Konica Minolta has confirmed the UK availability of its AccurioShine 3600 inkjet spot UV coater, along with the digital hot-stamping iFoilOne in-line module based on MGI’s varnish technology.

Jon Hiscock, head of production and industrial print at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) stated, ‘With the shift to digital printing, more emphasis is being placed on digitalising prepress and post-press processes, alongside on-demand short-run printing. By combining the AccurioShine 3600 with other Konica Minolta digital colour printers, our customers not only grow their business in new ways, but also add value to their customers, by providing cost-effective, impactful, premium short-run embellishments to their day-to-day print jobs.’

The AccurioShine 3600 enables in-house spot UV varnishing, from prototyping to production, without the need for screens, plates or dies. The unit can add 2D and 3D multiple coating and dimensional texture effects in a single pass. With a maximum supported paper size of B3+ (364 x 750mm), the AccurioShine 3600 is said to be suitable for enhancing business/name cards, greeting cards, photobook covers, and packaging on demand. It features AI-based registration to align the embellished effects with the underlying print and a barcode-based system to automate job set-up and embellishment artwork file selection and processing.