Konica Minolta announced the installation of its AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press and MGI JETvarnish 3D Web Press at Marathon Press.
Marathon Press offers full-color digital printing, email marketing, graphic design, web to print online ordering, and specializes in printing yearbooks, children’s books, photo books and specialty books. The company is also a wholesale outsource provider for other printing companies and online photo businesses.
“Marathon has a fleet of digital presses using the click model and limited substrate options. In an effort to add diversity, new capabilities, and ink cost savings, the KM1-e was an easy choice to add to our fleet,” said Max Alewel, managing partner at Marathon Press. “The KM1-e will add some new capabilities which will add significant value for our clients. From click charge to ink cost allows us to have better control of job costs. We’ve eliminated waste on paper because the 23×29 sheet size can utilize more of the paper and there is no need for it to be pre-treated.”
“Turnaround time is very important for us,” said Bruce Price, Managing Partner at Marathon Press. We have extremely time-sensitive jobs, and the uptime on the AccurioJet KM-1e is very good. The AccurioJet KM-1e will be running many of our jobs.”
Additionally, the purchase of the MGI JETvarnish 3D Web Press will provide Marathon Press with varnish and foil embellishment capabilities.
“Konica Minolta is proud to partner with Marathon Press, the premier print provider in the Omaha, Nebraska area. The KM-1e will give their customers the highest photo quality output in the marketplace,” said Bill Troxil, senior vice president, Strategic Business Development, Konica Minolta. “Marathon’s shift from traditional toner-based techno oldies will provide the competitive advantage needed to grow their business. We welcome them to the Konica Minolta family.”
The Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e is a 29-inch sheet-fed UV inkjet press. The KM-1e can produce up to 3,000 sheets per hour on a range of paper thickness, from 0.06 to 0.6mm. The press prints on various media, including clear film, metallic media, canvas and embossed paper.
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