Accurio C6100, new C17hc, Pro 1100, KIP 770 & MGI Jet Varnish 3DS

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Accurio C6100
Konica Minolta Accurio Press C6100

At the upcoming Pamex 2017 show, Konica Minolta will showcase a variety of digital solutions for the printing industry—from wide format printers to production printers and software.

On show will be the Accurio Press Series C6100, a comprehensive and fully modular line of digital printing technologies and solutions, digital press suites, software and cloud-based tools for integrating, managing and executing seamless production using full color workflows. The Accurio Press series supports business growth with increased print capabilities, by automating efficiency, raising output quality and lowering costs. The Accurio C2060 offers features and technology including high-speed dual scanning at speeds up to 240 ipm for hard-copy originals and 1200 x 1200 DPI resolution with 8-bit processing for smoother, more realistic images.

On display at Pamex will also be the third generation bizhub PRESS C71hc. This press packs in immense benefits over its predecessor, incorporating advanced color reproduction capabilities using the manufacturer’s proprietary high-chroma toner for enhanced printing output. The bizhub PRESS C71hc also comes with an optional banner tray to support printing on media up to 13×47 inches.

Another solution from Konica Minolta that will be shown at Pamex is the black and white bizhub PRO 1100. The press delivers value to any print production environment—with high-speed 100 ppm B&W output, high paper and toner capacity, standard built-in print controller and compact footprint to save space on the production floor.

In the wide format segment, Konica Minolta will have the KIP 770 printer, a powerful, modular solution for wide-format printing in any production environment. The KIP 770 has a simple multi-touch 12.1 inch screen controlling its integrated print software. The printer supports high-definition print technology, and comes in a variety of system configurations to fit the needs of a user’s application.

Finally, the company will display the MGI Jet Varnish 3DS, the revolutionary technology that adds value to print with its astounding spot UV and 3D tactile varnishing capabilities. The machine can transform a standard printed output into a high quality spot UV printed sheet or even further, into a high margin 3D-embossed output with a varnish of up to 100 microns, adding vibrancy and texture.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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