Konica Minolta releases MGI JETvarnish 3D One for digital embellishment
By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) in February announced the official launch of the MGI JETvarnish 3D One, describing it as a “simple, compact and affordable” digital embellishment press that provides sensory print applications for printers of every size.
The press was first unveiled last October during Printing United, alongside four other new products including a high-volume, toner-based production press, digital label press, desktop multi-purpose embellishment solution and a corrugated box printer.
“Decorative embellishment continues to be a major area of differentiation among commercial printers,” said Norm Bussolaro, Sr. Director of Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada). “Digital embellishment capabilities allow printers to produce both creative and highly personalized material which adds value and results in higher margins than traditional pieces. Numerous studies have demonstrated consumers are willing to pay up to 40 percent more for embellished pieces, and the JETvarnish 3D One is an affordable solution for printers to begin offering these services immediately and expand into new niche markets.”
The MGI JETvarnish 3D One digital print embellishment press utilizes key components of JETvarnish technology, including the intelligent and adaptive AIS SmartScanner registration system.
As the company explains, the small operational footprint of the JETvarnish 3D One is designed to allow printers, finishers and converters to have an in-house full production and prototyping print embellishment system without screens, dies or plates. The patented varnish formula allows both flat 2D Spot UV highlighting and sculptured 3D raised special effects on a range of substrate stocks and up to 450 gsm, from offset and digital inks to lamination films and aqueous coatings. Sheet sizes range from 14 x 29.5 inches and the LED 2D/3D effects reach 116 microns in a single pass.