Rethink label printing with AccurioLabel 230.

A digital label printing system that offers enhanced productivity, job flexibility, operability and excellent image quality with affordable system cost, is a perfect fit for business expansion and parallel use with existing analog presses. The benefits of digital label printing are clear: fast turnaround, no plate making, high profitability and skill less operations.

Key features

Productivity

Shorter warm up time and print speed of 23.4 m/min on tack paper

Performance

Continuous printing upto 1000 M

Compact footprint

High performance in compact system

Instant production

Short lot digital label print applications

Just the right size “ Perfect Fit ” label printer

“AccurioLabel 230” has been created to take center stage on the globally-expanding digital label market.

A digital label printing system that offers enhanced productivity, job flexibility, operability and excellent image quality with affordable system cost, is a “Perfect Fit” for business expansion and parallel use with existing analogue presses.

Digital label printing

Merits of introducing digital printing

Print jobs of various kinds and short-run jobs are increasing compared to long-run jobs of the past and printers are required to cope with orders with a quick turnaround. Taking advantage of the flexibility of digital printing, these orders that are difficult to handle with an analogue printing press can now be handled efficiently. In addition, values can be added to the print product using VDP or numbering, which helps differentiate the user among ever-diversifying market needs.

Applications realised by AccurioLabel 230 to meet a wide range of diversifying needs

Enhanced productivity & flexibility

To meet demands of digital printing business such as shorter turnaround and expansion of print application,AccurioLabel 230 improves overall productivity and job acceptability especially overprinting capability on pre-printed transparency or coloured media.

Fast print speed up to 23.4m/min.

Most of tack papers and tack films can be printed with the maximum print speed of 23.4m/min. The print speed enhanced from previous model realises faster turnaround time and contributes to expand the printing business.

Short warm-up time

Warming-up time from job to next job is minimised by no turning off of fusing unit. It not only improves overall production efficiency by the minimum job switching time, but also minimise the paper waste.

Long continuous printing up to 1,000m

Accepting larger size production without switching time and paper losses. When the toner coverages is low, a print mode that adds colour belts on both sides of paper is available for the long length printing that supplies necessary amount of toner to keep the developer fresh. The colour belts are not necessary when the toner coverage is 3.5% or above.

Mouse-compatible operation panel

The large 15-inch display adopted is easy to view and operate. The angle of the panel can be freely adjusted to suit the user and the easy-to-understand GUI and guide messages ensure high operability when making settings. A USB mouse can also be connected to improve operability.

Wide media compatibility without pre-treatment

Thanks to digital toner HDE and Konica Minolta’s low-temperature fixation technology, AccurioLabel 230 is compatible with a wide range of media including not only ordinary and matte paper, but also glossy paper, tack paper and film essential for label production. The user can not only select the ideal media to match applications but also print labels without the need for preprocessing.

Over printing capability with accurate registration

Over printing kit (Optional) is provided to enhance the usability. It enables digital 4-colour printing on pre-coated media with accurate registration that is realised by newly adopted eye mark sensor.

Food grade safe toner

The toners of AccurioLabel 230 are in compliance with FDA standards by the evaluation of the authorised organisation considering the safety of indirect food packaging label.

*The FDA standard is stringent safety standards to the potential product that consumers are in contact with food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic by FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

Banner printing capability

As well as store decoration and floor POP displays, the system can be used for long posters, signboards and an extensive range of other applications. The ability to offer promotional proposals with media mixes combined with labels also contributes to business expansion

Excellent & consistent quality

High image quality is realised by Konica Minolta’s unique technology through faithfully facing the high-level needs in digital print market. Colour fluctuation is controlled within the minimum under various condition, which ensures stable and beautiful finish for the first through to the last prints. High image quality that brings higher value of printed material generates advantages for the print services.

High resolution 3,600 (equivalent) × 1,200dpi × 8bits

Combined with the reproductive capability of digital toner HDE, small characters and fine lines can be printed clearly and colour images beautifully output in rich gradations.

S.E.A.D. V

Enhanced Konica Minolta’s Image processing technology S.E.A.D. V backed up with new generation of image processing ASIC and fully automated colour adjustment functions promise to provide print products with the best quality.

