Sketches Int has become the first UK print business to receive the new AccurioShine 3600 inkjet spot UV coater with iFoil One inline hot foil stamping module from Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK).

AccurioShine 3600 is the first Konica Minolta-branded MGI product built on the success of the MGI JETvarnish 3D One. The press has been designed to offer special effects utilising the Jetvarnish technology, including the AIS SmartScanner registration system.

Originally based in the UAE, Sketches Int established its UK operations in 2019 to extend its high-quality bespoke print, labels, and packaging products to a new European audience. The Ruislip-based printing and design agency is utilising its new investment to produce high-impact and premium-quality products for its customers, whilst saving 30% on costs by completing embellishments in-house.

Sketches Int director Nizar Alolabi commented, ‘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), said, ‘We were convinced that the AccurioShine 3600 would be the perfect solution for Sketches Int, but 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. Following that, Nizar visited our showroom in Sutton-in-Ashfield for the first of several hands-on demonstrations of the AccurioShine 3600, to test various substrates and B3 media, which included labels that are kiss cut out once printed and embellished on Intec B3 plotters, along with artwork setup and operators training.’