Clients Awarded Coveted Industry Accolades Utilizing Inkjet Technology

Ramsey, NJ — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce two clients, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Shelter Insurance Companies (Shelter) were winners in the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) and In-plant Impressions 2024 In-Print™ Awards, with pieces produced utilizing the AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet press.

Throughout the year, in-plants choose projects they intend to submit for the contest. Hundreds of pieces are submitted from shops all around the country in hopes of being considered for this sought-after industry award, hosted by IMPA and In-plant Impressions. Projects are judged at the IPMA Headquarters by a panel of experts, who select the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Judges Choice award winners. Recipients are selected after intense scrutiny over the entries in multiple categories, and those that garnered awards this year were showcased during this week’s IPMA conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

UNL received two Gold awards for work produced using Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e, one for its Admissions Zip Self-Mailer in the Direct Mail category and another for its Print & Mail Services Holiday Card in the Greeting Cards/Programs category. Shelter earned a Silver award for its 2024 Happy New Year Self-Mailer in the Direct Mail category and a Bronze award for its 2023 J.D. Power Poster in the Posters (up to 24×36″) Category.

Nearly 1,400 Shelter agents and Shelter’s Marketing and Advertising departments rely on the in-plant to provide exceptional marketing materials. Shelter installed its AccurioJet KM-1e in February of 2023, choosing it for its ability to provide color consistency, dependable uptime, efficiency with larger sheet sizes, greater media capabilities, virtually no waste and UV ink for instant drying time. Shelter is extremely satisfied with the KM-1e and pleased it provided the opportunity to win In-Plant awards this year.

“The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Print & Mail Services is honored to have received two awards at the IMPA’s 2024 conference,” said Mike Chaplin, Interim Director for UNL Print & Mail Services. “The print quality and precise registration the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e HD press consistently provides were key to producing both of our award-winning entries.”

“It’s inspiring to see our clients being recognized for the innovative pieces they bring to life with Konica Minolta’s digital inkjet press technology. Our clients are securing highly coveted industry awards and propelling their businesses forward, showcasing the value and performance we strive to deliver,” said Frank Mallozzi, President, Industrial and Production Print, Konica Minolta. “Congratulations to this year’s winners!”

The AccurioJet KM-1e is Konica Minolta’s innovative digital inkjet press, which incorporates special UV ink, high-performance inkjet print heads and unique imaging technologies as well as a revolutionary image processing system. Combining these proprietary technologies, the company realized several aspects essential for the performance of a production machine: the highest image quality, amazing stability, outstanding productivity and unheard-of flexibility.

Learn about Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e and its production and industrial printing technology.

All 2024 In-Print winners are listed on the IMPA’s website by category and by company.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.’s (Konica Minolta) journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. The company innovates for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept it moving then, keeps it moving now. Konica Minolta aims to partner with clients to Give Shape to Ideas by supporting their digital transformation through its expansive Intelligent Connected Workplace portfolio. Its business technology offerings include IT Services, intelligent information management, video security solutions and managed print services, as well as office technology and industrial and commercial print solutions. Through its ongoing work, the company is fortunate to be continuously recognized for its products and services. This includes, but is not limited to being included on CRN’s MSP 500 list numerous times; named a finalist in the IT Software Category by The World Technology Awards; recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys and presented with Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Awards for its bizhub i-Series. For more information, please visit Konica Minolta online and follow its accounts on FacebookYouTubeLinkedIn and Twitter.

About the In-Print Awards

In-Print is the only printing contest exclusively for in-plant printing operations. Jointly sponsored by In-plant Impressions and IPMA, the contest allows in-plants to show off the quality of their printing, binding and finishing.

About the IPMA

Founded in 1964, the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to meet the needs of all segments’ in-house printers and mailers. The nearly-700 members of IPMA are managers and directors from in-plant printing and mailing facilities throughout the United States. IPMA is headquartered in Kearney, MO. For more information, visit, and follow IPMA on TwitterFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn, and Instagram.

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