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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 accuracysuperior 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.

Large volume printing jobs present a unique challenge to printers everywhere. Not getting the job right the first time can result in a high volume of paper and ink wastage. In addition to wastage of materials, the amount of time spent on the job also goes out of the window. Delays in getting the finished product to your customers may then ensue, causing customer dissatisfaction, which may in turn also potentially damage your company’s reputation.

How AccurioPro Flux Streamlines High Volume Printing

AccurioPro Flux Helps Streamline Your Workflow

Professional printers know that the ability to organise and manage your workflow is the key to success, when delivering high volume printing services. Konica Minolta’s AccurioPro Flux is a professional make-ready software that helps you to efficiently manage and automate your digital printing workflow.

The AccurioPro Flux is compatible with production machines such as the AccurioPress C14000 series with IC-610, AccurioPrint C750i and the AccurioPress C4080 series.

AccurioPro Flux Essential

Although AccurioPro Flux Essential is the basic version of the software, it still comes with powerful features that allow for the centralised control of all printers and the automation of recurring tasks. This is vital for any sort of large volume printing. AccurioPro Flux Essential lists all print jobs in a main window, so you can have a perfect overview of every job’s status. A Basic Preflight Check function is also included to eliminate printing problems arising from missing fonts, low-resolution images and transparencies that can derail your progress when you’re already tight on time. Make-ready functions that allow you rearrange, label and add pages are also included. All these features and more help to ease the pain of high volume digital printing, by offering you all the functionalities you need in one place.

In spite of being optimised for Konica Minolta products, AccurioPro Flux can be integrated with third party devices, which means you’ll be able to oversee all of your print jobs with AccurioPro Flux regardless of whether all of your printers are under the Konica Minolta brand.

AccurioPro Flux Premium

AccurioPro Flux Premium gives users additional support for large volume printing, by giving them the option to add rules for specific types of jobs, which allows production workers to work smarter and faster. For example, you can automatically assign jobs to a specific operator. Crucially, this next tier of our AccurioPro Flux software now has a powerful server tied to it. This means customers will be able to send print jobs directly to the company network. Your operators will also have access to each other’s print jobs, ensuring a smoother and easier collaboration digital printing process.

The ability to add predefined rules, automatically receive jobs from customers and having access to all ongoing print jobs will definitely make it easier for you to offer quality large volume printing services.

AccurioPro Flux Ultimate

For professional printers whose high volume printing services are always in hot demand, there is AccurioPro Flux Ultimate. The topmost tier of our software is optimised for commercial printers that cater to businesses. AccurioPro Flux also makes it easy for you to set up an online print shop, so your customers can submit orders at all hours of the day. Set price lists, quantity discounts and internal cost allocations effortlessly while adjusting the look and feel of your online shop to suit your business. Already have an established IT environment? You’ll find your new online shop integrates seamlessly with your existing IT environment.

Your customers will also be able to check the status of their order anytime via your online shop, by way of their own user account. You may also choose to enable automatic email updates to inform customers of their order’s status.

By automating status updates, Konica Minolta’s smart technology enables your production staff to concentrate on getting work done efficiently, paving the way for greater productivity and profitability even in the face of increased demand from customers seeking large volume printing services.

To find out more about how AccurioPro Flux can optimise your high volume printing workflow, download our brochure or visit our AccurioPro Flux website. You may also learn more about Konica Minolta’s other business solutions by visiting our website, or contact us via our web form.

Supporting A Hybrid Workplace Model

With the vaccine roll-out underway and cautious reopening plans, now is the time for organisations to start thinking about how best to return to a physical central workplace – if at all. Research from Microsoft recently found that 42% of companies plan on moving their workers from on-site to fully remote roles after COVID-19, and the remaining 58% of respondents will be looking to create a partially remote workforce after COVID-19. Based on this research, there is no scenario for an organization to require 100% of its workers to be on-site.

