Konica Minolta has launched, Accurioshine 3600, a simple, compact and affordable digital embellishment press that provides sensory print applications for printers of every size.
By witnessing market growth for decorative embellishment, Konica Minolta has invested in the press as part of its mission to create opportunities for printers to increase and diversify their revenue streams. Growth in the decorative embellishment area will be a real differentiator for many commercial and digital printers who will be able to charge a high margin for the service.
The Accurioshine 3600 digital print embellishment press has been designed to bring digital special effects to the mainstream of the commercial printing, finishing, and packaging industries. This new press utilizes key components of the InterTech Award-winning JETvarnish technology – including the intelligent and adaptive AIS SmartScanner registration system – and is designed for a compact, cost-effective, entry-level solution for all printers.
The small operational footprint of the Accurioshine 3600 allows printers, finishers and converters to have an in-house full production and prototyping print embellishment system without screens, dies or plates. The all-purpose patented varnish formula allows flat 2D Spot UV highlighting and sculptured 3D raised special effects on a wide range of substrate stocks and up to 450gsm, from the offset and digital inks to lamination films aqueous coatings.
The Accurioshine 3600 allows printers to generate more high-impact printed communications and profitable decorative embellishments on commercial and in-plant applications, including booklets, brochures, business cards, mail pieces, book covers, sheet-fed labels, small folding cartons, retail display signs and posters.
This expansion of Accurioshine 3600 digital print enhancement technology offers everyone a full spectrum of 2D/3D spot coating and dimensional textures. The cost-effective price point, automatic inkjet head cleaning technology, and the AIS SmartScanner intelligent registration system create a simple, convenient path for developing new digital finishing applications and diverse new application-based revenue streams.
The new Accurioshine 3600 joins Konica Minolta and MGI’s existing series of sheet-fed and roll-fed digital special effects presses, which feature 2D/3D UV dimensional textures as standalone finishing hubs for digital, offset, gravure and flexo printed materials.