In addition to displaying a full line of labelling presses at Labelexpo, Konica Minolta is unveiling the AccurioLabel 400 five-colour label press for the first time in the United States. Initially designed to offer an affordable entry point into high-quality digital printing for small-to-mid sized label converters, AccurioLabel presses are now widely accepted by large-sized businesses as well.
Available in 2023, the AccurioLabel 400 will allow customers to expand their businesses in the growing markets of digital label production and packaging. The new press incorporates all of Konica Minolta’s cutting-edge technology, including the Intelligent Quality Optimizer (IQ-520) colour management functionality for real-time colour stability and registration control. The AccurioLabel 400 offers a fifth well for white toner to expand creative label applications, plus resolution equivalent to 3600 x 2400 dpi and many automated control features for highly productive output.
“By building this press off our flagship toner product, and incorporating the IQ-520 technology and optional fifth colour station with white toner, we’re adding a whole layer of capability we haven’t had on the label side of the business until now, which will really differentiate us in the market,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta.
A technology preview of the PKG-1300 full-colour digital packaging press also forms part of the exhibit. With superior image quality up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, this package printer supports printing on uncoated and clay-coated materials at thicknesses from 1 mm to 50 mm. The PKG-1300 ink is a water-based pigment ink that is safe for the food and cosmetic markets. Three configurations can include auto feeders and stackers to provide high productivity and performance.
“Both the AccurioLabel 400 and the PKG-1300 make high-quality digital label printing and packaging faster, easier and more affordable for commercial printers, converters and their customers,” added Pagliarello.
Konica Minolta is also showcasing the AccurioLabel 230 digital label press and GM DC330 Mini, both of which made an impression at PacPrint 2022. Together with Konica Minolta’s label presses, the GM DC330 Mini provides an end-to-end, compact digital label print and finishing solution. This label finisher allows users to add UV varnish with options for spot UV varnish, laminate, super-gloss and cold foil. It can also die-cut, slit and rewind to provide completely finished labels. Based on the GM DC330 platform, this device has been designed and improved over eight generations, and features new electronics, a newly designed control panel and an updated user interface.
The AccurioLabel 400 incorporates IQ-520 technology and optional fifth colour station with white toner