JB Khanna Picture gets India’s first AcurioJet KM1e press

Chennai-based picture trading specialist JB Khanna Picture has installed India’s first Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM1e. To mark the installation, JB Khanna hosted an on-site event at its Chennai facility on 30 April 2023

09 Jun 2023 | By Disha Chakraborty

Inauguration at JB Khanna Pictures in Chennai

The event showcased the advanced capabilities of the machine, emphasising its potential impact on their business. Attendees were treated to a demonstration of the technology, which highlighted the benefits of this cutting-edge solution for industrial and commercial printing needs.

Established in 1957, JB Khanna is one of the first dedicated religious picture publication companies and has a large, exclusive collection of religious picture produced at its design studio and printing sites.

Rajesh Khanna, director, JB Khanna Pictures, said, “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Konica Minolta for our printing needs. As a printing company that values innovation and quality, we are excited to have found a like-minded partner in Konica Minolta. The AccurioJet KM1e has already shown great promise in revolutionizing the printing industry. We are thrilled to see the benefits it will bring to our production process, enabling us to deliver even more impactful visual communication to our clients. We are confident that our partnership with Konica Minolta will be a fruitful and long-lasting one.”

The company operates with more than 5,000 active dealers pan-India and the number is growing. “We take pride by stating that every house in India will have at least one picture printed at JB Khanna Pictures,” says Khanna.

The Accuriojet KM-1e is a 29.5-inch sheeffed LED UV digital colour press. It can print on media as thin as 0.06mm without curling or wrinkling caused by swelling and drying processes required by aqueous inkjet systems; and as thick at 0.6mm, expanding capabilities of printing a range of applications to include items such as packages, tags, table-top calendars or menus, direct-mail and simple photo albums. 600 nozzles per inch. It can print up to 3,000 sheets/hour/simplex of the maximum paper size (585×750mm) and 1,500 sheets/hour in the automatic duplex printing mode at 1,200 dpi resolution.

Besides the new kit, JB Khann has multi-colour printing machines, fully automated laminating machine, dedicated machine for printing 3D holographic artworks, sticker gumming machine and polar cutting machines In the pre-press, it has a CTP plus scanners.

Katsuhisa Asari, managing director of Konica Minolta India, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce our collaboration with JB Khanna Pictures, and we are delighted to bring the AccurioJet KM1e to India. As a leader in industrial, commercial, and packaging solutions in the B2C segment, we understand the need for advanced printing technology, and our latest addition to the Indian market is a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence. We firmly believe that the AccurioJet KM1e will revolutionise the printing industry in India and streamline the processes for our Indian partners. With its speed, accuracy, and versatility, this machine has the potential to transform the way they approach printing and achieve their business goals more efficiently and effectively. At Konica Minolta, we are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers. We are confident that this collaboration will be a long and successful one, and we look forward to working closely with them to achieve their printing goals.”


 JB Khanna fact file
Established in 1957
Location Chennai
Speciality Religious picture publication
Equipment KM AccuroJet KM1e press, multi-colour printing machinery, laminating machine, dedicated machine for printing 3D holographic artworks, CTP among others