So how should businesses plan for a successful return to the office, when it seems like it is no longer a need for everyone to be there? Unsurprisingly, the hybrid work model – where some employees are on-site while others work from home or other convenient remote locations – is top of mind for business leaders.

In a survey conducted by PwC, most executives expect the hybrid workplace to begin taking shape in the second quarter of 2021 (based on the current projections of the vaccine rollout programs). We have already seen large corporations such as Google announce they will focus on hybrid work models for their employees, where workers would be expected to work at least three days a week on-site and the rest of the time remotely.

Smooth Transition from Remote Work to the Hybrid Workplace

When industries shut down their physical locations in line with COVID-19 policies in 2020, many businesses faced the need to uproot their organizational processes through the use of digital technologies and business models to improve performance, and most importantly to stay competitive. This digital transformation journey accelerated a deep cultural and societal change that has impacted work as we know it, and so in managing any further disruption to employees’ day-to-day lives, a smooth transition will be needed.

However, the challenge lies in finding the right balance. The same PwC research found that 68% of executives believe employees should be in the office at least three days a week to maintain company culture, whereas 55% of the workers interviewed declared that they prefer to continue working remotely at least three days a week.

To work out how best to operationally manage these wants vs needs, it’s worth starting to think now about which employees need to be in the office to successfully perform their work. To do this, an organisation should consider factors such as how much their employees need to collaborate with others or rapidly exchange information, or whether there are certain teams or projects that will benefit from in-person meetings more than others. Working out how to bring employees back is key. Starting with the preparation for a safe and efficient way to bring employees back to work will be key. For example, Smart Monitoring video solutions can automatically detect elevated temperatures that indicate a potential infection.

Remote Working Arrangements

For those who will continue to work remotely, there are a couple of elements to consider while supporting these employees for long-term success. For example, ensuring a secure working environment. While we’d like to think joining a secure VPN is enough to stay protected while working away from the corporate network, there are multiple layers that contribute to an overall security approach.

Konica Minolta’s IT solutions are designed to provide the layers of security need to keep businesses and employees safe from malicious attacks.

Remote Printing

We also know that employees miss the ability to easily print documents when away from the office. Unlike classic desktop computers, mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets are not usually designed for printing. With our cloud print solutions, employees can print from any devices. Having access to a cloud printing service means employees would want to return to the workplace more frequently.

Moreover, even when printing from any device, print outs can only be authorised after successful authentication, e.g. with a card or using a PIN code. This way, your prints do not fall into the wrong hands.

The Intelligent Connected Workplace of the Future

Ultimately, the world of work is undergoing exciting changes, and the redefined hybrid workplace will revolutionise what we can achieve together, liberating each of us to be more productive and more creative in our own, unique way. At Konica Minolta, we’re always looking to see how we can equip your workforce with the essential tools to modernise ways of working and unlock greater potential Get in touch with our experts today to find out how you can make the transition to a digital workplace.

The Digital Age is Upon Us

With the rapid advancement of technology in today’s era, new technologies tend to be introduced every single day to help organizations innovate and drive growth for their business.

However, the drastic acceleration of this digital transformation seems too overwhelming to even keep up! The digital world has changed – and that means your workplace must transform, too!

A Modern Workplace with Microsoft 365

A modern workplace is when an organization evolves into a flexible environment that allows for continued communication and collaboration. But with new products, software, and practices being created and implemented daily, businesses often find it hard to adapt to remain innovative and competitive.

Mostly, companies tend to believe that a modern workplace is when an organization introduces new products or software. However, it’s much more than just that.

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) recently announced its new status as a Microsoft Global Managed Partner. The designation reinforces Konica Minolta’s goal of bringing greater focus to its global strategic direction via jointly developed, industry-specific solutions and services and by delivering IT cloud services and solutions for the digital workplace at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the majority of the countries it serves.

Read on as we cite what characteristics makes up a modern workplace, and how Konica Minolta and Microsoft 365 can be your partner for digital transformation.

