IPEX 2014
24th – 29th March / ExCel London

Welcome to Konica Minolta @ Ipex 2014

“We will enable your print business to transform itself.”

Come and visit us at Ipex 2014 where Konica Minolta is represented with an extensive exhibition space of 1,200 sqm that underlines the importance our company attaches to the production printing market.

At the Konica Minolta Ipex booth C130 in Hall N1, we have created various “opportunities” combining different integrated workflows that will support you in profitably growing and transforming your business, helping you adapt successfully to changing market conditions. The Konica Minolta presentations at Ipex focus on setting new standards with leading-edge business technologies; offer practical advice with a range of seminars on industry-relevant topics; and integrate the Konica Minolta Digital1234 business support platform.


At Ipex 2014, we make you two promises above all …

 

  • To Graphic Communications Provider, we promise: “We will enable your business through workflow automation that drives productivity and reduces costly manual processes!”
  • To In-house print rooms, we promise: “We will enable your CRD to be more effective by reducing costs and the need to outsource work!”

 

 

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Konica Minolta @ Visitor Attractions

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ProKom

What it is:

  • Newly founded user community for owners of Konica Minolta PP devices
  • ProKom provides owners of Konica Minolta Production Printing devices with a common forum throughout Europe 

Highlights:

  • The ProKom platform represents the interests of its European members
  • Supports new growth in digital communication services
  • Forum to share experiences with other members, learn and express “the customer’s voice”

Opportunity “Workflow Automation”

What it is:

  • Integrating solutions into one smooth workflow is essential in the Production Printing environment. If solutions are optimised to work together seamlessly, the integration and automation possibilities minimise the need for manual intervention

Highlights:

  • Optimised production workflows with Printgroove JT Man as the central workflow management tool in every print room
  • Supports the creation of sophisticated print products with a job-ticket-driven print workflow
  • Printgroove JT Man integrates all the necessary functions for modern print production, from document submission to impositioning and media programming

Opportunity “Workflow Connectivity”

What it is:

  • The connection of 3rd-party or partner products with our central workflow management tool Printgroove JT Man enables the integration of Konica Minolta hardware into an existing print infrastructure
  • Connecting our partner’s web-to-print solution Vpress Core Print Web Services to JT Man demonstrates the flexibility of the Konica Minolta solutions 

Highlights:

  • Printgroove JT Man communicates with all solutions that generate print files + job tickets, allowing to retain the existing print infrastructure (requires customisation)
  • After adopting Printgroove JT Man for the printing environment, only a single operator is required to control the entire production at the Printgroove JT Man PC
  • Whole workflows can be automated

Opportunity “Web-to-Print”

What it is:

  • Print jobs increase in complexity but have shorter run lengths while customers expect faster turnaround times; this increases the cost pressure and requires automation of production processes
  • To protect margins and attract new customer groups, print providers have to diversify and extend their range of print products

Highlights:

  • The solution is to offer web-to-print services on a 24/7 basis with Printgroove JT Web
  • Perfect for the entry production environment, the bizhub PRO C1060 ensures high-speed print production with its extensive range of integrated finishing facilities, amazing imaging capabilities and consistent print quality 
  • Providing unique and individual web-to-print solutions for different customer needs enables printers to stand out from their competitors
  • Printgroove JT Web’s simple and straightforward installation and implementation, easy-to-use web storefront and automated web submission helps reduce overheads

Opportunity “Colour Management”

What it is:

  • Targeted print results are achieved without fail with professional colour management (CMM)
  • Consistent colour reproduction over time and optimised print results save costs and generate greater profits

Highlights:

  • In this workflow, a bizhub PRESS C1070 is controlled and colour-managed by Konica Minolta Color Care according to Fogra VPS, delivering a superb image quality and guaranteeing absolute colour consistency 
  • CMM with Konica Minolta Color Care allows matching colours from different printers (i.e. digital and offset) providing hybrid print workflows at consistent quality
  • Offering colour expertise, print providers can establish themselves as a professional colour service provider and valuable business partner to their customers
  • CMM provides enhanced business opportunities and brings more jobs in the shop

Opportunity “Cross Media / Marketing Automation”

What it is:

  • DirectSmile Cross Media Server and the DirectSmile Cross Media Software as a Service are used to automate and track a cross media campaign for an event invitation
  • Facilitates campaign tracking and provides a comprehensive analysis of all activities; customers receive targeted information and benefit from increased response rates

Highlights:

  • Offering a good mix of features, technologies and investment, the bizhub PRO C754e is an ideal hardware choice for these applications
  • With the DirectSmile Cross Media design tool, printed and digital media can be created and personalised – without programming skills or design experience
  • Real-time campaign tracking provides full control of the campaign flow and facilitates managing campaigns 
  • Marketing and sales processes can be automated, including the sending and automatic follow-up of responses; implementation with CRM data is possible

Opportunity “Variable Data Printing”

What it is:

  • Market research shows that by offering personalised communication products, print providers can achieve increased sales, better returns and higher customer loyalty
  • Konica Minolta proposes the professional solution DirectSmile VDP Studio

Highlights:

