Konica Minolta has today revealed important market updates for its AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet digital press, which was commercially launched at drupa in 2016. More than 30 worldwideinstallationshave been achieved, including new ones in Europe for January and February this year.
The first installation in Poland has gone live this month [January] and an announcement on a significant agreement in France is due to be made in early February. New business partnerships and branding for patented technology have also been announced as Konica Minolta continues to expand and grow market share in industrial and commercial print markets.
Dot Freeze Technology is the new name for a special process for Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 B2 press where the ability to “freeze” the inkjet dot enables perfect registration of colours and image stability. Customers confirm a delta E colour shift of no more than 1.5, which happens to be a major advantage for new customers to invest in this platform.
Other major plans for the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 include a fully automated inline finishing solution in partnership with Rollem International. The UK based company will be providing the bridge that enables customers wanting to automate their print processes and connect with other third-party finishing devices.
These include US-based Harris and Bruno International, provider of high performance printing and coating equipment, which has become a chosen approved partner to overcoat KM-1 prints.
Five other companies have also been unveiled as official partners working with Konica Minolta on the development of its AccurioJet KM-1 system. They are:
UK-based MIS provider Tharstern, which also has major operations in the USA and Australia
ITOTEC Ltd, a cutting machine manufacturer in Japan
France-based Alwan Color Expertise, the global specialist in colour management, standardisation and process control software
Scissor Hands, from Las Vegas, with its artificial intelligence technology has brought evolution to cutting work on the AccurioJet KM-1, while DaVinciDesigner, USA, an online print 3D proofer, provides special embossed finishes and textures. Both are part of Opensoft Inc
Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc. This US company develops and distributes cutting-edge technology to automate and facilitate imposition and finishing for the graphic arts industry.