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Digital label pioneer invests in Konica Minolta

Label Tec Scotland has installed the first Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 press in the UK to increase capacity in its digital department. Running at the company’s Airdrie facility in North Lanarkshire, the AL230 replaces another ‘UK first’ Konica Minolta label machine, the bizhub PRESS C71cf, which has been printing four-colour labels for Label Tec’s customers since 2015.

The AccurioLabel 230 has been vital in keeping Label Tec’s customers supplied with labels during the COVID-19 crisis, despite a large part of the company’s 20 staff being furloughed while most others are working from home to comply with social distancing. Managing Director, Paul Dunne, said: “The AL230 is so easy to run, and with no plates to worry about, our pre-press guy can work from home and just transfer the print files via Dropbox.

“We are now putting a lot of specialist jobs on the press that we wouldn’t necessarily have printed digitally before, and it is coping well with it all. The print is even resistant to alcohol – I tested some polypropylene by rubbing it with hand sanitiser and it’s bulletproof!”