Two more members of Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 UV LED digital inkjet sheet production press family have been awarded multiple FOGRA certifications in yet more recognition of its incredible stability, versatility and colour accuracy.
Referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of printing because the presses have so many uses, the new accreditation is for Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e and KM-1e High Definition (HD) models, both evolutions of the original KM-1.
Fogra – full name Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies – operates under the umbrella of the German Federation of the Industrial Research Association (AiF). It awarded FOGRA51, 52 and 59 accreditations for both models. The Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e HD and KM-1e presses were also recognised in the Japan Color 2011 coated and GRACoL2013_CRPC6 profiling sections.
Three years ago, Konica Minolta became the world’s first press manufacturer and global solutions provider to achieve the FOGRA53 profile accreditation for its AccurioJet KM-1, which continues to help customers to ignite more printing possibilities. Other awards include winning the “Best Cut-Sheet Colour B2+ Printer” accolade from the European Digital Press Association (EDP).
Konica Minolta’s KM-1 production presses continue to help bridge the gap as more printers see the advantages of moving more production from offset to digital. Other benefits include the ability to carry out hybrid printing with the integration of the AccurioJet KM-1 series into existing processes, duplex printing, larger sheet sizes and the ability to print on a wide variety of uncoated and uncoated stock, including substrates such as packaging board, lightweight papers and textured stock.
“Our AccurioJet KM-1 series presses are setting new benchmarks as inkjet continues to break new ground as a real growth engine for digital printing. The announcement of more FOGRA accreditation is extremely welcome – our KM-1 series presses continue to address wider sets of application needs, which is why they are referred to the Swiss army knife of printing.”
Head of Center of Competence, KM-1 at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
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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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