Golden Paper Cups Co. LLC located in Ajman, UAE utilizes the full ability of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1085 for all their short runs.
Talking about the reason for opting the bizhub Press, Mohammed Al Hatem owner of Golden Paper Cups, commented, “We have an excellent reputation of delivering first class service to both large and small business. But one of the challenges was to be able to produce shorter run lengths for bespoke good quality cups at a competitive price. In addition, print runs are getting smaller and smaller, this trend comes from the fast moving consumer goods and retail business. Companies in these markets continuously need to engage the consumer with appealing, customized, seasonal or even personalized messages. We were using both litho and flexo printing for the larger print runs, but when a customer required a smaller quantity the cost of producing the cup was not cost effective. In order to tackle the big issue, we decided to produce the shorter run lengths on digital equipment. However, one of the main stumbling blocks we had to overcome was the stock we were running remained coated on one side and remained heat resistant on the other. We looked at various manufactures equipment and carried out rigorous testing on the stock and later we approached Juma Al Majid group who is the distributor of Konica Minolta.  Then I went along to their showroom and was impressed with the consistency of the print, but more importantly the way the machine handled the different weights of stock and the low fusing temperature of the toner onto the paper, this was a critical part of the criteria in purchasing the correct machine.”
He further added about the machine, “We purchased this Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1085 with air suction belt paper feed system to accommodate all our short run work. I am delighted with the machine, which has enabled me to turn around the short run work much quicker and the after sales training and service support from Juma Al Majid has been very good, I definitely made the correct choice. The good news that we are pleased with the bizhub PRESS C1085 and has already placed the second order.”