Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e Enables PCI Growth Strategy


Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, and Postal Center International (PCI) today announced two new inkjet press facilities UV AccurioJet KM-1e LED, one each at PCI sites in Weston, Florida and San Antonio, Texas. Offering end-to-end solutions in print, mail and marketing, PCI is equipped and certified (HITRUST CSF, TruSight, FDR, PCI DSS, SOC 2 (Type 2), FSC, SFI, PEFC and G7) to provide fully integrated services. creative, e-business, print, promotional, fulfillment, mailing, signage and packaging solutions for enterprise customers in industries such as banking, government, healthcare, hospitality and assurance.

The press installed at PCI’s Texas facility was unveiled today at the PCI 2022 Partner Summit. The event featured more than 50 customers and prospects, who came together to learn about the capabilities of the press and other actionable industry news, trends and insights to boost their business.

The rapid growth story of PCI President Ismael Diaz encompasses a national footprint that provides redundancy across its facilities. The two new AccurioJet KM-1e UV-LED inkjet press installations, one at each of PCI’s San Antonio, Texas, and corporate headquarters in Weston, Florida, shown here, enable short print runs , faster turnaround times and exact color matches.

This technology supports PCI’s long-term strategy to secure a national leadership position in the high-speed postal and presortation market. The company, which is one of the largest diversified minority-owned providers, has grown exponentially in recent years. In 2016, PCI acquired Original Impressions. In September 2021, another milestone was reached with the purchase of Arrowmail, a Miami-based print and mail service provider, followed by the opening of its San Antonio plant in November 2021, which has generated local economic growth while bringing hundreds of job opportunities to San Antonio. Now in 2022, PCI has expanded to a new distribution and signage center in Davie, Florida, positioning itself to better serve customers nationwide. As PCI continues to expand its facilities in Texas, redundancy is essential. Having twin devices across its two locations will allow the company to align workflows and produce exact color matches, as well as meet its rigorous business continuity plan.

Customer needs and increased volume made it simple for PCI to complete its full line of printing equipment with the AccurioJet KM-1e. Its growing business demands advanced technology and faster production and drying times to deliver the unparalleled turnaround times its corporate clients have come to expect. Larger sheets, multiple substrates and color accuracy make the device an ideal solution for PCI customers, meeting varied printing needs such as short print runs, fast turnaround times, high registration accuracy and the use of highly customized materials.

From left to right: SVP, Customer Experience Tom Roberts; executive vice president and chief financial officer Dennis Garcia; news director Brian McGrath; and President Ismael Diaz perform a press proof paying particular attention to the AccurioJet KM-1e’s high registration accuracy and ability to print on highly customized materials.

PCI considers the AccurioJet KM-1e one of the most powerful client solutions on the print market today, with technology that eliminates the need for color adjustment and reduces make-ready time and waste. of paper with an immediate and high print quality, normally only achievable. through offset printing. The AccurioJet KM-1e’s UV ink for durability, B2+ size and ability to print up to 24 dots, plus textured and synthetic stocks set it apart from the competition and allow PCI to focus more about personalized printing products and transactional printing. .

“As a solutions provider, PCI is deeply rooted in the technology offerings that intertwine its systems and add value to its customers. By delivering outstanding, consistent print output much faster than offset or aqueous inkjet presses, the KM-1e has improved turnaround times and improved print quality of their customers’ work,” said said Bill Troxil, President, Industrial Printing and Production Printing, Konica Minolta. . “We are proud to be associated with PCI as they strive to achieve a national brand presence and we are delighted that Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e can meet their needs by offering greater diversity in their inkjet offerings.

As an environmentally sustainable organization with the goal of having a zero carbon footprint, PCI takes great pride in managing the economic impact of its operations in relation to that of its environment. The company was extremely pleased to find that the AccurioJet KM-1e press meets and exceeds established industry environmental standards.

PCI saw significant improvements in efficiency through the ability to use different substrates, realizing significant savings in time and money, which it was able to pass on to its customers. The ability to run true B2+ sheet-fed format increases the number of ‘up’ pages on the sheet, allowing jobs to be completed faster with fewer sheets. The AccurioJet KM-1e accomplishes everything in a single pass, allowing customers to move away from storing offset printed “shells” for later personalization.

“The installation of the AccurioJet KM-1e presses at both our Weston headquarters and our Texas facilities is another important step in the evolution of our corporate vision and our history of rapid growth,” said said Ismael Diaz, president of PCI. “We are committed to providing the resources necessary to develop and expand the scope of our capabilities, and with the state-of-the-art KM-1e press, we can continue to successfully and seamlessly meet printing needs. personalized by our customers. ”

The Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e is a 29-inch sheet-fed UV inkjet press. The KM-1e can produce up to 3,000 sheets per hour on a wide range of paper thicknesses, from 0.06 to 0.6 mm. The press prints on a variety of media, including transparent film, metal media, canvas, and embossed paper. Learn more about Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV inkjet press here.

Source: Konica Minolta

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