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Q&A with Mr. U-kit Tang-u-thaisuk, Production Printing Division Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Thailand) Co Ltd


[Q] How does Konica Minolta plan to empower the digital printing landscape for the region in the next 5 years?

[A] The percentages of digital product adoption in the commercial printing and industrial printing sectors are low at under 5%, and digital printing is a market set to see significant growth in the future. Konica Minolta plans to expand our product lineup with digital printing solutions in the industrial printing segment. Last year, we made investments in France-based MGI, which excels in label and package printing in order to boost our ability to answer growing demand for digital products in this segment.

In the near future, we are going to sign more contracts with large commercial printing companies to increase label and package business volume as well as ramp up sales to medium-sized companies dedicated to label printing. Our top-of-the-line bizhub PRESS C1100, shift the sales focus from the traditional core customers — small commercial printing companies — to medium-sized as well as large commercial printing companies, which account for roughly 50% of all printing volume in the industry. We will take advantage of the new AccurioJet KM-1 as well as products from MGI to strengthen our organization to acquire high print volume.

[Q] Are there any rising trends that one can look out for in the printing industry in Thailand and the overall Southeast Asia region?

[A] Digital decorative printing will be a game changer for print and packaging in Thailand and the overall Southeast Asia region. Now, print buyers are demanding shorter runs, more personalization and innovative applications. In other words, they are not buying just prints, but they buy something that's valuable, much more compelling, differentiated and visual appealing. To create valuable print, it has nothing to do with color printing, but it has to do with finishing. Digital decorative printing will give printers a wide range of new market opportunities as well as help printers to avoid price competition.

[Q] Why did Konica Minolta choose to repeat its participation at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017?

[A] PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL is like a mini-Drupa in Southeast Asia region. Last two years ago, Konica Minota joined this trade show and we had a tremendously success in term of sales and business opportunities. This year, we also choose PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL to be the event for our new business unit and new products launch. We trust in the professionalism of the trade organizer and how the exhibition is the leading showcase for the packaging and printing industries in the region.

[Q] Would there be any new machinery, products or technologies, Konica Minolta will be showcasing at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017? What are the other activities visitors can look forward to at Konica Minolta’s booth in this year?

[A] We are pleased to inform that Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Thailand) will launch our new business unit which is “Industrial Printing Business”. Industrial Printing Business will offer innovative ways to expand services and streamline production of Thai printing and packaging industries. Highlighted and to be launched products for this new business unit are bizhub PRESS C71cf and MGI Meteor Unlimited Colors Press.

The bizhub PRESS C71cf is a digital roll-to-roll label press aimed to fill the gap between entry-level and high-end label printing companies. It runs at maximum 18m/min with high resistant toner and high resolution printing at 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. The press is specifically designed for narrow web applications.

MGI Meteor Unlimited Colors SE+ will be launched and shown live in action as a powerful new digital print production system that allows commercial printers and converters the ability to produce output with a virtually unlimited number of colors via the blending of CMYK toner and the reflective of foil – including a rainbow spectrum of hues with metallic, glitter and holographic effects.

[Q] How can Konica Minolta’s latest machines/technologies help printers archive better work flow?

[A] Konica Minolta utilizes skilled R&D power to develop unique products to fulfill customer needs in the digital professional printing market. For decades, we are the leader in color production printing field and now with the rise in label and packaging market, we also offer the special printing systems including package and label printing and 3D component printing. In response to the upcoming trend for decoration printing, we also has added MGI’s output equipment including hot foil stamping and embossing jobs to our portfolio. Konica Minolta invests in the high value added full product line to help printers achieve better workflow.

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20 Jun 2017

Singapore Pavilion organised by Print & Media Association, Singapore (PMAS) with the support of IE Singapore under iMAP (International Marketing Activities Programme)


Exclusively for Singapore-registered companies: At PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017, receive up to 50% subsidy when they exhibit in the Singapore Pavilion organised by Print & Media Association, Singapore (PMAS) with the support of IE Singapore under iMAP (International Marketing Activities Programme). Limited booths available, contact our Project Team at or +65 6332 9620 to find out more.

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15 May 2017

drupa 2020 invites exhibitors from all over the world

drupa 2020

The race is on for drupa 2020! With a clear strategic alignment, a new communication strategy and pioneering highlight topics, the international flagship fair for printing technologies welcomes exhibitors from all over the world to present their innovations from 16 until 26 June 2020 in Düsseldorf. Online registration for exhibitors via is now open. Registered exhibitors will soon receive their printed version of the official drupa 2020 brochure in the post. Registration closes on 31 October 2018. The global marketing campaign was launched at interpack 2017, the most important event of the international packaging industry and all related processors, which took place from 4 until 10 May. At interpack 2017, drupa 2020 was presented to international media partners during a major press conference.

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09 May 2017

Packaging & Print 4.0 and the One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017


Industry 4.0: Enabling Operational Excellence

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can contribute to further enhance operational excellence of packaging and printing lines. In pursuit of the smart, connected factory of the future, industry 4.0 embraces automation, communication and manufacturing technologies - paving the way for a new industrial revolution. In some ways, the packaging print industry has picked up on these principles, including filling and packaging lines producing products with personalised recipes (personalised medicine and customised containers).

Focus: Thailand 4.0

Thailand 4.0 economic model will transform the country into a value-based economy. The aim is to create creativity and innovation through the application of technology, in creating a smart nation. Framing this setting would be a focus on Packaging 4.0 – where technological advancements bring new synergies and perspectives to packaging and print – as conveyed through the 3 pillars of Packaging 4.0.

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25 Apr 2017

Official German Participation organized by VDMA


At PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017, German manufacturers can exhibit under special conditions in the official German Participation organized by VDMA with approved funding from Federal Republic of Germany. Limited booths available, contact our Project Team at or +65 6332 9620 for more details!

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24 Apr 2017

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017: Online Visitor Registration Now Open!



The countdown to Southeast Asia's No. 1 Packaging and Printing Exhibition has begun!

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017 is to take place from 20 - 23 September 2017 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand. A tripartite collaboration between Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL - driven by the global expertise of drupa and interpack, is quintessentially Thailand’s packaging and printing trade fair for the industry, by the industry.

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13 Apr 2017

Let's meet at interpack 2017!

Messe Düsseldorf Asia

Reach out to business opportunities in Southeast Asia's thriving packaging industry at PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017 and indopack 2018.

We will be coming to you at interpack 2017, and would like to take this opportunity to share with you the dynamic, industry-specific line-up at these two specialist trade fairs in a face-to-face setting.

Schedule an appointment with us today!

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13 Apr 2017

Multimedia Video: One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion


Held in conjunction with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017, the One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion will serve as a targeted platform where innovative packaging designs, packaging end users, packaging producers, material suppliers and machine manufacturers, can all come together to source and share best practices in navigating the dynamic packaging and printing ecosystem.

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04 Apr 2017

Press Launch: One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion - follow us on Facebook for updates!


Find out what took place at the Press Launch of the One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion on 4 April 2017. Join us on Facebook now!

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04 Apr 2017




“Packaged under modified atmosphere” is what you read on these well-closed meat packs. This refers to a process called MAP for short (= modified atmosphere package), and which requires mandatory labelling in the EU. To retain the durability, taste and good looks of this easily perishable good the package is first vacuumised. Then an inert gas mixture which is not detrimental to health is added. Depending on the foodstuff this shield gas contains varying proportions of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.

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04 Apr 2017