At C’Print on Tuesday 6 February, Konica Minolta formalised the first sale in France of its B2+digital inkjet press, the AccurioJet KM-1, to Realisaprint.com printers. This new deal reinforces its existing partnership with Realisaprint.com, an ambassador for Konica Minolta and the first reference site for Southern Europe.
The AccurioJet KM-1 integrates easily into offset and digital environments and offers productivity of up to 3,000 sheets an hour. Its numerous advantages include the patented "dot freeze” LED UV-cured ink technology, guaranteeing perfect colour registration and outstanding image stability. The AccurioJet KM-1 offers immense flexibility, not least through its unique ability to produce duplex prints that come off the press and go straight to finishing. Registration accuracy is guaranteed by using the same gripper-to-gripper technology used in offset.
Its ability to handle a wide variety of media, including coated and uncoated, offset, textured, canvas and PVC from 60 to 600 microns thick without pretreatment, in particular, was one of the reasons Realisaprint.com chose this press. The LED (UV) printing operation intends to immediately finish the sheets. The colorimetric stability associated with inkjet production and the cost efficiency for short runs also justified Realisaprint.com’s decision. “Being the first company in France to buy the AccurioJet KM-1 reinforces our reputation as pioneers and strengthens our expertise in the graphics chain, allowing us to support our customers better in post-print processes,” emphasised Rémy Barelli, co-founder of Realisaprint.com.
This new investment builds on the long-standing partnership with Konica Minolta. Realisaprint.com particularly appreciates the quality of its relationship with Konica Minolta. The trust, the expertise of the teams and the way they provide technical support have always made all the difference and have given Realisaprint.com the confidence to purchase four presses from Konica Minolta, including, most recently, the JETVARNISH 3DS.
“This B2 digital press is becoming the Swiss Army knife of the printing world because it has so many uses. It is providing our customers with the tool helping to unlock new applications, some of which probably required many different techniques to produce in the past,” concluded Mark Hinder, Head of Market Development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “Our progress with regards to our sales objectives is just seen as a manifestation of the multifunctionality of the AccurioJet KM-1: Feedback from customers using our technology has not only proved that the KM-1 can sustain high quality and reliability, but is also providing customers with a unique platform to grow their business.”
As manufacturer of inkjet print heads, Konica Minolta has been a major player in the inkjet market for more than 40 years. Some thirty AccurioJet KM-1 presses have already been installed around the world.