Konica Minolta proudly announces initial sales to Cohber Press and PostcardMania with the unprecedented AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet press

| 3 June 2016

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce at drupa, the International Trade Fair showcasing state-of-the-art technologies, the successful launch of its AccurioJet KM-1 high-speed UV Inkjet press with initial sales to North American companies Cohber Press and PostcardMania.

Designed to allow commercial printers to produce high-quality, short-run print jobs, the AccurioJet KM-1 is ideal for variable data print runs with the ability to handle up to 3,000 sheets per hour. Konica Minolta describes the model as the first UV cut-sheet Inkjet press of its kind to operate at these speeds and high level of graphic art quality. The company is the only manufacturer to offer the unprecedented 23x29 sheet size and its solution does not require pre-coated stock. Konica Minolta also developed a unique patented UV ink which allows immediate curing and greater post-press durability.

“The four-color B2+ sheet fed UV Inkjet press will help us produce high-quality digital and hybrid print jobs, capturing new market opportunities for growth and expansion,” said Eric Webber, President & CEO, Cohber Press. “It will allow us to take on new jobs, media types and transition cost effective work from offset.”

“We compared other technologies that have been on the market for years and see the AccurioJet KM-1 as the best long-term decision and growth platform for our future,” said Chris Cohber, Chief Technology Officer, Cohber Press.

“Quality is pivotal to us at PostcardMania as our 71,000+ small business customers count on us to reflect a top-notch image of their businesses to their potential clients,” said Joy Gendusa, CEO, PostcardMania. “We are excited to be one of the first companies in the world with the AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet press.  The press will allow us to produce high-quality, short-run variable data print jobs at up to 1,500 perfected sheets per hour.”

“Due to the non-impact, low heat, UV Inkjet technology in the AccurioJet KM-1, our clients will capitalize on the widest flexibility of media type in a B2+ sheet size,” said Bill Troxil, Senior Vice President, Industrial Print Business, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. “The inkjet’s features combined with its advanced architecture result in the most optimal output.”

About Cohber Press
Cohber Press, headquartered in Rochester, NY, is a 3rd Generation Commercial Printer with more than 85 years of experience providing offset and digital printing, mailing and marketing services for its clients nationwide.  With close to 90 employees, the common thread running through our team, regardless of title or function, is a passion for going the extra mile. At Cohber, we rely on a team of professionals to get the job done. To do that, we hire only those who have the internal drive and motivation to make things happen. Some call it pride. Some call it moxie. Text books call it a “type A” personality. Here, we simply call it Mojo—the desire to work magic for you.   For more information about Cohber, visit: www.cohber.com.

About PostcardMania
PostcardMania is one of the nation’s most effective marketing companies specializing in lead generation for small to large-sized businesses. They have been featured on the Inc. 500 and 5,000 lists and offer complete marketing campaigns with graphic design, printing, mailing list acquisition, mailing services, website development and email marketing services – all while continuing to educate clients with free marketing advice. In a year where most marketing firms cut back, PostcardMania produced the best year in their 12-year history in 2010, serving more than 40,000 customers in over 350 industries. Visit their website for more information about Direct mail.

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, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global services provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in services-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards.
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 over 35,000 employees around the world (as of March 2016), Konica Minolta’s Business Technologies business area earned net sales of over EUR 6.2 billion in financial year 2015/16. 

For further information about the company, please visit: www.konicaminolta.eu.

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Frauke Flüthmann
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5233

Kristina Marchitto
Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201 236 4399