At Labelexpo India 2016, Konica Minolta will introduce its first roll-to-roll machine for the label industry, bizhub Press C71cf, to the Indian market. The label press was launched at Labelexpo Europe 2015. At this year’s show, Konica Minolta will also demonstrate its black and white machine, bizhub Press 1250, for printing barcode labels.
Targeted at label printers looking to shift volumes from conventional presses to digital in order to deal with shorter print run lengths, faster delivery times, personalization and versioning, and the production of on-demand runs, bizhub Press C71cf uses dry toner electrophotography and provides CMYK color support. With an unwinder and rewinder diameter of 500 mm and speeds up to 13.5 m per minute, the press can handle a variety of media—from paper to PP and PET. bizhub Press C71cf is compatible with multiple file formats including PDF, PS (APPE compatible) and 8-bit TIFF, and can seamlessly perform printing operations at speeds of up to 18.9 m/min, depending on the paper type.
“bizhub Press C71cf stands apart with its surprising ease of use, coming as a perfect printing machine for the short run requirements of labels to complement their offset process. We are excited to introduce a new, economical and productive digital press for the label industry. With its flexibility and efficiency, bizhub PRESS c71cf delivers a new level of value to the industry,” says Yoshinori Koide, executive general manager – PP & IP marketing, Konica Minolta India.