KM launches inline booklet makers with Plockmatic Group

Konica Minolta Australia has launched the new SD-435/450 inline booklet makers with Plockmatic Group, extending the companies’ partnership and bringing a cost-effective solution for heavy production finishing to commercial print environments. 

Since 2016, when the partnership between Konica Minolta and Plockmatic Group was established, Konica Minolta has successfully launched the Plockmatic SD-500, Plockmatic PowerSquare 160, and PowerSquare 224 booklet makers. Now, with the Plockmatic SD-435/450 series, the companies said most profitable finishing needs of commercial printers can be met. 

The inline versions of the SD-435/450 will be exclusively sold by Konica Minolta throughout 2022.

Plockmatic Group’s inline platform introduces architecture that delivers new features for the first time in the low- to mid-sized volume market segments, across Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress colour production machines. 

The new system architecture will let customers produce high-quality booklets from A6 to A4 landscape. It has all the key processes needed to produce corner and edge staple, folding, spine forming, and full bleed trimming, combined in one, easy-to-use system.   

Plockmatic Group business unit inline and group technical support vice-president Johan Mikaelsson said, “Plockmatic Group is delighted to extend our successful partnership with Konica Minolta with an exclusive agreement that benefits the customers of both companies.

“Customers recognise that the finishing of any document has never been more important. The SD-435/450 series uses the latest patented Plockmatic technologies to deliver top-quality output in a wide range of print applications. These can be customised for document finishers and will help them grow business in their territories.” 

Konica Minolta Australia product marketing manager Tatjana Ferguson said, “The SD-435/450 series is powerful and versatile to meet the changing demands of customers in the commercial print sector, delivering true value.

“Key features such as long sheet capability, corner and edge stapling, square folding, and bleed trim functionality. And, the ability to produce A4 landscape booklets is becoming increasingly important for customers.” 

Other key features include:

  • RCT 3.0 Rotate Crease Trimmer for professional-looking, full bleed trimmed and creased booklets on sheets up to 620mm long, which can also be fitted with active anti-static bars. Konica Minolta’s TU-510 innovative four-edge trimmer and creaser can also be used as an alternative to the RCT module.
  • A finishing module FM-400 that includes a new design, face trimmer, and square folding mechanism in a single unit, based on the successful trimmer and book fold modules from SD-500/350.
  • High-capacity BST4000 book stacker for more production-oriented sites for long, unattended runs, which can be configured straight after the SD-435/450 or at a 90-degree angle.

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