The production printing industry is flourishing, with growing demands for high-speed printing for a vast range of applications such as publishing, advertising, packaging and more. Partly fueled by trending shifts from offset to digital production printing, the print equipment market is set to reach a staggering US$15.75 billion by 2026, in spite of the COVID-19 economic downturn in 2020.
Amidst such heavy competition, how can print service providers stand out from the crowd? The key to success lies in achieving speed, quality and reliability. Companies with the capability to bring customers’ digital designs to life with vibrant colour accuracy, superior efficiency, along with value-adding printing services stand to thrive in today’s saturated market.
Here’s a closer look at how Konica Minolta’s suite of AccurioPress production print solutions can help take your business to the next level.
The production printing market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.26% between 2021 to 2026, with more commercial printers offering digital and inkjet printing to broaden their menu of offerings for customers.
Increasingly, this means even small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) must be able to expand their catalogue of offerings in order to keep up with a saturated market. At the same time, SMBs who wish to diversify their services must be able to stay cost-effective and offer competitive pricing to retain existing customers as well as attract new ones.
One way to do so is by investing in multi-fuctional and versatile production printing equipment like the AccurioPress C7100, which focuses on performance, reliability, and durability to help you advance your business strategy. As one of the latest additions to the AccurioPress production printer series, the C7100 is just one way Konica Minolta is helping companies achieve high-quality and consistent digital printing so that they can stand out from the crowd.
Blending Performance and Reliability
The AccurioPress C7100 has a duty cycle of up to 1.8 million prints, and is able to handle up to 100 A4 colour pages per minute or up to 53 SRA3 colour pages per minute. High-quality prints are assured with Konica Minolta’s latest fast melting Simitri V toner which can produce high-quality prints of 3,600 dpi equiv x 2,400 dpi on media up to 400 g/m2. This technology requires a lower fusing temperature compared to other toners, allowing the AccurioPress C7100 to remain energy efficient and lower costly overheads even while printing on a variety of substrates and papers.
An integrated Intelligent Quality Optimiser IQ-501 also helps to ensure consistency in image position, registration, colour control, and even color calibration. This proprietary closed-loop quality control system uses automation to improve positioning during the printing process, and even checks and corrects printed output – helping you to reduce wastage while increasing the overall productivity of your print run.
As a leading manufacturer of production printing equipment, Konica Minolta is aware of the technical and practical difficulties faced by commercial printing companies. The AccurioPress C7100 includes intelligent paper feeding capabilities that uses proven technologies such as suction/vacuum feeding and air separation of sheets to further ensure smooth and stable digital print quality. This means your consumables last longer, your paper input is more dependable, and your uptime is increased to maximise the non-stop productivity of your business.
Companies looking to diversify their catalogue can also look forward to the AccurioPress C7100’s ready-made print products including booklets, bookbinding, ring binding, business cards, postcards, and full bleed banners in A3 and A4 sizes. This is complemented by automated and inline finishing options, resulting in ready-to-ship final products with a fast turnaround.
Reimagining User-friendliness in Production Printing
As part of the wider AccurioPress series of production printers, the AccurioPress C7100 offers companies access to Konica Minolta’s AccurioPro suite of professional digital printing solutions. The AccurioPro’s centralised management software and automated workflow processing enables printing companies to optimise efficiency across a variety of print jobs, helping you to work smarter instead of harder. Even new operators can reliably depend on the AccurioPress C7100’s ease of use, with real-time quality control mechanisms to provide you with peace of mind throughout countless print runs.
Achieve consistent, high-quality, and versatile prints with the AccurioPress C7100. Get in touch with our team of specialists to find out how Konica Minolta can help you expand your business today.