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Trends in digital label printing

Digital continues to conquer the label printing market

The label printing market is considered one of the market segments that will grow in the future. According to recent surveys, more than 25 percent of new, narrow-web label presses installed worldwide are digital. At the same time, all digital packaging and label markets are booming.

Label converters and commercial printers face an increasing number of print jobs for small to medium editions, which they are expected to produce in ever-shorter processing times. With conventional flexo and offset printing, it is hardly possible to produce such orders profitably. Meanwhile though, they can be processed easily and efficiently thanks to the flexibility of digital printing.


Global Printed Label Market  2009-2019

The latest figures of the marketing research institute Smithers Pira show that the volume of printed square metres in this sector will go up from 4 billion in 2014 to 7 billion in 2017.

Investing for growth and profitability - The role of digital printing in the world of labels

The rapid acceptance and investment in digital printing had a major impact on the rapid growth of label printing, changing the way custom labels are designed and manufactured and how they can be used in exciting new ways, for example wine labels, food labels and water bottle labels.

Enhance your label printing

4 easy steps enabling your business

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IDENTIFY

UNDERSTAND THE OPPORTUNITY

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ASSESS

DEFINE THE NEED

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JUSTIFY

WORK OUT THE PLAN

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IMPLEMENT

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Short-run label printing in high-quality

Personalise labels & stickers in small batches

AccurioLabel 190

Highlights

  • Per-minute speeds of 18.9 m, 13.5 m and 9.45 m can be selected to match the media used
  • Colours are processed at a resolution of 1,200 dpi x 8 bit with 256 gradations expressed in 1 pixel
  • Tasks are very easy, that are time-consuming on analogue machines, such as colour adjustments
  • Operation is intuitive by following on-screen instructions; no need for extensive user training
  • The 3-dimensional hybrid structure that incorporates functional polymers provides high performance for all media types
  • No pre-coating of media required
  • Image density control technology
  • Simitri® HD E toner technology
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Typical Label Applications

Variety of label substrates

Glossy or mad adhesive sticker paper, YUPO, PET, PP. An extended list of supported substrates from the major vendors of self-adhesive media is provided upon purchase of the Label Press.

Labels and stickers can be used on most commonly used self-adhesive materials, like glossy or mad adhesive sticker paper, YUPO, PET, PP.

Your benefits

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Personalise your output

Konica Minolta‘s AccurioLabel 190 lets you print variable images and text, fully integrated into your digital workflow. Imagine the many ways in which personalised label printing might help your business.

Shorten your lead times

With no pre-press setup time, personalised labels can start printing without delay.

LOWER YOUR COSTS

Think about it: Less waste, zero plates used, minimal labour requirements – it all adds up to lower running costs and increased profitability.

Simplify your operation

Digital control is far simpler than that of conventional analogue systems – and you can queue jobs right from your touch screen control panel, making reprints quicker and more cost-effective.

Complementary to your existing presses

The AccurioLabel 190 perfectly complements your analogue and digital production flow, allowing you to shift short runs from analogue to digital, as well as perform load balancing of digitally produced jobs.

want profitable label production in small batches.




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Konica Minolta driving growth at Labelexpo

Konica Minolta will showcase the full label production cycle at Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels and will focus on products and solutions providing business efficiency and value improvement for commercial, label and industrial printing customers.

For more information and press material please visit:

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LABELEXPO EUROPE 2017

25-28 SEPTEMBER
HALL 8,
STAND 8C51/8C52
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM