Advanced Imaging Solutions Delivers First AccurioWide 160 Printer Worldwide

Twin Cities Business To Benefit From New Technology

Advanced Imaging Solutions (AIS) of Minnetonka became the first company globally to deliver a new Konica Minolta AccurioWide 160 Wide Format Printer when it supplied one to Allegra Marketing · Print · Mail – St. Paul.

“Featuring a new hybrid technology, the AccurioWide 160 promises clients including business printers, sign shops and others the advantages of greater quality, efficiency and cost savings,” said Stephanie Keating Phillips from Advanced Imaging Solutions.

The first printer of its kind, the new AccurioWide 160 employs UV (ultraviolet) ink technology that enables more color pigment per droplet while reducing ink consumption when compared to other printers, achieving vibrant colors. Combining UV and LED (light- emitting diode) curing lamps, the new printer also speeds ink-drying times to offer print-production savings.

“Our new printer from AIS will help us better meet the needs of customers for wide-format products such as banners, decals and posters as well as wall, window and vehicle graphics,” said John Atkinson, owner of Allegra – St. Paul.

While traditional printers work well on relatively narrow sheets of paper, wide-format units can print in widths up to 100 inches to enable larger applications. In addition, users of the technology can print on fabric, foam board, metal, vinyl, wallpaper and wood as well as paper and other materials.

“The new Konica Minolta AccurioWide 160 is the type of innovative solution we seek to provide to the companies and organizations we serve,” said Keating Phillips. “Our focus is helping Minnesota businesses grow, achieve savings and operate more efficiently.”

Delivery of the new wide-format printer with hybrid technology to Allegra – St. Paul temporarily closed city streets near the printer’s location on 55 5th Street East.