Develop +7000 digital investment ‘made easy’ for Kingdom

Kingdom Ptinters||Develop +7000  A happy convergence of circumstances has resulted in Kerry printing company, Kingdom Printers, investing in a Develop +7000 production engine to boost their digital print capabilities.

 The Tralee based outfit, which also includes four and five colour Sakurai B2 presses amongst its plant list, sourced the new equipment from, having seen their requirements soar since first entering the digital arena some four years ago.

“When we decided that the time was right to enhance our digital output, we knew that would be our preferred supplier” says Bernie Keane, Managing Director of the company which was established in 1977. The fact that they also had the ideal piece of kit to enable us to reduce our running costs and migrate more of our short run full colour work to digital, made the final decision a very easy one to make”
The acquisition of the Develop +7000 has allowed Kingdom to build on the business created by the installation in 2007 of an OKI 3640e, also supplied by
“Before we purchased the OKI we were sceptical about our need for a digital option, but the support, advice and ongoing service we received has enabled us to establish, and now expand our offering in this increasingly important sector of the market” Bernie added.
The Develop +7000’s air assisted feeder ensures that the press handles a wide range of litho and digital stocks on weights to 300gsm and a top running speed of 4,200 sheets per hour. The ability to run letterhead stocks which may be then reprinted through the vast majority of available laser printers, is also seen as a major advantage to commercial printers.
In addition, the dry toner technology of the +7000 ensures that the finished product has an ‘Offset look and feel’ about it, something that Colm McCarthy, Production Print Manager at feels was very important to Kingdom Printers when making their investment decision.
“When a company as quality conscious as Kingdom considers new full colour options, they are always going to compare the digital results with the quality they can achieve on their offset presses. The fact that the Develop can match these standards enables the guys hereto decide which jobs can be migrated cost effectively to digital, without worrying about compromising on quality.”

Develop is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta and the new +7000 new digital colour press is based on this international company’s proven  technology. The Develop range of production digital colour presses is available exclusively in Ireland from

The new +7000 is the latest machine in the range that also includes the very popular Develop +5501.The installation with Kingdom Printers is one of close to 20 sales achieved by since acquiring the dealership last year.