Product Reviews

Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 190

A highly productive machine for short run labels, words by Pauline Brooks, marketing development manager, Konica Minolta

What does it do?
AccurioLabel 190 is equipped with an engine based on the award winning bizhub PRESS C1070, which has been proven in the PP market over a number of years. The AccurioLabel 190 has been designed and developed to fit into the short run digital label printing market and to promote new business expansion, due to its suitability in the customized label market. The technology brings in flexibility for VDP applications like Personalization, Serial Number, Bar Codes, Batch Number, etc. In addition, it allows not only the existing label converters (label printers) but also commercial printers to newly participate in

Canon Océ LabelStream 4000

Canon comes late to the digital labels market, Words by Simon Eccles

What does it do?
This is the first inkjet narrow-to-medium width inkjet web press from Océ, Canon’s industrial-scale printer wing. The LabelStream 4000 series is described as “an industrial-scale UV inkjet conversion platform for self-adhesive labels and selected flexible packaging with optional flexo printing, embellishment and finishing units.” It’s aimed at the high productivity end of the market thanks to its speed and the

Xerox Iridesse Production Press

A press which allows to create more results-driving “wow” per page.

What does it do?
The machine prints ultra HD CMYK with the addition of print embellishments with Gold and Silver toners that can be used as an overlay or underlay, allowing true metallic hues to be printed with CMYK overlays.
In addition to this, we can also overlay clear toner to further enhance the print. The Iridesse Production Press can lay 6 colours down in one pass ensuring the maximum productivity and spot on

Heidelberg Speedmaster CS92

A compact, high-efficiency SRA1 press.

What is it?
The Speedmaster CS 92 is a 920mm-wide (SRA1-format) sheetfed offset press tailor-made for commercial print jobs in ISO 216/DIN format. It found early favour with printers in the Far East, who wanted a high-productivity press for standardised formats with a strong price/performance ratio. It is intended for highly efficient production of brochures, catalogues and flyers.

When was it launched?
The press was launched globally in 2015, but was