Konica Minolta Launches AccurioJet KM-1e B2+ UV Inkjet Press

SINGAPORE, 03 MAY 2021

Konica Minolta Launches AccurioJet KM-1e

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia will be launching the AccurioJet KM-1e digital inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet production press as it continues to accelerate its growth within industrial print markets in Asia.

Since its launch in 2016 Drupa, AccurioJet KM-1 has been acclaimed as the first choice for B2+ digital printing press. Many commercial printers, online printers, direct mailers, publishing and book printing companies have benefited from multiple installations because of its media versatility resulted from Konica Minolta’s original UV inkjet technologies.

Following the legacy of the AccurioJet KM-1, Konica Minolta will be launching an updated version, the AccurioJet KM-1e, with improvements to help business expansion possibilities from current business fields to more profitable applications. Konica Minolta culminated benefits of the UV inkjet technology to maximize excellent printing capability on various types of media, including plastic substrates, transparent film, foiled paper, metallic media, canvas and synthetic substrates.

The Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e will continue to help customers pursue value-added products where high quality production, extensive media compatibility and personalisation are required. As one example, Konica Minolta is working with its partner, MGI, on varnishing solutions for high value print and with motion cutter digital laser technology for highly decorative cutting that will open more doors for customers to work directly with agencies.

The launch will also be accompanied by a Virtual Showroom experience, where customers can experience a live demonstration of the AccurioJet KM-1e from their own homes or offices with a Konica Minolta representative through scheduled appointments. This new immersive experience for customers and prospects is part of its holistic approach in the “new normal”.

A Word from Mr Koji Yoshida, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

‘Our drive to solve customers’ challenges by the means of digital printing through further automation, integrated on-demand digital production and visualization of quality and operation is the key reason for the launch of the updated AccurioJet KM-1e. Our strategy aims to help our customers seize the many new opportunities digitalisation brings along, supporting the trend to switch from offset to inkjet printing in a fast-growing market. The AccurioJet KM-1e helps to rethink possibilities and unlock doors to new and more profitable applications. Many of our customers are working together with agencies directly now thanks to the combination of world-class technologies. With our print solutions, they are now able to offer the full range of printing services to their customers, from high quality prints to varnishing and highly sophisticated decorative cutting. We hope to bring even better value to our customers through our unique offerings.’ said Mr Koji Yoshida, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

About the AccurioJet KM-1e B2+ UV Inkjet Press

Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1, which is referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of printing thanks to its versatility with substrates and applications. Its successor, the AccurioJet KM-1e will benefit from Konica Minolta’s unique Dot Freeze Technology™. The patented process, known as DFT, has overcome one of the fundamental challenges of inkjet printing – uncontrolled ink dot movement that reduces print quality and workable materials. The technology uniquely self-freezes ink drops upon contact with materials, resulting in superior colour stability and consistency and excellent results with instantly dry perfects prints.

First installations of the Konica Minolta KM-1e have already been made in Europe and in US.

To learn more about AccurioJet KM-1e, please visit https://www.konicaminolta.sg/business/product/accuriojet-km-1e/ for more information.

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education and manufacturing and is dedicated to shaping workplaces of the future.

Through innovation and partnerships, we provide comprehensive information technology solutions and consultancy to optimise business processes with workflow automation to help business improve and optimise their processes. Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’ (IDC MarketScape, 2020).

We are committed to creating value for our customers and society, and to contributing to a sustainable, equal and fair world. Being recognised and awarded for our contribution to society, we strive and work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout our business and supply chain.

With over 44,000 employees worldwide and operating in over 150 countries, Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment, for eight years in a row. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia, based in Singapore, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Inc., Tokyo, Japan.  For more information, please visit https://www.konicaminolta.com/