Konica Minolta unveils ambitious plans for drupa

20 European premieres lined up for drupa Dusseldorf

Olaf Lorenz of Konica Minolta at pre-drupa media conference in Dusseldorf (image: IPP)

At the pre-drupa media conference in Dusseldorf from 25 to 27 March, Konica Minolta outlined its extensive plans for the upcoming event, including showcasing 20 European premieres. Olaf Lorenz, the general manager of the international marketing division at Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Europe, delivered the presentation, unveiling various innovations and solutions.

Among the highlights is the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C84hc, featuring high chroma toner, which will debut at drupa. Other premieres will include a Cobot-robotics arm, new options for the MGI JetVarnish 3DWeb 400 such as JetSeal and inline die cutter, and an advanced version of the AccurioPro Colour Manager suite.

From Konica Minolta’s Sensing Business Unit, there will be the unveiling of the Myiro color management tools for graphics arts applications. These will include spectrophotometers for advanced color management and high-speed auto-scanning.

Our vision is to lead the industry towards a future where waste is minimized and value is significantly enhanced. We are committed to delivering print solutions that are easy to use, but also elevate the quality and impact of printed products,” Lorenz said.

More details about AccurioJet 60000

Further details were provided about the AccurioJet 60000, Konica Minolta’s next-generation HS-UV Inkjet Press. Leveraging the AccurioJet KM-1’s stable image quality, the printer employs inline sensors and a spectrophotometer for automatic monitoring, resulting in improved quality and reproduction stability across various media.

The AccurioJet 60000 features an HS-UV Inkjet Press with a capacity of 6,000 sheets per hour (sph) and offers both-side printing capabilities, ensuring versatility and efficiency in printing operations. In the near future, Konica Minolta will have two effective product lines, the AccurioJet KM-1e, which emphasizes small turnaround for digital printing, and the next-generation high-end model, which emphasizes productivity.

AlphaJET – an integrated line from printing to finishing

Lorenz talked about another important product to be showcased at drupa, AlphaJET. This solution provided by Konica Minolta, together with its France-based partner MGI Digital Technology, performs all processes necessary for package printing, from inkjet printing to embellish printing and post-processing, all in one step. It significantly shortens process time, reduces installation floor space and waste, and provides a clean working environment.

Expanding footprint across the globe

Konica Minolta has had great success across the globe when it comes to installation base. Lorenz shared some numbers to prove the point. According to the company, Accuriopress C14000 series has over 2,100 installations since 2019 with 45% in Europe, 31% in Asia and 24% in the USA.

Similarly, when it comes to label presses, more than 1,400 installations have taken place since 2016.

Big stand at drupa

Konica Minolta will set up a 2,400 square meter exhibition stand at drupa, n Hall 8b.

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