A new partnership between Focus Label Machinery and Konica Minolta will see the former supply the later’s AccurioLabel 230 digital label press within the United Kingdom.

Nottingham-based Focus believes the press, which prints at speeds of up to 23.4m/min and at a resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi, will complement its range of narrow web digital, flexographic and reflex finishing lines.    

Able to run standard 330mm width coated, uncoated paper and polypropylene label materials with no special pre-coating, the AccurioLabel 230 can be installed and producing saleable labels within days of its delivery. 

‘Our new partnership with Konica Minolta brings together the product excellence and support of this highly respected manufacturer, along with our own considerable labels industry expertise,’ explained Focus technical sales manager David Lee. ‘This partnership will open up exciting new avenues for our UK customer base looking for an affordable way to provide production digital print services alongside traditional label print solutions.

‘The AccurioLabel 230 provides a simple business model that makes perfect sense to small and medium sized print businesses competing in a changing market,’ Mr Lee concluded. ‘The considerable benefits include on demand full colour printing, sampling, variable data and graphics, fixed price printing, no special substrates, and low-cost investment – all fully serviced, and inclusive of consumables and components.’

The partnership between the two companies will also provide Konica Minolta with opportunities to reach new potential customers, as Jon Hiscock from Konica Minolta Business Solutions UK explained, ‘This is an ideal partnership for us as Focus has a well-deserved reputation for label technology expertise and trusted customer support. With almost 40 years of experience in the industry, the team at Focus are very well placed to introduce new and existing SME customers to the AccurioLabel 230, which delivers considerable output and value for money benefits as a professional quality digital label solution. We are excited to be working together to provide market-leading products and expert support that customers need and deserve.’