Konica Minolta AccurioLabel series hits 500th milestone in total shipments

Delivering stable printing quality

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Konica Minolta AccurioLabel
Konica Minolta AccurioLabel Series

Konica Minolta is pleased to announce that the AccurioLabel series marked another important milestone – the 500th unit shipped since launched in 2016. The Konica Minolta AccurioLabel series was designed for small to mid-size label converters by offering affordable entry to high-quality digital printing. It was developed to manage and deliver an increasing number of small to medium print jobs in ever-shorter processing time. Contrary to traditional conventional flexo and offset printing, highly flexible digital presses can process these jobs like variable data printing or numbering printing easily and efficiently.

Toshitaka Uemura, general manager, Industrial Print Business Unit, Professional Print Business Headquarters, Konica Minolta, said, “Konica Minolta entered the digital label press market in 2016 and quickly hit the milestone of 500 units sold. We drove the growth of the overall digital label press market by creating a new market of the mid-range digital label press. Last year, we had one of the largest shares of the global market. This has been achieved by widespread support from customers for the AccurioLabel series as a solution to various issues faced by the label printing industry, including the growing demand for small to medium print jobs with fast delivery.”

Uemura added, “Many label converters, which used analog printing alone, have entered digital printing for the first time using AccurioLabel. We will continue to help customers expand their businesses as their partner in the industrial printing business.”

Features of the AccurioLabel 230

The latest model of AccurioLabel series, AccurioLabel 230 is a highly flexible system for on-demand job needs and runs most tack papers and films at speeds of up to 23.4 mpm. The output is high quality and high precision, with the printing resolution of 1,200 × 1,200 dpi and 256 gradations. The touch panel monitor enables intuitive operation and is easy to use for operators, eliminating the need for extensive user training. Tasks that were time-consuming on analog machines can be performed quickly and accurately.

The AccurioLabel series is also designed to deliver stable printing quality. It is clearly hitting the mark with label converters who want to be able to deliver high quality and consistent results repeatedly.

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