PLS confirmed as Konica Minolta’s first European KM-1 beta site customer

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH has named PLS Print Logistic Services Germany GmbH in Markkleeberg, Germany, as the first European beta site customer for its KM-1 UV digital sheet-fed press. PLS is a subsidiary of the American online printing service OvernightPrints that employs 400 people worldwide, of whom 70 are based in Europe. The company provides a fast overnight, reliable all-round printing service for a wide range of products, servicing clients through its online European web stores.

Konica Minolta’s KM-1 was delivered in January 2016 to PLS, which is already a user of inkjet as well as toner and liquid toner digital technology. According to PLS, the three main benefits of the KM-1 press for their business are: enhanced paper handling and workflow technologies; using UV inks enables the company to move work quickly and easily to finishing with offset quality on standard offset stock; and superior production capabilities compared to competitor models because of the Konica Minolta expertise in inkjet head design and inline controls that monitor quality. The full commercial launch of KM-1 will be at drupa in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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