Simitri HDE toner

A 3D hybrid structure that contains functional polymers ensures a high level of compatibility with various types of media and enables realisation of ideal natural textures. In addition, it requires only asmall amount of heat for fusing, significantly reducing power consumption.

  • 3-dimensional hybrid toner particles

  • Blue Wool Test: The results according to ISO 105 B2 (lightfastness test).

Remarks: The evaluation criteria is classified into 8 levels (1 to 8 levels),and the higher the value, the higher the lightfastness.

*1: The test results indicate that the lightfastness of Cyan and Black toner is ranked as 8 or higher

High quality screens

Equipped with a total of 12 types of screen, 6 dot screens, 3 line screens and 3 stochastic (FM) screens, the system can be matched to applications and purpose such as proof output, photograph printing and moire suppression.

Line thinning & edge enhancement technologies

Furnished with a precise outline processing function that reduces blurring and streaking to realise high quality even for colour or outline characters.Characters on food or ingredients labels, for example that tend to be small, or barcodes can be printed clearly.

Auto-refining developing system

A new carrier is supplied together with the toner to refresh the carrier in the developer, stabilising the developer condition to maintain high image quality throughout the system lifetime. The longer developer life also minimises downtime

Outstanding operability

Compared not only to flexography but also liquid development and inkjet printers, AccurioLabel 230 ensures ease of maintenance. Tasks that take time on analog machines such as color adjustments can be performed with ease on a digital machine. The ability to perform operations simply by following on-screen instructions makes it possible to operate the machine with little time needed for training.

Color Centro

Equipped with colour management software as standard, allowing operation, editing and setting for colour correction, colour profile creation, etc. that best suits the digital press used.

AccurioPro hot folder

AccurioPro Hot Folder allows you to directly print a PDF or TIFF file without starting an application. You can also preset the job settings and reduce the burden of making print settings.

APPE 4.6

Equipped with Adobe genuine APPE 4.6. Capability of directly printing PDF files without using the print driver enables faithful reproduction of transparency. Optional UK-218 (APPE kit) required.

AccurioPro label impose

The AccurioPro Label Impose software tool provides the perfect solution. The application not only gives operators a simple and intuitive interface to automatically impose and prepare label jobs for printing. At the same time, the software also enables users to create PDFs as basis for the corresponding cutting tools on the die cutting equipment. Working seamlessly with the AccurioLabel 230, AccurioPro Label Impose perfectly complements Konica Minolta’s label press!.

Type Console
Print method Dry toner electrophotography
Colour support Full colour (CMYK)
Printing resolution/gradation 3600 dpi (equivalent) × 1200 dpi / 8 bit
Printing image size 90 × 115 to 320 × 1,195 mm
Paper width 250 to 330 mm
Paper thickness range 81 to 256 gsm (80 to 250 μm)
Print media Non tack paper ( 81 176 gsm ), tack paper (136 256 gsm ),
Tack coated paper G/M (136 256 gsm ),
Tack S yntdetic paper ( 136 176 gsm ),
Tack PP (136 176 gsm ), tack PET (136 216 gsm)
Print speed Speed range Max.:23.4 m/min;
High : 18.9 m/min;
Middle: 13.5 m/min;
Low: 9.45m/min
By media weight 81 to 176 gsm : Max. 23.4m/min.
177 to 256 gsm: Max . 18.9m/min
Compatible file formats PS, PDF (APPE supported), 8 bit TIFF
VDP file format PPML, PDF-VT
Power source (single phase) Metric: 220 to 240 V 50/60 Hz, 25 A
Inch: 208 to 240 V 60 Hz, 24 A
Copy Speed (A4) Colour/B&W: 55 ppm
Max. power consumption Metric: 6,000 W, Inch: 5,760 W
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1,200 × 903 × 1,478 mm
Weight 292 kg

*Specifications and features of the delivered product are subject to changes.

