Imagination Graphics, based at Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west, has become the first company in NSW to invest in the AccurioJet KM-1 from Konica Minolta.
|'Never Stop Printing': the big Konica Minolta stand at PrintEx 19, Sydney|
“This investment was a big step for Imagination Graphics, however, it was the right one,” said Emmanuel Buhagiar, director, Imagination Graphics, who announced the deal at PrintEx19. “We did our due diligence and had faith that the KM-1 and Konica Minolta, as a trusted partner for more than 10 years, would deliver.
“Imagination Graphics chose the KM-1 due to its ability to print on a wide variety of stocks, which gives us great versatility in the types of work we can take on, as well as the colour and quality reproduction and ability to match Pantone colours.”
|Sue Threlfo, GM of Production & Industrial Print for Konica Minolta, managed the sale to Imagination|
The AccurioJet KM-1 is a B2+ sheet-fed UV inkjet press that delivers all the quality and versatility of offset printing with the convenience and flexibility of digital printing on any type of stock for projects such as bound books, presentation folders, and packaging.
“The KM-1 will open up a whole new market and client base for Imagination Graphics,” said Buhagiar. “It will also give us more speed, faster turnaround, the ability to bring work in-house that we have previously had to outsource, and the opportunity to take on short-run projects, which will make us more competitive. For example, using the KM-1, we can print up to 3,000 A2 posters in an hour, all with different designs, which would be far more costly and time-consuming on an offset press. As a customer-focused business, the ability to deliver on time with quality is critical to our success.”
Imagination Graphics provides graphic design, print, and pre-press services and has been on a solid growth path over the past three years.
|Konica Minolta's AccurioJet KM-1 press|
“Konica Minolta is excited that Imagination Graphics is the first NSW installation of the game-changing KM-1, and the third in Australia,” said Adam Todd, industrial print solutions consultant, Konica Minolta. “The KM-1 will open up new markets for Imagination Graphics and let it produce a much wider variety of high-value applications for its customers.”
Buhagiar added, “Imagination Graphics has worked with Konica Minolta for more than 10 years, and every time we have upgraded our equipment we have seen business growth right up to our last investment, which was the AccurioPress C6100 and C1085. We expect the KM-1 to bring the same benefit.”
This is the first NSW install for the KM-1, the third in Australia, and the 100th globally since its introduction to the market just over two years ago. For more information, contact Konica Minolta Australia.