Konica Minolta displays three products at the CEIF 2018

Konica Minolta displays three products at the CEIF 2018
Premchand Prajapati

Konica Minolta Business Solutions India registered a strong presence at the recently concluded CEIF 2018 where they showed Accurio C6100 printer, Bizhub Press C71HC and MGI Jetvarnish JV3DS with iFoil-S.

“We got variety of visitors at the show such as photo studio owners, lab owners, etc. These visitors were able to experience first hand our technologies,” said Premchand Prajapati, regional sales manager (PP-DC), sales division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India.

Konica Minolta launched the Accurio series last year in India. The Accurio C6100/C6085 is a fully modular line of digital printing technologies and solutions, digital press suites, software and cloud based tool for integrating, managing and executing a production colour workflow. The Accurio C6100 printer has a speed of 100 ppm.

The Bizhub Press C71hc has replaced the bizhub Press C70hc in Konica’s press portfolio. Konica’s High-Chroma toner that has the ability to reproduce a wider range of shades in the sRGB colour space, will expand its footprint in the photo merchandising market. The High-Croma toner is derived from Konica’s Simitri HD E toner technology. The press can print up to 71 A4 ppm at 1,200dpi resolution.

MGI Jet Varnish 3DS has precision spot UV and 3D tactile varnishing capabilities. The machine can modify a standard printed output into a high-quality spot UV printed sheet or even into a high margin 3D embossed output with a varnish of up-to 100 microns, making the colours appear more vibrant.
The MGI iFoil- S compliments MGI JETvarnish 3DS with inline embossing as well as hot foil stamping in a completely digital process.

“In these competitive times photo studio owners are striving to be service providers and want to offer full gamut of solutions to customers. The solutions that we have shown at CEIF will help them achieve that goal,” concluded Prajapati.

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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