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Flash Reproductions’ trail-blazing move with installation of Canada’s first Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet press

Innovative B2+ inkjet press technology promises to revolutionize and create new possibilities to better serve the needs of the design community

Mississauga, ON – July 25, 2017 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leader in the Graphic Communications industry, is pleased to announce the first Canadian installation of the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet press at Flash Reproductions in Toronto, Ontario. This ground-breaking technology offers unprecedented flexibility to meet the most demanding needs of creative agencies and graphic designers.

Looking to better serve the needs of its clients, Flash Reproductions set out to find a solution that can provide high quality, short-run work – one that would pass the discerning quality standard of the design community. After extensive research and technical validation, they landed on a decision to select and install Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet press.

The AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet press combines the speed and flexibility of offset presses with the digital benefits of variable data printing and the elimination of make-readies.

Key product highlights include:

  • Ability to print on 23” x 29.5” sheet size, allowing for 6-up full bleed letter-size printing at 3,000 pages per hour
  • Prints on 17 lb vellum up to 24 point stock weights, without any pre-coating necessary
  • Automatic perfecting/duplexing up to 18 point
  • Prints on traditional offset/litho stocks, as well as textured, synthetics, and canvas
  • Unique patented UV ink immediately cures for greater post-press durability

“We’re obsessive about print processes and if there is a new way to print or even a new twist on an old process, we find it and research it,” said Rich Pauptit, President, Flash Reproductions. “To put it simply, I believe the KM-1 will allow us to offer what everyone wants. The best quality, in the shortest time, at a budget conscious price. Our research and investigation has resulted in all the experts at Flash uniformly agreeing that this is the machine we have been waiting for. We’re ready and excited to dive in. I truly think that we will look back at the install of this machine as the day that everything changed. I’m not foolish enough to claim that I can see the future, but I’m smart enough to keep my eyes open while it’s happening.”

“Konica Minolta is proud to enter Canada with the first install of the AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet press with our partner Flash Reproductions, the premier provider of high-quality print across the Canadian region. ,” said Bill Troxil, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “The Canadian marketplace is a strategic and key footprint to establish our brand and launch this exciting new technology in the high-end inkjet printing segment of the marketplace in Canada.”

"We are excited to combine our resources with such a customer-focused, innovating market leader as Flash Reproductions,” said Chris Dewart, President and CEO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. “This partnership is yet another example of the confidence and credibility Konica Minolta is continuing to earn with the Canadian printing industry. We’re committed to continuing to listen to what the market needs so we can further develop innovative new technologies that deliver value to the industry.”

Earlier this year, print industry expert professor Frank Romano shared his opinion of Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet press. To hear what he had to say, click here.

To watch a time-lapse video of the AccurioJet KM-1 installation at Flash Reproductions, click here.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future(www.reshapework.ca). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta's IT services division IT Weapons offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 10 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter@KonicaMinoltaCA.

About Flash Reproductions

Founded in 1969, Flash Reproductions started as a quick print shop serving a small community within Toronto. With a strong focus on customer service, Flash developed a reputation country-wide for printing projects that other shops deemed impossible. That reputation allowed them to grow and become Canada’s premium print stop. They produce some of the most beautiful award-winning projects in Canada for countless clients, from small design firms to large companies. Using offset, letterpress and UV screen capabilities, they print on any surface, from paper to vinyl to hockey pucks. Their Bindery and Finishing department stitches, punches, die cuts, foil stamps, embosses—the list goes on. They are FSC® certified and proudly lead the industry in eco-friendly printing methods.

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Press Contact:
Rebekah Fougere
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.
+1 905.890.6600
rebekah.fougere@bt.konicaminolta.ca