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MGI, Konica Minolta to premiere JETvarnish 3D One

October 17, 2019  By PrintAction Staff

MGI and Konica Minolta have announced that the inaugural Printing United Exposition in Dallas, Texas, will be the exclusive venue for the international debut of the new JETvarnish 3D One digital embellishment press (Booth #9536). The MGI JETvarnish 3D One is described as 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 offers a spectrum of 2D/3D spot coating and dimensional textures for commercial and in-plant printers of every size. The price point and automatic inkjet head cleaning technology – along with the onboard Image Editor and Job Cost Calculator software programs – boast a simple path for developing new digital finishing applications and diverse new application-based revenue streams.
The new press utilizes key components of the JETvarnish 3D Press Series – including the intelligent and adaptive AIS SmartScanner registration system – and is designed to be a compact, cost-effective print enhancement solution for all printers in every market segment.

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 range of substrates and media, such as paper, synthetics and plastics. Sheet sizes range up to 14 x 29 inches and the 2D/3D effects reach 116 microns in a single pass.
Special MGI substrate management processes are designed to deliver eye-catching, tactile sensory print treatments to be produced on stocks from 135 to 600gsm – on various of printed materials, from offset and digital inks to lamination films and aqueous coatings. It is suitable for different 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.


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