Above: Konica Minolta Australia industrial print solutions consultant Adam Todd, general manager of production and industrial print Andrew Cocker and industrial print technical sales specialist James Rolland
Konica Minolta Australia showcased the new AccurioLabel 400 Press, designed for on-demand label print production, at a launch event in Sydney last night.
This is the latest label press to be introduced by Konica Minolta in the Australian market to support the growing label production and packaging industries, and offers up to 3,000m of un-interrupted printing.
“The AccurioLabel 400 Press has been designed with an array of functions for unparalleled flexibility and unmatched efficiency. Some of these standout functions include intuitive touch panels, AccurioPro Flux with label impose, faster printing speed, and higher run lengths. The new label press can print on a wide range of label media and offers personalised elements at high quality, and at a faster, simplified manner,” Konica Minolta Australia production and industrial print general manager Andrew Cocker said.
Konica Minolta Australia industrial print solutions consultant Adam Todd and industrial print technical sales specialist James Rolland gave a demonstration of the AccurioLabel 400 Press, which uses dry toner electrophotography, a five-colour resolution of cyan, magenta, yellow, black (CMYK) and white, and has a high maximum print speed up to 39.9 metres per minute.
They showed how the five-colour station with white toner is used in one pass when printing, which widens the range of print applications while saving time, reducing costs, and improving productivity for printers.
The AccurioLabel 400 Press’ ability to automate and streamline jobs set up, which make it easy for variants to be applied to the same run, was also discussed, along with the machine’s intuitive touchscreen operator interface, which can run from a table, and its FluxLabel Impose software.
Other features of the new label press include:
• Its multiple touch panel monitors which can be found in three areas on the machine and includes on-screen instructions to ensure ease-of-use for operators, eliminating the need for extensive user training. A tablet separate from the machine can also be used as the main touch panel for easy manoeuvrability when operating the press.
• Its image quality at an impressive resolution of 1,200 X 2,400 dpi (3,600 equivalent dpi), which can deliver high precision image reproduction. The inbuilt Intelligent Quality Optimiser provides colour stability, print registration, and density adjustments on the fly, while also reducing set up times. The automatic calibrations and profile creation ensures the highest colour quality during print runs and when reproducing the same print output over time.
“The AccurioLabel 400 Press has been designed to help printers capitalise on the latest trends in the mid-high volume customised label market. The launch of new label press is testament to the work Konica Minolta Australia is doing to ensure a profitable, sustainable future for the local production and industrial print market, helping customers expand their potential with labels, packaging, and embellishments,” Cocker said.
“For Australian customers, the AccurioLabel 400 Press will be instrumental for them to tap into the lucrative short run label market, particularly with the increased demand from businesses that develop and cater to the likes of, but not limited to craft gin, beer, or coffee as well as boutique and custom small businesses.
“The press takes us into a whole new area with our customers. We are hoping that it is going to be a game-changer in labels.”
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