Managed Technology is thrilled to announce that Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 high-speed single-pass toner press has been awarded two prestigious industry recognitions: the iF Design Award 2023 and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023. These accolades highlight the groundbreaking capabilities of the AccurioLabel 400 in enhancing operational efficiency through automated printing processes. We are proud to represent Konica Minolta and their commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions for the digital label printing industry.
The iF International Forum Design, the world’s oldest independent design organisation, received over 11,000 applications from 56 countries and regions this year. Amongst this fierce competition, the AccurioLabel 400 emerged victorious, solidifying its status as an exceptional design. Similarly, the Red Dot Award, renowned as one of the world’s largest design competitions, recognised the AccurioLabel 400 as the epitome of outstanding product design. These honours celebrate Konica Minolta’s dedication to simplifying operations, reducing downtime, and eliminating the need for specialised skills or licenses through the press’s innovative design and automatic colour correction technology.
The recent awards add to the AccurioLabel 400’s growing collection of accolades, including the 2022 Good Design Award sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. These recognitions reinforce the fact that Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 is a transformative force within the label printing industry, empowering forward-thinking label converters to explore new print possibilities.
Unveiled in May last year, the AccurioLabel 400 was designed to redefine operational efficiency, particularly in high-volume label production. With its exceptional speed, extended continuous printing length, and process automation capabilities, the AccurioLabel 400 aims to capture a significant market share in the rapidly expanding mid- and high-volume sectors. Currently, there are over 3,000 label converters estimated to benefit from this groundbreaking technology.
The AccurioLabel 400 offers a multitude of features that set it apart from its competitors. Its ability to expand applications with white toner and deliver superfast print speeds of up to 39.9 meters per minute ensures increased productivity and efficiency. Moreover, enhanced print quality and the durability of its components result in further cost reductions. Available in both 4- and 5-colour configurations, the AccurioLabel 400 empowers label converters to elevate their printing capabilities.
Sacha-Vittorio Paolucci, Head of Industrial Printing Business Development at Konica Minolta Europe, expressed delight at the ongoing success of the AccurioLabel 400 in receiving industry recognition. The awards validate the press’s potential to enable print transformation and expand production possibilities for label converters operating in mid- and high-volume markets. Paolucci also emphasised how the AccurioLabel 400’s workflow, software, process automation, and cloud solutions enable label converters to move closer to smart factory operations, reinforcing their expertise in label production and packaging.
Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 has solidified its position as a game-changer in the label printing industry through its exceptional design, innovative features, and industry-wide recognition. The continued success of this groundbreaking technology reaffirms Konica Minolta’s commitment to empowering label converters to explore new frontiers in print possibilities. As Managed Technology, we are honoured to represent Konica Minolta and their vision for transforming the label printing industry with cutting-edge solutions like the AccurioLabel 400.