Glasgow-based Premier Labels has installed its first industrial digital label printing system, a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 toner press, to serve its many high-end clients with top quality labels and fast turnaround, as the company scales up its digital offering.
Premier Labels supplies labels to clients in a variety of markets from drinks, luxury fashion, gifts and cosmetics, to electronics and engineering.
The most recent investment in the 23m/min, four-color, Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 press is expected to significantly increase Premier Labels’ offering and is the first industrial digital label printing press, as the company takes a big step up in its digital printing capabilities. The new toner-based press will complement the existing servo-driven foiling and finishing machines.
‘We had been looking for several years for the ideal solution to allow us to expand our offering,’ said Gary Kerr, managing director at Premier Labels. ‘We wanted a digital press that would service our discerning clients but also came at the right price point. When we became aware of the AccurioLabel from Konica Minolta about a year ago, we soon realized that we had found the right machine.
‘This press will help us respond quicker to customer demand. We are also looking at some very exciting new technology that will combine our expertise in hot foiling with digital print and more specifically with the capabilities of the AccurioLabel 230 press.’
Steve Lakin, label press sales consultant for Konica Minolta Business Solutions, UK, commented: ‘As soon as we started discussion with Premier Labels, it became clear that the AccurioLabel 230 would be the perfect fit for the company as they embark on the next stage of their journey. The press will help them expand, open new markets and gain new customers, while taking full advantage of their existing hot foiling and finishing equipment.’