Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 400 digital label press receives double industry recognition

Langenhagen, Germany | 17 May 2023

Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 high speed single-pass toner press has collected two coveted industry recognitions. The press, the first high-end model in the AccurioLabel series of digital label printers, has received an iF Design Award 2023 and a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023. Both acknowledge improving operational efficiency by automating the printing process.


The iF International Forum Design is the world's longest running independent design organization. Every year it selects outstanding designs and this year more than 11,000 applications were received from 56 countries and regions.
 
The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions and the Red Dot Label has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after marks of quality for good design.
 
In both cases the judges commended Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400’s design that eliminates the need for special skills and reduces downtime through operability. It also does not require a specialised license and automatic colour correction technology.
 
These latest accolades follow the receipt of the 2022 Good Design Award sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
 
The AccurioLabel 400 from Konica Minolta was first unveiled in May last year. It achieves unprecedented operational efficiency even in the high-volume area through high-speed printing, extended continuous printing length, and process automation.  As such it aims to capture a significant share of a fast-growing mid- and high-volume sector that has an estimated 3,000-plus label converters.
 
Significant features include the ability to expand applications with white toner and improved productivity with superfast print speeds of up to 39.9 metres per minute. There are also further running cost reductions thanks to even more durable parts life, as well as enhanced print quality. It is available in 4- and 5-colour configurations.

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We are delighted that the combination of features and benefits of the AccurioLabel 400 continue to gain industry recognition. The awards success confirms our belief that the press brings another level of opportunity to enable print transformation in mid- and high-volume production markets for forward-thinking label converters and helps them to ignite more print possibilities.

Sacha-Vittorio Paolucci

Head of Industrial Printing Business Development at Konica Minolta Europe

“The accreditations further demonstrate why it is an exciting option for existing and new customers who are already developing their label production and packaging expertise. They reinforce how the press’s workflow, software and process automation, and cloud solutions, enable forward-thinking label converters to increase their levels of production possibilities and move closer towards smart factory operation.”
 

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


Konica Minolta’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.


As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta a “Leader” in print transformation. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.


Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).


For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.


The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023.


For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ from Keypoint Intelligence.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With more than 8,700 employees (as of April 2023), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.26 billion in financial year 2022/2023.


Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.


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Silke Ehmann-Cotichini

Team Manager Brand Positioning & Architecture, Content Strategy & Development

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH

Silke.Ehmann-Cotichini@konicaminolta.eu

+49 (0) 511 7404-5604