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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East introduced their AccurioPress series of colour production presses during a launch event held in Dubai, UAE. The event held at Atlantis the Palm Dubai on 20th November was attended by customers across GCC and media persons. The introduction speech was given Pauline Brooks from Konica Minolta. Followed by Kazuo Kobayashi, managing director, Rakesh Nair and others.
Kazuo Kobayashi, managing director, commented: “GCC and Middle East are very important regions for us and with these two products,  we hope to gain further market share. Digital printing is showing growth prospects, which is why we have introduced these 2 products into the market .”
Among the printers launched at the event are the Accurio Press C6100 series, available in two models- the C6085, which can run at speeds of 85 pages per minute, and the C6100, 100-pages-per-minute option. The second product  introduced was the C71CF digital label printer that is suitable for short run labels.
Nayyar Ansari, business development manager, Konica Minolta Middle East said: “This event has allowed everyone to get an insight into current and future trends of the professional print industry and how to associate with these trends to increase profit margins. Printing technology has been developing rapidly in the recent decades. Today, offset and digital printing are more complementary rather than competitive.  The combination of both technologies opens up new business opportunities, and with the new generation of production systems like the C6100 and C6085 which have been designed for the commercial print market, it takes the game to a whole new level.”
Among the enhanced features of these new models are increased automation such as automatic colour adjustment, constant control of gradation, front-to-back registration without the need for special operating skills, Konica Minolta announced.
Additional functions include stabilised paper feeding, support of a wider range of paper weights from 52 gsm to 400 gsm, low-cost envelope printing, via a dedicated fusing unit – all these features are targeted at the growing digital high volume print market said the manufacturer.