UV coating a documents printed from yourKonica-Minolta BizHub C6000, Konica-Minolta BizHub C7000 or Konica-Minolta BizHub C8000 can be a challenge. Adherence to the fusion oil output can be a challenge for any uv coating fluid. There are a couple of manufacturers that claim to have solutions for Konica Minolta that we thought we would review.
UV Coating is a cost effective way to finish a document. It is cheaper than lamination. With the right application, the colors of your document, postcard or business card can really pop out and stand out. On average, your finishing costs run around .04 cents a sheet making it a great tool in your finishing bag of tricks. There are challenges with UV Coating. They are finicky machines. If they are not maintained properly, then you can spend a lot of money on unnecessary maintenance. So before you buy, understand what the maintenance requirements are so you are not replacing your rollers and belts unnecessarily.
So what are the challenges with UV Coating documents printed form Konica Minolta BizHub C6000, Konica Minolta BizHub C7000 or Konica Minolta BizHub C8000 printers? The biggest complaint is flaking. Konica Minolta BizHub printers fall into the “Hard-to-Coat” Digital Toners. This often leads to poor UV coating adhesion and “scratching” of the UV coatings.
There are 2 manufacturers that claim to adhere to Konica-Minolta, they include:
- Tec Lighting
- REVO Coatings
This is the cheaper of the two. Reports from customers who are using it on their Konica Minolta BizHub printers are, they still experience some flaking and waste from their output. Often, it is being picked on price alone. It is a little cheaper for a 5 gallon bucket than others. There is an odor to it as well.
Runs well through a Tec Lighting UV Coating Machine.
This is a low odor, high quality finish. It is a little more than the Tec Lighting finish, but offers a high quality gloss or matte finish. Customers have commented on both its low odor and low flaking. Works great on Tec Lighting and Als Co UV Coating Machines.
REVO Coatings is a highly recommended solution to UV coating output from your Konica Minolta BizHub C6000, Konica Minolta BizHub C7000 or Konica Minolta BizHub C8000 printer.