Presentech Adds MGI Meteor DP8700 XL Digital Press

Standing with Presentech's new MGI Meteor DP8700 XL multi-substrate digital press (from left to right), Joel Berger, Presentech; David Midler, Presentech; and Paul Hynes, Paper Handling Solutions (PHS).

MELBOURNE, FL—Nov. 27, 2012—Without a single offset press in its shop, Atlanta-based Presentech Advanced Print Solutions has relied on leading edge digital print technology to differentiate themselves from the competition. The addition of an MGI Meteor DP8700 XL multi-substrate digital press has expanded its product line to include new applications it never thought possible via digital production.

Established in 1990, Presentech offers their clients state-of-the-art, full-color print technology with an emphasis on the highest level of customer service. From 35 mm slide imaging and presentation graphics offered in its earlier days to custom variable data imaging and grand-format printing today, Presentech has remained at the forefront of digital print technology.

As Presentech continued to expand its variable data printing business, the company discovered that the unique complexity of its variable data files was becoming a challenge to produce on its current digital press. In addition, Presentech was looking for a larger press sheet to better respond to its client’s most creative requests. These factors led the company on a search for a high production digital press that could not only process and print multiple image and text variable fields from 10,000 or more records, but also allow it to offer enhanced services and capabilities. After a thorough investigation, Presentech decided on the MGI Meteor DP8700 XL from Paper Handling Solutions (PHS), MGI’s distribution partner for Georgia.

“We were amazed that the Meteor DP8700 XL could print a press sheet up to 40” long with the same ease as a standard 12×18” sheet,” said David Midler, co-owner of Presentech. “Being able to offer short-run and fast turnarounds of a larger sheet has allowed us to expand into new markets for oversized prints, such as book covers and multi-panel brochures.”

“The print quality of the Meteor DP8700 XL is outstanding,” added Presentech co-owner Joel Berger. “More importantly, we are seeing more consistent and uniform color than was possible on our prior production press. Large, dark solid fills, which have always been a challenge, are no longer a problem and the Meteor’s dry toner is much more durable as well.”

With the new Meteor DP8700 XL, Presentech is confident that it will continue to raise the bar for digital production, and looks forward to offering its customers new and profitable applications.

About the MGI Group

The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Graphic Technology, headquartered in Paris (Ivry-sur-Seine), 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.

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.

A leader in the professional graphic equipment market, MGI is registered on the Euronext Paris Alternext stock exchange (ALMDG). They received the prestigious OSEO “Innovative Company” and “OSEO Excellence” labels respectively in 2009 and 2012 in recognition of their expertise and innovation in the graphics and finishing industry. In addition, MGI has won 13 international product awards from 2008-2012 related to technological innovation, including the 2010 Siemens Innovation Grand Prix and the 2011 Engineering Prize for their color inkjet technology.

MGI USA, based in Melbourne, FL, is MGI’s fully-owned subsidiary that services the North and South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets.

KÖRA-PACKMAT is an industrial manufacturing company which specializes in the development of offset sub-systems. With four business units that cover feeding systems, paper transport systems, film wrapping machines and ultrasonic sealing systems, KÖRA-PACKMAT has a worldwide presence that is represented through a network of distributors and a subsidiary based in Singapore.

Source: MGI.

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