Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has launched the AccurioJet KM-1e Digital Color B2+ Sheetfed LED UV Inkjet Production Press. Since its launch at Drupa 2016, the AccurioJet KM-1 platform “has been acclaimed as the top choice among B2+ production digital printing presses,” said the OEM. “Many leading commercial printers, direct mailers, online printers, in-plant print shops, publishing houses and book printing companies have benefited from multiple installations as a result of the world-class media versatility of Konica Minolta’s original LED UV inkjet technologies. The AccurioJet KM-1 has also realized a high quality that exceeds offset printing without changing the surface quality of the paper media, which has previously been considered impossible with digital printing presses.”
The new AccurioJet KM-1e facilitates business expansion into more profitable areas. Konica Minolta has “amplified” the benefits of the LED UV inkjet technology to maximize quality and printing capabilities on various types of media such as plastics, backlit signage, transparent film, foiled paper, metallic media, canvas and synthetic substrates. The press “will continue to help customers pursue value-added products where high-quality production, extensive media compatibility and personalization are required,” Konica Minolta added. The press utilizes the OEM’s unique, patented technology that has overcome one of the fundamental challenges of inkjet printing – uncontrolled ink-dot movement that reduces print quality and usable media. The technology ‘self-freezes’ ink drops upon contact with substrates, resulting in superior colour stability and consistency, in addition to prints that dry instantly.
“We have attained a leadership position in the North American marketplace with our LED UV inkjet technology and finishing solutions, and we are proud to announce the AccurioJet KM-1e as the newest addition to our industrial print line-up of world-class solutions,” said Bill Troxil, Senior Vice President of Industrial and Inkjet Printing at Konica Minolta. “Our customers will be enabled to deliver the best print quality and wide variety of substrates to their end user clients like never before.”
Toshitaka Uemura, Executive Officer and Division President of Professional Print at Konica Minolta, added: “Under our concept ‘Igniting Print Possibilities,’ we summarize our drive to solve customers’ and social challenges by the means of digital printing through further automation, integrated on-demand digital production, and visualization of quality and operation. The AccurioJet KM-1e is a key pillar in our strategy to help our customers seize the many new opportunities digitalization brings along, supporting the trend to switch from offset to inkjet printing in a fast-growing market. The main benefit of AccurioJet KM-1e remains its infinite expansion possibilities. It helps customers to unlock doors to new and more profitable applications. As just one example, we know from feedback that some customers are working more with agencies directly now, thanks to the combination of world-class technologies. We can offer from high quality print through to varnishing and highly sophisticated decorative cutting for customer business expansions,” Uemura pointed out.