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Konica Minolta launches Bizhub Press C71cf at Labelexpo India 2016

17 November 2016

The Bizhub Press C71cf, the new digital label printer from the leaders of digital production printing Konica Minolta, was officially launched on the first day of the four-day Labelexpo India 2016 on 17 November. The launch of the machine, which was introduced globally during Labelexpo Brussels 2015, also heralds the Japanese company’s entry into the niche digital label printing segment in India.

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Yuji Nakata, MD, Konica Minolta India, Toro Suda, general manager, IP business development division, Konica Minolta, Yoshinori Koida, executive EGM, PP and IP marketing, Konica Minolta India and Kuldeeep Malhotra, vice-president, Konica Minolta India, among others, attended the launch ceremony.

The C71cf leverages Konica Minolta’s dry toner technology platform and comes as a perfect end-to-end printing solution for mid-range businesses involved with diverse requirements. The machine has printing resolution of 1200 dpi and can print images with a maximum size of 1195x320 mm.

Yuji Nakata, managing director, Konica Minolta India, said, “Currently, the global market size of industrial printing, including packaging, textiles and labels, stands at USD 456.5 billion. This creates a huge potential for digital printing in the segment as a significant number of industrial printing businesses still rely on analogue printing and are struggling to meet the new emerging demands in the printing segment. We, at Konica Minolta, are committed to set new benchmarks in the digital industrial printing segment in India with our last mile customer service network and industry leading digital printing solutions.’’

Toro Suda, general manager, Konica Minolta, IP business development division, shared his views, “The major challenge upfront the digital printing segment is the lack of computer literate, IT proficient and internet savvy business professionals in the industrial printing domain. Our new digital printing solutions have been tailored specifically considering this challenge and offer unprecedented ease of use features which will help SMBs in the industrial printing domain in India, transit efficiently to the world of digital printing.’’

Yoshinori Koide, EGM – PP & IP marketing, Konica Minolta, added, “The C71cf, with its unmatched ease of use, scalability and efficiency comes as a perfect solution for multiple requirements of label printing enterprises. We are glad to launch this extremely efficient and sturdy digital press in India to augment the growth of digital printing in the country.’’

Kuldeep Malhotra, sales head, Konica Minolta India, said, “India, being one of the fastest growing printing markets across the globe, has witnessed an unprecedented demand for volume printing as well as diverse printing requirements from different industry verticals. We, at Konica Minolta, are determined to help mid-range industrial printing businesses in the country fetch the benefits of digital printing.”

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