Konica Minolta announces Grafisol as first AccurioJet KM-1 customer in Portugal

| 12 February 2020

Improved efficiency and productivity, alongside an expanded service offering, are expected to result from Grafisol Lda.’s investment in the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet digital press – the first in Portugal.

The Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1, which has been recognized by the European Digital Press Association (EDP) as best in class in its category, is the first printer worldwide to use Konica Minolta’s patented DotFreeze Technology, which freezes ink droplets when in contact with the substrate. The result is perfect colour registration and excellent image stability on a wide range of substrates, including standard offset materials, without the need for pre-treatment or the application of a primer in the printing process.

Among the benefits of the AccurioJet KM-1 is that printed jobs can go straight to finishing without the need to wait while the output dries. It can handle material thicknesses up to 0.6mm in simplex mode and 0.45mm in duplex printing, printing at speeds of up to 3,000 sheets per hour (simplex), 1,500 sheets per hour (duplex). Print resolution is 1,200 x 1,200 dpi, and media sizes are up to 585 x 750 mm B2+.

Konica Minolta has just recently announced the sales of AccurioJet KM-1 in the Netherlands and Italy, and continues to expand into new regions with this cutting-edge printing technology.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

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 2024.

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 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.

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

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