Konica Minolta ships its 500th AL

Konica Minolta has marked an important milestone by shipping the 500th AccurioLabel series press since its launch four years ago.

“Konica Minolta entered the digital label press market in 2016 and quickly hit the milestone of 500 units sold,” said Toshitaka Uemura, general manager of industrial print business unit, professional print business headquarters at Konica Minolta. “We drove the growth of the overall digital label press market by creating a new mid-range digital label press. Last year, we had one of the largest shares of the global market. This has been achieved by widespread support from customers for the AccurioLabel series as a solution to various issues faced by the label printing industry, including the growing demand for

Aggressive sales stance to continue

Langley Holdings chairman Tony Langley has instructed the team at Manroland Sheetfed to continue with its “gloves off” sales initiative after the business secured a big jump in incoming orders.

Although sales at the press manufacturing operation fell by 21.7% to €203.5m last year, orders on hand more than doubled – from €27.4m to €61.2m – after Langley gave the business permission to respond in kind to aggressive pricing from competitors. Manroland Sheetfed will unveil “its latest offering to

Gallus open day educates participants about embellishments and other developments

More than 130 visitors came to Gallus Open Day event, which took place on 6th February 2020 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The two printing systems Gallus Labelmaster and Labelfire were demonstrated live at the Print Media Center Label. In the Knowledge Forum printing experts talked about the latest developments regarding low migration as well as digital white applications.

Visitors were able to see the state-of-the-art label production as well as the latest Labelexpo highlights:

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EFI CEO Jacobson tells industry to ‘lift itself up’

EFI CEO Jeff Jacobson used his inaugural Connect user conference opening keynote to ask the sector to do more to “lift itself up… because there’s a lot of growth in this great industry”.

He said that his “break from industry” between leaving Xerox in May 2018 and returning, initially as EFI executive chairman and then as CEO, had given him a great perspective and the ability to reflect on the opportunities in print. “It’s what this conference is all about, it’s about connecting, it’s about