Konica Minolta To Deploy India’s First AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet Press

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies will be installing its first AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet press in India.

The cutting-edge AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet press solution which comes with a B2 plus Sheet-fed was first unveiled at DRUPA 2012. The solution during its launch garnered significant admiration particularly for its unprecedented image production quality and capability to print on a host of media.

AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet press, Konica Minolta’s innovative inkjet press can efficiently cater to latest production demands and incorporates patented UV inkjet technology, traditional sheet feeding and effective media handling upto B2+ size. The solution also eliminates the use of special digital stocks or expensive coatings and can easily handle quality jobs on a wide range of substrates

Some of the salient features of the revolutionary AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet Press include:

Unprecedented image quality:

The trend setting print output is achieved with Konica Minolta’s high-resolution print heads, 1800IS, which produces true 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution. Konica Minolta’s proprietary UV ink furnishes high quality light fastness as well as scratch resistance print outputs. This eliminates the scenario of complaints from end consumers regarding scratches or rub offs without lamination or any post printing treatment. The company’s original print head design and patented UV ink technology produces outstanding print results. Printing business also gets benefited from image quality a wide colour gamut and quality that matches offset.

Versatile print applications:

The revolutionary AccurioJet KM-1 UV digital inkjet press is very well designed to print up to 3,000 oversized sheets per hour. It produces a wide variety of new jobs such as heavy textured stock and packaging. It also enables printing businesses to print both profitably and in fully personalized fashion for end users, leveraging larger sheet sizes for 3-panel and 4-panel brochures, pocket folders, posters, point-of-purchase graphics, dust jackets, wrap-around book covers, and many more.

Unparalleled media handling:

With enhanced media flexibility, AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet Press processes sizes of up to 585 x 750 mm (B2+ size). It produces an extensive selection of commercial print and packaging applications with a maximum sheet thickness of up to 0.6 mm. The solution also enables printing on a wider range of coated and uncoated substrates including heavily textured, metallic, non-tear able media, eradicating the need for special substrate qualities or special treatment before or after printing. With AccurioJet KM-1 Inkjet Press, small-lot, short-turnaround jobs can be offered immediately after printing to the next production step as the iconic UV ink gets cured instantly.

Enhanced productivity:

The AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet Press machine can print up to 3,000 sheets per hour in simplex or 1,500 sheets per hour in duplex mode leveraging hybrid production workflow. It also eliminates the requirements of plates enabling easy addition of jobs to the print queues via the web, hot folder or existing offset workflows.

Excellent image stability:

AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet Press also delivers 100 percent consistency in paper feeding, registration, image quality and repeatability. This absolute consistency comes from excellent front-to-back registration accuracy, enabled by a gripper-to-gripper offset technology. Also, with this solution eradicating the requirement of pre and post printing processes, printing business can save significantly on turnaround time and operating expenditures to soar profit margins.

‘’The industry-leading AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet press solution has set new standards in the global industrial printing segment with its unprecedented output quality, short turnaround time and extremely low operating costs. With a perfect blend of cutting-edge technology and compact design, AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet is set to revolutionize the Indian printing market,” said Yoshinori Koide, Director – Business Strategy & Project Management Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd.

Other important advantages of the revolutionary UV ink include:

Environment friendly operations coupled with Colour Capacity, Natural Gloss, and Colour consistency and scratch resistance print outputs. The revolutionary ink also helps in immediate fabrication, less wastage and cleaning.
“We at Konica Minolta have always strived to enable printing business across the globe tap new revenue opportunities with our cutting edge solutions. The AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet Press solution will further pave the way for printing industry to harness new market opportunities as well as set new benchmarks for quality, consistency and turnaround time in the segment”, said Kuldeep Malhotra Vice President (Sales Planning and Communication) Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd.

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