KONICA MINOLTA PLACES THREE ACCURIOJET KM-1 PRESSES
(Pictured above: Proud owners of the AccurioJet KM-1 press, from left to right, Al Weiss, Joe Jurist, and Ron Sizemore, partners at Jurist Influence Group.)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has announced that sales of the AccurioJet KM-1 UV inkjet Press, its largest commercial inkjet press, continue to take the Empire State by storm, according to a recent Konica Minolta press release. In the last quarter of 2018, three AccurioJet KM-1 presses were installed in Long Island City, Rochester, and Hauppauge, New York.
Customers include the Jurist Influence Group, a large, commercial offset and digital printing enterprise, and ColorCentric, providing digital printing solutions to companies in the photo and publishing industries. Also, the Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, which oversees horse racing governed by the New York State Gaming Commission, invested in the AccurioJet KM-1 press.
“As a company that provides both offset and digital solutions to our clients, the larger digital output of the KM-1 straddles the line between offset and digital solutions, and gives us increased flexibility to best serve our clients, said Ronald Sizemore, partner, Jurist Influence Group. “The larger sheet size of the KM-1 allows us to print a wider array of products on a digital platform enabling higher productivity, lower operating costs and faster turnaround times for our customers.”
Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 press delivers outstanding stability in color, providing a wider and deeper color gamut, according to the company. The ultraviolet ink also reportedly produces extremely high-quality, instant drying print flows using Konica Minolta’s internal sensing technology, ensuring high-end quality print jobs. Capable of producing up to 18,000 letter size pages per hour, the AccurioJet KM-1 prints on a wide range of coated and uncoated substrates, as well as heavy textured stock for folding carton packaging.
Bill Troxil, senior vice president, Strategic Business Development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, USA Inc. stated “We are proud to partner with such established, prestigious companies. Konica Minolta continues its progress towards establishing itself as World leader in the Industrial Print market place by installing multiple AccurioJet KM-1 UV inkjet presses in the NY market place. This further demonstrates that UV Ink is viewed as the best technology to invest in, versus toner-based technologies from traditional providers. KM continues to capture more and more market share every quarter at record levels.”
“ColorCentric continually monitors the latest print technology in the market to as a means to provide our customers with the best-in-breed print solutions,” said Andy Cooney, president, ColorCentric Corporation. “The larger sheet size of the KM-1, coupled with the outstanding quality and reliability, offered a compelling business opportunity for ColorCentric to make our first foray into the inkjet space. Considering we installed the system immediately prior to our busiest season, the performance of the KM-1 and the support of the Konica-Minolta team exceeded expectations and we see many opportunities to continue to provide additional solutions to our customers.