Maximum roll size ∅600mm
Power requirements phase 380V, 20A, 50/60Hz
Print media Paper: tack paper, Non-tack paper
Film: tack film (Synthetic paper, PP, PET) , etc.
Dimensions (W × D × H) 3,550 × 2,470 × 1,540 mm
Weight Winding unit: approx. 423kg
Unwinding unit: approx. 446 kg
Platform: approx. 335 kg
Type Embedded (AIO) type
Equivalent to IC-605B witd UK-104
CPU Intel Core i5 4570S 2.9 GHz (CPU in printer)
Memory System memory 16 GB
HDD 1 TB × 3 + 500 GB × 1
Network 10/100/1000 Base-T
PDL language PostScript 3 (CPSI 3020), PDF Ver.1.7,TIFF Ver.6 Compliant, PPML Ver.2.2,
PCL5c equivalent,PCL XL (PCL6 Ver.3) equivalent, APPE Ver.4.6*1,PDF/VT Ver.2*1
Protocol TCP/IP, NetBEUI, IPP, WSD, SMB, Bonjour
OS applicable Windows 7, 8.1, 10
Windows Server 2008/R2, 2012/R2, 2016, 2019 (Includes 64 bit versions)
Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14
Main fonts Adobe 136 fonts, PCL 80 fonts
Driver PS Plugin driver
Konica Minolta applications applicable PS web connection, PS net care device manager, color centro, AccurioPro hot folder

*1 UK-218 (Option) required.

  • High productivity with maximum print speed of 23.4 m/min.
  • Excellent image quality to meet a wide range of diversifying needs.
  • Wide media compatibility without pre-treatment.
  • Small foot print.
  • Outstanding operability.
  • Sophisticated colour management features.
  • Superb colour stability.

Rethink label printing with AccurioLabel 190.

A digital label printing system that offers Superb Performance from sample production to actual production print process. Print quality nearly equivalent to offset is realised by the digital printer. Profitability even for a small lot is ensured, making it possible to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.

Key features

Ease of use

Compact & high performance

Media support

Printable on various media without precoating

High productivity

Print speed upto 18.9 m/min

Software support

Label impose & color centro support

Just the right size “ Perfect Fit ” label printer

“AccurioLabel 190” has been created to take center stage on the globally-expanding digital label market.

Adoption of a production printer as the engine, which represents the culmination of cutting-edge technologies amassed by Konica Minolta over a span of many years. AccurioLabel 190 contributes to business expansion by perfectly balancing customer needs from the perspectives of quality and cost.

Digital label printer matched to market needs

The global label market continues to expand by the day with the prospect of further stable growth in the future. The ratio of demand for digital labels is increasing year by year, giving rise to a trend of growing demand for small-lot printing.

Why digitize Label Printing?

As the number of high-mix low-volume print jobs continues to increase, print companies now find themselves in a position where they also need to be able to cope with orders with shorter lead times than with conventional high-volume printing.

Printing demands that were difficult to cope with using analogue printers can now be handled effociently thanks to the flexibility that is one of the advantages of digital printing. The added value that digital printers provides for tasks such as variable and numbering printings enables print companies to realize product differentiation amidst diversifying market needs

Problems with analog machines
Settings such as color tone adjustments and ink cleaning are required.

1. Preparatory time for exchange of printing plate, etc. is necessary for each job.

2. A significant amount of roll paper is wasted by tasks such as trial printing.

3. Expert knowledge and proficiency are required.

Merits of digital machines
Data is output directly from a PC.

1. Preparations involve only tasks such as paper replacement and color tone adjustments.

2. Stable output is possible from the very beginning of the print job, minimizing paper waste.

3. Tasks such as output instructions and maintenance can also be performed by following on-screen instructions.

“AccurioLabel 190” a digital label printer that offers outstanding productivity, image quality, operability and economy, is a “Perfect Fit” for new market expansion and parallel use with existing analog machines.

Users to whom AccurioLabel 190 is recommended

Small to medium-size label and seal print companies who take on orders for local brand work

Target Applications Food and beverage products (e.g. event-related goods, souvenirs such as local wines, jams, ham and cheeses), cosmetics, beverages (small lots for events), local household detergents that use packaging film, and so on.

Applications realized by AccurioLabel 190 to meet a wide range of diversifying needs

Small-point characters

Small characters are also vividly printed to ensure ease of reading.

Solid density

Solid black areas with high image density can be expressed with a suitable glossy appearance.

