Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Thailand) Co., Ltd. holds Shaping the Future through Innovation event to launch MGI JETVARNISH 3DS iFOIL S, bizhub PRO 1100, and 6 all-new models of bizhub multifunctions.

Information Technology Press Releases Thursday June 23, 2016 12:42
Bangkok--23 Jun--4D Communications

Leader in production printing and enterprise content management Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Thailand) has official launched MGI JETVARNISH 3DS & iFOIL S, the company's latest innovative product, bizhub PRO 1100 series, monochrome digital printing press, and 6 all-new bizhub series with high-end features to match with digital working lifestyle. Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Thailand) is expecting to grow by more than 30% by end of FY2016.

Osafumi Kawamura, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Thailand) said, "Konica Minolta was one of the first companies to recognize the importance of commercial printing, We're constantly pushing forward, researching and developing new products to support our customers' businesses to be able to compete in competitive environment.

Today, we launch 3 new products for both commercial print and office segments. The highlighted product is MGI JETVARNISH 3DS with digital inline embossing and hot foil stamping (iFOIL S). MGI JETVARNISH 3DS & iFOIL S is the joint development product between Konica Minolta, Inc. and MGI Digital Technology, the leading decoration printing equipment manufacturer based in France which Konica Minolta, Inc. holds 40.5% of MGI's share. MGI JETVARNISH 3DS & iFOIL S gives digital print providers new opportunities to expand their services and deliver higher value added product to their customers."

"We believe overall Thailand's printing industry will grow in line with national economic growth, so we decide to launch our new products to Thai market. We have strong growth continually in the last two years. Our production print business's growth rate is 4 times and color office multifunction's growth rate is double from fiscal last year." Kawamura added.

U-kit Tang-u-Thaisuk, Production Print Division Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Thailand) said "Konica Minolta always offers new technology to help customer maximize efficiency and productivity. MGI JETVARNISH 3DS & iFOIL S is designed to be a completely digital solution to turn your ordinary print jobs into spectacular and irresistible printouts which will immediately gain the full attention of your customers. The JETVARNISH 3DS is equipped with iFOIL S technology which enables print providers to perform hot foil stamping in-house. With 100% digital performance, the need for expensive and time consuming plates and screens are eliminated. You can also create variable data for full personalization capabilities by using spot varnish and/or foil to create marketing impact. MGI JETVARNISH 3DS & iFOIL S is able to create 3D raised effect up to 200 micron thickness on laminated surfaces or on toner directly and covers sheets up to 36.4 cm wide and 102 cm long. It can support a wide range of substrates up-to 450 gsm and produce any foil line thickness from0.5 mm. The 3D enhanced and embossed capabilities of the device significantly increase the impact of print in many applications such as book covers, personalized gift, business card, packaging and marketing communication collaterals."

U-kit added "we also officially launched bizhub PRO 1100 series, the latest monochrome production printer. The bizhub PRO 1100 series is a workhorse monochrome digital printing press that comes with high performance dual color scanner to simultaneous double-sided color scanning up to 180 originals per minute (opm). Featuring a fast, high productivity system for a quick turnaround of large jobs, the bizhub PRO 1100 is capable of printing 100 pages per minute (ppm) with high print quality of up to 1,200 dpi. The machine can handle expected average volumes of between 150,000 and 300,000 prints and peaks up to 2.2 million black and white prints per month. The bizhub PRO 1100 series is deal for central in-house printing departments, external print for pay services, education, government agencies and high volume statements and bill printing."

Sanya Chinkaroon, Sales and Marketing Division Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Thailand) said "6 all-new models of A3 bizhub color multifunctions and A3 bizhub monochrome multifunctions are released today. These new models - color models: bizhub C368, bizhub C258, bizhub C227, and black & white models: bizhub 367. bizhub 287, bizhub 206 – come with 20-36 pages per minute in printing speed range to meet the growing needs of mobility, connectivity and sustainability from SME to large organization. In addition, the bizhub C368 series was recently honored with BLI's Winter Award 2016 Picks for its reliability, mobility features, efficient print & scan speeds and ease of printing multiple files types."

"The new bizhub series is equipped with a comfortable 9" operation panel with easy to operate intuitive on-screen soft menu keys. Moreover, users can access web content directly from multifunction's operation panel to print PDF or email. The featured mobile connectivity supports a wide range of devices including smartphones and tablets that are NFC (Near Field Communication) or Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) technology capable.

Another factor to be concerned is data security. With password protection to additional optional security mechanisms, the new bizhub series are equipped with wide-ranging features to safeguard the information assets of business. Office administrators can set up detailed access control for each function, including copy, print, scan and fax. Print functions can be authenticated biometrically, with various types of identification cards, or via NFC with Android devices.

Furthermore, environmental contribution is always Konica Minolta's top priority. The new bizhub's TEC value has been reduced 18% from previous mode and machine has also increased its use of recycled PC/PET and has raised the PCR ratio to approximately 70%." Sanya added

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