Rehms Druck chooses Konica Minolta for investment in B2 inkjet
Rehms Druck GmbH has chosen Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 for its first investment in B2 inkjet. The sheetfed press further expands the company’s capabilities, enabling it to grow into new markets using one digital inkjet technology that can handle direct mail and packaging such as folding cartons, as well as a range of other key applications.
Rehms Druck challenged Konica Minolta to print a range of applications that included high quality direct mail, packaging and labels. The selection process also involved asking Konica Minolta to prove the capabilities of the AccurioJet KM-1 in terms of quality and return on investment.
The “significant” deal was finalised at the end of February with Rehms Druck also benefiting from Konica Minolta’s world-class support services. These include marketing planning, application development and insight, and on-site training for key operators, as well as elite access to PROKOM, the independent user group of Konica Minolta.
Rehms Druck, of Borken, Westphalia, in north west Germany, has been a loyal Konica Minolta customer for many years using its toner-based system. However, the company realised in 2016, at drupa, that the time was right to invest in cut-sheet UV inkjet technology and, specifically, the AccurioJet KM-1.
Among the many advantages of this unique digital inkjet press is the patented technology that helps the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 to “freeze” the inkjet dot, allowing for perfect registration of colours and image stability. The flexibility of the AccurioJet KM-1 includes a unique ability to duplex (perfect) prints that come off the press and go straight to finishing.
The AccurioJet KM-1 B2+ press provides a wide range of media handling on both coated and uncoated substrates from 0.06 to 0.6mm. This means customers can use standard offset stocks without the need for pre-treatment or expensive digital papers. Rehms Druck will expand this feature into printing on to certain types of plastics and labels, delivering the full benefits that UV ink can deliver.
A key reason for Rehms Druck in selecting Konica Minolta as its preferred business partner was the ability to have one proven technology capable of printing packaging, as well as commercial work.