Star Offset deploys Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C71cf


Konica Minolta Business Solutions has recently added another big name to its clientele with the installation of a bizhub PRESS C71cf at Bhiwandi-based Star Offset. The move to install the innovative digital label printer from Konica Minolta has reaped major dividends for Star Offset, enabling it to grow its business outlay by catering to the evolving printing requirements and expanding into newer market segments. Star offset is a leading player in the business of offset, narrow web flexo and allied printing activities. The company always adopts the latest technology in the market to offer most advanced products to its customers.

C71cf Label Press at Star Offset is sold by Insight Print Communication Pvt ltd, who is sales partner of Konica Minolta. As per Sunill Thakeria, Director, Insight Print Communication, the company believes that digital production is now an everyday reality in the label printing industry,with brand managers constantly trying to stay ahead of new competitors, and threat of counterfeiting and supply chain management.

What has made the installation particularly fruitful for Star Offset is how the bizhub PRESS C71cf ensures high print quality comparable to offset printing, while facilitating the seamless operability, accuracy, and flexibility of digital printing. Operating on dry-toner electrophotography, the bizhub PRESS C71cf is capable of producing a high image quality of 1200dpi and delivering top-of-the-line productivity with a maximum speed of 18.9 metres/min. It can be used to print on a wide range of media – including plain paper, gloss-coated paper, matte-coated paper, synthetic paper, PP, and PET (stretched type) – and is capable of handling paper thickness of up to 176 GSM (for non-tack paper) and 256 GSM (for peeling paper).

Moreover, the space-economical bizhub PRESS C71cf can work in parallel with traditional narrow web label presses and is capable of fulfilling print demands which are difficult to cater to with conventional presses.

Speaking about the impact that Konica Minolta bizhub C71cf has made, spokesperson – Star Offset, said, “As a global leader in the print and printing space, Konica Minolta has developed several innovative solutions to help printing businesses maximise productivity and improve profitability. We are delighted with the results that the bizhub PRESS C71cf has yielded for our business. The solution has seamlessly fit into our existing print setup and has enabled us to greatly expand the scope of our operations to cater to rapidly-changing printing requirements of today.”

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