Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018

Konica Minolta makes Labelexpo Americas debut


The bizhub PRESS C71cf uses dry-toner electrophotography, prints full CMYK color in 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution.

Exhibiting for the first time ever at Labelexpo Americas, Konica Minolta featured at the show the bizhub PRESS C71cf, a digital press specifically designed for narrow web applications. According to the company, the press represents the transition from analog workflow to digital label printing allowing for personalization, handling multiple SKUs, shortening lead times and improved consistency.

The bizhub PRESS C71cf uses dry-toner electrophotography, prints full CMYK color, supports 1200dpi) x 1200dpi, and has a maximum printing size of 47”x12.5.” The engine will support a maximum paper width of 320mm (approx. 13”). Feeding speeds range from 62 fpm to 31 fpm. Variable data printing is supported and both the PPML and PDF/VT formats (PDF/VT requires an available APPE option). Print substrates include pressure-sensitive paper in gloss, semi-gloss or matte finishes, wine stocks, white BOPP and polypropylene in matte or gloss.

Konica Minolta also featured its MGI JETvarnish 3DW. It allows label printers to go digital for spot UV coating and embossed hot foiling without dies, screens or expensive tooling on narrow webs up to 420 mm/16.53.''  By giving extra added-value and sensory dimensional textures to printed label output, the 100% digital technology provides quick prototyping, short run customization flexibility and the ability to use variable data for personalizing text and graphics on every piece produced.

The JETvarnish 3DW is designed for both 2D (flat)/3D Embossed Spot Coating over flexo, offset or digital web-fed printed output. Hot foiling can be added with glamorous metallic and colored foils to embellish label designs.

Konica Minolta also exhibited the Spartanics semi-rotary laser diecutting machine, highlighting the newly formed partnership which gives Konica Minolta to ability to offer a turnkey label finishing solution.