Konica Minolta will exhibit at Amplify

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Ramsey, New Jersey, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, today announced its participation in the Amplify print finishing and embellishment show in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 14-16.

Embellishment has become a key marketing tool for specialty packaging, printing and improvement with a top quality perception of over 46%. At Amplify, Konica Minolta will showcase its range of embellishment products developed to serve printers of all sizes. Through presentations and product demo videos on display at booth #700, the company will demonstrate how bold, bespoke packaging produced by its devices can help companies grow market share and become leading brands.

“We are on the verge of a printing revolution, and embellishment is a big part of it, with techniques such as laser cutting, hot stamping and digital varnishing gaining popularity,” said said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management. and Planning, Konica Minolta. “Premium packaging is shifting from one-size-fits-all to customization through new digital technologies, and we look forward to helping our customers seize new opportunities to win new customers, increase profits and grow their businesses by growing them.” helping to create visually stunning pieces that elevate brands.

Amplify attendees will be the first in the United States to experience two new Konica Minolta UV inkjet digital embellishment presses – each aimed at specific markets – offering a solution for every need. While the company won’t be displaying equipment at its booth, visitors will be able to view product demonstration videos, experience a wide selection of release samples, and chat with senior sales executives and subject matter experts.

Powered by MGI’s innovative varnish technology with Konica Minolta’s reliability, a single press enables in-house spot UV varnishing from prototyping to full production, without the need for screens, plates or dies. The company will also showcase a new JETvarnish device that provides sensory printing applications for printers of all sizes. Using the best of JETvarnish technology, the printers will benefit from self-cleaning automation features as well as improved paper feeding and printing capabilities.

Other products Konica Minolta will showcase include the JETvarnish 3D EVO 75, supporting a B1+ sheet size for large commercial printing and packaging, and the web-powered digital solution JETvarnish 3D Web for foil stamping. embossed hot stamping and 2D/3D spot UV coating for labels, as well as flexible packaging. For routing, creasing and cutting in addition to MGI printers, the flatbed cutter Colex Sharp Cut SX1732 will also be presented. This product includes a fixed knife, an oscillating knife and a router, enabling a multitude of applications for sign makers. Optional add-on tools are available to allow customers to customize the cutter to their specific needs and workflow.

Konica Minolta is the proud sponsor of the Amplify promotional postcard. The company provided the paper it was printed on and the card was embellished by client and partner Print Panther in Ontario, Canada using JETVarnish 3DS. Print Panther was the first Canadian Konica Minolta customer to install this device.

Zan Banks, Director, Industrial Print Business, Konica Minolta and Christine Yardley, President, Print Panther will pitch the ideas! Digital Embellishment Workshop on Wednesday, June 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dedicated to designing and creating accurate files for printable digital embellishments, the workshop will also include a tour of the event where attendees can See firsthand how digital embellishments are applied and achieved. The session will show how embellishments can elevate a brand, and why and how printers are embracing the new print reality. Design samples with digital foils, varnishes, special colors, metallic inks, fluorescent inks and more will be available to attendees. To join the workshop, register for the Pass 2 days (Wednesday Pass) or 3 days (all inclusive).

Konica Minolta proudly notes that many of its embellishment printing customers have entered the 2022 Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) Gold Leaf Awards competition. The company acknowledges the great work submitted by the following companies and wishes them well as the results are unveiled on Tuesday, June 14 at the Gold Leaf Awards reception.

  • Panther print
  • Team concept print
  • Kenbunsya Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Feiereisen
  • Blue Ocean Press
  • Elite print finish

Press in attendance can request a meeting with Konica Minolta’s production printing product managers or visit booth 700 to learn more about its embellishment solutions.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. is a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions. With a comprehensive portfolio of production printing offerings, it offers the latest innovations in printing, applications and expertise. Its All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the Multifunction Desktop Copier Market by Brand Keys for fifteen consecutive years and is proud to be listed on Forbes 2021 America’s Best-in-State Employers list. The company received the BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence and the BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award for its bizhub i-Series. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta partners with customers to shape ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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