Abbotprint gets creative with Konica Minolta AccurioShine 3600 with iFoil One for high-quality short-run embellished greeting cards

| 3 May 2024

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has announced that East Sussex-based Abbotprint has selected the AccurioShine 3600 press with iFoil One to produce embellished greeting cards in short runs and for specialist jobs. By taking advantage of digital print technology, Abbotprint benefits from greater flexibility, ease of setup and value for money.

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“Interest in our highly flexible offering using the AccurioShine 3600 with iFoil One has been huge – it makes us stand out in the market because of its abilities and high-quality results! We can offer new options to smaller greeting card publishers on stricter budgets. This flexibility has proven vital for a UK customer who had a request from a German stockist wanting designs in German. They can now supply this with no additional costs."

Brian Frost

Abbotprint’s Director and Owner

Abbotprint’s Director and Owner, Brian Frost, commented, "The new solution allows us to move much of our thermography work to the AccurioShine 3600. We are picking up new low-volume work and can be more creative in the design and finishes offered on greeting card design, using the embellishment options of the AccurioShine 3600.”
A big advantage of Konica Minolta’s digital high-end embellishment device is the cost savings compared to conventional thermographic varnishing and foiling. Equally important has been the increased speed of turnaround, enabling the company to be highly competitive. Combined, this means Abbotprint can increase revenue and profits by opening new lines of business.
The new solution fits in well with Abbotprint’s existing litho, digital, thermographic varnishing and conventional foiling equipment. Brian explained, “With no need to worry about dies, the customer just sends the artwork from which we produce bespoke samples as required. We can also transfer sheets from our Konica Minolta AccurioPress 12000 and use them on the AccurioShine 3600 to add embellishment."
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"The AccurioShine 3600 is a game-changer for our commercial print partners. Companies like Abbotprint are setting a sterling example of how to seize this opportunity, incorporating AccurioShine into their ambitious growth strategies. We're thrilled to be partnering alongside them, providing unwavering support as they journey towards even greater success."

Malcolm Smith

Category Manager – Professional Print at Konica Minolta



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Chief PR Ltd