iPrint Media installs MGI JetVarnish 3DS with iFoil S
By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Ottawa, Ontario-based commercial printer iPrint Media Group has recently acquired a MGI JetVarnish 3DS with iFoil S, expanding its service offerings to include digital 3D embellishment and foiling capabilities.
Founded in 2011, iPrint Media Group is owned and operated by brothers Payam and Pouya Keshtgani and has access to more than 3,000 square feet of production space, and a fleet of production, wide format, bindery, and other finishing technologies.
“We’ve been a customer of Konica Minolta’s since the very beginning,” says Payam. “After we saw a sample of 3D embellishment about a year ago, we immediately understood how this capability could benefit our business model and reached out to our local Konica Minolta sales representative to inquire about the MGI 3DS. Without access to cutting-edge technologies, we wouldn’t be able to operate anywhere near the level we currently do, and to this end Konica Minolta has been a fantastic partner in helping us remain at the top of our game.”
The MGI JETVarnish 3DS allows for 3D spot varnish coating with the flexibility and ease of personalization that comes with digital print technology. With coating thickness ranging from 15 to 100 microns, the 3DS can create a range of visual and tactile effects. The 3DS accommodates sheet sizes of up to 14.33 x 40.15 inches and according to Konica Minolta, eliminates the need for expensive plates, screens and setups, instead using a digital graphic description file for enhanced flexibility. The iFoil attachment unit further equips the MGI JETVarnish 3DS with the ability to create highly luminous foil without the need for embossing die or plates. Further, the unit is equipped with built-in Artificial Intelligence SmartScanners (AIS) which correct coating registration for ultimate accuracy.
“iPrint Media has been a long-time partner of Konica Minolta’s, and with this addition to their fleet of technologies we’re sure their business will continue to grow in years to come,” said Norm Bussolaro, Sr. Director of Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada).
The MGI JetVarnish 3DS was installed at iPrint Media’s facility on May 31, and the device is now fully operational.