Print in the Channel - issue #8


Examcompta signs licencing partnership with SumUp

ExaClair Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the Exacompta Clairefontaine group, has announced that Exacompta has agreed a licensing partnership with SumUp, the fintech that offers printer and card reader bundles for merchants, businesses and traders. The Exacompta-SumUp reel will be produced in France, will have no core or plastic packaging, no phenol and is FSC®- certified (FSC-C002321). Compliance wise, it meets all European regulations and will be available from July onwards. “Being a leading technology player, we aim to have a positive impact both locally and globally and we believe that issues related to sustainability and environmental protection are the responsibility of everyone, including businesses like ours,” said Gabriele Bellezze, global head of business development retail

at SumUp. “We share the same ethical and ecological values as Exacompta and are delighted to have developed this co-branded reel with them to work together towards more environmentally friendly product innovations.” Lawrence Savage, UK marketing manager at ExaClair, added: “We are thrilled to see more sustainable orientated products being integrated into the modern tech- focused world and are excited to be partnering with such a strong, forward- thinking global business as SumUp. Socially conscious products are the cornerstone of Exacompta’s environmental policies, and this latest innovation has been designed to enable distributors to better serve the comprehensive base of SumUp’s merchants, which includes a broad range of nano and micro businesses.”

Lawrence Savage UK marketing director ExaClair

Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 400 wins industry recognitions

Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 high speed single-pass toner press has collected two coveted industry recognitions. The press has received an iF Design Award 2023 and a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023. Both acknowledge improving operational efficiency by automating the printing process. The iF International Forum Design is the world’s longest running independent design organisation. Every year it selects outstanding designs and this year more than 11,000 applications were received from 56 countries and regions. The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions and the Red Dot Label has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after marks of quality for good design. In both cases the judges commended Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400’s design that eliminates the need for special skills and reduces downtime through operability. It also does not require a specialised license and automatic colour correction technology.

These latest accolades follow the receipt of the 2022 Good Design Award, sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. The AccurioLabel 400 was first unveiled in May last year. It achieves unprecedented operational efficiency even in the high-volume area through high-speed printing, extended continuous printing length and process automation. As such it aims to capture a significant share of a fast- growing mid- and high-volume sector that has an estimated 3,000-plus label converters. “We are delighted that the combination of features and benefits of the AccurioLabel 400 continue to gain industry recognition,” said Sacha-Vittorio Paolucci, head of industrial printing business development at Konica Minolta Europe. “The awards success confirms our belief that the press brings another level of opportunity to enable print transformation in mid- and high-volume production markets for forward-thinking label converters and helps them to ignite more print possibilities. “The accreditations further demonstrate why it is an exciting option for existing and new customers who are already developing their label production and packaging expertise. They reinforce how the press’s workflow, software and process automation and cloud solutions enable forward-thinking label converters to increase their levels of production possibilities and move closer towards smart factory operation.”

Sacha-Vittorio Paolucci, head of industrial printing business development


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