Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has extended its partnership with the Plockmatic Group to launch its new SD-435/450 inline, saddle-stitch booklet makers, describing the new models as “a cost-efficient solution for heavy production finishing for low-volume, mid-sized Centralized Reprographic Departments (CRDs) and commercial print environments.”
The Plockmatic Group’s inline platform introduces architecture that enables new features for the first time in the low-to-mid-volume market segments across Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress monochrome and colour production presses. The inline versions of the SD-435/450 will be exclusively sold by Konica Minolta throughout 2022. The new system architecture enables customers to produce high-quality booklets (including 8.5” x 11” landscape) and has “all the key processes needed to produce corner and edge staple, folding, spine forming and full-bleed trimming, all combined in one single, easy-to-use system,” said the OEM.
Other options include:
• RCT 3.0 Rotate Crease Trimmer that enables professional-looking, full-bleed trimmed and creased booklets now on sheets up to 24” long. Konica Minolta’s TU-510 four-edge trimmer and creaser can be used as an alternative to the RCT 3.0 module.
• A finishing module (FM-400) that includes a new design, face trimmer and square folding mechanism in a single unit, based on the successful trimmer and book-fold modules from the SD-500/350.
• High-capacity BST4000 book stacker for more production-oriented sites that require long unattended runs. It can be configured straight after the SD-435/450 or at a 90-degree angle.
• Since the first partnership agreement between the two companies in 2016, Konica Minolta has successfully launched the Plockmatic SD-500, Plockmatic PowerSquareTM 160 and PowerSquareTM 224 booklet makers with the Plockmatic SD-435/450 Series.
“Konica Minolta’s continued alliance with the Plockmatic Group enhances and further differentiates the offering of inline and offline options across Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress colour and monochrome production machines,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Planning at Konica Minolta. “This latest extension of our partnership with Plockmatic ensures that all finishing needs of CRDs and commercial printers are now being met – and Konica Minolta’s finishing portfolio is complete.”