Konica Minolta accelerated its disruption of the industrial print market space with the announcement of five new clients for the AccurioJet KM-1 LED UV Inkjet Press. The five companies were announced during the recent PRINTING United conference in Dallas, Texas, represent some of North America’s oldest, most prestigious, and fastest-growing commercial and direct mail printers.
“These five new clients can now deploy the latest in UV inkjet technology to provide their customers with the best in next-generation print technology – today,” said Bill Troxil, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions.
Migrating from Traditional Toner and Offset to the AccurioJet KM-1 LED UV Inkjet Press
American Printing, an award-winning, full-service printing and communication company in Madison, Wisconsin, has earned a solid reputation over 60 years of service. Vance Kapalczynski, President and CEO, states “Konica Minolta is not afraid to disrupt the market, and I like that kind of assertiveness in their marketing plans. The KM-1 is going to bring enhancements from an operational perspective, a cost savings perspective and a timeliness perspective.”
DMS Ink, a minority and woman-owned enterprise in Dayton, Ohio, has thrived in the nationwide direct mail, digital print and data management industries for more than 30 years. “With the KM-1 we will be able to do postcard runs traditionally printed on an offset press at relatively the same cost with a quicker time to the finished product. Amazing quality and substrate flexibility were important to me,” said Christine Soward, Second-generation President and CEO. “We're always looking for a better way or to add value, and there isn’t anything that the KM-1 can’t run.”
GHP is a provider of high-end graphic arts services: printing (conventional, digital, and engraving) finishing, fulfillment, mailing, web-based services and digital store-front in West Haven, Connecticut. John Robinson, CEO, remarked, “The AccurioJet KM-1 fits perfectly in the sweet spot of what we do. The operating costs are very attractive compared to the competition. We like the 29-inch size and the fact that it's UV.”
O'Neil Printing is an employee-owned, 100 year-young, print communications firm out of Phoenix, Arizona that is reimagining its business by divesting of its old facility and equipment and investing in a new state of the art facility and print technology to move forward to the next century. Anthony Narducci, President, commented, “We had an opportunity to engage with organizations with firsthand knowledge of the AccurioJet KM-1’s performance and support. It became very clear to us that it was the right device for us to go forward with expanding our capabilities. So, even though there are others out there with a similar type of technology, the KM-1 was a clear winner for us to really move the ball down the field in a way that we haven't in the past.”
Zenger Group, headquartered in Tonawanda, New York is a second-generation, family-owned and operated, cutting-edge company using their strong print foundation to help brand owners market more efficiently and effectively. Steve Zenger, CEO, said, “Our philosophy has always been if we're going to be impacted by technology, it better be done at our hand, not at our competitor's hand. The thing that tipped the decision to implement the KM-1 was hearing of the real-world performance in multiple installations. You're talking about a machine that was truly engineered and built for the needs of industrial print and commercial print type applications. Konica Minolta has built an organization around this machine that is well-tuned to the expectations of industrial and commercial print marketplace.”