Konica Minolta, Epic Products International Announce Partnership to Promote Digital Inkjet Solutions

January 3, 2018

Ramsey, N.J. – January 3, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today announces the partnership with Epic Products International,

an Arlington, TX-based designer and manufacturer of equipment that enhances the quality and productivity of the printing process. The venture will enhance Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 program, which markets and promotes the KM-1 to print providers worldwide.

Founded more than 40 years ago, Epic specializes in coating systems for offset and digital printing, which run in-line or near-line in both web and sheet-fed press configurations. The Epic CT-750 system is known for its high performance and versatility. It supports UV, aqueous and specialty coatings such as soft touch and blister, as well as spot coating. This solution is capable of running near-line or in-line at press speeds. The Epic coater can provide protection and appeal to every printed sheet.

“At Konica Minolta, our vision is about helping our customers innovate their business and processes,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta. “We want to open new opportunities for our customers to expand their business domains and adding the Epic Product to our portfolio will help them do that. The AccurioJet KM-1 program continues to offer them the highest level of innovative solutions to produce high quality, improve productivity and control costs.”

"Epic is proud to partner with Konica-Minolta and believes that Epic anilox technology will provide the AccurioJet KM-1 customers with tremendous benefits that coatings can offer,” said Mary Barnes, President of Epic Products. Anilox is a printing method used to provide a measured amount of ink to a flexo printing plate 

The AccurioJet KM-1 is a highly productive UV InkJet press capable of printing across a wide spectrum of substrates. Konica Minolta has combined the speed and flexibility of offset presses with the all the benefits of digital printing, which includes an open architecture workflow, full VDP capabilities plus the larger B2+ sheet size.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 10 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.

About Epic Products International

Epic Products International is an engineering and manufacturing company committed to developing printing press accessory equipment that enhances the quality, productivity and efficiency of the printing process. Our coating and dampening products are designed to improve the performance of sheet fed, digital and web offset printing presses. Epic’s technological breakthroughs in these areas have helped to advance of the art of printing. We operate a production facility in Arlington, Texas, where our production team produces 80-90% of the components that go into our machines. Our assembly and quality assurance team work hand-in-hand to assure that the specifications are exactly carried out. We are proud to say, that our products are designed and manufactured in the USA. Our markets include national and international customers in the commercial printing, packaging, metal decorating and converting industries. Our team of engineers, installers and service technicians span the globe supporting our customers and their printing operations.

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