  • Easy opportunity to add value to print products, become a competent business partner and one-source-provider
  • The bizhub PRESS C1085 accommodates last-minute changes, web-to-print job ordering, variable data printing and cost-effective inline finishing; it facilitates meeting tight deadlines and does not require extensively trained key operators
  • Latest digital print technology and software make personalised communications more economical
  • Proposing VDP to end customers will increase sales and customer retention

Opportunity “Wide Format”

What it is:

  • The very demanding wide-format market requires high-speed devices, a high print quality and professional colour management
  • On-demand production of personalised A1 and A0 printouts
  • Excellent opportunity to diversify and attract new customer groups

Highlights:

  • Controlled and colour-managed by the Caldera Grand RIP+, the KIP C7800 is combined with DirectSmile VDP Studio to create personalised wide-format printouts
  • As a toner-based wide-format device, the KIP C7800 can produce large volumes of high-quality wide-format applications within the shortest time
  • Ideal solution for printers wanting to enter the growing wide-format market and offer their customers new services and applications

Opportunity “Label Printing”

What it is:

  • Label printing run lengths are decreasing. The new label-printing device, bizhub PRESS C70RLC, jointly developed by Konica Minolta and Miyakoshi, fills the gap between high-end, high-volume label presses and entry-level devices that lack in quality.

Highlights:

  • Technology showcase: Printing of labels with laser die-cutting based on Konica Minolta technologies
  • Easy production of short runs and fast turnarounds with roll-to-roll printing at high speed of 18 metres per minute
  • Ease of use of the complete system and straightforward setup mean much less waste of prime material 

Colour Workflow

What it is:

  • Presentation from Konica Minolta Sensing, who introduce their hard- and software solutions for colour management and colour proofing

Highlights:

  • Operated by the automated XY-stage ColorScoutA+, the FD spectrophotometers assure highest accuracy of measurements
  • Print Production Server (PPS) is the world's first certified FograCert Contract Proofing System offering sophisticated print workflow and colour management for multiple printing technologies
  • Colibri®: Software platform for the global colour supply chain that provides complete colour management for brand colours from design to global supply
  • catch calibrate: Calibrating an offset press was never easier

Opportunity “KM-1”

What it is:

  • Market analysts predict growth in short-run printing of packaging, especially for personalised cartons
  • Technology showcase of Konica Minolta’s B2+ sheet-fed UV inkjet press in a live show (3 times daily)

Highlights:

  • Attractive market opportunity for commercial printers to produce on-demand items driven on the back of integrated marketing campaigns
  • B2+ printing, the larger sheet size of KM-1, and its wide choice of substrates provide interesting opportunities for printers to create larger packaging concepts with highly personalised applications

Opportunity “Photo Merchandising”

What it is:

  • This is an extremely fast-growing market with high potential and a perfect opportunity to diversify
  • Konica Minolta provides the perfect entry in the photo merchandising business – with hardware, software and support all from one source 

Highlights:

  • Perfect for photo merchandising applications, Taopix Solo is available both as a hosted and as a stand-alone version – whichever the printer’s requirements
  • As ideal hardware for this purpose, the bizhub PRESS C70hc features revolutionary HC toner with the singular ability to reproduce RGB colours more faithfully; and enhances the reproduction range considerably with its colour space close to the sRGB gamut
  • Photo merchandising products are perfect to generate additional volume on existing printing presses
  • Easy to attract new customer groups with 24/7 availability, a fully-customised digital storefront, simple & straightforward operation, as well as easy online checkout, payment and job submission

Opportunity “Packaging”

What it is:

  • Customised packaging is growing in demand, and as one of the developing markets for print can provide commercial printers with a profitable revenue stream
  • Konica Minolta understands this market potential and supports commercial printers looking to enter this market with combined applications and solutions

Highlights:

  • Short runs of boxes are produced on a bizhub PRESS C1100, driven by the PrintShop Mail Suite and applying variable data and images 
  • The boxes are cut out on a Morgana die-cutting system
  • The workflow integrates an MGI JET Varnish 3DS

Opportunity “Transpromo”

What it is:

  • Transpromo proposes two immediate benefits in economically difficult times: It reduces costs (printing and postage) by combining marketing initiatives and transaction documents. And it provides a revenue-generating opportunity through cross-selling, up selling, and transforming operational costs into revenue

Highlights:

  • Three different versions of an invoice are printed: Standard/Enhanced/Enhanced + additional targeted message; and the invoice is saved as a PDF (for archiving or e-mailing) 
  • The PlanetPress Suite allows easy customising of documents to increase recipients’ attention and response, turning invoices into advertising vehicles
  • Providing true high-speed print production, the bizhub PRESS 1250P delivers 125 A4 or 70 A3 pages per minute and can produce peak volumes of up to 3,000,000 A4 pages per month
  • Increased workflow efficiency achieved by routing documents to wherever they are needed

Business Show Zone

What it is:

  • Area for keynote presentations: 5 talks on industry-relevant topics are given per day, always followed by a short Q&A session. Each presentation is briefly introduced by a Konica Minolta representative outlining the Digital1234 business enabler concept 

Highlights:

