MGI’s Meteor DP8700 XL Digital Press Helps World’s Largest Democracy Produce Plastic Voter ID Cards
MELBOURNE, FL—June 24, 2014—MGI Digital Graphic Technology is pleased to announce that seven states in India are using the Meteor DP8700 XL to make voter ID cards for the Lok Sabha elections.
The world’s largest democracy, with a population of 1.2 billion, India’s elections are a significant event that has to be carried out with precision and accuracy. Seven states (Assam, Haryana, Jharkand, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh) now offer plastic voter ID cards with the assistance of the Meteor DP8700 XL with great success.
Due to the Meteor’s high capacity and variable data printing, it was the perfect solution to the need. Variable data is a must-have when printing personalized voter ID cards that have a photograph of the voter in addition to the voter’s information. Not only were the printers able to print plastics, cards, and envelopes, but they were able to offer the voter ID cards at a significantly lower cost than cards produced in the other states.
In addition, the Meteor DP8700 XL can produce long formats up to 13×40″, the ideal solution for quad-fold brochures, book covers, banners and more. There is no minimum print quantity, so any job can be printed on-demand, allowing for maximum flexibility of use. The combination of variable data printing and the multitude of substrates the Meteor can print on is of interest to the Election Commission (EC) because they are looking for a large scope of digital printing opportunities.
About the MGI Group
The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Graphic Technology, headquartered in Paris (Ivry-sur-Seine), France, and KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany, and CERADROP, located in Limoges, France. 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.
MGI has 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. MGI USA, based in Melbourne, FL, is MGI’s fully-owned subsidiary that services the North and South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets.