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Kuwait-based, 23-year old German Press has produced over a million prints with Konica Minolta’s PRESS C1100, purchased over 5 months ago.
The press was purchased from a local exhibition in Kuwait due to certain operational advantages, like its ability to run business cards on 350gsm on both sides in one pass among others.
“Running costs played an important part in our decision, we looked at other manufacturers but the actual price of the machine, plus the running costs that we could save, it was an easy decision to make,” said Ali Paliwala press manager of German Press.
The print shop owned a digital machine previously, but since it was not able to handle the heavier weights of media that were required, they opted to invest in the Konica Minolta’s digital printer. “We would definitely be looking at Konica Minolta equipment when purchasing in the future,” added Paliwala.
The machine is used for producing educational course material, flyers, leaflets and personalized documents, using variable data software.
Besides the Konica Minolta, German Press additonally owns eight colour Komori printing machines and Heidelberg presses, operating its press round the clock, in 24-hour day shifts.
German Press has also recently purchased a Dubai-based publishing and packaging company and plans to  expand further.