Barcode printing

Small barcodes can also be printed without blurring. Variable barcodes can also be printed.

Reproduction of skin tones

Roughness of the skin can be suppressed to reproduce richly-textured human skin tones.

From sample to production printings in the small to medium-volume label market

Liquors

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For locally produced wine, beer, sake, etc.

Beverages

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For PET beverage bottlesfor events, meetings, etc.

Food

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For locally produced jams, sausages, hams, cheeses, etc.

Household products

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For private brand samples, local brand products, etc.

Industrial products

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For GHS labels for specified chemicals, name plates for limited-quantity products, etc.

Cosmetics

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For cosmetics samples, private brand products, local brand products, etc.

Medicines

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For medical drugs, prescription drugs, etc.

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Achieves both high image quality and productivity through

High image quality and high-precision printing

Multi-gradation Data Processing at a high Resolution of 1200dpi x 8bit

High resolution of 1200dpi produces a high-precision finish. Combined with the reproductive capability of digital toner HDE , small characters and fine lines can be printed clearly and color images beautifully output in rich gradations

8bit/256-gradation processing

Color and monochrome are processed at a resolution of 1200dpi x 8bit with 256 gradations expressed in 1 pixel.

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“S.E.A.D” – Image processing technology to meet sophisticated needs

Furnished with an even more evolved “S.E.A.D.” – Konica Minolta’s unique image processing technology. High-precision image processing is performed in close linkage with the image formation process, achieving a high-dimensional fusion of “productivity,” “image quality” and “stability” and producing high image quality by taking optimum advantage of the engine characteristics.

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High printing speed

Realization of production speed 13.5m/min for tack paper

Furnished with the top level speed and stable printing performance in the class, per-minute speeds of 18.9m, 13.5m and 9.45m are selected depending on the paper type. In addition, the fast startup after switching on the power enables reduction in setup time, enhancing output productivity

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Clear print quality

Furnished with a precise outline processing function that reduces blurring and streaking to realize high quality even for color or outline characters. Characters on food or ingredients labels, for example that tend to be small, or barcodes can be printed clearly.

Without line-thinning process

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Without line-thinning process

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Major improvement in production efficiency

Digital printing requires no plate making, making it possible to improve the efficiency of the integrated flow from fie reception to printing. In addition, high flexibility in designing and ease of color control enable to handle reprinting of previously-output labels with speed. The ability to print no more than required volumes when needed also keeps inventory to a minimum.

Outstanding operability and maintainability

Ease of Tasks such as Color Adjustments and Reprinting compared to Analog Machines

Compared not only to flexography, but also liquid development and inkjet printers, AccurioLabel 190 ensures ease of maintenance. Tasks that take time on analog machines such as color adjustments can be performed with ease on a digital machine. The ability to perform operations simply by following on-screen instructions makes it possible to operate the machine with little time needed for training.

Mouse-compatible operation panel

The large 15-inch display adopted is easy to view and operate. The angle of the panel can be freely adjusted to suit the user and the easy-to-understand GUI and guide messages ensure high operability when making settings. A USB mouse can also be connected to improve operability.

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Compact system size

Compared not only to analog printers, but also other digital printers of the same standard, the system offers the advantages of compact size. The space economical design eliminates worries over the place of installation and makes it possible to increase work space.

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System size: Approx. 1.1m (D) x Approx. 4.0m (W)

Space occupied: Approx. 3.0m (D) x Approx. 5.0m (W)

Our cutting-edge digital printing technologies

High media compatibility

Allows use of labels in various scenes

Furnished with newly-developed digital toner HDE to further improve image quality and energy-saving performance. The 3-dimensional hybrid structure that incorporates functional polymers provides high contouring performance for all types of media, enabling realization of ideal natural textures. In addition, Fixation at lower temperatures contributes to major reductions in power consumption.

  • Toner particles with a 3-dimensional hybrid structure.
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  • Blue Wool Test: The results according to ISO 105 B2 (lightfastness test).

