KM-1 BRINGS BOOKS TO LIFE FOR TREND-SETTING TOTEM.COM.PL
Today, Totem.com.pl delivers extensive digital print book production capabilities – both cut sheet and continuous feed. Ranked by publishers as top digital printer in Poland, the award reflects its ethos of continuously seeking new ways to innovate its offering to support customers. Totem.com.pl, which was founded in 1995, has been a Konica Minolta customer for 14 years and is considered a trendsetter in Poland and further afield. It has now moved into inkjet production by investing in its AccurioJet KM-1.
With digital book production a big growth trend in a highly competitive world of book publishing, Totem.com. pl saw important new business opportunities by replacing toner systems and moving offset work to the Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 B2 inkjet printer. The big challenges were ensuring super-high quality, achieving improvement efficiencies and a highly stable colour reproduction on a wider variety of substrates. Totem.com.pl needed a machine and back-up support to extend its range of services for customers, two being augmented reality (AR) and real print on demand. From a profitability point of view, generating lower production costs was also a requirement.
Part of rigorous testing over more than two years involved printing the most difficult substrates on Konica Minolta and competitor systems. Only the AccurioJet KM-1 delivered fast, high resolution, stable quality, reliable and consistently on the widest range of media. The machine, which is largely powered by Konica Minolta’s unique Dot Freeze Technology™, is essentially using the same technology as offset, printing offset-like quality with superior stability on a much broader spectrum of both uncoated and coated stocks. Not only paper, but also different kinds of plastics – all delivering ‘uncompromised quality’.
Since we have this uncompromised quality now, we can compete directly with offset printers. The new possibilities that the KM-1 gives help us gain many new publishers. The whole Konica Minolta team – from our local Polish contacts through to European and Tokyo headquarter teams – have provided fantastic support. It’s been a true partnership.