Effective Collaboration

Collaboration is said to take place when individuals work together towards achieving a common goal by sharing their ideas and skills. Collaboration challenges people to think, articulate and receive clarity about their competencies.

Microsoft 365’s online services let teams share and edit documents, schedule meetings, and collaborate in real time. This gets rid of multiple versions of a document that needs to be combined. Applications like Microsoft Teams provide a central network for teams to work on projects together. That’s the point of true collaboration: working together, seamlessly, to get the best for your business.

Security & Protection

An organization’s data is their most valuable asset, yet most enterprises lack the ability to understand data sensitivity and control. Data protection requires a layered approach that starts with a great user authentication experience with policies to control access to sensitive information regardless of location or device.

Microsoft 365 includes identity protection that provides the foundation for secure access to data, devices and applications. A set of advanced threat protection tools communicate with each other to correlate threat information across your entire digital footprint and automate threat protection, which eases the workload on your security operations team. Security insights recommend ways to optimize the configuration of your security tools and provide a quantifiable measurement of your security posture.


Driven by an explosion in new device types and ubiquitous connectivity, mobility is redefining how people use technology in every aspect of their lives. It’s also redefining the technology experiences they expect from businesses. Mobility empowers users to keep the business moving from anywhere.

Embracing mobility will help you streamline workflows and cut down on the time it takes to deliver end value. The emerging trends and technologies will allow you to rethink the opportunities in deskless work scenarios, engage customers more deeply, and gain competitive advantage.

New technologies make it easier to have your team spread out and still be in constant communication. Applications from Microsoft such as Teams and OneDrive allow for people to stay in touch easier. OneDrive is a cloud- based storage system that users can upload files to and access from various locations. Documents you’re working on in your office computer can be accessed on your laptop at home as well. This makes getting information as immediate as possible, expanding your reach and ensuring increased productivity.

Integration of Digital Technology

Tools are advancing at a rapid pace and your staff can benefit from being prepared on how to use the latest updates. Providing better tools and training leads to increased motivation, productivity, and engagement. More so, not using the most modern tools can keep your business from getting ahead. Imagine having a world full of smart phones, but your company still only had land lines. Whether it be tools or skills, it is important that your employees continue to grow and learn.

Becoming a modern workplace is easier than you think. The best way to go about it is to invest in your employees and the technology they use. Simple adaptation can lead to bigger changes and better innovation for your business. Above all, having those two key pieces of staff and technology in top shape can help your business collaborate more. Which leads to more productivity in the long run.

Rethink the Workplace

We are transforming the workplace of the future with customer-centric solutions and hardware for the digitally connected world. From information management to technology enabled tools, the solutions help businesses improve their time to information, support mobility, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Get a free assessment from us to see how you can transform your workplace.

Surabaya Printing Expo adalah Pameran Internasional yang menghadirkan solusi total untuk Teknologi Percetakan, Peralatan, Material dan Perlengkapan Mesin. Pada tahun ini, ada lebih dari 86 peserta pameran yang berpatisipasi dan berhasil menarik sekitar 15.840 pengunjung lokal dan internasional. Pameran ini memberikan berbagai peluang bisnis bagi peserta pameran untuk mempromosikan produk mereka dan platform yang sempurna bagi pengunjung dan peserta pameran untuk terhubung dan menemukan solusi untuk kebutuhan bisnis mereka. Acara dibuka oleh Ibu Khofifah Indar Parawansa selaku Gubernur Jawa Timur.

Konica Minolta BSA-I mendukung PT. Perdana Jatiputra untuk mengikuti expo ini dengan membuka booth di lokasi prima. Mengingat event percetakan internasional ini sempat hiatus selama 2 tahun selama masa pandemi, ini merupakan kesempatan yang tepat untuk meluncurkan AccurioPress C7100/C7090 secara resmi dengan mengundang beberapa media partner seperti PrintMedia, Print Pack dan juga koran lokal. Didukung oleh BSA-I, PTPJ meluncurkan program promosi untuk setiap pelanggan yang menandatangani kesepakatan selama acara tersebut.

