Konica Minolta attends Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair (CEIF) 2019

Showcases state-of-the-art digital printing technology and applications

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L-R: Daisuke Mori, managing director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India, Ashok Sethi, general manager – Sales, PPDC/IDC, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India and Manish Gupta, national marketing manager - PP & IP at Konica Minolta Business Solutions India

Konica Minolta recently participated in the Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair (CEIF) 2019. Held at India Expo Mart in Noida between 10 and 12 January 2019, the event witnessed the demonstration of two of the brand’s most state-of-the-art offerings—the AccurioPress C83hc/C73hc and the MGI JETvarnish 3DS.

The AccurioPress C83hc/C73hc enables high-capacity, high-speed production printing with an output of up to 81 ppm delivering superior color reproduction, automated and real-time color/registration adjustment, and excellent versatility. Both machines are designed to help print and printing businesses expand the scope and scale of their operations, enhance productivity, and maximize profitability by catering to new-age print jobs. The MGI JETvarnish 3DS with foil enhances documents to deliver visually stunning, high-quality digital documents with 3D or traditional flat spot UV coating and digital foil with capability of variable-data print. Spot UV & Foil are digital and do not need any pre-process.

Speaking about their participation at the event, Daisuke Mori, managing director – Konica Minolta Business Solutions India said, “Digital, without a doubt, is the future of business. As a global domain leader, Konica Minolta has been at the forefront of pushing the limits of what digital technology can do as far as print and printing is concerned. The MGI JETvarnish 3DS and the AccurioPress C83hc/C73hc are testament to our commitment to constant innovation, and to introduce technological enhancements that drive substantial value addition for our customers.

We are delighted to showcase these two machines at a prestigious industry forum like CEIF 2019 and are encouraged by the reception that we have received from the attendees here. Our long-term vision is to build an end-to-end ecosystem of hardware and software solutions that are designed to optimize productivity, operational flexibility, and profitability for print and printing businesses. Such industry events provide us the perfect podium to demonstrate our differentiation.”

Attendees visiting the Konica Minolta stand appreciated the brand’s technological superiority, particularly when it came to digital photo book printing applications and embellishing them with spot UV and foil for both small and large volume orders and variable printing requirements.

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