Print Panther is First in Canada to Acquire Konica Minolta’s AccurioWide 160
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leader in the Graphic Communications industry, is pleased to announce the first Canadian acquisition of its flagship wide format offering, the AccurioWide 160, by Print Panther (the Company) in Oakville, Ontario. The unique capabilities of the AccurioWide 160 will allow the Company to expand its service offerings to further address the needs of its clientele.
“From a technical perspective the AccurioWide 160 is one of the top-performing wide format devices on the market,” said Alan Dryburgh, Operations Director and co-founder of Print Panther. “Konica Minolta’s 1024i print heads are world-class, offering deeper ink pigments and outstanding overall print quality, and the AccurioWide’s ability to print on nearly any form of media is hugely beneficial as it allows us to grow new kinds of business. And, as an early-adopter, we feel confident knowing that we are backed by Konica Minolta’s exceptional service team.”
“We considered a number of wide format devices, but ultimately we chose the AccurioWide 160 because it sets us apart from our competitors,” added Christine Yardley, President and co-founder of Print Panther. “We’re excited to be the first print shop in Canada to install the new AccurioWide 160, and we can’t wait to try out new and profitable applications using this technology.”
The AccurioWide 160 launched in Canada in December 2018 and is the first-ever Konica Minolta-branded wide format offering. The device is equipped with Konica Minolta KM1024i print heads (with 2 channels of white, allowing for fast inline white printing applications), and utilizes UV ink technology that incorporates more colour pigment per droplet, reducing ink consumption compared to other printers on the market. Outstanding print quality, with a large colour gamut and outstanding colour vibrancy, is achieved by printing up to 1440 x 720 dpi print resolutions. For print production savings, a combination of air-cooled ultraviolet light (UV) and LED curing lamps speed up ink drying times, and, in most cases, the LEDs will last the life of the printer.
“We’re excited to announce the first commercial installation of the AccurioWide 160 in Canada, and even more thrilled that it’s with such a well-known, award-winning, and respected print shop,” said Mike Wildbore, National Wide Format Business Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. “Print Panther consistently puts out amazing work, so it’s no wonder they have received widespread industry recognition and praise. Now equipped with our game-changing wide format technology, we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.”
The AccurioWide 160 was displayed for the first time in Canada at Graphics Canada 2019 earlier this month. During the show, the sale of the unit to Print Panther was officially announced. Visit www.printpanther.ca to learn more.
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