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Konica Minolta Presents First Inkjet Press

Friday, April 27, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Konica Minolta presents their first ink jet press KM1, developed for the commercial printer sector. A preview will be given of three further digital printing systems with outstanding performance for economical print production and superb-quality colour and black & white printing on the production level, with the goal to increase business for customers.

In a technology showcase, Konica Minolta offers a first look at its pioneering inkjet development “KM1”. Targeting commercial printing environments KM1 supports commercial printers in producing high-quality print jobs that are not suitable for offset printing, e.g. due to size, short print runs, extremely tight deadlines, and of course, variable data processing. “

KM1 is a joint development of Komori and Konica Minolta. By combining the proprietary technologies of both companies, we are able to create a high valueadded product that meets the demands of our customers and can appeal to nextgeneration printing industry”, comments Olaf Lorenz from Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Europe).

The high-speed colour inkjet press processes formats up to size B2 and a speed of 3300 sph (sheets per hour). Thanks to a high resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi, an outstanding print quality is given.

Beyond that, Konica Minolta will give a preview of the bizhub PRESS 1052 und 1250, a black and white print production system, as well as bizhub PRESS C1100, a new colour flagship among the Konica Minolta digital presses.

Commercial printers, as well as external and internal print providers, benefit from the bizhub PRESS 1052/1250’s impressive performance, superb black-and-white print quality, and absolute reliability, even for the production of peak volumes – factors that translate into enhanced overall productivity and boost customer satisfaction. Both digital presses are ideal for commercial printers to make a start in digital b/w print production, and pave the way for new business opportunities. Keywords are ‘printing on demand’ and ‘variable data printing’: flexible digital printing facilitates the production of exact required quantities and individualised print products. This saves time, manpower and overall costs by reducing storage space as well as waste from outdated printed information. The presses will be launched in July 2012.

Although the launch is planned for next year, Konica Minolta will give an initial introduction of the bizhub PRESS C1100, a new superb-quality colour printing system on the production level, at drupa 2012.

The bizhub PRESS C1100 is the professional colour press that commercial printers, print-for-pay facilities and corporate CRDs have been waiting for. Meeting tightest deadlines is easy with Konica Minolta’s fastest colour digital press: The bizhub PRESS C1100 does not require extensively trained key operators, but features a digital workflow that accommodates last-minute changes, web-to-print job ordering, variable data printing and cost-effective inline finishing – all of which maximise the flexibility and productivity of any printing environment. Helping to lower the cost of labour and other hidden costs, it guarantees a fast turnaround and better profits from higher margins.

Managing short-run, print on demand, personalised and customised print jobs is easy with the bizhub PRESS C1100. As a true value-added differentiator, it enables printers to fulfil the most diverse requirements of their customers. Its robust capabilities offer an easy path to digital print production and facilitate the entry into production printing.

With the bizhub PRESS C1100, Konica Minolta meets the advanced requirements of print production at the highest level, improves customer satisfaction by offering digital image quality on par with offset printing and supports printing companies in holding their ground in this highly competitive market.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe at drupa 2012:
Stand: B78, Hall 8B
Venue: Düsseldorf Fairgrounds, Germany
Dates: 3 to 16 May 2012


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