Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce the installation of its AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press at CCG Marketing, a full-service marketing solutions company that delivers a single source supply chain partnership for CRM and direct-to-consumer distribution.
With its latest state-of-the-art Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e Hybrid InkJet Press, CCG Marketing Solutions (CCG) shows its commitment to the future of printing. Adding the AccurioJet KM-1e boosts efficiency and performance, bringing both digital and offset worlds together.
CCG, with locations in West Caldwell and Towaco, New Jersey, has more than 50 years of providing comprehensive print capabilities, fulfillment and kitting, branded merchandise and trade decorating services to its customers. The AccurioJet KM1-e was installed at the end of January to meet its customers’ needs for shorter runs, faster make-ready, wide print ranges with faster speeds, and a multitude of new capabilities to help customers’ brands succeed in the marketplace.
In today’s print environment, customers demand ever-faster turnaround, so print speed along with excellent print quality are essential. CCG had considered competitive equipment, but ultimately chose the AccurioJet KM-1e, which stood out for both its quality output, flexibility and uptime.
“All of our internal tests have met our quality standards,” said Brett Iken, Chief Operations Officer, CCG. “Our customers will immediately benefit from the flexible and high-quality output the AccurioJet KM-1e offers on a variety of substrates.”
The AccurioJet KM-1e’s optimized features are wide-ranging, which were among the reasons for CCG’s purchase decision. The press prints large sheet sizes, up to 23 x 29 inches, on virtually all substrates. Simplex print speed is 3,000 sheets per hour, with duplex printing at 1,500 sheets per hour, and can run in any grain. With uptime at over 90 percent, the AccurioJet KM-1e delivers significantly increased print capacity to CCG’s customers.
Color is consistent with no calibration needed, even for extended runs. In addition, with Konica Minolta’s UV light technology, there is no drying time, so the AccurioJet KM-1e’s excellent print output is much faster than offset or aqueous inkjet. With no need for coatings or dry time, customers’ print materials hit the street faster than ever.
The AccurioJet KM-1e’s green aspects were also major factors for CCG. It was important that the press produced no VOC, is FDA approved, has INGEDE certification and uses no glycol.
“The AccurioJet KM-1e positions us for the ongoing evolution of the printing industry,” said Brett Iken. “As our clients’ needs for high quality, shorter turnaround and highly dynamic print evolve, so does our print technology roadmap. The AccurioJet KM-1e also contributes to our long-term environmental sustainability initiatives, using 95% less volatile chemicals without storing ink in fountains, no fountain solutions and no solvent usage. We’re excited to see what other projects we can leverage with the AccurioJet KM-1e’s strengths.”
“We are very happy to hear about CCG’s experiences to date with their new high-speed AccurioJet KM-1e press,” said Bill Troxil, President, Industrial Print and Production Print Business, Konica Minolta. “The expanded substrate flexibility, outstanding image quality and fast turnaround with no drying time offer real advantages with today’s speed of business, and we expect that the AccurioJet KM-1e’s superior color stability, wider print latitudes and excellent reliability will produce new projects and increased revenue streams for CCG.”