Usha Prints buys Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 digital label press

Bengaluru commercial printer diversifies into label printing

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B.H. Srinivas, owner of Usha Prints (centre) with the AccurioLabel 230 at Konica Minolta booth at Pamex Photo: PSA

Bengaluru-based Usha Prints has booked a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 digital label printing press. The deal was announced on the third day of Pamex 2023 in Mumbai.

Usha Prints is a premier offset and digital print service provider with multiple outlets across three cities of Karnataka. It has nine branches in Bengaluru, two in Mysuru, and one branch in Tumkur. It has four offset presses: three Komori and one Heidelberg.

On the digital side, it has 12 Konica Minolta digital presses. The company has a diverse range of clients, including small businesses, large corporations, and individuals.

Usha Prints offers a wide range of printing solutions, including brochures, flyers, business cards, banners, and other marketing materials.

We have ventured into label printing as a new line of business. The demand for short-run label printing is growing and we want to be in this space. The new Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 digital label printing press will be placed in Bengaluru,” says B.H. Srinivas, owner of Usha Prints.

The AccurioLabel 230 is the third re-design of Konica Minolta’s toner-based printers. It has a printing width of 250 to 330 mm and can handle substrates from 81 to 256 gsm.

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