Untuk menjawab tren permintaan pasar, AccurioPress C4070 juga ditampilkan sebagai entry level production printing dalam acara tersebut. Pengunjung dapat mencoba mencetak dan melihat hasil cetaknya sehingga dapat memastikan performa mesin secara langsung. Di penghujung Expo, total prospek yang didapatkan adalah 12 prospek dan berhasil  menjual  AccurioPress C4070 kepada 7 pelanggan baru dan penjualan pertama untuk seri maple yang terdiri dari 4 unit AccurioPress C7090 kepada 1 pelanggan VIP.

Redefining Colour Accuracy in Production Printing

Getting the colours on printed materials right is paramount for production printing, as colours are integral to branding. In fact, presenting colours consistently across all modes (packaging, promotional materials, labels, etc.) can improve brand recognition by 80%.

Small and large businesses dedicate time, effort, and money to develop a cohesive colour identity to stand out in today’s increasingly competitive market. As such, maintaining consistent colours with pinpoint accuracy across collaterals is strategically vital for brand recognition and loyalty.

Colour Control with Advanced Digital Systems

Achieving colour consistency in production printing can often be challenging. There is a wide variety of printing processes, inks, and substrates, not to mention the need to calibrate printers for varying paper types and mass quantities.

Therefore, it is highly beneficial for printing companies to invest in quality digital printing equipment to accelerate business growth. Whether you are involved in commercial or in-house printing, Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 and C12000 are designed with top-notch IQ-501 technology for unrivalled colour accuracy. These award-winning production printers are a fantastic addition to any printing company’s arsenal for three core reasons:

  1. Picture-Perfect Print Quality

A breakthrough in smart print manufacturing, our AccurioPress C14000 series delivers exceptional quality print after print. Expect a stunning spectrum of colours in crisp resolution, thanks to our proprietary Screen-Enhancing Active Digital (S.E.A.D. X) system,  Simitri V Toner and image density control technology. Highly accurate exposure controls, precision pixel placement, and advanced screening functions work together to achieve superior image accuracy.

Picture Perfect Print Quality

Additionally, user-friendly designs paired with fully automated intelligent modules mean that even your newest press operators will be able to deliver close to offset-like print quality at all times.

  1. Top-Tier Productivity & Consistency

With rapid-fire speeds of up to 140ppm for the AccurioPress C14000 Series, these production printers are investments that never stop working for your business. A host of new in-built features are specially designed to improve uptime and reduce print duration, allowing you to produce high-value prints faster than ever before. Customers are constantly demanding quicker turnaround times — with the AccurioPress C14000 and C12000; you are well-equipped to not only meet demands, but also exceed expectations.

Top Tier Productivity & Consistency

Being 40% faster than any other toner-based printer from Konica Minolta does not stop these high-performance printers from maintaining colour consistency. By automatically adjusting print quality on the fly, you can expect the same impeccable quality from the first to the last print sheet. Such reliability will only serve to boost operational efficiency and enhance customer loyalty and satisfaction on all fronts.

  1. Powered By Next-Generation Technology

Meet the IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer. Konica Minolta’s cutting-edge exclusive technology elevates colour consistency and accuracy to new heights. Sit back and enjoy incredibly reliable colour performance, streamlined operator time, and reduced print waste as the IQ-501 works quietly behind the scenes to constantly monitor, adjust, and refine your printed output.

Powered By Next-Generation Technology

Every step of the process is expertly automated — from image registration and colour control to colour calibration and profiling. Aspects such as gamma, density balance, colour density, grey balance, and more can be adjusted in real-time. Factor in the in-built inspection system and you can operate confidently knowing that every print that leaves your shop is nothing short of perfect.

