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

Auckland, New Zealand (June 10, 2021) – Konica Minolta is proud to announce it has received a Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter in Production Print Applications: Output Variety award from Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading and independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and services. 

Based on research conducted in the North American market, these accolades celebrate those original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that best support their customers in reducing costs and/or increasing business based on different printing applications. Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press was specifically recognised for its ability to print on a wide variety of substrates.

Being able to print on 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 lets users 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.

German Sacristan, director of on demand printing, Keypoint Intelligence, said, “Art applications printed on canvas sizes up to 23"x29.5" can be output on the KM-1e. 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 customised professional service program.”

Tatjana Ferguson, product marketing manager, Konica Minolta, said, “The AccurioJet KM-1e plays a key role in helping customers grow their business and maximise workflow efficiency with the ultimate goal of higher, sustainable long-term profits. Konica Minolta is proud to receive this honour from Keypoint Intelligence, reaffirming the AccurioJet KM-1e’s leadership position in LED UV inkjet technology and finishing.”

Launched in Australia and New Zealand in late 2020, and inheriting excellence from the AccurioJet KM-1, the AccurioJet KM-1e embodies infinite business expansion possibilities from current business fields to more profitable businesses. The device amplified benefits of the LED UV inkjet technology to maximise quality and printing capability on various types of media such as plastics, backlit signage, transparent film, foiled paper, metallic media, canvas, and synthetic substrates. The AccurioJet KM-1e continues to help customers pursue high value-added products where high-quality production, extensive media compatibility, and personalisation are required. 

Keypoint Intelligence’s Pacesetter Awards in Production Print Applications are aimed at finding the digital print manufacturing vendors that best support their customers in terms of driving applications to success. The companies recognised help buyers communicate more effectively via print, which ultimately contributes to the growth of digital printing.