Develop Launch the 2060L, 2060 and 2070 models

Develop have recently launched the upgrade range for the ineo+ 1060L1060 and 1070, the new models are the 2060L2060 and 2070. Konica Minolta is branding the devices as AccurioPress, therefore, dropping the bizhub tag. The new range has a range of enhancements and improvements:

Media Handling

350 gsm media support

The new 2060 and 2070 models offer support for 350gsm media with the introduction of the PF-707 finisher. The PF-707 finisher has an Air Suction Belt Feed mechanism which is introduced from the mono range, therefore, is proven in the field. The other feed trays including the bypass are still rated to 300 gsm but interestingly all the models, including the 2060L are able to duplex 350 gsm.

New banner tray

The LU-202XL banner tray is a new option to the range and offers a 1,000 sheet capacity for sheets up to 750mm long. It’s worth pointing out that the maximum sheet length via the bypass is still 1,200mm. The is an envelope kit for this tray which enables offers an enhanced envelope printing experience.

Finishing Options

4 different booklet finishers

The new range offers 4 different booklet finishers. The FS-612 is the entry level booklet finisher, saddle stitching up to 20 sheets at 80gsm and has folding and insertion capabilities. There is also a booklet maker option for the larger FS-531 finisher which will again staple 20 sheets in booklet mode. The next step up is the SD-506 which has been available for some time, this device folds each sheet individually and then staples through up to 50 sheets and offers a fore-edge trim.  The new SD-513 takes booklet making to the next level this device will also staple up to 50 sheets but also has options for square backing of the books, creasing and a slitting unit so giving a 3 edge trim.

Front End

5 controller options

There are 5 different controller options across the range. The Konica Minolta/ Develop own brand RIP the IC-603A is the entry level model and is useful if budget is tight or only basic colour management is required. There are two EFI Fiery options the internal IC-417 and the more powerful external IC-313 giving industry standard control capabilities. In addition the Fierys there is now a Creo RIP the  IC-314 this introduces some of Kodak’s tools and there is an option for native printing AFP and IPDS files. The last option is for installations where control is required over multiple devices – the Color Care Production server and suite.


Overall this looks like an impressive uplift on an already popular and successful range of print engines. Image quality and media handling has always been a feature and with the improvements that have been made they can only make it better. The finishing options give you the same quality as the high-end presses without the footprint or the large price tag. To find out more either give us a call or fill in one of the contact forms and one of us will follow it up.

Why Choose OKI’s Pro 9431dn?

Why Choose OKI’s Pro 9431dn?

When it comes to buying a printer, it’s rarely as simple as it need to be. Everything from print resolution to toner capacity can weigh in on your decision making, that’s even before you get to issues like energy efficiency and print times.

For graphic designers. The choice becomes an even tougher one; you need a printer which not only presents your work exactly as you intended it, but it has to print reliably, quickly and in large numbers without needing attention.

With those demands in mind, there are few printers more capable than the OKI Pro 9431dn, but why should you choose the Pro 9431? Here are three huge reasons:

  •  When designing the Pro 9431dn’s feature list, OKI set about attempting to make a printer that, yes, produced stunning results for graphic and creative industries, but also excelled as an all-purpose printer. That intention is realised brilliantly in the Pro 9431dn, which is capable of serving office applications just as well as it does creative applications. For your business, that means fewer required printers and cost savings across the board.The printer supports A6 to SRA3 and banner lengths up to 1.3m, and can print on paper stock up to 360gsm single sided and 320gsm duplex. Couple that with effortless printing on gloss paper, film, transfer paper, waterproof paper and others, and you’ve got a very versatile printer.
  • Stunning colours.OKI have developed a strong reputation over their over 130 years of existence for excellent colour reproduction, and that legacy is upheld here. The Pro 9431dn uses digital LED technology and their custom Multi-Level ProQ tech to produce the sharpest and most vibrant prints possible.With a print resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi and full compatibility with EFI Fiery® XF for advanced colour management, you can be certain of superb colour reproduction.
  • The Pro 9431dn presents a highly competitive value proposition against comparable printers, with a low initial cost and ultra-high capacity printer cartridges which go further than rival toner cartridges.Additionally, separate toners and drums mean reduced wastage, helping you to save money print after print.

    For more information, advice and pricing call on 0333 456 777 or complete the form below.

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New Production Print Demo Suite

Over the summer we have been working on providing a demonstration suite to test and showcase our new and used digital production print presses. The air conditioned unit will allow to host up to 3 machines at a time and invite prospective customers to come and try before they make any important purchasing decisions.

We keep a range of medias in-house for testing purposes but we invite our customers to bring their own stock and their own files so we can test the capabilities of the engines on the real life jobs you have to produce.

We intend to host a range of Konica Minolta / Develop engines such as the 6000L, 6000, 7000 and 1060’s which will allow us to have a competitive offering at all price points from entry level through to established users with high volume requirements.

We will be looking to add more functionality and capabilities to the demo suite as we believe necessary and we believe that it helps to set us apart from our peers.

Below you can see how the suite was created.

We weren’t short of space in the ware house but decided we needed a much better environment to showcase the machines, somewhere where we could control the environment, temperature, and humidity. Thats when we decided to build the demo suite. We had a bit of fun building this ourselves in the evenings and at weekends. Below is how it all came together.

C7000 placed where the suite will be

We built the timber frame around a C7000 we had in stock and in fact the buyer came and viewed the machine while the suite was still just a frame.

The frame starting to take shape

The frame is up and needs reinforcing before the roof timbers go on.

The addition of the roof certainly made the whole structure a bit more rigid and give a good perspective of how it’s going to turn out.

With the roof on the next stage was to board up the walls and ceiling.

Boarding up the walls

Once the boards were up it was time to call in some experts, plastering isn’t part of our skill set so a gang of pro’s made light work of it.

The plasterers have been in to do their thing

A lick of paint makes anything look better and it certainly made this feel much more like to room we were hoping it would be. Next it was level the floor and get the lights and cabling done.


If you would like to come and have a working demonstration of any of our stock machines then please give us a call on 0333 456 7777 and we would be delighted to see you.
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