Konica Minolta announces Grafisol as first AccurioJet KM-1 customer in Portugal
Improved efficiency and productivity, alongside an expanded service offering, are expected to result from Grafisol Lda.’s investment in the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet digital press – the first in Portugal.
The addition of this new Konica Minolta press will allow us to modernise our print offering, widen our range of differentiating solutions and bring more value to our customers, helping to meet their current and future needs. This is one of our biggest investments in innovative technology, and we believe we will optimize our efficiency and productivity, with a focus on the sustainability of our printing. We intend to expand our product offering to our customers, who already distinguish us as the providers of highest quality services.
The Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1, which has been recognized by the European Digital Press Association (EDP) as best in class in its category, is the first printer worldwide to use Konica Minolta’s patented DotFreeze Technology, which freezes ink droplets when in contact with the substrate. The result is perfect colour registration and excellent image stability on a wide range of substrates, including standard offset materials, without the need for pre-treatment or the application of a primer in the printing process.
Among the benefits of the AccurioJet KM-1 is that printed jobs can go straight to finishing without the need to wait while the output dries. It can handle material thicknesses up to 0.6mm in simplex mode and 0.45mm in duplex printing, printing at speeds of up to 3,000 sheets per hour (simplex), 1,500 sheets per hour (duplex). Print resolution is 1,200 x 1,200 dpi, and media sizes are up to 585 x 750 mm B2+.
This is a new milestone in our operation, representing our expansion in Portugal into markets such as industrial and commercial printing, which have enormous potential. Grafisol is a long-standing client and we are very excited to support it in the development of new approaches to the market through equipment that sustains high quality and profitability.
Konica Minolta has just recently announced the sales of AccurioJet KM-1 in the Netherlands and Italy, and continues to expand into new regions with this cutting-edge printing technology.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ from Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.
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