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Quebec printing firm adds MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution


November 30, 2018
By PrintAction Staff
Photo: Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Le Groupe Stylex du Progrès is the first in the province of Quebec to acquire Konica Minolta Business Solutions’ flagship MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution for personalized short, medium and long runs for packaging applications.

The new system is expected to help the Laval, Que., company expand its service offerings in the Greater Montreal area, and to further address the needs of its growing clientele.

“Our company has garnered a large and loyal customer base over its 30 years of doing business in the province of Quebec. Having forged this newfound partnership with Konica Minolta and MGI, we look toward a creative, more productive future in the graphic communications industry. Thanks to this advanced technology in print servicing we are ready to expand our customer relationships and fulfill our clients’ various needs,” Le Groupe Stylex du Progrès CEO Massimo Papalia says.

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Designed to produce digitally-embellished images, text, data and brand designs using spot varnish, 3D raised varnish and digitally embossed foil in a single pass, the MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution is described as the world’s first B1+ scalable sheetfed digital enhancement press. The system, Konica Minolta explains, eliminates the need for films, dies, screens and make-readies for foil stamping jobs from one to thousands of sheets.

“As the first in the province with access to this technology, we are confident that Le Groupe Stylex du Progrès’ business will continue to grow profitably as the new capabilities afforded to them by the JETvarnish 3D Evolution system allow them to expand and improve their product offerings,” says Kevin Abergel, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for MGI USA, the manufacturers of the JETvarnish 3D Evolution.

Having started the financial and strategic alliance with MGI in 2014, Konica Minolta has added MGI’s output equipment including hot foil stamping and embossing jobs to its product line in response to the digitalization needs in the professional printing market. In April 2016, Konica Minolta acquired an additional 30.5 percent stake in MGI, bringing its total stake in the company to 40.5 percent.