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Konica Minolta Reports Successful IPEX 2014


RAMSEY, NJ | Konica Minolta, the largest exhibitor at the recent IPEX 2014, is celebrating after a show success that is set to net €3.5 million worth of new business as it continues to expand into new markets. The 1,200-sq-m stand had 12 live-running print systems and software and systems demonstrations throughout each of the six days of the event.

One of the top attractions was the KM-1, the B2+ UV inkjet color sheet-fed press, which was demonstrated three times a day. At the show it was confirmed that beta testing will start later this year at customer sites in Japan, North America, and Europe, with full production starting in 2015. The press is designed for short print runs, extremely tight deadlines, and variable data processing. Also demonstrated was roll-to-roll label printing at up to 18 mpm with its bizhub PRESS C70RLC.

The company’s growing portfolio includes packaging, wide format, document printing, labels and photo-printing markets, as well as workflow automation areas and other partner prepress and postpress solutions, plus cross media applications.

Olaf Lorenz, general manager, International Marketing Div., Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, says, “Ipex has been everything we wanted it to be and has fulfilled all our objectives. We have been getting 600 qualified leads per day and already have collected more than 40 letters of intent, and have closed some sales.”


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