Konica Minolta achieves milestone

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This article first appeared in Label and Narrow web on September 23rd, 2019

The company announced the 450th global installation of its AccurioLabel presses at Labelexpo Europe.

Konica Minolta has announced the 450th global installation of its AccurioLabel presses at Labelexpo Europe.

Providing excellent local service and support, along with delivery of parts and consumables, Konica Minolta’s digital toner-based technology has reached another label printing milestone after beginning successful trials less than four years ago. 

The 450th installation milestone has been marked by live demonstrations of the AccurioLabel 230, the newest model in the toner label press family from Konica Minolta, which is a central feature on its stand.. Important enhancements include a 73% speed increase, improved productivity, an option for overprinting, no warm-up required between jobs, less waste and more accurate print registration.

Konica Minolta is showing one of its AccurioLabel 230s with a flexo station for printing white inline for the first time, as well. Offered by Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM), its development and manufacturing partner in Europe, this option will be available in the near future. Existing users can also have their systems retrofitted to enable inline white printing.

Konica Minolta is also highlighting software enhancements using augmented reality (AR), as well as displays of embellishment and finishing workflow with MGI technology on the joint stand. A special focus is on the MGI JETVarnish 3D WEB Color+ embellishment for label and flexible packaging.

Konica Minolta visitors have the chance to win personal fitness trackers by guessing how many meters will be printed on the two Konica Minolta AccurioLabel presses at Labelexpo over the four days of the show.

Konica Minolta’s overall theme for Labelexpo Europe 2019 is “Around the world, around the clock.” This underlines how Konica Minolta AccurioLabel presses help print providers around the world to move their business forward.

Edoardo Cotichini, team manager, Industrial Printing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, says, “Labelexpo is a perfect opportunity for us to involve customers in industry-first insights and synergies to inkjet printing and AR solutions, as well as demonstrating practical ways of growing business opportunities.

“In a true collaborative approach as a relationship-oriented company, we actively source expertise from customers and partners for inkjet and toner-based printing solutions. This enables us to develop with our customers, using their inputs for future developments of our world-class technology, not just pushing out what we think is best for the markets. One example is how we work with IIJ (Industrial Inkjet Ltd), which has developed its print engine concept further to include a range of standard press-adaptors for common flexo label presses,” he adds.

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