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13 Jul 2022

Celebrating the success of PacPrint 2022

After a two-year hiatus, PacPrint 2022 has exceeded expectations and delivered an informative and enriching experience for attendees. The Konica Minolta team was thrilled to get the chance to engage face-to-face with customers in the print, label, and packaging market.

Konica Minolta kicked off the exhibition with the highly anticipated launch of the AccurioPress C7100 series, followed by a number of product demonstrations and on-stand appointments with our print specialists who helped many businesses find ideal printing solutions.  

In addition, we also made several successful deals with current and new customers as well as bid farewell to one of the industry’s most highly respected professionals. Our highlights from PacPrint 2022 include:  

AccurioPress C7100 launch 

The long-awaited launch of the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C7100 introduced event attendees to this innovative press with intelligent automation, enhanced finishing, and advanced capabilities. The C7100 encompasses the key features of the AccurioPress C14000 series as well as the AccurioPress C4080 series. The C7100 offers extensive media capability and runs at 100 colour pages per minute, a feature that is a key factor in helping customers expand and streamline business. Following the launch of the C7100, Konica Minolta picked up the Print21 Hot Picks award for the eco-friendly, energy-efficient, and fast melting Simitri V toner.  

Printcraft buys AccurioPress C4080  

On the first day of PacPrint, Printcraft directors Nihat Ozdemir and Ayse Ozdemir selected the AccurioPress C4080 after seeing the speed at which it produces quality prints. Impressed by the detailed demonstration, the Victoria-based printing company was quick to snap up the digital cut-sheet colour press in its first deal with Konica Minolta. Printcraft found the C4080 convenient and easy to operate and Nihat and Ayse look forward to implementing it into their business operations.  

Highway Press purchases AccurioPress C7100   

Family-owned business Highway Press purchased its fifth Konica Minolta printer, the AccurioPress C7100, to take advantage of the machine’s versatility, productivity, and efficiency benefits. The company, specialising in a range of commercial offset, digital, large format, and point-of-sale printing, came to Konica Minolta at PacPrint wanting to upgrade its digital press with a solution that would provide more flexibility.  

Revolution Print buys AccurioLabel 230 and Grafisk Maskinfabrick (GM) DC350Nano  

Long-time Konica Minolta customer, Revolution Print, rounded out its industrial print solution with the Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 and the Grafisk Maskinfabrick (GM) DC350Nano label finisher. Revolution Print was experiencing increasing demand for labels, which led the company to approach Konica Minolta at PacPrint for an innovative solution. Revolution Print now has a complete end-to-end label printing solution and is the first customer in the region to adopt Konica Minolta’s entire industrial print range. 

Launch of the SD-435/450 inline booklet makers with Plockmatic Group 

Konica Minolta’s latest launch with Plockmatic Group brings a cost-effective solution to meet the changing demands of customers in the commercial print sector. The inline versions of the SD-435/450 will be sold by Konica Minolta exclusively throughout 2022. The inline platform from Plockmatic Group introduces architecture that brings new functionality to the low-to mid-sized volume market segments across Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress colour production machines. Customers will be able to create high-quality booklets from A6 to A4 landscape due to the new system design. It combines all the essential steps required to produce corner and edge staple, folding, spine forming, and full bleed trimming in one user-friendly system. 

Farewell to Sue Threlfo 

Outgoing general manager of production and industrial print, Sue Threlfo was given a surprise farewell party ahead of her imminent retirement. At the Konica Minolta stand at PacPrint, Sue was honoured after 33 years of tireless service in the print industry. At the farewell, Yohei Konaka, managing director, Konica Minolta and David Procter, COO and executive director, Konica Minolta expressed their appreciation for Sue’s contribution to the company and the positive mark she has made on the company and the broader industry. 

The most anticipated tradeshow of the year did not disappoint. Following PacPrint 2022, Konica Minolta is more inspired than ever to continue to help organisations revolutionise their business with trusted technology products and solutions. 

Whether you’re looking to open new revenue streams, implement smart technology, or better manage your business processes, we have a range of bespoke solutions and services to maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency and productivity.  

To find out how Konica Minolta can transform your printing business, contact the team today. 

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