Papal printing - Konica Minolta prints rush job for Pope Francis

| 29 October 2015

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc, a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimisation and cloud services, announced that the 190-page wire-bound Papal books to be presented to Pope Francis during his New York visit were printed on the company's equipment at its customer, Luke's Copy Shop of New Dorp, in Staten Island, New York.

Using Konica Minolta's state-of-the-art high-speed, full-colour presses, the scores of books were generated on an extremely tight deadline. Entitled "Francis, Our Pope: A Journey of Faith Through the Heart of New York", the book is described as a "spiritual bouquet," filled with photos, prayers and written intentions to do good deeds. The books were handed out as gifts from the Archdiocese of New York's almost 70,000 students during the Pope's visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem. In addition to the Pope, the books were also given to archdiocese members and sponsors.

The copy shop was tasked with the rush order and said the job took 24 hours to complete.

"This is the biggest job I have done for the most important man in the world and I am honoured that the Archdiocese of New York chose us," said the shop owner. "We are honoured to be part of such a historical and significant event. This is not something we have the privilege of doing every day."

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.


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