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Konica Minolta launches industrial print in NZ

Tuesday, 29 August 2017
By Print 21 Online Article

Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 B2 Inkjet Press

Konica Minolta Australia is launching its industrial print technology into the New Zealand market following its success in the specialist area in Australia.

Industrial Print national manager David Cascarino believes a different set of skills and expertise is required for industrial print, and Konica Minolta Australia has sourced this expertise to help bring this offer to the market. “Because of the investment Konica Minolta Australia has already made in this space, it makes sense that we expand this offering into New Zealand.”

“Our focus is on helping our customers grow by opening up new opportunities and revenue streams to help them service their customers in different and better ways. Offering industrial print products to commercial printers in New Zealand will afford them the same opportunities.”

Cascarino said Konica Minolta’s PacPrint display earlier in the year in Melbourne attracted strong interest from New Zealand commercial printers and also drove the company to “make this leap” into the market.

KM Australia sales director David Procter said, “Building on the success of industrial print in Australia will help our New Zealand customers adopt this new technology with confidence, and take advantage of these exceptionally innovative and differentiating products.”

Key products in the industrial print offering include:

– The AccurioJet KM-1 B2 Inkjet Press. The AccurioJet KM-1, a sheet-fed UV inkjet press, delivers all the quality and versatility of offset printing with the convenience and flexibility of digital printing on any type of stock. New applications made possible by the KM-1 include packaging, personalised packaging, niche marketing with specialty stocks, and more.

– MGI JetVarnish EVO & iFoil. The MGI JETvarnish 3D EVO has been specially designed to offer digital and offset printers a highly-accurate UV spot coating system with iFoil embellishment. This adds value to the printed sheet and offers a highly sought-after sensorial raised print that is only available with the MGI 3D JETvarnish system.

– C71cf label press. The bizhub PRESS C71cf is ideal for label printers who are looking to shift volumes from conventional presses to digital so they can deal with shorter print-run lengths, requests for faster delivery times, personalisation and versioning, and producing on-demand runs.

– MGI Meteor Unlimited Colours. The METEOR Unlimited Colours is the first all-in-one digital inline toner printing and hot-foiling solution that can create unlimited metallic colours. This effect can be achieved by blending the CMYK toner and taking advantage of the reflective qualities of foil.

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