Konica Minolta announces exclusive new inline product with Plockmatic

Langenhagen | 14 February 2022

Konica Minolta and the Plockmatic Group have extended their partnership to launch the powerful and versatile SD-435/450 booklet makers. This brings a cost efficient solution for heavy production finishing to low and mid-sized Centralised Reprographic Departments (CRD) and commercial print environments.


Plockmatic Group’s inline platform introduces architecture that enables new features for the first time in the low to mid volume market segments across Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress mono and colour production machines. The inline versions of the SD-435/450 will be exclusively sold by Konica Minolta throughout 2022.

The new system architecture enables customers to produce high quality booklets from A6 to A4 landscape and has all the key processes needed to produce corner and edge staple, folding, spine forming and full bleed trimming, all combined in one single, easy to use system.

Other options include:
  • RCT 3.0 Rotate Crease Trimmer that enables professional looking, full bleed trimmed and creased booklets now on sheets up to 620mm long, which can also be fitted with active anti-static bars. Konica Minolta’s TU-510 innovative four-edge trimmer and creaser can be used as an alternative to the RCT module.
  • A finishing module FM-400 that includes a new design, face trimmer and square folding mechanism in a single unit. It is based on the successful trimmer and book fold modules from SD-500/350.
  • High-capacity BST4000 book stacker for more production-oriented sites allowing long unattended runs. It can be configured straight after the SD-435/450 or at a 90-degree angle.
Since the first partnership agreement between the two companies was first unveiled in 2016, Konica Minolta has successfully launched the Plockmatic SD-500, Plockmatic PowerSquareTM 160 and PowersquareTM 224 booklet makers with the Plockmatic SD-435/450 Series, this means that all finishing needs of CSRDs and commercial printers are now being met - and Konica Minolta’s finishing portfolio is completed.

The Plockmatic SD-435/450 Series sets new standards and will meet the exacting demands of customers, which can shift with functionality and the range of applications required, and depends on the specific production environment,” said Ines Wennemann, Product Manager Production Printing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “These finishing systems deliver real value to any CRD or commercial printing environment. Features such as long sheet capability, corner and edge stapling, square folding and full bleed trim are critical features for success, especially in the colour production marketplace. The capability to produce A4 landscape booklets is becoming an increasingly important expectation for customers as they continue to rethink the possibilities.

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Customers recognise that the finishing of any document has never been more important.

Johan Mikaelsson

Plockmatic VP Business Unit Inline & Group Technical support



Johan Mikaelsson, Plockmatic VP Business Unit Inline & Group Technical support said: “We are delighted to be extending our successful partnership with Konica Minolta with an exclusive agreement that benefits both companies. Customers recognise that the finishing of any document has never been more important. The SD-435/450 Series use the latest patented Plockmatic technologies to deliver top quality output in a wide range of print applications that can be tailormade for customers and will enable them to grow business in their territories.”   


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

 

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.

 

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