Konica Minolta and MGI help customers rethink what’s possible at Labelexpo in collaborative approach
Konica Minolta’s accelerated growth path within industrial printing achieves another landmark today with the announcement of the 450th installation around the world of its AccurioLabel presses at Labelexpo in Brussels, Belgium.
Providing world-class service and support that is provided locally, along with delivery of parts and consumables, Konica Minolta’s digital toner-based technology represents a success story in label printing that began after successful trials less than four years ago.
The 450th installation milestone will be marked at Labelexpo by live demonstrations of the AccurioLabel 230, the newest model in the toner label press family from Konica Minolta, which is a central feature on its stand, C12/C19 in Hall 8. Important enhancements include a 73% speed increase, improved productivity, an option for overprinting, no warm-up required between jobs, less waste and more accurate print registration.
Today, on its stand, Konica Minolta is showing one of its AccurioLabel 230s with a flexo station for printing white inline for the first time. Offered by Danish company Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM), its development and manufacturing partner in Europe, this option will be coming soon. Existing users can also have their systems retrofitted to enable inline white printing.
Labelexpo also showcases important advances in software from Konica Minolta using augmented reality (AR), as well as displays of embellishment and finishing workflow with MGI technology on the joint stand. A special focus will be on the MGI JETVarnish 3D WEB Color+ embellishment for label and flexible packaging. Stand visitors will see the complete production of a label from pre-press to the finished product.
One fun part of the Konica Minolta offering is the chance to win personal fitness trackers by guessing how many meters will be printed on the two Konica Minolta AccurioLabel presses at Labelexpo over the four days of the show.
Konica Minolta’s overall theme for Labelexpo Europe 2019 is “Around the world, around the clock”. This underlines how Konica Minolta AccurioLabel presses help hundreds of print providers around the world to move their business forward, which is in line with Konica Minolta’s global new branding framework, “Rethink What’s Possible”.