Konica Minolta: delivering innovative print solutions

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Leading print solutions company Konica Minolta continues to enable customers to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of print and document solutions, says Katsuhisa Asari, Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd.

Konica Minolta made a successful product exhibition at the Print Expo 2023 (Chennai), a premier congregation among leaders in printing, labels and packaging, embellishment products. The showcase comprised of entry-level LPP to HPP models, including C4065, C4080, C7100, and C12000, along with a mono engine 6120. Additionally, through the IP product lineup, Konica Minolta focused on gaining momentum through their Label printer AL230 and AS3600 with iFoil One for the Print Enhancement. Select products form Konica Minolta’s Office Print portfolio were also presented including the C300i, C550i, C266i, 287, 450i.

Here, Katsuhisa Asari, Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd shares more about their participation at the show and more.

P&P: What were the major highlights at PrintExpo?

Katsuhisa: The major highlights of Konica Minolta’s participation at Print Expo 2023 were the innovative and diverse range of print solutions showcased across our Production Print Engines, Industrial Print Engines, and Office Multifunction Printers. These cutting-edge products included flagship models like the AccurioPress C12000 with exceptional image quality and automated inline business card printing, the versatile AccurioShine 3600 + iFoilOne offering 2D and 3D effects, Accurio Label 230 for the label segment, the intelligent and environmentally conscious bizhub C300i from our Office Multi-functional Range.

P&P: How has been the response at the show?

Katsuhisa: The response at the show has been overwhelmingly positive and truly gratifying. Our showcased products garnered significant interest and appreciation from key industry stakeholders, including press owners, commercial printers, labels & packaging professionals, and other important players in the printing, packaging, signage, and advertising industries. We received enthusiastic feedback for our innovative solutions tailored to meet the evolving demands of the printing and packaging landscape.

P&P: Which machines were more in demand at the show?

Katsuhisa: We had a positive response and interest from the customers for all the products demonstrated. These machines garnered substantial attention and engagement and generated very good enquiries during the event for our products. This underscores the industry’s recognition of the advanced features and capabilities that our products offer.

P&P: What kind of visitors did you get at the show?

Katsuhisa: We had the privilege of interacting with decision-makers, industry experts, and creative minds from various sectors, fostering meaningful discussions and networking opportunities. The engagement with this diverse audience allowed us to showcase our solutions’ adaptability to a wide range of printing and packaging needs.

P&P: Your comments on the present digital printing market in India?

Katsuhisa: The present digital printing market in India is experiencing a dynamic transformation. As businesses increasingly seek cost-effective, creative, qualitative, and sustainable solutions, Konica Minolta is at the forefront of delivering innovative print solutions that empower businesses across industries. We have witnessed a growing demand for personalized and high-quality printing, quick turnaround times, and environmentally conscious printing practices. Konica Minolta is committed to addressing these market trends with our state-of-the-art technologies and solutions.

P&P: What are the trends in this segment?

Katsuhisa: The trends in the digital printing segment are evolving rapidly, driven by technological advancements and changing consumer preferences. Personalization and customisation continue to be key trends, allowing businesses to create unique and tailored print products for their customers. Additionally, there is a rising emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly printing practices, aligning with the global push toward environmental responsibility. Konica Minolta remains dedicated to staying at the forefront of these trends by continually innovating and delivering solutions that cater to these changing demands.

P&P: What is Konica Minolta’s role in digital printing market?

Katsuhisa: We would like to emphasize that Konica Minolta’s participation at Print Expo 2023 underscores our unwavering commitment to delivering cutting-edge print solutions that empower businesses, enhance productivity, and drive success. We are not only leading the digital printing market but also contributing to the industry’s transition towards cyber-physical systems, leveraging technologies like AI, IoT, Analytics, and Deep Learning. Our goal is to continue enabling our customers to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of print and document solutions.

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