We first provided colour and mono digital systems to Pepper Communications back in 2006. A top priority for Pepper has always been to stay up to date with the latest techniques and technologies. They want to be able to offer their customers the highest quality and choice of finishes. So by 2013, they were looking for a new digital solution. To continue their digital service and help grow their web to print offering.
The key requirement was to find a digital press that could produce a litho-like quality for digital print jobs. The machine needed an outstanding reputation in the marketplace. It would also have to be provided by a company they could work with closely as a partner, post-sale.
Pepper invested in a flagship digital colour bizhub PRESS system for the high-speed production print market. It can print up to 80 pages per minute and can easily handle monthly volumes of 500,000 prints. This was supported by two mono production print machines producing 125 A4 or 70 A3 pages per minute. And high RIP performance to ensure outstanding productivity.
The new digital suite produces high-quality digital prints on stock weights up to 350gsm. Pepper believes that most of their customer base would find it hard to tell the difference between their new digital colour machines and the work produced on a litho press.
"The Konica Minolta C8000 is equipped with some fancy gizmos…This means print jobs are guaranteed to look great everytime, helping us maintaining our ISO 9001 standard. All this has been enabled by Konica Minolta, which has been an extremely good partner for us over the years."
Jake Whitford, Pepper’s Production Director