BSP Labels, based near Royston, Hertfordshire, has installed an AccurioLabel 230 digital toner press, manufactured by Konica Minolta and supplied by Focus Label Machinery.

The new press was purchased to enable the company to satisfy the demand for short run and variable data label production. 

According to Konica Minolta, the AccurioLabel 230 press offers affordable entry to digital printing for print providers, brand owners, and packaging companies. Originally targeted at small to mid-size label converters, the AccurioLabel is now also used by various larger label convertors. The press had been designed to manage the demand for an increasing number of small to medium print jobs with short processing times. Features include on-demand full colour printing, sampling, variable data and graphics, fixed price printing, with no requirement special substrates, plus software packages for colour management and job composition.

BSP owner, Martin Attaway, commented, ‘We had been researching digital label presses for some time, but kept coming back to the AccurioLabel 230. For the price and the footprint size, there isn’t another press available, which gives us the high print quality and variable data facility we need. As well as selecting the most suitable press, we were also conscious of choosing a reputable and reliable supplier. The partnership between Konica Minolta and Focus Label Machinery was the perfect solution for us.’

Mr Attaway continued, ‘We find the AccurioLabel 230 very simple to operate, with intuitive software and controls. Both Focus and Konica Minolta were very helpful and professional throughout the procurement and installation process, helping us to conduct a number of trials, before we committed.’

Focus sales director David Lee added, ‘Today’s label converters and print companies are increasingly challenged by market demands for faster turnarounds and shorter print runs. With the AccurioLabel 230, orders that were once difficult to handle with analogue presses can now be handled much more efficiently. Greater value can be added to the print product using VDP or numbering, helping to differentiate the user amongst their market. BSP Labels had been looking into digital label production for quite a while, before deciding that the Konica Minolta press was the best fit for them. We are very pleased that after such careful consideration, they have selected Focus and Konica Minolta for this latest investment.’