Konica Minolta installs its first roll-to-roll label press in India

Konica Minolta India has installed the first AccurioLabel 190, its state-of-the-art digital label printing solution, at Hora Art in India. The Hora Art installation marks the first roll-to-roll label printing installation made by Konica Minolta India and further strengthens the company’s domain leadership position in the country.

Pradeep Hora, managing director and Sanjay Hora, director of the company, Hora Arts, said, “We wanted a digital label printing solution which could seamlessly cater to our various short run printing requirements. The AccurioLabel from Konica Minolta has perfectly suited to our business needs and allows us to deliver superior quality prints at fast speed, with better overall productivity and profitability.”

Speaking at the latest equipment installation, Ashok Sethi, EGM PP and IP sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India, said, “The growing demand for differentiated labels and packaging options has made it necessary for print and printing businesses to look beyond the conventional and towards more advanced, future-ready solutions. The installation of AccurioLabel 190, our first roll-to-roll label printing installation in India, follows close on heels of its India launch and is proof that the print and printing market is ripe for disruption through technological innovation.”

A compact, high-performance digital label printer, the AccurioLabel 190 from Konica Minolta operates at the optimal intersection of performance, quality, and cost. It uses dry toner electrophotography to deliver outstanding high-quality images. According to the company, the AccurioLabel 190 ensures extremely accurate image processing and formation for industrial printing requirements; the print quality is as high as the most high-end digital label printers and is comparable to offset printing.

The AccurioLabel 190 also boasts of the highest speed and most stable printing performance in its class with per-minute speeds of 18.9 m, 13.5 m, and 9.45 m, depending on the paper type. It can handle a wide range of media such as ordinary/matte paper, glossy paper, tack paper, synthetic paper, and film with paper thickness of 60-250 micron and maximum input width of 330 mm. All of this makes the AccurioLabel 190 perfect for new-age label printing operations such as small-lot printing, VDP, and barcode printing. The press comes equipped with advanced color adjustment software, allowing it to deliver consistent, stable, and superior quality output from sample production to actual production.

“Through our range of offerings, Konica Minolta aims to deliver best-in-class productivity, profitability, ease-of-usage, and cost efficiency to its customers, while enabling them to cater to the ever-evolving print requirements of the digital age.

The installation was followed by a grand inauguration event at the venue on 9 August 2018. At the event, Vijay Kamat, product manager IP and Shayak Mukherjee, business consultant at Konica Minolta interacted with the media to discuss the differentiation that the innovative solution delivered for print and printing businesses.