Printex, the leading show for print, sign, display, label and packaging professionals has concluded for another year, and Konica Minolta was proud to showcase the latest in technology and innovation as well as announce some significant customer wins during the event.
Sue Threlfo, GM Production and Industrial Print said “PrintEx provided not only the opportunity to interact with our loyal customers, but also the chance to introduce the array of Konica Minolta solutions to those who have not previously had exposure. The timing of the show was perfect, as we had many new technologies and accessories designed to open up new opportunities in the market, and also delivery productivity advances.
Below are some of the highlights from the event:
- The launch of the AccurioLabel 230 - The new label press has been built on Konica Minolta’s highly acclaimed AccurioPress engine technology, which is valued for its exceptional print quality and substrate compatibility. The AccurioLabel 230 is the successor product to the AccurioLabel 190 which has had great success since its launch in 2016, with over 400 units sold globally. The AccurioLabel 230 offers additional features and enhancements and is suited to customers and prospects looking for added capability or moving into digital production wanting the technology’s productivity, stability, and features that fuel critical thinking around business applications and profitability.
- The introduction of the HP Latex range - The HP Latex Production range is capable of printing both indoor and outdoor wide format applications, with a wider application versatility and a higher profit potential. The HP Latex range expands print opportunity beyond vinyls and banners to include films, papers, textiles, canvas, wall papers and more. It offers faster production speed, and eliminates wait times as the prints come out completely dry and ready for finishing. This can save up to 48 hours of wait time before lamination. The range has high levels of scratch resistance, also making this a safer option for operators of the printing equipment.
- Imagination Graphics becomes the first NSW customer to invest in Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 - Imagination Graphics is the first NSW customer to invest in the AccurioJet KM-1 from Konica Minolta. The company was on a solid growth path and had gone from strength to strength over the past three years. This made it the right time to invest in new technology to support that growth, and future growth. The AccurioJet KM-1 is a B2+ sheet-fed UV inkjet press that delivers all the quality and versatility of offset printing with the convenience and flexibility of digital printing on any type of stock for projects such as bound books, presentation folders, and packaging. The KM-1 will open up a whole new market and client base for Imagination Graphics. It will also give the company more speed, faster turnaround, the ability to bring work in-house, and the opportunity to take on short-run projects. Read the full story here >
- Skyline Print and Design purchases the MGI JetVarnish 3DS. Inner Sydney printer, Skyline Print and Design, purchased the MGI JetVarnish on the stand after just two days. The new machine will let the business offer spot varnishing and digital foiling embellishment to improve its offering. They also purchased an AccurioPress C3070 on stand.
- Allcraft printing adds an AccurioPress C3080 to its fleet. Sydney printer, Allcraft Printing, purchased an AccurioPress C3080 with plans to expand into bespoke wedding invitation production by combining old and new printing processes. The optional IQ-501 intelligence optimiser was also included, which further simplifies the process for the business.
- Monotone printers purchases an AccurioPress C6100. The 106-year-old Hobart business has been running a bizhub PRESS C1100 running for the last five years and will now run both machines as well as two cut sheet offset presses. Konica Minolta dealer, Winc, closed the sale on the optional IQ-501, intelligent quality optimiser.
Visitors also got a sneak peek under non-disclosure of the yet-to-be-released AccurioPress C14000/ C12000. This unique solution will have it’s worldwide debut at Printing United in Dallas USA, in October.
Like many printers, Konica Minolta will never stop printing. With a long history in innovative technology and solutions for print, Konica Minolta remains committed to developing solutions that help print companies create, innovate and deliver to their customers.
If you visited Konica Minolta at Printex, or you missed out on the chance, now is the time to book an appointment at your local showroom for a closer look at the new technology that can help you never stop printing.