Konica Minolta launches AccurioShine 3600

Konica Minolta has introduced a new UV inkjet spot coater, the AccurioShine 3600, which is based on the MGI JETvarnish 3D One. Konica Minolta owns over 40 percent of MGI and already distributes many of its machines. 

The AccurioShine 3600 is a relatively simple standalone device that offers spot UV varnishing for very short to medium run lengths without the need for screens, plates or dies. It allows multiple coats to be laid down to build up dimensional effects in a single pass. It will work with inkjet, toner, offset, screen or flexo prints.

Naturally it uses Konica Minolta inkjet printheads and features automatic head cleaning. The UV coating is cured via LED array. It uses artificial intelligence to set up the registration and automatically corrects the coating application in real time, according to any substrate deformation.

It has a print width of 352mm and takes substrates from A4 up to B3+ size of 364mm x 750mm. It can produce up to 3500 A4 sheets per hour, assuming a 21 micron coating. It will work with pre-printed paper, cardboard or plastic from 135 to 450g. As such, it’s suitable for working on business/name cards, greeting cards, photobook covers, and some packaging on demand. 

It supports Variable Data Printing for personalisation for labels, invitations, and one-to-one marketing. It uses a barcode scanner to read codes from a pre-printed sheet and pick up the correct TIFF file from the workstation to change quickly from one job to the next. It has an Automatic PDF File Converter for reading PDFs

There’s an option to add the MGi iFoilOne, which is an in-line hot foil stamping module. This allows users to produce a range of finishing effects such as personalised embossed foil. 

Tony Charlet, general manager of MGI global business, commented: “The launch of the AccurioShine 3600 is a testament to our commitment towards the print industry / premium embellishments market. 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 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.”

Charlet added: “In the printing industry, it is not enough to only offer quality and speed at low pricing anymore, but about the added value that makes prints truly stand out. The more you can differentiate, the better business growth can be achieved. Now, thanks to the Konica Minolta AccurioShine 3600, printers can meet the demanding needs of today’s printing requirements.”

It’s available now in the European market, though it’s been available in the US since last October. You can find further details from konicaminolta.eu or mgi-fr.com.


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