Konica Minolta Australia launches new inline booklet makers with Plockmatic Group

28 Jun 2022

Sydney, Australia, 28 June 2022 - Konica Minolta Australia has announced the launch of the new SD-435/450 inline booklet makers with Plockmatic Group, extending the companies’ partnership and bringing a cost-effective solution for heavy production finishing to commercial print environments.

The inline versions of the SD-435/450 will be exclusively sold by Konica Minolta throughout 2022. Plockmatic Group’s inline platform introduces architecture that delivers new features for the first time in the low- to mid-sized volume market segments, across Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress colour production machines.

The new system architecture will let customers produce high-quality booklets from A6 to A4 landscape. It has all the key processes needed to produce corner and edge staple, folding, spine forming, and full bleed trimming, combined in one, easy-to-use system.  

Johan Mikaelsson, VP business unit inline & group technical support, Plockmatic Group, said, “Plockmatic Group is delighted to extend our successful partnership with Konica Minolta with an exclusive agreement that benefits the customers of both companies. Customers recognise that the finishing of any document has never been more important. The SD-435/450 series uses the latest patented Plockmatic technologies to deliver top-quality output in a wide range of print applications. These can be customised for document finishers and will help them grow business in their territories.”

Tatjana Ferguson, product marketing manager, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “The SD-435/450 series is powerful and versatile to meet the changing demands of customers in the commercial print sector, delivering true value. Key features such as long sheet capability, corner and edge stapling, square folding, and bleed trim functionality. And, the ability to produce A4 landscape booklets is becoming increasingly important for customers.”

Other key features include:

  • RCT 3.0 Rotate Crease Trimmer for professional-looking, full bleed trimmed and creased booklets on sheets up to 620mm long, which can also be fitted with active anti-static bars. Konica Minolta’s TU-510 innovative four-edge trimmer and creaser can also be used as an alternative to the RCT module.
  • A finishing module FM-400 that includes a new design, face trimmer, and square folding mechanism in a single unit, based on the successful trimmer and book fold modules from SD-500/350.
  • High-capacity BST4000 book stacker for more production-oriented sites for long, unattended runs, which can be configured straight after the SD-435/450 or at a 90-degree angle.

Since 2016, when the partnership between Konica Minolta and Plockmatic Group was established, Konica Minolta has successfully launched the Plockmatic SD-500, Plockmatic PowerSquare™ 160, and PowerSquare™ 224 booklet makers. Now, with the Plockmatic SD-435/450 series, most profitable finishing needs of commercial printers can be met.

About Konica Minolta Australia   

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education, and manufacturing.   

Konica Minolta Australia helps Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the changing workplace to start leveraging the technology of tomorrow today.

Through innovation and investment in building a portfolio of technology solutions that will help organisations shape their future workplace, Konica Minolta Australia has key partnerships that extend its offering into future products such as data capture; business process automation; content management; business security; artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML); robotics; robotic process automation (RPA); data analytics; and 3D, now.

Part of the future workplace includes creating businesses, and working with businesses, that are responsible for their impact on and contribution to employees, key stakeholders, and the wider community. Konica Minolta Australia actively promotes and innovates in these areas through diversity and inclusion, ethical supply chain, and climate change action strategies. Konica Minolta Australia recently released its first Reconciliation Action Plan to demonstrate its public commitment to reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all other people in the community to help improve life outcomes and opportunities and to create a better future for society at large.

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

About Plockmatic Group 

Plockmatic Group develops, manufactures and markets an extensive range of document finishing systems sold under the Plockmatic and Morgana brand names. These products work inline or offline together with the world’s best digital printing systems.  

Plockmatic and Morgana make products to mail, fold, crease, perforate and bind documents with extraordinary precision, turning stacks of printed paper into the beautifully finished documents for customers every day.

Full details of the Plockmatic product line-up can be found at: plockmaticgroup.com


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