners, brothers Thomas and Elmar Egger. Their services include layout and pre-press work, offset, book and digital printing, and hot foil stamping. Additionally, Eggerdruck specialises in the production of paper targets. The Tyrolean company is one of only four manufacturers certified world-wide as official suppliers by the International Shooting Sport Federation. Wanting to increase their digital printing services and promote them as the flexible alternative to offset printing, the Eggerdruck owners became aware of Konica Minolta as a competent supplier of digital production machines. The brothers accepted an invitation to an open house event introducing the bizhub PRO C6500e and, seeing Konica Minolta's colour digital press perform, the brothers were impressed. In-depth testing of various media types and paper qualities was arranged next—and it did not need any more to convince Thomas and Elmar Egger that they had found the perfect digital colour production machine. Soon after, Eggerdruck has quadrupled its digital production volume, reaching up to 50, 000 digital prints per month on the bizhub PRO C6500e; and the volume continues to go up!
The Konica Minolta solution:
Hardware bizhub PRO C6500e, System 9
Options Paper Feed Unit (PF-601), Staple Finisher (FS-503)
Software CS Remote Care
The digital colour production machine is used for all short-run work, including business cards and other print products, and some VDP work.
It gets better all the time
The PerfectBook Machine
In St. Louis, of all places, a former automotive engineer invents a technology that could drastically alter the publishing industry.
John McCloskey 07/10/2001 issue
Jeff Marsh is a Rust Belt engineer turned inventor who lives in suburban St. Louis and flies a plane in his spare time. Jason Epstein is the dean of American publishing-the editor of books by Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, and Philip Roth, and the inventor of the quality trade paperback, which revolutionized the book business in the 1950s. Until December, they had never heard of each other