AccurioShine 3600 investment boosts embellishment offering

KONICA Minolta Business Solutions (UK) has supplied Healeys Printers with its new AccurioShine 3600 inkjet spot UV coater with iFoil One in-line hot foil stamping module.

The press provides the Ipswich-based business with in-house spot UV varnishing, from prototyping to full production, enabling the business to enhance its embellishment offering.

Investing in the AccurioShine 3600 with iFoil One enables Healeys to utilise spot UV and digital foil with the flexibility of short run and digital work.

MD Philip Dodd said, “We had looked at the options for embellishment pre-Covid, but we felt the time was now right to enhance our creative options, to expand our customer offering, and to meet market demands. The AccurioShine 3600 enables us to differentiate our offering whilst enjoying the considerable benefits of flexibility that a digital solution brings.”

The fully digital solution is said to utilise ‘ground-breaking’ technology for adding 2D and 3D multiple coating and dimensional texture effects in a single pass. With a maximum supported paper size of B3+ (364mm x 750mm), the AccurioShine 3600 is described as ‘perfect’ for enhancing business/name cards, greeting cards, photobook covers, and even packaging on demand.

The AccurioShine 3600 features AI registration technology and an LED curing system. When combined with the iFoil One in-line hot foil stamping module, the solution provides a range of finishing effects including personalised embossed foil and also supports Variable Data Printing (VDP).

Richard Kilduff, channel manager for commercial printing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK), said, “We are delighted to have partnered with Healeys Printers’ with their installation of the new AccurioShine 3600. It is an ideal solution for professional printers that are looking to lead the market and add real innovation to their traditional print offering.

“Digitising and automating manual embellishment processes allows for much greater flexibility and cost control, which in turn can drive business growth in new and interesting areas. Customers will now have access to these types of effects, where they may have been out of reach before. The results are cost-effective, impactful and high value, increasing margins and differentiating them from traditional, conventional methods.”

Healeys confirmed its purchase of the AccurioShine 3600 at The Print Show 2023, held at the NEC Birmingham. Philip Dodd signed the deal with Konica Minolta CEO Rob Ferris and chief revenue officer Mark Ash on the company’s stand.