Konica Minolta to display digital label presses

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The new Konica Minolta KM1 press impressed visitors with its high precision color matching samples at IGAS 2015 in Tokyo. Photo IPP

On its 2,400 square metre stand, one of the largest at drupa 2016, Konica Minolta aimsto enhance the profits of its customers’ businesses by demonstrating real-value opportunities in several business zones. The complete Konica Minolta production printing portfolio will cover business zones such as industrial inkjet, label printing and marketing automation. The new bizhub PRESS 1250e series and the full commercial launch of the KM-1 UV sheetfed digital press are expected to be crowd-pullers.

Productsto be shown at the Konica Minolta stand include the KM-1, bizhub Pro 1100, bizhub Press C71cf and 1250e digital label presses and the MGI JetVarnish finishers along with software solutions. These were announced at the predrupa media conference in February and visitors can expect to see other as yet unannounced products at the stand.

KM-1 beta site in Germany 

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has named PLS Print Logistic Services Germany in Markkleeberg, Germany, as the first European beta customer for the KM-1 UV digital sheetfed press. Live printing is expected to start sometime this month.

Olaf Lorenz, general manager of the International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said, “Our fundamental goal is to anticipate our customers’ needs and turn their ideas into reality, by delivering innovative and meaningful solutions that drive their business. At drupa, we will be demonstrating thought leadership by presenting innovative business concepts. We will be illustrating how we enable our customers to grow their business and to generate more profit.”

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