UK-based Premier Labels has installed Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 digital label press to expand its printing capabilities.

Established in 1987, Premier Labels provides labels to customers in drinks, luxury fashion, gifts and cosmetics, electronics, and engineering markets.

The latest investment in the Konica Minolta’s 23m/min, four-colour digital label printing system is part of the company’s plan to provide quality labels with fast turnaround for its clients.

The AccurioLabel 230 toner-based press is expected to complement Premier Labels’ existing servo-driven foiling and finishing machines.

Premier Labels managing director Gary Kerr said: “We had been looking for several years for the ideal solution to allow us to expand our offering.

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“We wanted a digital press that would service our discerning clients but also came at the right price point.”

The small footprint machine is capable of offering a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi and eradicates the need for chillers or compressors as it can be plugged directly into a normal single-phase electricity supply.

The Konica Minolta’s toner technology of the press enables printing on standard materials without pre-coating.

Gary added: “This press will help us respond quicker to customer demand. We are also looking at some very exciting new technology that will combine our expertise in hotfoiling with digital print and more specifically with the capabilities of the AccurioLabel 230 press.”

The press is equipped with Label Impose software, which is designed to automate jobs such as impositioning and step-and-repeat while supporting variable data printing.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions UK label press sales consultant Steve Lakin said: “The press will help them expand, open new markets and gain new customers, while taking full advantage of their existing hot foiling and finishing equipment.”