Nothing Beats Seeing A Production Print Product Firsthand!

August 21, 2018

With PRINT 18 just weeks away, this is an opportune time to mention which products Konica Minolta will have on display in our 9,000 square foot exhibit.  Our team aims to impress by showcasing our broad range of capabilities in digital printing, decorative embellishment, packaging, wide-format printing, and finishing. It’s no small effort to get these colossal machines out to Chicago up and running on the trade show floor each year. But we believe it’s worth the effort for our customers to see the finished product firsthand as it’s made.

And it’s not just about the printing presses. PRINT 18 provides our team with a forum to illustrate firsthand how we design our products and service offerings to give you, the commercial printer, the ability to expand your business into new territories and offer your clients better services than ever before. All with the backing and support of a company that has dedicated over 30 years to developing products for the graphic communications and industrial print market.

By leaving analog printing and finishing methods behind, you will take advantage of the efficiency and immediacy digital output offers. The results allow profit margins to increase dramatically making an immediate impact to your bottom line.

Now, without further ado, here is a glimpse of what we will have ready for you to see:

IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer — This is our inline calibration unit that takes color consistency and registration accuracy to the next level. As part of a closed loop system, the IQ-501 analyzes the front and back of each sheet making automatic adjustments to output on the fly to ensure outstanding color and front to back registration from the first print to the last, minimizing waste and maximizing profitability.

AccurioWide 160 — The first Konica Minolta UV wide-format printer is now here and we are really excited to launch this product! Using our renowned inkjet print head technology, this product is capable of printing four color process and white ink on a variety of roll, board or sheet substrates up to 1.6 meters wide. Think of the opportunities available to print signs, displays, back-lit advertisements, point-of-purchase displays and more!

MGI JV3D 9000L — We partnered and invested in MGI because they simply offer the best digital decorative print embellishing product on the market. If your customers are looking for 100 percent digital spot-UV, hot foil, tactile surfaces and other unique creative options, we offer this product that handles both sheet-fed and roll-to-roll substrates. This is a must see product that our clients are using to increase their profits, in some cases by as much as 80 percent!

AccurioLabel 190 GM Edition — The label and packaging business is booming and we have a cost effective digital solution for commercial printers looking to gain a foothold or expand into that market. This toner-based web press, paired in-line with a mini-GM die cutting solution, is all you need to start realizing the potential opportunities in that market.

WEBJet 100D — Our high-speed, high volume digital press is a fantastic solution for transactional printing or other high speed roll-to-cut or roll-to-roll output. This affordable press, printing 525 feet per minute at the highest resolution in its class, is offered with extensive finishing capabilities for targeted, profitable applications.

AccurioJet KM-1 — This impressive production inkjet press combines the speed and flexibility of offset presses with the digital benefits of variable data printing and zero make-ready! Although the engine will not be on the floor this year, we will be showcasing some visually stunning print samples from the KM-1 to share.

So, look for these products at Print 18 in Chicago, September 30 – October 2, and see for yourself where the future of work resides at the Konica Minolta exhibit.

Dino Pagliarello
Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning

Dino Pagliarello is responsible for Konica Minolta’s portfolio of industry award-winning office and graphic communications technology within the U.S. He leads a team of product planning and marketing experts that bring new products to market, from multi-functional printers for the office to high-end industrial printing equipment, overseeing the complete life-cycle of these devices. With more than 19 years at the company, Dino has accumulated extensive experience in all facets of the business, and works collaboratively with a global engineering team to share his knowledge of the production and industrial print market. He holds a BS in International Business from Ramapo College.