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Konica Minolta Partnership with iSys Label Adds Entry-level Digital Label Printers to Portfolio

Ramsey, N.J. – September 26, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces a new partnership with iSys Label, Canadian developer and manufacturer of short- to mid-run digital label printers through their North American distributor, IntoPrint Technologies.

Under the agreement, Konica Minolta will add the IntoPrint EDGE 850 and IntoPrint Eclipse LF3 to its product portfolio, starting in North America with plans to expand globally.

“This strategic partnership gives us the ability to offer production-quality digital labeling and finishing technology to our market,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “With affordable price points, both products are targeted to smaller customers who expect the same level of digital performance as larger print houses. The agreement with iSys expands our portfolio to better serve these customers’ needs.”

The EDGE 850 digital label printer was developed for the short run, on-demand label market. Compact enough to sit on a desk, it can print at speeds up to 9.14 m/min. and makes light work of printing on self-adhesive label stock, tag stock, approved films and synthetics with a media width range of 6.0” up to 8.5” and print lengths up to 700 feet. Designed for in-house production of labels, users will be capable of printing 2,000 labels in less than 20 minutes and have the finished roll ready for immediate application or finishing equipment.

The Eclipse LF3 digital cutter is a label finishing system that delivers accurate single point registration cutting with lamination, waste matrix removal, slitting and rewind system. Built for the short run, on-demand label market, the LF3 complements the EDGE 850 and allows for a complete workflow solution.

“The demand for finishing equipment has intensified, especially in the digital environment. Pairing iSys’s label printing technology with the LF3 finishing system results in a finished label that looks great but is also protected from the elements and has extra durability for repeat handling,” said Mark Hopkins, President of iSys Label.

Randy Rickert, Director of iSys Label, states “I can’t tell you how excited we are to have Konica Minolta representing the Intoprint EDGE 850. By using Konica Minolta’s existing vertical markets, we will be able to reach a larger demographic with our short run label printers in a more effective and efficient way.”

Konica Minolta will show both products in Booth #1231 at Graph Expo 14 from September 28 – October 1 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Under the theme of “The Winner’s Circle,” Konica Minolta booth #1231 will also feature the #10 Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette Dallara DP.

Konica Minolta will hold a press conference at Graph Expo 14 from 1-1:45 p.m. CST Sept. 28 in Room S502A, McCormick Place, Chicago, to discuss its latest technology.

To schedule a tour of Konica Minolta Graph Expo Booth #1231 and/or an executive interview, please contact Karen Harris at kharris@kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

For a complete overview of Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Production solutions and to access a detailed Graph Expo 14 booth map, click here.

Follow Konica Minolta at Graph Expo 14 on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #KMWinnersCircle and #GraphExpo.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years, and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

About iSys Label

iSys Label is the innovative developer and manufacturer of short to mid run digital label presses that deliver production quality labels print after print. Our focus is on developing customized product configurations to fit our customers’ needs and provide effective solutions that meet their highest expectations.

About Intoprint Technologies

Intoprint Technologies headquartered in Roanoke, VA., distributes printing products and services  throughout the United States. Our focus is providing customers the very best in quality solutions and after sale support. For more information visit www.intoprint.com or e-mail sales@intoprint.com

Konica Minolta Contacts

Karen Harris
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201-818-3231
kharris@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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