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31-05-16
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Konica Minolta strengthens commercial print business and makes a full commitment to label and packaging markets at drupa 2016

At drupa, the stage will be set for Konica Minolta to launch officially KM-1, underline its commitment to the label and packaging markets, unveil more plans in its cooperation strategy with MGI across the globe as well as break new ground with major rebranding of its commercial printing products as Accurio.


Official launch of KM-1

The KM-1, Konica Minolta's eagerly-awaited B2+ UV inkjet press, will be officially launched at drupa 2016. At Konica Minolta’s booth, it can be found in the B2 inkjet printing zone, where it will perform in combination with MGI’s JETvarnish, showing visitors a wide range of benefits. They include moving short-run offset to digital inkjet, the ability to carry out hybrid printing with the integration of KM-1 into existing offset processes, duplex printing and larger sheet sizes as well as printing on packaging board, lightweight papers and textured stock. For more information, please visit Konica Minolta’s microsite (inkjet.konicaminolta.eu), fully dedicated to inkjet and KM-1.


Labels and packaging industries

Konica Minolta commits to make fully-fledged inroads into the label and packaging sectors. At drupa, Konica Minolta will show how a combination of its bizhub PRESS C71cf, GM DC330 Mini finisher and MGI’s JETvarnish can reduce label print run lengths, enabling faster delivery times and opening the doors to value-added ondemand label runs.  Furthermore, for those looking at optimising opportunities in the digitally-printed packaging space, Konica Minolta will stage a technical showcase of a new technology: KM-C. This flat-bed B1 format inkjet digital press has been developed for folding carton and thin corrugated applications for a thickness of 0.3 – 1.2 mm. Further details will be disclosed at Konica Minolta’s drupa press conference on 31 May at 1:00 p.m. in room 7, CCD Süd, as well as at the company’s drupa booth in Hall 8B, stand A65.