Konica Minolta unveils AccurioLabel 400 press

Konica Minolta has launched a new label press, the AccurioLabel 400, aimed at mid- to high-volume label converters.
Konica Minolta has launched a new label press, the AccurioLabel 400, aimed at mid- to high-volume label converters

The first public showing of the AccurioLabel 400 took place today at Konica Minolta’s European Labels & Packaging Exhibition in Madrid. The official sales start is planned for Q1 in 2023. 

According to Konica Minolta, the AccurioLabel 400 features new developments such as the ability to expand applications with white toner, improved productivity with print speeds of up to 39.9 meters per minute, and further running cost reductions thanks to even more durable parts, as well as enhanced print quality. It is available in 4- and 5-color options. 

Konica Minolta’s Intelligent Quality Care and the IQ-520 will increase usability and automation with the AccurioLabel 400. Intelligent Quality Care enables real time control of white toner opacity, color stability control, as well as automatic calibration, density adjustments and profile creation. 

With a main scan capability at 1,200 dpi (equivalent to 3,600 dpi), the Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 400 single-pass toner press prints on paper widths up to 330mm or 250mm. 

Multiple touch panel monitors in three different areas of the label press enable intuitive operation and ease of use for operators, eliminating the need for extensive user training. Tasks that were time-consuming on analogue machines can be performed quickly and accurately in delivering stable printing quality, says the company.

This year, Konica Minolta has celebrated the 1,000th installation of its AccurioLabel 230 digital press – less than seven years since entering the label market.

‘The AccurioLabel 400 adds to our broad range of innovative print solutions to enable digital transformation that also include workflow, software and process automation, and cloud solutions as part of the drive to the smart factory,’ said Carsten Bamberg, business development manager, Professional Printing Group at Konica Minolta Europe. ‘The digitization of the label industry will continue to accelerate with double-digit predicted growth annually. Opportunity is everywhere. It just takes a spark to make it happen. 

‘Unveiling the AccurioLabel 400 at our European Labels & Packaging Exhibition provides us with another perfect opportunity to help our customers rethink possibilities and ignite printing. Working in partnership as a global player and partner of choice, we are constantly rethinking print and helping customers to improve and grow in partnership.

‘With an estimated 3,000-plus label converters in the mid- and high-volume markets, we feel confident of capturing significant market share with our AccurioLabel 400 that will have an extremely competitive total cost of ownership.’