Konica Minolta to expand in commercial printing sector, launching digital inkjet presses with UV capabilities for brochures, posters, point-of-purchase graphics, packaging applications

, April 26, 2014 (press release) – Konica Minolta at Ipex 2014 has announced new solutions for expansions in commercial printing sector.

The manufacturer will exploit the digital short-run packaging markets its KM-1 B2+ UV inkjet colour press for digital short-run production. It will enable commercial printers to expand their print applications with larger sheet sizes for 3-panel and 4-panel brochures, pocket folders, posters, point-of-purchase graphics, dust jackets, wrap-around book covers and even light packaging applications at the speed of up to 3,300 sheets per hour.

At its press conference at Ipex 2014 the company stated that it wants to become number one in production printing segment in terms of print volume, giving insights regarding its strategy to move forward. The company also demonstrated roll-to-roll label printing at up to 18m/min with its Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C70RLC and software covering workflow connectivity and automation, web-to-print, colour management, as well as 12 running systems along with bizhub PRESS C1100, targeting the commercial print, print-for-pay and central CRD markets, and due for launch later in 2014.

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