Label Tec Scotland installs Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 400

Scotland-based label manufacturer adds a digital label press to increase capacity and widen its offering.

Label Tec Scotland has installed Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 400 digital label press to expand its offering with medium to high digital print runs.

Based in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, the company produces labels for a wide range of customers.

The company has relied on Konica Minolta’s technology for more than 20 years, so when it was looking for a new press that would increase capacity, it turned to Konica Minolta again.

Paul Dunne, managing director at Label Tec Scotland, commented: ‘During a visit to Labelexpo Europe 2023 we noticed how many of the digital technologies on the market have changed very little over the last five years.

‘The AccurioLabel 400 offers something different, printing incredibly high resolution at speeds matching traditional flexographic presses. It also produces an opaque white that can match anything on the market today. What’s more, there is no need to pre-coat the wide range of substrates we are able to print on.’

The AccurioLabel 400 is capable of speeds of up to 39.9m/min, depending on the media type and color combinations, with print data processed at a resolution of 1,200 x 2,400 DPI. Furthermore, tasks such as color adjustments, color registration control and calibration are fully automated with intelligent quality care.

Dunne added: ‘I believe this is a safe investment for my business and it enables Label Tec Scotland to exploit the medium to higher run digital print segment in the market.’

'In 2019, Label Tec Scotland was the first company in the UK to install the AccurioLabel 230, which helped to keep customers supplied with labels during the pandemic. The company is now the first to take advantage of Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400.’

Jon Pritchard, label and inkjet consultant at Konica Minolta Business Solutions UK,  commented: ‘We have been working with Label Tec Scotland for more than 20 years.

‘During this time, it has continuously introduced new and innovative technologies, enabling its customers to capitalize on creative new ways for its products to be identified, marketed and sold. Konica Minolta is delighted that the first AccurioLabel 400 in the UK has found a happy home in Airdrie.’