Konica Minolta Premiers New Wide-Format Press Technology at SGIA
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is excited to announce its expanded offerings for the graphics and imaging industry, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to excellence in this space. Toward the goal of consolidating Konica Minolta’s value proposition, several, new wide-format printers were displayed and demonstrated at the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) 2018 Expo in Las Vegas, October 18-20.
Additionally, sign and display workflow software, designed to increase owner/operator efficiency and lower overhead costs, will be on the floor. Together, the printers and software exhibited will demonstrate the superior image quality produced using Konica Minolta-branded technology. For the AccurioWide 200 hybrid UV LED inkjet printer — this will be the first time this printer had been publicly displayed.
“This is Konica Minolta’s first participation at SGIA, and we’re looking forward to the feedback we receive from our current and potential future customers, says Dino Pagliarello, vice president, product management and planning at Konica Minolta. “Our wide-format printers, using our industry-leading inkjet printhead technology, produce superior quality images while reducing the cost of ownership through features that yield considerable savings on reduced consumables,” Pagliarello added.
The AccurioWide 200 hybrid UV LED printer offers the flexibility and ease of printing on rigid and flexible materials up to 1.77 inches in thickness and 6.7 feet wide. Utilizing Konica Minolta 1024i printhead nozzle technology, images can be produced in six colors including white, maintaining perfectly vivid and bright colors throughout a print run.
For Konica Minolta, the SGIA Expo is an ideal venue to demonstrate wide format technology. At SGIA, an estimated 20,000 graphic industry professionals, many of whom are leaders in this field, are looking to grow their business in new market segments through the adoption of the latest printing technologies.
In addition to the AccurioWide 200, Konica Minolta is proud to showcase the following at SGIA:
-- The AccurioWide 160 – the first Konica Minolta UV wide-format printer was first displayed last month at Print 18. Using Konica Minolta’s renowned inkjet printhead technology, this press prints using a six color process and white ink on a variety of roll, board and sheet substrates up to 1.6 meters wide.
-- The PLS-475i Digital Inkjet Label Press – represents the latest Memjet Versapass ink and printhead technology. This press supports continuous-roll and pre-die cut media up to 9.5 inches in width. It’s designed for users with production requirements including convertors, brand owners and commercial printers.
-- The COLEX SharpCut – can precisely cut out multiple images printed on a single substrate, including foam board, wood and textile/fabric. A short video demonstration of this print and cut technology can be viewed here
-- The AccurioPROWideDirector Production Workflow solution software is a compressive, end-to-end production workflow for Sign and Display jobs. With built-in “Preflight and Correction” for reliable, accurate first-time-out prints, this solution is a true workflow hub for multiple engines and operators.
Lastly, visually stunning print samples from Konica Minolta’s impressive AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet press will be displayed and made available at the booth. Konica Minolta representatives present at the expo are eager to share the capabilities of this outstanding digital press.
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