Konica Minolta Business Solutions India organized a ‘customers meet’ on 19 September at Mumbai’s Leela Hotel, to promote its latest AccurioLabel 230 digital label press. The event was attended by the company’s present and well as potential customers. “The purpose of the event was to promote the second generation of the digital label printer from Konica Minolta. There are some changes in the press and from the previous generation. It is much faster and, therefore, more productive. Also, earlier we could not support in terms of white but now we have come up with an accessory where we can do a registration on white. If the white is pre-printed, we can overprint,” said Manish Gupta, national marketing manager – Production Printing & Industrial Printing, Konica Minolta.
The press, which was launched in early-September in India, adds to Konica Minolta’s digital label portfolio. The AccurioLabel 230 roll-to-roll label printer is the successor solution to the AccurioLabel 190 – a successful product that has registered 400 global installations since its launch in 2016.
With a maximum print speed of 23.4 meters per minute, the AccurioLabel 230 is much faster and more productive than AccurioLabel 190, which offers a speed of 13.5 meters per minute. The AccurioLabel 230 is capable of handling a wide range of print media – including non-tack/tack paper, tack coated paper G/M, synthetic paper, PP, and PET – and thicknesses up to 256 gsm.
With the AccurioLabel 230, Konica Minolta is targeting those printers who have significant short-run and variable printing jobs. “Digital technology offers an ad- vantage when it comes to short-run and variable printing. With this new press we will focus on customers having numerous jobs with run lengths of less than 500 meters. Printers using conventional flexo technology can use digital technology as complementary technology to service their short-run needs,” Gupta said.
Konica Minolta has also tied up with Italian digital finishing equipment manufacturer DPR. Gupta said that finishing solutions by DPR and post-printing enhancement solutions from MGI will create a full digital ecosystem for label printers.
To further promote the new AccurioLabel 230 digital label press, Konica Minolta plans to have such events in other cities in India as well. “Yes, we have planned to have more such ‘customers meet’; in at least two or three more cities. But that would be after Labelexpo Europe,” Gupta concluded.