Konica Minolta will unveil AccurioLabel 400 at Labelexpo
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, is attending Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, Illinois, September 13-15. The company will showcase a full line of labeling presses at booth 5803, including the unveiling of the AccurioLabel 400 five-color labeling press for the first time in the United States.
Originally designed to provide an affordable entry point into high quality digital printing for small to medium sized label converters, AccurioLabel presses are now widely accepted by large enterprises as well. In fact, according to IDC, Konica Minolta currently leads the U.S. label market with 41% market share in Q1 2022, and the company plans to take even more of a lead with the addition of the AccurioLabel 400.
Available in spring 2023, the AccurioLabel 400 will allow customers to expand into the growing markets of digital label production and packaging. The new press incorporates all of Konica Minolta’s cutting-edge technology, including Intelligent Quality Optimizer (IQ-520) color management functionality for real-time color stability and register control. The AccurioLabel 400 offers a fifth well for white toner to expand creative label applications, as well as 3600 x 2400 dpi equivalent resolution and numerous automated control features for highly productive output.
“We have some amazing technologies to showcase at Labelexpo, including exciting previews of two new devices – the AccurioLabel 400 and PKG-1300 – that make high-quality digital label printing and packaging faster, easier and more affordable for commercial printers, converters and their customers,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “The AccurioLabel 400 will be a primary focus of our exposure. By building this press off of our flagship toner and incorporating IQ-520 technology and the optional fifth color station with white toner, we’re adding a whole layer of capabilities we don’t have. until now, this was not the case on the label side, which will really differentiate us in the market.
Konica Minolta will also showcase the AccurioLabel 230 digital label press and the GM DC330 Mini. Combined with Konica Minolta’s label presses, the GM DC330 Mini offers a compact, end-to-end digital label printing and finishing solution. This label finisher allows users to add UV varnish with spot UV varnish, lamination, super gloss and cold foil options. It can also cut, slit and rewind to provide completely finished labels. Based on the GM DC330 platform, this device has been designed and improved over eight generations and includes new electronics, a newly designed control panel and an updated user interface.
A technology preview of the PKG-1300 digital color packaging press will also be part of the exhibit. With superior image quality up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, this packaging printer supports printing on uncoated and clay coated materials at thicknesses from 1mm to 50mm. PKG-1300 ink is a water-based pigment ink that is safe for food and cosmetic markets. Three configurations can include autoloaders and stackers to provide high productivity and performance.
In addition, Konica Minolta will take this opportunity to publicize its long-term environmental action plan, which includes achieving Carbon Minus status by 2030 and reducing CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle of the 80% produced by 2050. As part of this mission, the company has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation for the past two years to plant 20,000 trees in an effort to revitalize America’s national forests. Stand visitors can write their name on a specially printed tag that will be stuck to a tree as part of the exhibit. After the show, Konica Minolta will plant a tree for each tag collected.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Konica Minolta to Labelexpo Americas 2022,” said Lisa Milburn, General Manager of Labelexpo Global Series. “The worldwide launch of the Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 400 digital press is another great reason for label converters to attend Labelexpo Americas in September as the North American industry continues its transition from analog to digital.
Konica Minolta will hold a press conference during Labelexpo on Tuesday, September 13 from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET in Press Conference Room 13 in the conference room adjacent to the show. The company also participates in Labelexpo’s Digital Embellishment Trail to allow attendees to explore the full range of digital embellishment options.
Virtual product demonstrations will be available at Konica Minolta’s MGI JETvarnish 3D Web booth. Experts will be on hand for product demonstrations and questions, and samples will be available. If you would like to speak to one of Konica Minolta’s product experts at Labelexpo, please click here.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. reshapes and revolutionizes the workplace to achieve true connectivity with the Intelligent Connected Workplace. Through our comprehensive portfolio, we offer solutions to leverage mobility and cloud services and optimize business processes through workflow automation. Konica Minolta’s IT Services Division offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized by Brand Keys as the No. 1 brand for customer loyalty in the multifunction desktop copier market for 15 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years. We work in partnership with our clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaCA) and Instagram!
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