Marrs Printing & Packaging Taps Agfa Graphics for New MGI JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL Solution
CHICAGO—September 15, 2015—With an eye toward the future, Marrs Printing & Packaging, working with Agfa Graphics, has decided for the first time to bring digital printing technologies in-house to supplement its traditional embossing, foil stamping and screen printing capabilities. Marrs Printing & Packaging has purchased the award-winning MGI JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL digital enhancement system, which will become the cornerstone of Marrs' effort to offer increased brand enhancement options to their clients. MGI is a leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions.
"We have always had traditional embossing, foil stamping and screen printing technologies in-house. However, the MGI JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL system is the first solution that does all three functions on one single piece of equipment," commented Walter Marrs, owner and founder, Marrs Printing & Packaging. "We are working with Agfa and MGI to explore a brand new personalization feature that has never been available before in the packaging industry, what we call 'Variable Data Foiling.' This technology can apply box-specific embossed foiling of names, data and graphical embellishment on each piece that we produce. Traditional die-making costs made this impossible. With digital solutions from MGI, the impossible is now possible."
The JETvarnish 3D provides printers with true value-added services for 3D or traditional flat spot UV coating on runs from one to thousands. JETvarnish 3D targets offset commercial printers, digital printers, finishing houses, silk screen printers, specialty photo printers and book publishers. The most popular applications are book covers, brochures, business and invitation cards and packaging. The iFOIL digital embossing and hot foil stamping solution eliminates the need for films, dies and makeready, allowing for highly profitable hot foil stamping and embossing work.
"Packaging is a growth market in the printing industry and we are proud to deliver MGI products to our customers," relayed Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing, Agfa Graphics, North America. "We began our partnership as a national distributor of MGI technology a year ago, and we look forward to continuing this very successful partnership and providing our customers with their digital printing and packaging solutions."
GRAPH EXPO 15 attendees can learn more about MGI products by visiting the MGI booth (#3013). GRAPH EXPO 15 runs from Sept. 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa Healthcare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,620 million euros in 2014.
About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management. Agfa Graphics is a worldwide leader with its computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems for commercial and packaging printing and the newspaper publishing markets. Agfa Graphics is rapidly developing its position in the new segments of industrial inkjet with comprehensive solutions for various applications such as documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for developing a complete assortment of high-quality inks.
About Pitman, an Agfa Company
Pitman, an Agfa Graphics company, collaborates with world class manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide-format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries. Pitman reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market with an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists and unparalleled service excellence. Together, Agfa Graphics and Pitman deliver integrated and complete solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of the graphic communications industry, enabling businesses to produce powerful messages and be more profitable.
Source: Agfa Graphics.