Konica Minolta to showcase new solutions at Drupa 2024

Konica Minolta announced it will unveil AccurioJet 60000, a high-speed UV inkjet press and AlphaJET, an integrated line from printing to finishing. At Drupa 2024, it will unveil its digital print portfolio at its stall spread across an area of 2,400 sqm in Hall 8.

16 May 2024 | By Aditya Ghosalkar

Konica Minolta

With the rise in small-lot printing and several private and local brands, there is a spur in promotional effectiveness in promotional materials, packages and labels. Konica Minolta aims to accelerate the adoption of digital printing by expanding its scope to cover the entire printing process and the supply chain and focusing on innovation and improvement from the customer's perspective.

Konica Minolta will exhibit the AccurioJet 60000 for the first time, which enhances the quality and functionality of the AccurioJet KM-1 and KM1e — which have been used around the world since their release in 2016 for various printing applications such as various printing papers and PVC plastics.

The AccurioJet 60000 maximises throughput with a speed of 6,000 sheets per hour in simplex, and 3,000 sheets per hour in duplex. Using HS-UV (high-definition, single-pass UV) ink, it maintains high image quality and gloss reproducibility that approaches offset printing, while a high level of colour stability is achieved with easy operation.

To create a sense of luxury and meet the diverse needs of customers, embellish printing is performed using spot varnish to create a relief effect, and foil stamping for packaging. Since many companies and departments are involved in handling plate creation and each process, redundant printing and time consumption are issues in the industry.

An integrated line from printing to finishing, AlphaJET, by Konica Minolta together with its France-based partner MGI Digital Technology performs all processes necessary for package printing, from inkjet printing to embellish printing and post-processing. It shortens process time, reduces installation floor space and waste, and provides a clean working environment.

Since entering the digital printing market with toner-based production machines, the company has offered quality optimisation options and colour management tools that are equipped with automatic colour measurement management and automatic inspection functions. These include the IQ-501, which utilises Konica Minolta’s proprietary sensing technology. It helps to improve printing processes without the need for proficiency or experience and achieve significant labour savings and efficient operation.

Konica Minolta’s imaging IoT technology platform FORXAI helps reduce downtime by visualising the operating status of the printer, a Cobot-robotics arm, and an automated printing paper delivery system using an autonomous mobile robot(AMR). The company proposes labour savings of the process and safety and security at printing sites.

Konica Minolta utilises inkjet heads for its digital printers. These utilise precise processing technology and chemical technology, as it works closely with a wide variety of industrial printer manufacturers, including large-format signage printers, and provides inkjet heads globally.

Under the message of ‘see the potential in the future of print,’ Konica Minolta aims to automate and provide assistance technologies for printing. The company provides a variety of support functions that enable even less skilled and inexperienced operators and achieve high performance.