Konica Minolta announces exclusive European agreement with MOTIONCUTTER®

| 14 July 2020

Konica Minolta Europe has today announced an exclusive agreement in Europe to sell and service the MOTIONCUTTER Digital High-Speed LaserSystem. The award-winning sheetfed laser die cutting machine will provide more high value personalisation and embellishment products to increase profitability for commercial print customers.

MOTIONCUTTER is produced by themediahouse® GmbH, located in Mühlacker near Stuttgart, Germany. Highly versatile, it has a small footprint and is easy to operate. Target applications are any free form shaped products such as direct mails, greeting cards, short-run packaging or stickers and labels.

Digital embellishment is a key growth driver in the production and industrial printing markets, providing a profitable way for print service providers, commercial and in-house printers to set themselves apart from the competition and higher the margins.

Konica Minolta partner MGI, which has recently extended its cooperation with the technology giant, will also be actively involved to bring further added value for customers. All creative solutions will open up new post-press opportunities for commercial and industrial printers, especially for Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e and MGI customers.

Key features of MOTIONCUTTER include:

  • Cutting, kiss cutting, (micro)perforate, crease, engrave and personalize with all of these functions in one pass for each sheet
  • Delivered through a pile feeder, the sheets are placed on to a patented belt system where a laser head processes the sheets in three run modes – continuous, start and stop, or static for heavy or 3-dimensional objects
  • One of the widest substrate thickness ranges on the market - from 54 gsm up to 150mm substrate height
  • A format size from A4 up to a maximum of 585x1.000mm, with a net cutting area of 512mm or 580mm wide and up to 4.000mm in length
  • Availability of two models – Motioncutter 20 and now a newly release Motioncutter 23
  • Own developed intuitive User Interface allows productive operation even to unskilled staff
  • Automatic Mode to run fully barcode driven with connectivity to workflow systems to receive jobs and send reportings in real time
  • Automated job and substrate change on every sheet without machine stop
  • Optional stripping unit to enable waste to be separated so ready-made products can be delivered to a shingling belt
  • Winning two industry accolades – one from Druck & Medien and the other from the European Digital Press association (EDP).

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As a leader in print transformation and production printing, we provide expertise and work closely in partnership with customers who are looking for new ways to reduce costs, yet still look to develop new opportunities. The AccurioJet KM-1 will help Colours Factory to rethink possibilities and will provide real business expansion possibilities through high quality, reliable production and extensive media capabilities.

Hidetoshi Omo

Head of Center of Competence KM-1 at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


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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