Rethink Colour with Konica Minolta

With outstanding colour performance and flawless print quality, the AccurioPress C14000 and C12000 are a worthy investment for any print business. Consult our dedicated specialists to discover how you can reimagine your business growth with industry-leading digital printing equipment today!

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Konica Minolta recently hit a major milestone in March 2022 when we celebrated the 1000th installation shipment of our AccurioLabel toner digital printing press. This was also accompanied by attaining a top 33% market share in the global labels market, continuing Konica Minolta’s track record of driving cutting-edge digital printing innovation for our customers.

This achievement has happened less than 7 years into our entry of the global labels market, reflecting a major growth in label printing demand worldwide.

The numbers back up this trend, with the print label market having an estimated CAGR of 4.2% from 2021-2026 and the Asia Pacific region in particular quickly emerging as the fastest growing market for the industry. The global label printing market was even valued at $41.02 billion in 2019, with an estimated future value of $49.9 billion by 2024.

One way printing companies can take advantage of this market trend is to embrace in-house digital label printing and revolutionise traditional product packaging to stay ahead of the curve.

Why digital label printing is the way forward

We are constantly surrounded by labels in our everyday lives – from the packaged food we buy at the supermarket to the greeting cards we send out to loved ones on special holidays. Labels are an important way for businesses and brands to not only convey key information and messages to a consumer, but to build up and emphasise their own unique brand identity.

Offering digital label printing services to your customers isn’t just a lucrative business strategy, but a way to meaningfully help independent businesses achieve product differentiation in a saturated market, as well as value-add to the daily lives of individual consumers.

In-house digital label printing poses several major advantages over traditional prints that can help both you and your customer achieve your intended outcomes, namely:

  • Flexible and scalable print management for faster processing times
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use operation with minimal time and resources needed for user training
  • Consistent and assured high quality production value across high-volume print runs
  • Wider options for personalisation, such as embellishment and texture printing
  • Variable data printing that can eliminate excess waste even when printing individual customised product labels

Overall the key benefit of using a digital rather than traditional label printer comes down to its fast installation and setup speed, as well as flexibility in managing both quantity and speed. With no warm-up time needed, Konica Minolta digital printers such as the AccurioLabel 230 allow you to reduce waste, optimise costs and resources, and reorganise manpower allocation. All of which help your business avoid lofty overheads and offer a greater variety of label and customisation options to your customers.

Reinventing digital label printing innovation in a growing market

Konica Minolta’s range of digital label printers such as the AccurioLabel 230 allow you to offer creative and novel digital label experiences in order to expand your business offerings. The AccurioLabel 230 is capable of producing small batches of high-quality labels and stickers while prioritising speed, quality, and flexibility – resulting in labels that enhance customer satisfaction and ultimately help you attract and retain a wider customer base.

Reach out to our team of product specialists today to find out how the AccurioLabel 230 and Konica Minolta’s revolutionary digital printing technology can deliver new innovative print possibilities and help advance your business goals.

Adapting to Digital Print Environments with New Technology

Digital printing technology has developed rapidly, pushing innovation beyond trends in the print industry and leading printing service providers in terms of growth and improving profit margins. However, the advent of novel technologies and print solutions brings with it an unforeseen stream of challenges such as an increased total cost of ownership. This calls for a strategic outlook on print businesses investing in new hardware and optimising production processes for faster return of investment. With flexibility as the key driver in navigating through this evolving space, print businesses must thus rid of lacklustre printing technologies to avoid lagging behind competitors and falling short when meeting customer demands.

Rethink Print Flexibility with AccurioPress C14000

Print output is estimated to reach $862.7 billion by 2024[1] despite the global print market expecting its production volume to shrink by 319 billion[2]. This is underpinned by the growing prevalence of digital presses, which will be worth $28.85 billion by 2023[3]. As requests for customisation, added flexibility in materials, and on-demand printing at reasonable costs increases, offset printers once hailed for their cost-effectiveness for large runs, accurate colour matching, and diversity of printing surfaces become less valuable. In a climate of improved digital printing technologies, it is thus imperative for businesses to jump on the digital production printing bandwagon.