  • Neil Falconer: How to transform your print business / Profiting through value-added services 
  • Matthew Parker: How to raise your prices; lessons from Apple / How to stop buyers choosing on price 
  • Charlotte Graham Cummings: Developing profitable print opportunities working with creatives 
  • Colin Osborne: Colour management and ISO accreditation. Managing global brand colours 

Opportunity “On-Demand Publishing”

What it is:

  • The market segment of book on demand printing is expected to grow dramatically; and the business model of book printing is migrating from “Print first – then Sell” to “Sell first – then Print”
  • An individual perfect-bound book is produced at this station

Highlights:

  • On-demand publishing helps printers attract new customers
  • Inline binding at high speed is essential and demonstrated with a Watkiss PowerSquare Bookletmaker directly connected to the bizhub PRESS 2250P
  • By automating book creation, compilation and submission, attractive cost reductions can be achieved

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BOOTH PLAN

This is a bird’s eye view of the complete Konica Minolta Ipex booth comprising 1,200 sqm. To see what our different “Opportunities” on display offer you, move the cursor over the numbers.

 

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ProKom

What it is:

  • Newly founded user community for owners of Konica Minolta PP devices
  • ProKom provides owners of Konica Minolta Production Printing devices with a common forum throughout Europe 

Opportunity “Workflow Automation”

What it is:

  • Integrating solutions into one smooth workflow is essential in the Production Printing environment. If solutions are optimised to work together seamlessly, the integration and automation possibilities minimise the need for manual intervention

Opportunity “Workflow Connectivity”

What it is:

  • The connection of 3rd-party or partner products with our central workflow management tool Printgroove JT Man enables the integration of Konica Minolta hardware into an existing print infrastructure
  • Connecting our partner’s web-to-print solution Vpress Core Print Web Services to JT Man demonstrates the flexibility of the Konica Minolta solutions 

Opportunity “Web-to-Print”

What it is:

  • Print jobs increase in complexity but have shorter run lengths while customers expect faster turnaround times; this increases the cost pressure and requires automation of production processes
  • To protect margins and attract new customer groups, print providers have to diversify and extend their range of print products

Opportunity “Colour Management”

What it is:

  • Targeted print results are achieved without fail with professional colour management (CMM)
  • Consistent colour reproduction over time and optimised print results save costs and generate greater profits

Opportunity “Cross Media / Marketing Automation”

What it is:

  • DirectSmile Cross Media Server and the DirectSmile Cross Media Software as a Service are used to automate and track a cross media campaign for an event invitation
  • Facilitates campaign tracking and provides a comprehensive analysis of all activities; customers receive targeted information and benefit from increased response rates

Opportunity “Variable Data Printing”

What it is:

  • Market research shows that by offering personalised communication products, print providers can achieve increased sales, better returns and higher customer loyalty
  • Konica Minolta proposes the professional solution DirectSmile VDP Studio

Opportunity “Wide Format”

What it is:

  • The very demanding wide-format market requires high-speed devices, a high print quality and professional colour management
  • On-demand production of personalised A1 and A0 printouts
  • Excellent opportunity to diversify and attract new customer groups

Opportunity “Label Printing”

What it is:

  • Label printing run lengths are decreasing. The new label-printing device, bizhub PRESS C70RLC, jointly developed by Konica Minolta and Miyakoshi, fills the gap between high-end, high-volume label presses and entry-level devices that lack in quality.

Colour Workflow

What it is:

  • Presentation from Konica Minolta Sensing, who introduce their hard- and software solutions for colour management and colour proofing

Opportunity “KM-1”

What it is:

  • Market analysts predict growth in short-run printing of packaging, especially for personalised cartons
  • Technology showcase of Konica Minolta’s B2+ sheet-fed UV inkjet press in a live show (3 times daily)

Opportunity “Photo Merchandising”

What it is:

  • This is an extremely fast-growing market with high potential and a perfect opportunity to diversify
  • Konica Minolta provides the perfect entry in the photo merchandising business – with hardware, software and support all from one source 

Opportunity “Packaging”

What it is:

  • Customised packaging is growing in demand, and as one of the developing markets for print can provide commercial printers with a profitable revenue stream
  • Konica Minolta understands this market potential and supports commercial printers looking to enter this market with combined applications and solutions

Opportunity “Transpromo”

What it is:

  • Transpromo proposes two immediate benefits in economically difficult times: It reduces costs (printing and postage) by combining marketing initiatives and transaction documents. And it provides a revenue-generating opportunity through cross-selling, up selling, and transforming operational costs into revenue

Business Show Zone

What it is:

  • Area for keynote presentations: 5 talks on industry-relevant topics are given per day, always followed by a short Q&A session. Each presentation is briefly introduced by a Konica Minolta representative outlining the Digital1234 business enabler concept 

Opportunity “On-Demand Publishing”

What it is:

  • The market segment of book on demand printing is expected to grow dramatically; and the business model of book printing is migrating from “Print first – then Sell” to “Sell first – then Print”
  • An individual perfect-bound book is produced at this station

PRESS AREA

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Speakers:



Akiyoshi
Ohno

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Toshitaka
Uemura

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Olaf
Lorenz

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