Konica Minolta has today unveiled AccurioJet KM-1e digital inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet production press as it continues to accelerate its growth within industrial print markets.
Since its launch in 2016 Drupa, AccurioJet KM-1 has been acclaimed as the first choice for B2+ digital printing press. Many commercial printers, online printers, direct mailers, publishing and book printing companies have benefited from multiple installations because of its media versatility resulted from Konica Minolta’s original UV inkjet technologies.
Following the legacy of the AccurioJet KM-1, the main benefit of AccurioJet KM-1e remains its infinite business expansion possibilities from current business fields to more profitable applications. Konica Minolta culminated benefits of the UV inkjet technology to maximize excellent printing capability on various types of media, including plastic substrates, transparent film, foiled paper, metallic media, canvas and synthetic substrates.
The Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e will continue to help customers pursue high value-added products where high quality production, extensive media compatibility and personalisation are required. As one example, Konica Minolta is working with partner MGI on varnishing solutions for high value print and with motioncutter digital laser technology for highly decorative cutting that will open more doors for customers to work directly with agencies.
First installations of the Konica Minolta KM-1e have already been made in Europe and in the US. More details will follow soon.
Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1, which is referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of printing thanks to its versatility with substrates and applications, as well as its successor benefit from Konica Minolta’s unique Dot Freeze Technology™. The patented process, known as DFT, has overcome one of the fundamental challenges of inkjet printing – uncontrolled ink dot movement that reduces print quality and workable materials. The technology uniquely self-freezes ink drops upon contact with materials, resulting in superior colour stability and consistency and excellent results with instantly dry perfects prints.
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 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as 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 is listed among “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and 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 approximately 8,700 employees (as of April 2022), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 1.9 billion in financial year 2021/2022.
Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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