Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress 190 digital label press

Konica Minolta at Labelexpo India 2018

L-R: Kuldeep Malhotra, vice-president - Sales, Daisuke Moro, managing director and Manish Gupta, national marketing manager - PP & IP, Konica Minolta Business Solutions. Photo PSA

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, which has recently ventured into the labels segment, is seen in full strength at Labelexpo India 2018. The company’s main focus at the show is to highlight the label printing solutions that it offers. Konica is showcasing a new variant of its label printing press, the AccurioPress 190 with Brotech’s unwinder and rewinder. While earlier the company was selling the machine to its customers using Miyakoshi unwinder and rewinders, it is now offering two variants of the press to choose from. Konica Minolta is also demonstrating a finishing solution which directly supports short-run label printing so that the label printers do not need separate dyes finish the job.

“Miyakoshi products are highly reliable. So far, we have installed two presses and the response from the customers has been extremely satisfying. However, we’ve decided to go with Brotech this time around in order to provide options for building more solutions around the machine as pre- and post are extremely important. This will help manage the tension and registration of the media at the time of finishing. In future, you may even see more finishing options coming in-line with our machines,” says Manish Gupta, national marketing manager – PP and IP, Konica Minolta Business Solutions.

Solutions and innovations for the Indian market

“No one has invested as much as we have in digital printing. Over the years, we have come up with AccurioPress, MGI JetVarnish and the KM1. We are even going to have more products in the coming future but our focus is on the industrial printing segment. Most of the printing is done following traditional printing methods so we see more demand for digital and we forecast a growth in the market. Hence, we are focusing on these products and trying to bring better versions of the same. In future, one may see a newer, enhanced variant of this label printing press,” says Daisuke Mori, managing director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions. “India is a fast growing economy and new technology is being embraced here. So, it is important to come up with new variants or new technologies in this market. The Indian market has immense potential and we will explore it with new technology and innovations,” he added.

From the last 6-8 months, the company claims to have learnt a lot from the feedback it has received about its products in the market. The company is now focusing upon meeting more potential buyers, interact with them, gain knowledge about the customers’ requirements, and come up with products and solutions accordingly.

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