Konica Minolta extends partnership with Production Print Direct Ltd to deliver industrial digital label and packaging solutions

London, UK | 15 January 2024

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd announces the further enhancement of its partnership with Production Print Direct Ltd to include its range of Digital Label and Packaging Press solutions. Offering the enhanced range of Industrial Print solutions reflects the Burnley-based company’s commitment to supporting its customers across the north of England and Scotland, as commercial printers look to diversify and enhance their market offering.

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In the past many commercial printers have outsourced their labels requirements believing that it is too expensive or complicated to do in-house. However, Konica Minolta’s range of Digital Label and Packaging Press solutions addresses this by delivering the flexibility of short run jobs with predictable and affordable costs. Working together with Konica Minolta, we are able to provide highly cost-effective Industrial Print solutions that open up these opportunities to embrace label printing, enabling our customers to deliver a more diverse offering with attractive margins, with the flexibility and certainty of completing jobs in-house.

Mike Ashforth

Production Print Direct’s Managing Director

Along with the digital presses Konica Minolta also offers full workflow solutions which enable label printers to optimise their operations, accurately estimate job requirements/costs, and manage workloads more efficiently. These easy and ready to use systems also facilitate the introduction of variable data printing, QR codes, and the ability to combine other processes with digital label printing.
Mike added, “The AccurioLabel portfolio delivers highly versatile and low-cost digital alternatives to Flexo, with a cost per linear metre and options for web-to-print which work exceptionally well for flexible quick turnaround jobs that our customers need. Working in close partnership with Konica Minolta, we offer the collaborative benefits of a respected manufacturer and local expert supplier to deliver market-leading label equipment and a fully tailored end-to-end solution.”
With its own highly knowledgeable and experienced manufacturer-trained and approved service team, Production Print Direct is ideally placed to support customers throughout the M62 corridor and beyond, an area which encompasses a large percentage of the UK’s label and packaging producers. Mike stated, “We celebrated our first decade of business in April this year and we are proud to deliver a one-to-one service, with a dedicated service team and the flexibility to act as soon as our customers need assistance or support. We are very excited to be extending our winning partnership with Konica Minolta and to be supporting our existing and new customers with their label production needs.”
Jon Hiscock, Head of Production & Industrial Print at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd also commented, “With an existing successful partnership as one of our Konica Minolta Accredited Production Print Partners in the north of England, Production Print Direct Ltd is perfectly placed to expand its offerings adding our Industrial Print accreditation and its product line up to its portfolio. As print service providers look to see the potential and add Digital Labels capabilities to their portfolio, we have the perfect partnership to support them – from the powerful flexibility of our AccurioLabel range, to the exceptional embellishment potential of the AccurioShine 3600, and the packaging capabilities of the PKG 1300 Automated Digital Corrugated Press. This is perfect timing to further build upon our existing market penetration together by delivering digital labelling excellence.”
For more details on Production Print Direct please visit: www.ppdirect.co.uk
For further details on Konica Minolta and its products please visit: www.konicaminolta.co.uk



Graham Thatcher

Chief PR Ltd