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Konica Minolta launches AccurioJet KM-1e

Konica Minolta has unveiled AccurioJet KM-1e digital inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet production press. The ‘e’ refers to evolution, and it leverages on the AccurioJet KM-1 digital press which was first launched in drupa 2016.

According to Konica Minolta, the main benefit of AccurioJet KM-1e is its business expansion possibilities from current business fields to more profitable applications.

The press makes use of UV inkjet technology to maximize printing capability on various types of media, including plastic substrates, transparent film, foiled paper, metallic media, canvas and synthetic substrates.

The Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e continues to enable high-quality production, extensive media compatibility, and personalisation, for example, Konica Minolta is working with partner MGI on varnishing solutions for high-value print and with motion cutter digital laser technology for highly decorative cutting that will open more doors for customers to work directly with agencies.

Toshi Uemura, Executive Officer, Division President of Professional Print, Konica Minolta Inc, said: “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 digitalisation brings along, supporting the trend to switch from offset to inkjet printing in a fast-growing market.”

He added: “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.”

The first installations of the Konica Minolta KM-1e have already been made in Europe and in the US. More details will follow soon.

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