Konica Minolta to Market Entry Level Digital-Label Printers IntoPrint EDGE 850 and IntoPrint Eclipse LF3
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that it’s formed a new partnership with iSys Label, Canadian developer and manufacturer of short- to mid-run digital label printers through their North American distributor, IntoPrint Technologies.
Under the agreement, Konica Minolta will add the IntoPrint EDGE 850 and IntoPrint Eclipse LF3 to its product portfolio, starting in North America with plans to expand globally.
“This strategic partnership gives us the ability to offer production-quality digital labeling and finishing technology to our market,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president of marketing for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. “With affordable price points, both products are targeted to smaller customers who expect the same level of digital performance as larger print houses. The agreement with iSys expands our portfolio to better serve these customers’ needs.”
The EDGE 850 digital label printer was developed for the short run, on-demand label market. Compact enough to sit on a desk, it can print at speeds up to 9.14 m/min. and makes light work of printing on self-adhesive label stock, tag stock, approved films and synthetics with a media width range of 6.0” up to 8.5” and print lengths up to 700 feet. Designed for in-house production of labels, users will be capable of printing 2,000 labels in less than 20 minutes and have the finished roll ready for immediate application or finishing equipment.
The Eclipse LF3 digital cutter is a label-finishing system that delivers accurate single point registration cutting with lamination, waste matrix removal, slitting and rewind system. Built for the short run, on-demand label market, the LF3 complements the EDGE 850 and allows for a complete workflow solution.
“The demand for finishing equipment has intensified, especially in the digital environment. Pairing iSys’s label printing technology with the LF3 finishing system results in a finished label that looks great but is also protected from the elements and has extra durability for repeat handling,” says Mark Hopkins, president of iSys Label.
Randy Rickert, Director of iSys Label, states “I can’t tell you how excited we are to have Konica Minolta representing the Intoprint EDGE 850. By using Konica Minolta’s existing vertical markets, we will be able to reach a larger demographic with our short run label printers in a more effective and efficient way.”