Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet Press Exceeds Expectations for General Marketing Solutions, Inc.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Press release from the issuing company
GMS Switches from Liquid Ink Toner to Inkjet Technology
Ramsey, N.J. – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to offer customers the latest technology to help their businesses move forward. For General Marketing Solutions (GMS), an integrated marketing services company, it was time to switch to inkjet technology to better support and deliver its commercial printing jobs.
“At GMS, our focus is to redefine how print is bought. We bring to the table a solutions-oriented process that starts each conversation with strategy and return on investment. We wanted to invest in technology that would offer a full complement of printing capabilities to support this philosophy and fulfill our clients’ critical color needs and timeline requirements,” said Kurt Gonyea, President and CEO of GMS.
Why select an inkjet press, specifically? Troy Mone, Manufacturing Manager at GMS, adds, “We have the traditional liquid ink toner devices and it just seemed like the right time to jump in [with inkjet.] After monitoring inkjet technology for years, we decided the best fit for our company was the AccurioJet KM-1. Not only were we impressed with the features of this press, but also with Konica Minolta. We have worked with them in the past and are very happy with their responsiveness and the support that they provide.”
Konica Minolta’s Bill Troxil, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, shared, “We are excited about our new strategic partnership with Kurt Gonyea and his team at GMS. GMS is one of the top marketing services companies in the United States, providing a wide array of clients with leading-edge technology.”
GMS’s significant switch to inkjet technology has paid off: The company found the AccurioJet KM-1 delivers outstanding stability in color and provides a wider and deeper color gamut. AccurioJet KM-1’s color accuracy and quality were above and beyond GMS’s expectations.
Mone and his team were also impressed with the AccurioJet KM-1’s ultraviolet (UV) ink; it produces extremely high-quality prints and does not require any heat drying. The UV ink enables GMS to print on a variety of materials without the need for any pre-treatment.
The inkjet press’s 23x29” sheet size and many other capabilities have allowed GMS to print large quantities with more productive uptime. The AccurioJet KM-1 automatically detects and corrects image flaws with internal inline Konica Minolta sensing technology, improving the stability and overall quality of print jobs. GMS will be able to reduce downtime with a number of components that can be replaced by customers in the field, such as the inkjet heads.
Konica Minolta is committed to providing the highest quality machines, inkjet technology, customization and technical support services during installation and beyond. Troxil is confident his customer’s success will continue for years to come: “The AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet Press provides GMS the widest flexibility of substrates in the marketplace, giving GMS, and its clients, a competitive advantage.”
The AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet Press has established itself as a leader across all segments of the North American Marketplace, supported by the record number of installations in 2018.
L-R: Bill Troxil, SVP Strategic Business Development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions; Kurt Gonyea, President/CEO, GMS; Troy Mone, Manufacturing Manager, GMS; James Trowbridge, Director of Manufacturing, GMS.
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