Service Graphics City has invested in a pair of Konica Minolta presses at its site in central London. The AccurioPress C14000 and C12000 digital presses, both of which come with IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Care, have already arrived at the commercial print division of Paragon Group.

The company, which only recently opened the new facility in the capital, chose the presses to power its high-quality secure print service for government agencies and high-profile clients in The City. Managing director Robert Long explained, ‘We wanted to upgrade to digital kit to perfectly match the top-end print output that our niche market customers demand. Seeing the Konica Minolta presses in action we were impressed with the consistency of colour and registration for higher value work, with the IQ-501 standing out, along with the attractive service and comprehensive support package.

‘The two machines are situated back-to-back delivering excellent levels of productivity. Recently we delivered a large financial report with 1400 copies and a tight deadline over a Bank Holiday, splitting the work over the two machines to rapidly print the text and imagery and bind the reports. We are now fully self-sufficient in printing and finishing and this flexibility has been invaluable during the pandemic, enabling us to work with a greater diversity of clients, which has provided fresh opportunities.’

Neil Hyde, solutions architect, Professional Print Central Communications at Konica Minolta added, ‘We are proud to supply Service Graphics with their new digital solutions, particularly as it was against strong competition from their long-standing incumbent supplier. Our IQ unit, along with the robust build and speed of our solutions were all key factors. The AccurioPress C14000 and C12000 are flagship products and present a game-changer for Konica Minolta and our customers.’

The C14000 and its sister model C12000 are Konica Minolta’s first foray into the high-volume toner printing segment. The former is an SRA3 dry toner machine rated at 140ppm – 40% faster than the company’s previous fastest option – and good for 2.5 million sheets per month. The latter comes in at 120ppm, with both able to handle stock between 52 and 450gsm and support banner printing up to 1300mm simplex and 900mm duplex.