John P. Pow Co. Broadens Service Offerings with MGI Jetvarnish 3D Inkjet Coater
MELBOURNE, FL—June 18, 2013—MGI Digital Graphic Technology, a leading manufacturer of digital printing and finishing solutions, announced today that Boston-based John P. Pow Co. has invested in a JETvarnish 3D inkjet spot UV coater.
John P. Pow Company is a third-generation family-owned lithography business that has been serving book publishers, as well as commercial printers for more than 70 years. Primary applications include paperback covers, dust jackets and inserts and with a broad range of digital (four-color) and offset equipment ranging from two- to six-colors, John P. Pow Co. has the flexibility to produce print runs from five to 500,000.
Whether a customer has been with John P. Pow Co. for decades or is working with them for the first time, the pledge remains the same: competitive prices, the highest level of quality and outstanding customer service.
For years, John P. Pow Co. had been outsourcing their spot UV work, but as demand increased, they began to search for a digital solution that would allow them to keep their jobs in-house. They also wanted to decrease turnaround times and offer more options for spot UV on shorter runs, while maintaining the outstanding quality their customers had come to expect. After researching the available options on the market, John P. Pow Co. chose the JETvarnish 3D from MGI.
“The JETvarnish 3D was the only solution that fulfilled our key requirements for speed and quality on digital spot UV coating while offering new options for 3D raised effects,” said Mark Finneran, owner/general manager with John P. Pow Co.
“We felt very comfortable with MGI as our partner,” continued Finneran. “As a stable public company with a 31-year history of business success and many industry awards to their name, MGI is an innovator with a proven track record of thought leadership in toner and inkjet printing and finishing technologies. The service and support we’ve received has been excellent.”
Since installing the JETvarnish 3D in early April 2013, John P. Pow Co. has already begun to realize a significant return on their investment. Their customers love the ability to finally see a proof of their project complete with spot UV, a feature never before possible via traditional methods. Orders to date have ranged from one (as a proof or prototype) to 20,000 sheets.
John P. Pow has also launched new programs offering 3D raised effects and boutique spot UV for not just their traditional book publishing applications such as dust jackets and covers, but also for comprehensive client marketing communications programs.
“The JETvarnish 3D definitely gives us a competitive advantage,” noted Finneran. “We’ve been able to gain access to new clients that we weren’t engaged with before, which provides us with a wealth of new business 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.
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 thirteen 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.