Product of the month: Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230

By 25 Oct 2019

The Konica Minolta’s toner-based label printing press was originally designed to address the needs of the small- to medium-sized label converters. But with 450 installations in four years, it is turning out to be a viable option even for larger label converters, says, Manish Gupta, national marketing manager - PP & IP at Konica Minolta Business Solutions India

Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230

Q: What does the Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 do?
A: AccurioLabel 230 (AL 230) is a digital label printing system that offers enhanced productivity, job flexibility, operability and excellent image quality with affordable system cost. It is a perfect fit for business expansion and parallel use with existing analogue presses.

Q: When was the AL 230 launched in India?
A: AL 230 was launched during the third quarter of 2019.

Q: Is it an upgrade? 
A: This cost-effective AL 230 is a new version of Konica Minolta’s highly successful digital label press, AL 190, bringing important benefits for customers in terms of productivity, flexibility and stability as it continues to accelerate its presence within digital label printing.

Q: Machine technology?
A:
AL 230 is a roll-to-roll, 13-inch width equipment. The print engine of this equipment is designed and manufactured by Konica Minolta, while the unwinder and rewinder is sourced from Brotech. Integration of transport and print engine is done by Konica Minolta. High image quality is realised by Konica Minolta’s unique technology through faithfully facing the high level needs in digital print market. Colour fluctuation is controlled within the minimum under various condition, which ensures stable and beautiful finish for the first through to the last print. 

Q: How does the new model differ from the AL 190?
A: AL 230 offers overprinting capability with accurate registration at a speed of up to 23.4 metre/minutes and has short warm-up time, which not only minimises job switching time, but also paper waste.

Q: What are the target markets for the machine?
A: Label converters, digital printing units, brands, and offset printers who would like to expand their business in the label segment.

Q: What are the key features of the machine?
A: While it’s small and compact, the AL 230 can print at a maximum speed of 23.4 metre/min, ensuring productivity. It is capable of excellent image quality and thanks to the sophisticated colour management features, it can deliver superb colour stability.

Q: What are the benefits of the new model?
A: AL 230 meets growing market needs for shorter runs and customisation. It offers higher productivity than its predecessor and also has a registration mechanism to overprint on pre-printed substrate.

Q: What is the USP of the machine?
A: The digital label printer, AL 230, with its superb productivity, image quality, and operability as well as economical features is ideal for customers who intend to gain a foothold in the label market and requiring parallel use with existing analogue presses.

Q: How fast is the machine?
A: It can print at a speed of up to 23.4 metres/min.

Q: How easy is it to use?
A: Ease-of-use is one of the main features of the machine.

Q: What is the cost of the AL 230?
A: It varies according to the options selected by the user. 

Q: What training and support are on offer?
A: Konica Minolta has a team of factory-trained experienced engineers to train and support equipment across India.

Q: How many AL 230 machines do you expect to install in 2019-2020?
A: We have installed one unit at a large label converter site during this year and would like to further expand our installation base.

Specifications

Machine web width:  345 mm / 445 mm

Printing speed: Max 23.4 m/min

Printing resolution: 3600dpi (equivalent) x 1200dpi / 8-bit

Printing width: 250 to 330 mm

Substrate types and thickness: 81 to 256 gsm

Pre-printing requirements: No pre-coat required

Software: Color Centro (in-built), Label Impose (optional)

Power supply: 220 to 240 V, 25 A for print engine and 3 phase 380V, 20 A, 50/60 Hz, for transport system 

Weight: 292 kg for print engine and 1204 kg for transport

Contact: 
Manish Gupta, +91 96540 99413
manish.gupta@konicaminolta.com

 


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