Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA and Memjet have formed a strategic partnership for the North American market.
The partnership combines Memjet’s printing technology with the hardware expertise of Konica Minolta.
The results of the partnership are on show at Labelexpo Americas 2018, where the PLS-475i digital label press and PKG-675i digital packaging printer are exhibited. PLS-475i prints a continuous roll or pre-die-cut media up to 9.5in wide on a variety of substrates, enabling label providers, brand owners and manufacturers to produce high quality, colorful labels for a variety of products. PKG-675i prints on a range of corrugated materials, including folding cartons, displays and traditional cardboard boxes. It allows short-run, customized and personalized packaging production.
WEBJet 100D is a further outcome from the partnership. This is a continuous feed inkjet printer for the transactional, direct mail, publishing and in-plant business sectors.
The AccurioLabel 190 (pictured) will also be on show on the Konia Minolta stand at Labelexpo Americas 2018.
Kevin Kern, senior vice president of business intelligence services and product planning at Konica Minolta, commented: ‘The responsive nature of digital interactions has reshaped customer expectations. Today’s consumers expect sophisticated, customized communications each time they interact with a brand — even smaller brands with modest budgets. The collaboration between Konica Minolta and Memjet empowers that type of connection, making economical, high quality, customized printing a reality for print and label providers of all sizes.’
Memjet CEO Len Lauer said: ‘Memjet technology brings the speed, simplicity and affordability that supports Konica Minolta in the development of digital printing solutions with the capabilities providers need to grow their businesses and achieve greater profitability. It’s a valuable partnership for Memjet, Konica Minolta and for the printing industry as a whole.’
Read our preivew of Labelexpo Americas 2018 in Labels & Labeling issue 4, 2018, and here