Konica Minolta announced the launch of a new label press at Labelexpo.
The company unveiled its AccurioLabel 190 full digital toner press for Europe, which has been developed and manufactured in cooperation with Danish company Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM).
Konica Minolta's AccurioLabel 190 will replace the bizhub Press C71cf, a system that has been sold already to over 100 companies across the globe since being launched only two years ago. Building on this success, GM is supplying its DC330 mini converting unit for the AccurioLabel 190 press, which can work in line with the machine or as a standalone unit.
The Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 system benefits from stable colour consistency and 1200x1200 dpi offset style quality. No pre-coating is required. The new machine for Europe comes with a web guiding system as a standard. Converters benefit from its ease of operation, production flexibility, fast turnaround and variable data printing capabilities, as well as world-class support and service.
Another first on the stand at Labelexpo was MGI's Jetvarnish 3DWebColor+ system for label and flexible packaging, as well as shrink film. The new digital inkjet embellishment press further reinforces the strategic alliance between MGI Digital Technology and Konica Minolta.
The new system produces in line flat and 3D spot UV coating, 3D embossed varnish textures, flat and embossed foil effects. The full solution also includes a flexo priming station for uncoated material surface management and a semi-rotary die cutting system at the end of the production for all in one production.
Edoardo Cotichini, team manager industrial printing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said: ‘The reaction from visitors was fantastic and demonstrated there is a strong need in the market for our offering. The AccurioLabel 190 has been introduced after further large scale screening of the market. We have listened carefully to customer feedback, which has really helped shape our ideas and thinking.’
Shipping for the new AccurioLabel 190 press is due to begin in December.