Konica Minolta launches AccurioJet KM-1e with HD option to broaden market appeal

Singapore | 16 March 2022

Konica Minolta has announced the launch of AccurioJet KM-1e with HD (High Definition) option to achieve higher quality printing for customers, as it continues to grow its presence in packaging, commercial print and industrial sectors. This further evolution of the AccurioJet KM-1e will contribute to further expansion of Konica Minolta customers’ business.

With the new HD option upgrade, improvements have been made to the quality of production for the AccurioJet KM-1e. These include the skin tones, the uniformity of solid backgrounds, and the reproduction of textures, with a ‘best in the industry’ image quality. Photobooks, ID applications and digital package printing are among niche markets suitable for the enhanced model.

Since unveiling the AccurioJet KM-1 B2+ perfecting sheetfed, full colour UV inkjet digital press in 2016, Konica Minolta has been supporting its customers’ business transformation and expansion with a primary objective of staying close to its customers while building on its proprietary technologies. The AccurioJet KM-1 has become known as the “Swiss army knife of printing” due to its wide variety of use cases.

In 2020, the AccurioJet KM-1e was launched, enabling high value-added printing with improved connectivity to third-party vendor post-processing and a wider range of substrates. Uncoated, coated, art coated paper, coloured and metallic papers, transparency media, plastic media, canvas and stone paper are all substrates that can be used.

Using these strengths, Konica Minolta’s HD option has further enhanced its appeal for applications such as booklets, postcards, and clear files. Working closely with customers’ existing post-processing machines, Konica Minolta worked in a partnership approach to customise the connection systems. In addition to the technical side, areas such as analysing machine operation status and productivity improvements have been developed in close cooperation with customers.

“Inheriting the customer-oriented history of the AccurioJet KM-1, the new HD option will contribute to further expansion of our customers’ applications and business,” said Soh Teck Yew, IP Product Marketing Manager. “With the HD option, it helps to smoothen the uniformity of solid backgrounds, and the reproduction of textures and skin tones. The image quality has now reached a higher level that is unmatched in the industry. The AccurioJet KM-1e with HD option is a key pillar in our strategy to help our customers rethink creativity. Working closely in partnership, we want to help them shape and and seize the many new opportunities digitalisation brings along, supporting the trend to switch from offset to inkjet printing in a growth market.”

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia, based in Singapore, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society.

As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation to help companies reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. 

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximize workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging and label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade (InfoSource).

With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals. The company has been repeatedly recognized for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and is listed among “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”, also having received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainabilty Ratings. 

Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.



Loon Jian Yew

Head of Marketing Communications & Corporate Branding