JB Khanna Pictures gets a Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM1e inkjet press

Efficient reproduction from a large image library in a variety of formats

Senior officials of Konica Minolta India and JB Khanna Pictures with the newly installed AccurioJet KM1e press.

Konica Minolta India, a provider of industrial, commercial, and packaging solutions, has announced the installation of its sheetfed inkjet AccurioJet KM1e inkjet press at JB Khanna Pictures, a printing company that designs and produces impactful visual communication. This marks the entry of Konica Minolta’s latest AccurioJet KM1e in the Indian market for the first time, the company said.

The KM1e LED UV inkjet press is an enhanced digital solution that utilizes improved technology and features to provide high-quality prints on a variety of surfaces. With its speed, accuracy, and versatility, the machine is aimed at industrial and commercial applications, enabling publishers and printers to streamline their printing processes and improve their productivity, according to the company. 

Katsuhisa Asari, managing director of Konica Minolta India, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce our collaboration with JB Khanna Pictures, and we are delighted to bring the AccurioJet KM1e to India. As a leader in industrial, commercial, and packaging solutions in the B2C segment, we understand the need for advanced printing technology, and our latest addition to the Indian market is a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence.

“We firmly believe the AccurioJet KM1e will revolutionize the printing industry in India and streamline the processes for our Indian partners. With its speed, accuracy, and versatility, this machine has the potential to transform the way they approach printing and achieve their business goals more efficiently and effectively. At Konica Minolta, we are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers. We are confident that this collaboration will be a long and successful one, and we look forward to working closely with them to achieve their printing goals,” Asari said. 

To mark the installation of the AccurioJet KM1e, JB Khanna Pictures organized an on-site event at its Chennai facility on 30 April 2023. The event showcased the capabilities of the machine, emphasizing its potential impact on their business. Attendees experienced an impressive demonstration of the technology. 

JB Khanna Pictures – modern new generation management

JB Khanna Pictures operates in the areas of religious pictures, images of national leaders, sceneries, and a variety of wall décor designs in a rich variety of formats and embellishments and visual effects. The company operates with more than 5,000 active dealers in Pan-India.

The addition of the new digital press gives the company the capability to fulfill orders immediately from its enormous collection of designs and images in a timely fashion for the numerous cultural occasions, festivals and geographies that it serves. The family owned company and especially its current generation is known for its well-considered investments in the latest and most efficient printing technologies. 

Rajesh Khanna, director, JB Khanna Pictures, said, “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Konica Minolta for our printing needs. As a printing company that values innovation and quality, we are excited to have found a like-minded partner in Konica Minolta. The AccurioJet KM1e is a state-of-the-art printing machine that has already shown great promise in revolutionizing the printing industry. We are thrilled to see the benefits it will bring to our production process, enabling us to deliver even more impactful visual communication to our clients. We are confident that our partnership with Konica Minolta will be a fruitful and long-lasting one.” 

Konica Minolta’s yatra further explores the huge print market

Konica Minolta recently celebrated its 150-year legacy with the launch of four ’Print Xpress’ buses on 21 March 2023 in Kasna, Greater Noida. The company also flagged off a mobile roadshow to 100 cities to inspire digital print culture and expand its customer reception in tier 2,3, and 4 cities of India, Indian Printer and Publisher had reported.

Asari had told the Indian Printer and Publisher at the flagging off ceremony, “India is huge and so is its print market. This roadshow will touch base with our customers, potential customers, or curious visitors. We aim to educate Tier 3 and 4 cities about the capabilities that are possible with digital print and how incredible their businesses can be with the right application.” 

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

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