Mark Andy is to be the exclusive provider of Konica Minolta’s new AccurioLabel 400 toner-based digital press for labels and packaging, extending the partnership between the two companies.

The newly launched AccurioLabel 400 is intended to accelerate Konica Minolta’s presence in digital label and packaging printing, and embellishment.

Through Integrating this new toner-based print technology into its Digital Pro line, Mark Andy is developing its first five-colour – CMYK+W – toner end-to-end label printing and converting system. This combines Konica Minolta’s expertise  in digital marking with Mark Andy’s understanding of web handling, decorating and converting, creating a, ‘single-pass, high-quality, fast, and cost-effective solution for the mid-to-high volume label market,’ according to Mark Andy.

Specifically, the addition of digital white affords Mark Andy customers for the first time the flexibility to use clear or metallic substrates for short run label work without needing to use a flexo plate.

Mark Andy CEO Jason Desai said. ‘Incorporating Konica Minolta digital marking technology with Mark Andy’s expertise in converting allows for business expansion and improved customer value for the label converters. This partnership is transforming the industry with the highest quality, most reliable, and cost-effective solutions as demonstrated by more than 300 digital press installations. We continue to pursue practical technology solutions for converters of all sizes at a realisable price point.’

William Troxil, Konica Minolta president, industrial print and production print, North America, added, ‘Our organisations share a strong partnership that continues to respond to, and anticipate, the needs of a growing industry. While our partnership with Mark Andy has established our production print technology in a uniquely advantaged position, the true beneficiaries are label and packaging converters industry wide.

’Integrating our technologies and overall strengths provides a right-sized solution for the industry, allowing for ease of entry into the digital transformation journey.’