We are big proponents of UV Coating. It is a cost effective way to finish and protect a document. You can’t beat .04 cents a sheet to uv coat versus lamination. If you are using a Konica-Minolta BizHub printer, you have to have the right coating for it to work and produce the stunning finish a uv coated sheet can produce.
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
Tec Lighting 2709
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.
REVO Coatings SureCoat 2010 UV Coating Fluid
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.