Ramsey, NJ – 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.