Konica Minolta announces the launch of a new Flexo optional printing unit for its AccurioLabel printing systems with the aim to allow in line production in of white and other colors. Presented for the first time as overprinting unit at Labelexpo just over a year ago, the retrofit option will allow label converters to make grow their digital solutions.
Developed with the Danish production partner Grafisk Maskinfabrik A / S (GM), the Flexo printing unit can be integrated with Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel190 or AccurioLabel230 toner-based label printing systems.
After successful tests, the new Flexo printing unit is now available. It is perfect for label converters who are looking for a complete hybrid solution to complement high-end digital printing systems.
The Flexo printing unit for AccurioLabel uses standard flexographic inks. In combination with the already available overprinting kit, it provides perfectly registered inline overprinting of white or any other colour, which will open doors to a wider range of print applications such as printing on clear substrates.
The Flexo Printing Unit comprises an unwinder, web guide, a complete flexo printing station, UV curing system, an output NIP and a touch control panel. The new option is smoothly integrated into the AccurioLabel operational concept in order to maintain its ease-of-use. All AccurioLabel presses also benefit from AccurioPro Label Impose software that works seamlessly and provides optimized media usage, avoiding potential waste of label substrates.
“The label printing market is considered as one of the main market segments that will grow in the future. And this year alone, almost half of the narrow web label installations will be digital. The introduction of our optional Flexo Printing Unit is a new way of looking at hybrid technology. It’s been driven by market demands and we are looking forward to further growing our market share in labels – a market we only entered five years ago but have now sold over 500 label machines – and industrial print in general. Working closely with our customers in a partnership approach, we will also help them to rethink what’s possible”, says Edoardo Cotichini, Team Manager Industrial Printing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe.