New Konica Minolta/MGI Digital Press Features 3D Raised Enhancements
Konica Minolta and partner MGI are debuting the JETvarnish 3D One digital embellishment press at the inaugural PRINTING United Exposition in Dallas, Texas, that will be held October 23 – 25.
The firms state that the MGI JETvarnish 3D One represents a major new advancement in bringing digital special effects to the mainstream of the commercial printing, finishing, and packaging industries.
This expansion of MGI’s JETvarnish 3D Series of print enhancement technologies provides 2D/3D spot coating and dimensional textures for commercial and in-plant printers. According to the firms, the cost-effective price point and automatic inkjet print-head cleaning technology – along with the onboard Image Editor and Job Cost Calculator software programs – “create a simple, convenient path for developing new digital finishing applications and diverse new application-based revenue streams.:
The new press uses key components of the 4x PIA InterTech JETvarnish 3D Press Series, including the adaptive AIS SmartScanner registration system, and is designed as a compact, cost-effective print enhancement solution for all printers in every market segment.
Digital Print Embellishment
Kevin Abergel, MGI vice president of Marketing and Sales, explained that, “The JETvarnish 3D One was developed to help printers everywhere take advantage of the latest inkjet decorative print technologies to pursue new growth opportunities with dimensional designs that enrich their color prints. Since the pioneering first JETvarnish in 2008, our mission has been to help democratize digital embellishment and energize the marketplace by making the most advanced technical printed special effects available and accessible to everyone. The JETvarnish 3D One provides an open point of entry for all types of printers to take advantage of the rapidly accelerating market demand for high-impact brand communications.”
Konica Minolta and MGI state that the small operational footprint of the JETvarnish 3D One allows printers, finishers and converters to have an in-house full production and prototyping print embellishment system without screens, dies, or plates. The all-purpose patented varnish formula allows both flat 2D Spot UV highlighting and sculptured 3D raised special effects on a wide range of substrates and media (such as paper, synthetics, and plastics). Sheet sizes range up to 14″ x 29” and the 2D/3D effects reach 116 microns in a single pass.
Special MGI substrate management processes allow the tactile sensory print treatments to be produced on stocks from 135 to 600gsm, and on a wide range of printed materials, from offset and digital inks to lamination films and aqueous coatings.
The JETvarnish 3D One creates methods to attract print buyers seeking to enhance their brand images with customers by generating more high-impact printed communications and profitable decorative embellishments on all commercial and in-plant applications, such as booklets, brochures, business cards, mail pieces, book covers, sheet-fed labels, small folding cartons, retail display signs and posters.
PRINTING United Exposition & BRAND United Conference
Konica Minolta is a PRINTING United Exposition Diamond Sponsor and will showcase a number of major new product introductions. MGI and Konica Minolta are also Platinum Sponsors of the first BRAND United “Digital Print for Professionals” Conference. This companion event is an educational forum for Print Buyers from corporate brands, marketing agencies and the creative graphic design community.
At the conference, Konica Minolta and MGI will showcase the JETvarnish 3D series of sheet-fed and roll-fed digital special effects presses, which feature 2D/3D UV dimensional textures as standalone finishing hubs for digital, offset, gravure and flexo printed materials.
The MGI enhancement presses being demonstrated include: JETvarnish 3D Evolution (29×47”), JETvarnish 3D Web (17” roll width), JETvarnish 3D S (14×40”), which also feature embossed variable data foiling capabilities, as well as the new JETvarnish 3D One.
For more information, visit Konica Minolta here.