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Fixing capability with high reliability

Thanks to digital toner HDE and Konica Minolta’s low-temperature Fixation technology, AccurioLabel 190 is compatible with a wide range of media including not only ordinary and matte paper, but also glossy paper, tack paper and film essential for label production. The user can not only select the ideal media to match applications but also print labels without the need for preprocessing.

*Some media types are incompatible

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Continuous banner size printing

Capable of continuous printing of a maximum size of 1,195 x 320mm

The system is capable of continuous printing of sizes of a maximum length of 1,195mm and width of 320mm. The advantages of printing 1,195mm lengths enable not only printing of long panels, but also effcient imposition and printing of labels of differing sizes, realizing effective use of paper.

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Wider print application thanks to the banner print capapility

As well as store decoration and floor POP displays, the system can be used for long posters, signboards and an extensive range of other applications. The ability to offer promotional proposals with media mixes combined with labels also contributes to business expansion.

No need for printing plate

Provides Flexibility for high-mix low-volume jobs at low cost

AccurioLabel 190 requires no plate that is essential for analog label printing machines and achieves reduction of paper waste generated during trial printing due to stable and precise output from the beginning of print job. In addition, reduction in labor cost thanks to a digital work flow realizes reduction in production cost compared to analog label printing machines for small-to-medium lots.

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Reduction in total time

High-mix jobs such as printing information including items and control numbers on chemical product labels, for example. With analog machines, plates need to be changed frequently, resulting in reduced operating ratio and restricting the number of items produced. Digital machines, on the other hand, allow frequent job switchover, offer reduced work time and enhance the ability to meet required delivery time.

• Comparison of Work Time in Analog and Digital Machines.

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Print method Dry-toner electrophotography
Color support Full color (CMYK)
Printing resolution / gradation 1200dpi (3600dpi equivalent) x 1200dpi / 8bit
Max. printing image size 480 x 320mm at normal mode, 1195 x 320mm at banner mode
Paper widths 330mm
Printed image width Max. 320mm (maximum image quality-guaranteed width: 297mm)
Max. unwinder / rewinder diameter φ 600mm
Paper thickness range 60 to 250μm
Feeding speed (printing speed) 18.9m/min., 13.5m/min., 9.45m/min. *Speed depends on tde paper type (standard speed: 13.5mm)
Compatible file formats PS, PDF (APPE compatible), 8bitTIFF
VDP file format PPML, PDF-VT
Printing media *See tde list below for details Paper: Non-tack paper, tack paper, Film: tack film (syntdetic paper, PP, PET)
Power requirements Engine: Single phase 200V 22A 50/60Hz
Roll feeder/winder: 3-phase, 200V, 4.1KVA 50/60Hz
Operating conditions Temperature: 10 to 30ºc, Humidity: 10 to 80%RH. No condensation. 20%RH gradually decreasing to 10%RH at 10 to 20ºc.
[Range of guaranteed performance] Temperature: 18 to 23ºc, Humidity: 40 to 60%RH
Media*1 Non-tack paper; Tack paper (Peeling paper only.)
Paper Plain paper
Gloss coated paper 
Matte coated paper 
81 to 176gsm 136 to 256gsm
81 to 176gsm (single side only)
81 to 176gsm (single side only)
Film Syntdetic paper (YUPO® *3
PP
PET (Stretched type)
  136 to 176gsm *2
136 to 176gsm *2
136 to 216gsm *2

* 1: Incompatible depending on the media

* 2: Acrylic glue only

* 3: YUPO® is a registered trade mark of Yupo Corporation.

Dimentions (W x D x H) Main unit: 3,550X2,470X1,540mm (tde operation unit included)
Footprint (W x D x H) 3,900X3,190X1,540mm (tde operation unit included)
Weight Approx. 1501kg (all units included) Rewinder:423kg Unwinder: 446kg Platform: 335kg Printer Engine: 297kg
  • High image quality of 1200dpi, close to offset printing
  • Productivity at a top class, maximum speed of 13.5mm*1 for track paper
  • Space-economical design with a footprint of 4.0m x 3.0m*2
  • Ensures facilitation of work during procedures such as maintenance and job changes

*1: Feeding speed needs to be changed depending on the paper type: 18.9, 13.5, 9.45m/min.

*2: System size: approx. 1,100mm (D) x 4,000mm