Taylor Corp. Unit Installs First Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e Enhanced Inkjet Press (piworld.com)

Taylor Corp. acquired its first production inkjet press in 2009, and it has been a proponent of the technology ever since. But, given that the company — ranked sixth on the 2019 Printing Impressions 400 list of the industry’s leading print service providers — consists of 80 subsidiaries operating in 25 states and nine countries, any technology naturally would need time to make its influence felt throughout an organization of such vast size.

Inkjet technology gained a higher profile within the Taylor family when a business unit of one of its companies recently became the first printing site in the world to install an AccurioJet KM-1e sheetfed color production inkjet press from Konica Minolta. The press, an enhanced version of Konica Minolta’s successful AccurioJet KM-1 platform, is expected to broaden the range of what the business unit and its parent company can produce, achieving new levels of quality and cost efficiency for both.

The B2+ format, LED-UV AccurioJet KM-1e went into full operation at FolderWorks, a division of Navitor, at Navitor’s North Mankato, Minn., headquarters in March. Both are trade printers that distribute exclusively through reselling partners, with FolderWorks specializing in folders, packaging, and converted products, while Navitor provides a complete selection of commercial printing and business stationery items.

The AccurioJet KM-1e is the first production inkjet press the companies have adopted, although both use other kinds of digital printing equipment. Rustin Luedtke, GM of FolderWorks, says the AccurioJet KM-1e will help his division offer its customers “the best folder experience” in two ways: by making it possible to print on a greater variety of substrates, thanks to UV technology; and by serving as an alternative to offset printing for the short-run, 24-hour turnaround orders that make up half of Folder-Works’ volume.
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