Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e Press Wins BLI 2021-2022 PaceSetter Award from Keypoint Intelligence

SINGAPORE, 10 JUNE 2021

Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e Press Wins BLI 2021-2022 PaceSetter Award from Keypoint Intelligence

Konica Minolta is proud to announce it has received a Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter in Production Print Applications: Output Variety from Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading and independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software and services. Based on research conducted, these accolades celebrate those OEMs that best support their customers on reducing costs and/or increasing business based on different printing applications. Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press was specifically recognized for its ability to print on a wide variety of substrates.

Being able to print in a larger variety of substrates increases the number of applications that a print service provider (PSP) can produce and sell. And according to feedback from Keypoint Intelligence, the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e with UV inks enables users to print on an array of media that other cut-sheet technologies cannot, while greeting cards, gift cards, hotel room keys, and even ID badges can be printed on texture film or PVC. Other applications could be printed on synthetics, PET adhesive, polypropylene, and polyethylene.

“Art applications printed on canvas sizes up to 23″x29.5″ can be output on the KM-1e,” said German Sacristan, Director of On Demand Printing at Keypoint Intelligence. “Additionally, the KM-1e has an offline laser-cutting system specifically built for the B2+ sheet size that is capable of producing different types of sleek finishes. Also important is that Konica Minolta supports its customers’ success with business development and a customized professional service program.”

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

“With the AccurioJet KM-1e, we aim to solve customers’ challenges by the means of digital printing through further automation, integrated on-demand digital production and visualization of quality and operation.” said Mr Koji Yoshida, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia. “The AccurioJet KM-1e is a key pillar in our strategy to help commercial printers with new profitable applications, in alignment with business transformation trend of converting from offset to inkjet printing in a fast-growing market. This award by Keypoint Intelligence further reinforces the underlying technologies in the KM-1e. Our customers can look forward to unparalleled productivity levels using LED UV inkjet technology.”

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

Launched in May 2021, 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.

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 in Konica Minolta’s very own Virtual Showroom. This new immersive experience for customers and prospects is part of its holistic approach in the “new normal”.

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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/