Konica Minolta launches AccurioLabel 190 label press

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Konica Minolta has launched AccurioLabel 190, a new label press that replaces the bizhub PRESS C71cf model.

The toner-based AccurioLabel 190 offers claimed stable color consistency and 1200 x 1200 DPI offset-style quality. No pre-coating is required. The new machine also comes with web guiding as standard.

For the EMEA market, AccurioLabel 190 has been developed and manufactured in cooperation with Danish company Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM), which is supplying its DC330 mini converting unit as an in-line option or as a standalone unit. Outside of Europe, the winders for AccurioLabel 190 will still be provided by established partner Miyakoshi.

Edoardo Cotichini, team manager for industrial printing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said: ‘The Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 has been introduced after further large-scale screening of the market. We have listened carefully to customer feedback, which has really helped shape our ideas and thinking.

‘The in-line finishing option has been well received, as was the flexibility of running off-line too.’

AccurioLabel 190 was introduced at Labelexpo Europe 2017, with Konia Minolta now looking to scale up production and GM reaching capacity for the production of winders. Shipping for AccurioLabel 190 press is due to begin in December.

Also shown on the Konica Minolta stand at Labelexpo Europe 2017 was the MGI JETvarnish 3DWeb Color+ system for label and flexible packaging, as well as shrink film. The new system produces in-line flat and 3D spot UV coating, 3D embossed varnish textures, flat and embossed foil effects. The full option also includes a flexo priming station for uncoated material surface management and a semi-rotary die-cutting system at the end of the production for an all-in-one production. The new digital inkjet embellishment press further reinforces the strategic alliance between MGI Digital Technology and Konica Minolta.

Read L&L's review of Labelexpo Europe 2017 in issue 5