MGI to Introduce the Alphajet B2 Sheetfed Inkjet Press at drupa

Drupa 2012 is set to run May 3-16, 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

IVRY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE—March 22, 2012—MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the French manufacturer of digital printing and finishing solutions, will present a prototype of its new B2 sheetfed digital inkjet press, the Alphajet, during a world premiere at drupa 2012 (May 3-16, 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany).

A product of 30 years of experience in manufacturing versatile digital solutions for the global graphics market, the Alphajet brings MGI’s tradition of innovation into B2 production color printing. The Alphajet’s B2 format fits seamlessly into the majority of workflows, providing printers with the ability to produce short runs of virtually all traditional offset jobs, including signatures or large multi-page impositions, posters and specialty applications, just to name a few.

The Alphajet prints in six colors plus UV coating and utilizes MGI’s award-winning UV inkjet technology, as seen previously in the JETvarnish (B2 format) and JETcard (ISO CR-80 cards).

Main features of the press include:

  • production speeds of up to 3,000 sheets per hour,
  • six color UV inkjet printing,
  • spot or flood UV coating,
  • resolutions of up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi,
  • cut sheet sizes of up to 20×29˝,
  • substrate weights up to 500 gsm, and
  • full variable-data printing.

The Alphajet B2 sheetfed digital inkjet press effectively bridges the gap between the advantages of offset (speeds, accuracy and quality) and the benefits of digital technologies (on-demand, no makeready and variable data), while providing the same flexibility and versatility that is a hallmark of all MGI’s digital solutions.

While the Alphajet will be on display at MGI’s booth at drupa 2012 (Hall 4, booth B24), its commercial release is planned for 2013.

About MGI
The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Graphic Technology, headquartered in Paris (Ivry-sur-Seine), France, and Köra-Packmat, located in Villingendorf, Germany. Founded in 1982, MGI Digital Graphic Technology designs, manufactures and markets a full and innovative range of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions. The companyhas a portfolio comprised of several thousand customers in a wide range of sectors, including graphic industry professionals, Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, plastic card manufacturers, silk screeners and photo labs.

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