Konica Minolta will be pushing boundaries with Drupa presence

Konica Minolta has unveiled more details of its drupa presence where it plans to showcase 20 European premieres, pioneering digital transformation and live running of the biggest machines it has ever shown at the exhibition in Duesseldorf, Germany, from 28 May to 7 June, 2024 where it will have one of the largest stands (Hall 8b).

Posted On
27th Mar 2024
2024 Q1, Company, Digital

Under the main message of “See the Potential in the Future of Print”, Konica Minolta will set up a 2,400 square metre exhibition booth to demonstrate how it is strengthening and expanding the business of commercial and industrial printing customers, and ways of sustainable production in line with the philosophy of Industry 5.0. This will be achieved by assistance technology, labour-saving, and skill-less operations. It will include not only printing processes, but also post-press processes and improving the total throughput of the entire processes.

Industry 5.0 is the European Commission concept for a vision where people are at the centre of collaboration with machines, which, for Konica Minolta, involves developing unique digital printing systems and solutions to realise richer and more efficient production by allowing humans and machines to work hand in hand and help each other.


Unique robotic solutions and completely automated product lines

Among the highlights from Konica Minolta at drupa will be showing completely automated production lines driven by Artificial Intelligence, a state-of-the-art webshop and never-before-seen use of robotics and software solutions – including major advances in remote service engineering.

A wide range of business scopes will be demonstrated from commercial printing to label printing, packaging and industrial printing, and as products and solutions.


Announcing the future model within the KM-1 family: The next generation High-Speed UV Inkjet Press AccurioJet 60000

Engineered for industry-leading productivity, this printer is designed to minimize downtime, ensuring easy operation and continuous monitoring of device conditions for optimal throughput. In addition to its exceptional operational efficiency, the AccurioJet 60000 guarantees outstanding image quality and reproduction stability. Leveraging the AccurioJet KM-1 stable image quality, the printer employs Konica Minolta inline sensors and a spectrophotometer to automatically monitor printing conditions. This meticulous attention results in a wonderful image quality and reproduction stability across various printing media.


Applications will appeal to brand owners and advertising agencies

Other premieres will involve a Cobot-robotics arm, new options for the MGI JetVarnish 3DWeb 400 such as a JetSeal and inline die cutter and the launch of a more advanced version of the AccurioPro Colour Manager suite of software solutions. From Konica Minolta’s Sensing Business Unit, there will be the unveiling of MYIRO colour management tools for graphics arts applications. These will include spectrophotometers for advanced colour management and for high-speed auto scanning.

At the core of its drupa showcase will be the new business opportunities Konica Minolta presents, designed to empower customers to navigate and thrive in the ever-changing market conditions. Labels, packaging and embellishment will be spotlighted as part of Konica Minolta’s commitment to providing solutions that resonate with the changing needs of its clients.

Konica Minolta’s extensive exhibition space is proof of the huge importance it attaches to the professional and industrial printing markets, as well as drupa, which will be the perfect touch point for targeted customers. Across six inter-linked areas and two floors, Konica Minolta will have over 30 live running machines, virtually the same number of software displays and will be demonstrating how its toner and inkjet technologies complement each other seamlessly in the print room of the future.

Years of expertise and a relentless pursuit of excellence

“As a major player in digital production printing across so many markets, we will be demonstrating the advances that are the culmination of years of expertise and a relentless pursuit of excellence. For commercial printers, we help them see the potential with growth and business expansion opportunities that are aligned with current dynamics.”


said Olaf Lorenz, General Manager International Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe.