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  • 09 Jul 2018

South African label printer goes digital with Konica Minolta

Sign & Seal Labels owner Henk Crous (left) and Konica Minolta South Africa's Leon Minnie and Dane Becker (third and fourth from left), alongside Sign & Seal Labels staff members Ryan Knowlden, Enver Pillay, Perry Como, Alvego Matthyse and Clint Scheepers

Sign & Seal Labels has taken delivery of South Africa’s first Konica Minolta bizhub C71cf digital label press, which is also the printer’s first digital label press.

Sign & Seal Labels recently purchased a UV Ray curing system to boost UV flexo capacity on a Mark Andy press. With customers – particularly in the wine and spirits sector – increasingly requesting bespoke label designs and ever-shorter runs, Henk Crous, owner of Sign & Seal Labels, has now taken another bold investment decision.

The Konica Minolta bizhub C71cf uses a dry toner electrophotographic imaging engine and prints roll-to-roll CMYK at almost 20m/min at a native resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi. The maximum unwind/rewind diameter is 500mm.

'We have been impressed by the colour gamut produced and the quality of the solids,’ commented Crous. 

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Gill Loubser is Labels & Labeling's Africa correspondent, providing coverage of this important market for the label and package printing industry.

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