Konica Minolta will effectively become the exclusive European reseller of the Motioncutter, which it said will open up a wide range of embellishment options for its recently launched AccurioJet KM-1e B2 inkjet and the range of presses developed by its partner MGI.
Hidetoshi Omo, head of Center of Competence, KM-1 at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said it was an important addition to the Konica Minolta product portfolio and brings with it “a whole new dimension to value-added printing, besides decoration and embellishment”.
“It is impressive to see the system running in full automatic mode changing the cut file and substrate on every sheet.
“Customers can increase the value proposition of their products and at the same time streamline finishing processes.”
All future sales, installations and training will be handled by Konica Minolta, which will also service the machines it sells. Service support for the existing installed base will remain with Themediahouse.
Launched in 2013 the compact digital high-speed laser system cuts, kiss-cuts, engraves and perfs sheetfed substrates.
It can be used with a range of materials for a number of applications that need intricate, short-run, dieless cutting.
The pile-fed, belt-driven machine features a 600W laser and can handle substrates from 54gsm up to 150mm thick in formats from A4 up to 585×1,000mm. It can also be configured with options including a stripping unit.
The Motioncutter range currently consists of two models, the 20 and recently launched 23 but the two firms will work together on future R&D.
Themediahouse CEO Jörg Scheffler said the partnership was a “win-win-win” for his business, Konica Minolta and new and existing customers.
“Groundbreaking for our R&D is the fact that we now have access to a wide range of technology,” he stated.