  1. Advanced Automation Features

The AccurioPress C14000 takes automation to the next level with features such as automated paper media detection, front to back registration, and paper profiler creation. Efficiently detecting paper weight, thickness, and texture in-line and automatically, the media detection sensor, paired with Konica Minolta’s proprietary closed-loop mechanism, and automated engine linearisation functions, the C14000 is 40% faster than any other toner-based device from Konica Minolta.

  1. Unparalleled Colour Consistency

Delivering accuracy with its real-time adjustments, colour correction, registration, and unique auto-inspection functions, the exclusive Simitri V toner technology further enhances the image quality produced. Reducing fusing temperature and filling cavities of structured or embossed papers more effectively with its smaller particle size, the new toner technology guarantees that this digital printing equipment is second to none in the industry.

Designed To Work In Perfect Harmony

  1. Improved Efficiency

The comprehensive media processing abilities of the AccurioPress C14000 not only offer flexibility in print capabilities but also lowers print costs. Its built-in IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer, TU-510 trimmer unit, and high-end print controller are relentlessly reliable, delivering faster turnarounds while removing uncertainty on account of its impressive print duty cycle.

Intelligent Quality Care

Rethink Efficiency and achieve exceptional print quality for every job

Designed to reduce set-up and operator time, this digital printer is made for your print business. Rethink production printing with Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 and counter operational complexities, colour inaccuracies, and workflow inefficiencies that hold your print businesses back.

With over 300 installations worldwide within 8 months since its launch, the ultra-reliable, CMYK toner-based press is one to leverage when adapting to the rising digital print market.

AccurioPress C1400 Series

For more information about our commercial digital printers, get in touch with our experts today.

[1] Smithers (n.d.). “How is the Digital and Offset Printing Markets Going to Change?” Retrieved from:

[2] Ibid.

[3] Bagdasarian, P. (2019). “5 Emerging Trends that are Affecting the Printing Industry”. Retrieved from:

Create Impactful Strategies With AccurioLabel 230

With trends that are set to position label printing as an effective business tool, through creativity, engagement and innovation, the industry will continue to boom for years to come. Once valued at $36.98 billion in 2017, the global label printing market is set to reach $49.90 billion by 2024, with a CAGR pegged at 9% over a 2021 – 2026 forecast period.
Among the world’s continents, Asia is the largest market for label printing, which will occupy almost half (45%) of the global share by 2022. Driving these developments are innovative and industry-grade digital printing technologies such as Konica Minolta’s industrial printer, the AccurioLabel 230, which is aimed to revolutionise the way businesses pay attention to product packaging today.

Digital solution to traditional inefficiencies

Today’s business climate is one that fosters personalisation and on-demand printing. Naturally so, conventional presses become a hurdle in reaching operational efficiencies. The core challenges for conventional presses are evident with each print job, when there is a need for plate changing and ink cleaning.
The mechanisms of digital industrial printers overcome these. Since print data is directly fed from the computer to the press, only paper replacements and minimal colour adjustments are required. Plus, with stable quality of output, digital label printing effectively reduces print wastage as opposed to conventional variants that waste a substantial amount of ink on trial runs. With intuitive print settings and clear user instructions, any individual can master operation of the printer.

Applicability to wide ranging business needs

With flexible operability of digital printers, label printing not only becomes more accessible to small and medium sized businesses but also provides unlimited creative avenues businesses can explore. For instance, labels with fine thin lines are faithfully reproduced by the edge treatment function of the AccurioLabel 230 – such details play a big role in product differentiation in a saturated market. Add on levels of gradations, small point character and textured printing and businesses can open the doors of creative expression like never before.


Digital Label Printing - AccurioLabel230


More critical to businesses, however, is the ability to create more personalised shopping experiences for consumers. For instance, AccurioLabel 230’s variable data printing feature allows for content changes such as header information, texts and images per sheet, taking branding to newer heights.

