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Konika Minolta & MGI Announce Global Launch of ‘The Alphajet 4.0’ Digital Printing System

15 October 2022: MGI Digital Technology has launched the AlphaJET, the world’s first Single-Pass B1+ Digital Inkjet Press from Printing to Finishing, with a unique combination of water-based CYMK Inks with in-line Digital Embellishment with Eco-Spot UV Coating & Green-Foil Technologies. Together with Konica Minolta, the first AlphaJET Democenter has been established for customers in a dedicated Center of Competence at Konica Minolta’s premises in Paris.

Partners Konica Minolta and MGI Digital Technology have also announced that a second dedicated AlphaJET Democenter will open at Konica Minolta’s premises in New York early next year, to further accelerate the companies’ digital transformation journey and customer engagement.

A first customer for AlphaJET has been announced already, too. ISRA, an industrial cooperative that operates in the packaging sector and prints cards with or without chips aimed at the retail, transport and authentication and access control markets, has chosen the advanced

By purchasing MGI AlphaJET, ISRA confirms the five-year innovation plan that is part of the “France Relance” initiative, a massive €100 billion investment plan to support businesses, rethink production models, transform infrastructure and invest in training. ISRA has always been focused on innovation: the company has recently developed the very first “zero plastic” ISBIO paper, which has now become popular among big brands and luxury customers thanks to its eco-friendly appearance and its fully recyclable material.

The Factory 4.0 single-pass concept with complete automation of manufacturing processes for customized and flexible mass production and unique value-added opportunities are at the heart of the partners’ digital water-based four-color inkjet press producing up to 1,800 B1 sheets per hour, with the highest Inkjet print resolution of 1,600 dpi.

MGI & Konica Minolta are bringing the factory 4.0 revolution to various graphic arts market segments, including packaging, folding carton, web-to-print/to-packaging, commercial printing, books and magazine.

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