Friday, July 12, 2024

Konica Minolta showcases future of print at drupa 2024

Konica Minolta’s showcase at drupa 2024 was a digital evolution of printing technology, featuring pioneering print technology from the brand’s trusted 150-year legacy. Next-generation HS-UV inkjet press, AccurioJet 60000, debuted worldwide at drupa. The flagship model follows the quality and technology of the AccurioJet KM-1e series. The inkjet press produces 6,000 sheets per hour, and offers double-sided printing capabilities in a single pass.

Other noteworthy mentions were AccurioPress C84hc, which uses high chroma toner to print bright vivid colors consistently. It is the world’s only platform that uses the new high-chroma toner, free of the restrictions imposed by the color gamut of ordinary CMYK toners. AccurioPress C14000e toner press for high-volume production along with complete post-press finishing operation was demonstrated.

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Konica Minolta’s Production Print (PP) segment offered a powerful performance. The stage was filled with an impressive array of equipment, including the AccurioPress C4070/4080, C84HC, and AccurioPress C14000E for the color spectrum, alongside the AccurioPress 7136 for the monospace. The true brilliance lay in the complete solutions presented with automation. Each machine was demonstrated within the context of a full workflow, where a printed output seamlessly transitioned to a finished output, ready to be delivered to customers, be it saddle stitching binding, finished business cards, postcards, books and many other finishing options.

The MGI AlphaJet showcased the advantages of a single-pass, fully automated B1 format printing factory with Spot UV and Foiling in one single pass. This revolutionary system eliminated the need for manual setups across different production lines, saving customers valuable space, energy, and personnel costs. Imagine an entire printing factory condensed into a single, efficient unit – that was the magic of the AlphaJet. Adding depth to MGI’s performance were the 3DW, Evo Octopus, Roll to Roll embellishment and foil.

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AccurioLabel 400 and 230 label presses were demonstrated with prints on a variety of media. AccurioShine 3600 was presented with ifoil One solution, adding a touch of brilliance with its embellishment capabilities. Their ability to adapt to different materials ensured a perfect harmony between the press and the job at hand. The KM1e section was a hive of activity, buzzing with the excitement of innovation. The models the KM 1e HD and a newcomer, the KM 60000 B2 UV inkjet press, stole the show. This powerhouse churned out an impressive 3,000 B2 duplex sheets per hour, leaving the crowd in awe during live demonstrations.

The AccurioPro Flux Label Impose option demonstrated seamless working with Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel presses, offering an all-in-one package for printing that allows print providers to import and impose artworks, manage print jobs, add variable data and print labels in one. Flux Label Impose also facilitates the correct data input for the creation of die tools, its VDP support with an intuitive user interface of 320 x 480 mm.

The exhibition also provided a glimpse into a future dominated by automation and artificial intelligence. Konica Minolta envisions a world where AI takes the helm, ensuring processes are not only faster and more efficient but also smarter. This forward-thinking approach aligns with the principles of Industry 5.0, which emphasizes the harmonious integration of human creativity and smart technology.

The editorial team of The Packman who handle all the press releases with Sunil Jain working as the desk editor.

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