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Paramount Labels Selects Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 For Fast Turnaround High-Quality Print Runs on Any Material
Manchester-Based Labels UK Ltd first became a serious contender in industrial digital label printing when it installed a Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C71cf in the summer of 2019. Complemented by faster finishing, the investment quickly accelerated the business. Just 15 months later, the growing company has upgraded its digital print capability to the latest model, the AccurioLabel 230 press, as it cements the relationship with Konica Minolta.
The digital print journey began for Paramount Labels in 2017, when it took a bold first step by investing in a digital UV inkjet press. As the company reputation continued to build and demand grew, it soon reached a point where further capacity needed to be added at its factory. Initially, the plan was to invest in another digital inkjet machine, however, the company was also keen to explore opportunities to produce higher quality work, as well bring its dry offset work in-house and in doing so reduce costs.
An initial meeting with Konica Minolta convinced the Managing Director of Paramount Labels, Phil Wright, that adding dry toner capability to its existing inkjet and flex options, was the best investment the company could make and that the time was right for the business to make the next investment in its long-term future.
Taking advantage of the large customer-base that Konica Minolta has helped along their digital journey, Phil was introduced to other print companies using the AL230 and was invited on several site visits, to learn from their experiences. He states, “From day one we were very impressed by what we saw and heard from Konica Minolta and its customers. The press has a very sharp resolution which can be applied across almost every material, making it extremely versatile.”
Phil continues, “From an operational perspective, the press is both fast and quiet, and commercially the price was right.” The AL230 is able to produce 1200 x 1200 dpi print runs of up to 1000 meters without the need for recalibration, and operates at an impressive speed of 23.4 metres per minute.
With the confidence that the AL230 was the right choice, Konica Minolta installed the press at the Cannock factory in 2020.
Many of our customers are preferring shorter more frequent runs, with changes being made between each run, with a digital press there are no set-up costs and changes can be made in a matter of minutes.
Managing Director Paramount Labels
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