Printing has evolved over the last couple of decades. The industry has gone through several stages of development, right from the time of lithography to the time when printing was all about preparing impression plates and running them on offset printers in several runs, depending on the number of colours.
Currently, digital printing has completely eliminated the use of impression plates. This latest printing technology uses laser signals to directly create impressions and transfer a full-colour (4-impression) image to the media in a single run.
This method is neater, more environmentally friendly, less tedious and faster in delivering full colour offset quality images in a simple process.
Also, this printing is more durable and lasts longer than traditional offset because it is toner-based, as opposed to ink. For example, if you pour water on a digital print job, it does not smear like ink. You just need to dry it to remove the moisture.
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of digital printers is Konica Minolta and Nigeria has been one of the most lucrative markets for this brand and the company has consistently introduced several models of Konica Minolta printers to Nigeria over the last few years.
Some of the most popular ones include the KIP C7800 and the Bizhub C1070.
The KIP C7800 is a wide format colour printer designed for everything from architectural, engineering and construction plans to maps, posters and signs. It has speed, accuracy, scan and copy functions, in addition to fully integrated stacking and folding capabilities.
The C7800 has a high-speed wide format print output of 4,200 sq. ft. per hour in Black & White, and 3,600 sq. ft. per hour in Colour. It is equipped with a unique LED printing design, with four LED imaging heads for outstanding 600 x 2,400 dpi resolution. Its integrated KIP scanner provides pixel-perfect copy and scan with true 600 x 600 dpi optical resolution.
On the other hand, the Biz Hub PRESS C1070 is a new generation colour digital printing machine that is ideal for production and commercial environments. The printer is also important across a broad range of industries like healthcare, legal and education.
It comes with the Konica Minolta advanced paper handling technology for smooth, problem-free runs, and is designed to handle complex print specifications without compromising speed or quality.
Some of the other common Konica Minolta models include:
- Konica Minolta Bizhub-501
- Konica Minolta Bizhub-361
- Konica Minolta Bizhub-500
Generally, the price of Konica Minolta production printers vary from N7.5 million to N30 million, depending on the configuration and options added on the machines.
If you’re looking to buy this printer for your printing business, you should also factor the cost of renting a shop in a commercial area, a generator, a UPS, furniture and fittings, small finishing equipment, computers and software, and a small stock of consumables.
Konica Minolta Dealers in Nigeria
In this post, we’re taking a look at the Konica Minolta Dealers in Nigeria.
Currently, the exclusive distributor of Konica Minolta printing machines in Nigeria and West Africa is SkySat Technologies.
The company also provides spare parts and other printing consumables in addition to excellent after-sales service which is provided by the company’s well-trained and certified team of technicians.
Here’s a brief profile of SkySat Technologies.
The company was incorporated in 2005 and has been quick to establish itself as the leading provider of digital printing solutions in Nigeria & Ghana.
The history of the company can be traced to when it started out with its hundreds of Digital Photo Printing Laboratories across Nigeria & Ghana.
SkySat was also involved in the servicing and maintaining of high end printing equipment nationwide for its numerous customers.
SkySat has its head office located in Ikeja Lagos. The company has expanded to other branches in Victoria Island, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, Accra and Kumasi in Ghana.
Every location has a showroom, a service centre, a warehouse and a central command that services its own region.
SkySat has a total staff strength of 150 highly trained staff & 4 call centres. Their office is located at Olajuwon house on 15/17 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos.
They’re also involved in printing for major organization. The company’s state of the art digital presses can print, scan and copy up to A3+ millions of documents a month. Each engine is hybrid and can be configured to support additional paper feeders, high speed automatic document feeders, inline finishing options such as perfect binding, saddle stitching, punching, stapling etc.
Their customers include large printing presses all over the country that print variable data printing short run; oil companies that produce annual reports, churches that produce their weekly publications, government institutions and the education sector for exam papers and other printed material
Other Konica Minolta Dealers in the country include:
Eastman Equipment and Digital Branding Concepts
EastMan offer multiple service packages when it comes to sales and services relating to digital printing. They are known for their dedicated service teams that often respond to emergency breakdowns while offering training, after sales support, warranty, spare parts and consumables to their numerous customers..
Toner Technologies Nigeria Limited
Tonertech was incorporated in 2002. The company’s operations include sales and services of office printing equipments and toners to companies and individuals in Nigeria.
At present, Tonertech is the sole representative of Colorpoint Technology Company Ltd in Nigeria. Colorpoint is an internationally acclaimed toner and cartridge manufacturer whose experience and expertise have profited major office equipment brands like Sharp, Hp, Epson Canon, Konica Minolta, Brother, Samsung, Lexmark, among others.
TonerTech is located on the 1st Floor of the Surulere Super Plaza on Akerele Street in Surulere, Lagos.
Bee Printing Mechanical Company
Bee Printing Mechanical Company is a Lagos based press and printing machines dealer providing pre-press machines, post press machines, converting machines, paper shredding machines and perforated machines.
The company is located on 13, Humani Street, Off Fakorede Street, Shomolu, Lagos.
Dalewares Nigeria is a leading press and printing machines dealer in Lagos. Their office is located on Plot 25, Funsho Williams Avenue, Alaka, Surulere, Lagos.