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Bonacia invests for book covers with bespoke embellishment

Print Solutions

Bonacia has selected the AccurioShine 3600 press with iFoil One and AccurioPress C14000e from Konica Minolta for producing bespoke book covers with embellishment. This digital print technology enables Bonacia to rapidly produce high quality book covers using the C14000e, whilst taking advantage of the flexibility and speed of the AccurioShine 3600 to add eye catching embellishment to its products.


Peterborough based Bonacia produces books across its Young Writers, Book Printing UK, Leavers’ Books, School Products, Nursery Resources, Nursery Leavers’ Books, Young Writers USA, and Young Artists divisions.  


Around 90% of the work produced on the AccurioPress C14000e is softbound and perfectbound covers, hardback covers, and dust jackets, along with labels. This is perfectly complemented by the AccurioShine 3600 press with iFoil One, which has made a particularly big impact.


Carl Whitelock, production manager at Bonacia, commented: ‘We are now offering foiling across all our products, not just hardback. We also benefit from considerable time savings. Previously, if we had been producing a softback cover it would take up to three hours to get the job prepped and primed for print. We would then laminate and print again before foiling. Using the AccurioShine 3600 we can now print, laminate, foil and go straight into finishing, cutting the process down to just 20 minutes.’  


Along with high quality results and fast turnaround of jobs, Konica Minolta’s print solutions have also proven to be a good fit for Bonacia’s broader operations. ‘We needed to replace our existing print solutions to tight deadlines and Konica Minolta impressed us with a rapid installation process of both machines that avoided undue disruption. The compact footprint of the AccurioPress C14000e has also been very welcome at our facility. The support from the team has also been top notch, enabling us to confidently ensure bespoke book printing jobs are delivered on time.’    


Malcolm Smith, category manager – professional print at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd, also commented: ‘Bonacia creates truly special and striking products that add a highly personal touch, so being able to deliver outstanding quality and sensible turnaround times is essential. By combining the flexible and high speed embellishment capabilities of the AccurioShine 3600 press with iFoil One with the print quality, media flexibility and high degree of automation delivered by the AccurioPress C14000e, Bonacia has the ideal production set up to continue expanding and evolving its business. We are proud to be partnering with such an innovative print producer.’




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