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Sketches sets UK-first with Konica Minolta buy

Sketches Int has become the first printing business in the UK to invest in and install a new AccurioShine 3600 inkjet spot UV coater with iFoil One in-line hot foil stamping module from Konica Minolta.

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The AccurioShine 3600 can produce finishing effects such as personalised embossed foil

The Ruislip-based printing and design agency pushed ahead with the purchase to strengthen its offering to customers and widen its own capabilities. The investment means the company will save 30% on costs by taking embellishments in-house.

The AccurioShine 3600 allows users to add 2D and 3D multiple coating and dimensional texture effects in a single pass, with a maximum supported paper size of B3+. It can also be used for variable data printing with an iFoilOne in-line hot foil stamping module.

Other features include the ability to produce a wide range of new finishing effects such as personalised embossed foil for tickets, packages and labels.

Sketches Int director Nizar Alolabi comments: “We are proud to be the first UK print business to be using the AccurioShine 3600 which undoubtedly gives us an advantage over our competitors. 

“We have been very pleased with the whole process, from the initial consultation to the easy and straightforward installation and continued ongoing support from the Konica Minolta team.”

Allan Bates, business development manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions UK, adds: “We were convinced that the AccurioShine 3600 would be the perfect solution for Sketches Int. We are always careful to make sure we match a potential customer with exactly the right solution for their needs and budget. 

“Initially the company supplied us with some test artwork files so we could produce demonstration pieces which were then sent to Nizar and the team to assess.”

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