Focused on productivity & quality

The realm of digital runs synonymous with productivity – digital label printing is no different. With short warm-up time, fast print speeds of 23.4 metres per minute and long continuous printing of up to 1,000 metres, the AccurioLabel 230 is designed for businesses who want to reduce the time from print to shelf. At the same time, printing companies deliver assignments with faster turnaround times, greatly influencing customer satisfaction.

High Productivity - AccurioLabel230

This is further supported by a suite of additional features such as accurate registration of overprints and a wide range of media compatibility without pre-treatment. With speed, there is no compromise on quality – from multi-gradation data processing at high resolutions to premium image processing technology, productivity is achieved on unprecedented levels.

Redefining label printing in the 21st century

Bring success to your business with the power of digital – explore a demo of the AccurioLabel 230 and other industrial printers in our virtual Customer Engagement Centre and find out how our solutions support and elevate your business strategies, or speak with our specialists today!

Introducing The New CEC APAC Showroom

With the rapid advancement of technology and the constant improvement of digital print processes, digital printing has come a long way.

Introducing the AccurioPress C4080 series, also known as the changemaker series, the all-in-one print manufacturing powerhouse that provides businesses with maximum productivity and the ability to streamline print operations. Rethink your print processes with the AccurioPress C4080, a single press that is able to do 2-sided banner printing, professional inline finishing, make real-time automated quality adjustments, all without compromising on print quality.

Rest assured you will be able to take your business to new heights, as the AccurioPress C4080 was designed to help print businesses expand into new markets and develop new revenue streams with agile digital production functionalities.

Reimagine Print Technology With One Engine

As a fully configured press, the AccurioPress C4080 is able to print do prints of various sizes to meet your customers’ every need in a single integrated production process. In fact, this digital printer is able to print flat sheets, duplex long sheets (up to 864mm) or directly finish prints inline with your choice of finish – all with a single engine. With digital printing completed in one smart production process on a single printer, you will be able to satisfy the needs of your clients quickly and efficiently.

To fulfil the high demands of the printing industry, our R&D team at Konica Minolta has designed the printer to have a fuss-free setup, along with an ultra-reliable paper path, exceptional productivity and outstanding automated image stability. Furthermore, the AccurioPress system is also able to seamlessly integrate into a myriad of software applications that can help further cut costs for your business.

Embrace Enhanced User Experience

Having an automated workflow is highly important when it comes to print production. Take charge of your print processes with the state-of-the-art print controller on the AccurioPress C4080. The IC-609, IC-419 and IC-417 image controllers bring powerful workflow benefits that include high-speed Raster Image Processor (RIP) processing and versatile colour management that minimise print errors and more.

With more control over your print processes and advanced job management, expect to drastically reduce turnaround times, errors and labour costs that come with a high amount of print errors.

Rethink Efficiency With Ready-Made Prints

Get geared up for enhanced efficiency with added value solutions that come with the AccurioPress C4080 – the digital printer that provides print businesses with the highest degree of automation. Get prints done quicker with the ready-made print function that is able to print 50-sheet booklets with front trimming, creasing, slitting and even spine corner forming. Not to mention functions to perfect bind books of up to 300 pages, automated inline business card and postcard cutting.

You can even ensure colour consistency and registration accuracy for every printed sheet automatically to avoid reprints that lead to print waste. With an inspection system and numerous auto control and adjustment features, gone will be the days of colour quality issues during the process of print production.

Take the Lead in The Print Industry With the AccurioPress C4080

Forge forward with sustainable practices with the support of Konica Minolta. As we continue to integrate environmental and social perspectives into our products, you can count on our products to support your green business strategy in the long run.

Whether you wish to streamline print processes, expand into new markets or focus on sustainable business practices, the AccurioPress C4080 is able to meet the evolving needs of your businesses. Get in touch with our experts today for a live demonstration.