From September 24 - 27, Konica Minolta (booth C12/C19, hall 8) will present a complete digital workflow for label production at Labelexpo 2019 in Brussels (Belgium). The company is demonstrating how it is constantly pushing the boundaries of label production by working with customers and partners.
Konica Minolta's presence at the show will focus on the practical demonstration of the recently introduced AccurioLabel 230 label printing system. The digital toner printing system will be shown to the public for the first time at Labelexpo. The system is specifically designed to meet increasing market demands for shorter runs, flexibility and more customization options. Visitors to the stand in Hall 8 can experience the entire production process of a label from prepress to the finished product.
A special room at the stand will be devoted to the practical presentation of new possibilities for finishing labels. It is precisely these applications that substantially enhance the effect of a label. The markets for digital print finishing and finishing are therefore growing extremely rapidly. Visitors to Labelexpo will find systems based on MGI technology.
Konica Minolta has already demonstrated the potential of this technology with the DC330MINI from Grafisk Maskinfabrik and the JETVarnish 3D Web Color+ from MGI. The systems offer functions for coating, foiling, inline printing and finishing. In addition, a new MGI product will be presented at the booth, which is currently still kept confidential. At Labelexpo, Konica Minolta will also present software advances through its genARate augmented reality application and a new digital label module from Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ). The company is Konica Minolta's official sales and technical support center for industrial inkjet printheads outside Asia. IIJ has further developed the concept of its printing unit and now includes a range of standard press adapters for popular flexo label presses.
Konica Minolta will use the show as an important platform to actively seek the expertise and experience of customers. The aim is to incorporate collaborative insights and synergies from these discussions into new solutions for commercial inkjet printing and augmented reality applications.
The AccurioLabel 230 is a new version of Konica Minolta's highly successful AccurioLabel 190 digital label printing system. The new toner printing system has been significantly optimized in several places: These include an increase in printing speed, improved productivity, an overprinting function, the elimination of the warm-up process, less waste and an even more accurate register. The AccurioLabel 230 was developed in Europe together with the Danish company Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM) and is also manufactured in Europe. It is based on Konica Minolta's proven AccurioPress printing technology and is designed for short and medium runs. This makes it ideal for label printers, print service providers, brand owners, packaging companies, and commercial printers.
Edoardo Cotichini, Team Manager Industrial Printing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe explains: "Labelexpo 2019 is the perfect opportunity for us to showcase our newly launched AccurioLabel 230 for the first time, as well as the entire production process of a label. We will also use the show to hold open discussions and ask visitors about their expertise and experience. We are a relationship-oriented company and want to set new standards in label printing with the help of our customers. Just as we have done in the past with our AccurioLabel 190."
He adds: "Our AccurioLabel systems fill the gap between entry-level digital presses and high-end systems. We therefore expect a great deal of interest from service providers from the label printing sector at the trade fair once again. We are pleased to be able to demonstrate the numerous advantages of these systems. Above all, they offer user-friendliness and production flexibility, short throughput times and printing functions for variable data. We will also be demonstrating our world-class support and service provided locally as part of our customer-focused and partnership approach".