Konica Minolta targets new growth wave with AccurioLabel 230 launch

January 30, 2020 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Konica Minolta has launched the AccurioLabel 230, the latest version of its highly successful digital toner press, to bring numerous benefits for customers including; productivity, flexibility and stability as it continues to accelerate its presence within digital label printing.

The easy-to-operate Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230, which will be officially shown in public for the first time at Labelexpo in Brussels, Belgium, from 24-27 September, will meet growing market needs for shorter runs and increased customisation.

Shipments have already started for the new label press (that from the outside looks identical to its predecessor), the Konica Minolta AL190, which has been developed and manufactured in Europe with Danish firm Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM).

The enhancements of the Konica Minolta four-colour AL230 include:

  • Increased speed. The 23.4 meters/min print speed represents up to 147% increase, with most coated/uncoated papers, PP and PET media now able to be printed at full speed.
  • Productivity. Continuous highest quality 1200 x 1200 dpi print runs of up to 1,000 meters can be achieved without the need for recalibration. The time taken between jobs has also been eliminated, increasing productivity further.
  • Overprinting. Adding this option allows the AL230 to print seamlessly on pre-printed media, for example overprinting of flexo white pre-printed on clear PP labels.
  • More accurate print registration. A built-in speed detector for media feeding also cuts paper wastage.

The AccurioLabel 230 has been built on the Konica Minolta highly acclaimed AccurioPress engine technology well known for its exceptional print quality and media compatibility. It is targeted at small- and mid-range segments and is suitable for label printers, print providers, brand owners, packaging companies and commercial printers.