Konica Minolta debuts its digital label press for the region

Konica Minolta launched its bizhub digital label press C71cf in the region during the recently held Gulf Print & Pack show in Dubai earlier in March this year.

The bizhub Press C71cf is a new machine aimed at the labeling and packaging industry.  This digital press particularly targets label printers that need to move print volumes to digital due to reduced run lengths, or to take advantage of the opportunities for customization and variable data printing that digital presses present.

 Nayyar Ansari, business development manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East said, “The number of jobs that are short run with low-volume print is increasing and label printers need to complete orders within shorter lead times.

Printing demands that were difficult to fulfill with conventional flexo presses can now be processed efficiently thanks to the flexibility of digital printing.

“The bizhub PRESS C71cf is ideal for label printers who are looking to shift volumes from conventional presses to digital so they can deal with shorter print-run lengths, requests for faster delivery times, personalisation and versioning, and the production of on-demand runs.”

The bizhub PRESS C71cf claims outstanding productivity, brilliant image quality and a surprising ease of use. The innovative label printer is ideal for commercial printers looking to expand into new markets, and perfectly complements existing analogue machines.

The bizhub PRESS C71cf delivers superb colour, in a wide variety of label formats to make a huge impact on the shelf, and is suited to a wide range of applications across food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and other manufactured products. Labels can be printed on pressure-sensitive paper in gloss, semi-gloss or matte finish, wine stocks, white BOPP, polypropylene in matte or gloss, and other specialty substrates.

“As we look at the global as well as regional label production business, there are print solutions to meet the needs of the top and bottom sectors of the print pyramid whilst there is a huge gap in the middle, and at Konica Minolta, we are keen to explore and address this need.

According to Infotrends, 60% of the labels printing volumes are in the range of 10,000 and below. So, this is the market we want to get into,” added Nayyar.

Ansari said, “The bizhub PRESS C71cf demonstrates Konica Minolta’s commitment to helping commercial printers open up new opportunities for revenue in a changing print market by delivering new technologies and innovations that help professional printers produce high quality products that are flexible enough to meet market demand.

“The bizhub PRESS C71cf ticks all the boxes for short-run label printing in high-quality colour, and is ideal for commercial printers looking to expand into the label print market to take advantage of this growing area of print.”

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