Large gamut of solutions from Konica Minolta at PrintFair 2018

Large gamut of solutions from Konica Minolta at PrintFair 2018
Deepak DV

At the recently concluded PrintFair 2018 held in Hyderabad, Konica Minolta showcased a whole gamut of digital printing solutions. The company demonstrated its AccurioPress C6100 color digital press, AccurioPress C2060 color digital press, bizhub PRESS C71hc color digital press and bizhub PRO 1100 black and white digital press. Also on display were samples finished on MGI Jetvarnish 3DS.

Accurio Press C6100 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 seamless production color workflow. The machine tackles paper sizes of minimum 100 × 139.7 mm and up to a maximum size of 330.2 × 487.7 mm (with optional banner kit: max 1,300 mm) and has printing speeds of up to 100 ppm and 85 ppm for A4-sized  sheets on all medias up to 400 gsm.

The Accurio Press C2060 offers features and technology including high-speed dual scanning at speeds up to 240 ipm for hard-copy originals; 1200 x 1200 DPI resolution with 8-bit processing for smoother, more realistic images.

The bizhub PRESS C71hc incorporates advanced color reproduction capabilities of the manufacturer’s proprietary high-chroma toner that produces enhanced printing outputs. The printer also comes with an optional banner tray to support the printing on media up to 13 × 47. It has a print speed of 71 color pages per minute.

The bizhub PRO 1100 has a high-speed 100 pages per minute B&W output, high paper and toner capacity, standard built-in print controller and compact footprint to save space on the production floor.

Talking about the response at rintFair 2018, Deepak DV, manager pre-sales – PP, PP & IP marketing division, Konica Minolta India said that overall the expo was good for the company in terms of footfall.
“The first and the last day were slow but the second and the third day were pretty good for us,” he said.

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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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