MGI Awarded First 'Leadership in Innovation' Honor by 2016 DuPont Awards
MELBOURNE, Fla. — May 23, 2016 — MGI Digital Technology has received the first “Leadership in Innovation Award” ever issued by the internationally respected DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation Program.
“As a result of ground-breaking, cutting-edge excellence in the packaging marketplace, judges awarded a new 'Leadership in Innovation Award' to MGI. The MGI entry was noteworthy due to its future forward approach to digital package decoration,” says David Luttenberger, CPP, Global Packaging Director, Mintel Group Ltd. USA, in the official press release issued by DuPont.
MGI CEO Statement
MGI CEO Edmond Abergel thanked the DuPont Packaging Award Judges by saying, “On behalf of all MGI’s employees and shareholders, we are truly proud to receive the wonderful distinction of receiving the first 'Leadership in Innovation Award' ever granted by this renowned organization. We are honored that the hard-working MGI R&D, Product Development and Technical Support Teams have achieved this unique accolade for making an important contribution to the digital future of the packaging and label industry.”
DuPont Judges Announcement
The jury panel of expert packaging judges from around the world recognized MGI for its "3D digital package decoration process that uses digital spot UV and hot foiling technology for next-generation digital package decoration, with advancements in customization, personalization and cost-effectiveness,” according to the press announcement issued by DuPont.
The DuPont Packaging Awards Program issued a public announcement via their website that “MGI is the recipient of the 'Leadership in Innovation Award' in the 28th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. MGI’s digital spot UV and hot foiling technology offers the ability to produce personalized embossed foil and decorative special effects via variable data and can be produced on runs ranging from one to 100,000 with the same setup.”
The Rise of Digital Package Decoration
DuPont’s announcement also stated, “Digital packaging has catapulted to the forefront of decoration methods for its ability to offer personalization and customization, and it is on the cusp of emerging as a cost-effective alternative to flexo, gravure, and offset for short, medium, and extended runs. Requiring no screens and no dies, MGI’s innovation gives brand owners the opportunity to cost-effectively add enhanced graphics to labels, cartons, or even printed collateral in both an on-demand and variable data manner.
“This technology allows regular 2D spot UV varnish coats, 3D embossed textured effects and variable data embossed foils all to be printed on the same machine in one pass. It represents the next-generation of digital package decoration at a time when most digital print technologies are focused on general print quality.”
The digital package decoration process invented by MGI and recognized by the DuPont Packaging Awards program is a part of all of the growing JETvarnish 3D/iFOIL product family of packaging and label solutions, including: the original B2-size JETvarnish 3D/iFOIL; the world’s first B1+ size digital enhancement press, the JETvarnish 3D Evolution; the world’s first web-fed digital label enhancement press, the JETvarnish 3D W; and the new Meteor Unlimited Colors product series.
MARRS Printing & Packaging Contributes Winning JETvarnish 3D Samples
MARRS Printing & Packaging, located in City of Industry, Calif., contributed several of the JETvarnish 3D-enhanced, production folding carton and box samples reviewed by the DuPont Packaging Awards judges. MARRS, an MGI customer and nationally respected leader in the packaging industry, has been providing customized total packaging solutions to clients ranging from global brands to elite boutique firms since 1972.
Security and Brand Protection Embellishments
The JETvarnish 3D product family of enhancement presses can apply personalized variable data embellishments for decorative or brand protection purposes. For example, JETvarnish 3D solutions can use holographic foils and a variety of graphically foiled images with serialized versioning to create security and anti-counterfeiting applications.
Live Production Demonstrations @ drupa 2016
All of the JETvarnish 3D/iFOIL products with the digital package decoration process recognized by the DuPont Packaging Awards program will be demonstrated live at the MGI (Hall 5, Booth 21) and Konica Minolta (Hall 8B, Booth A65) booths at the upcoming drupa 2016 international print trade fair from May 31-June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
About the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation Program
Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is recognized globally as the leading packaging awards program. This program supports DuPont’s commitment to recognize excellence and inspire innovations in packaging. Each year an esteemed panel of independent judges awards diamond, diamond finalist, gold or silver honors based on "excellence" ratings in one or all of three categories: Technological Advancement; Responsible Packaging; and Enhanced User Experience.
About the MGI Group
Founded in 1982, the MGI Group is a public company with offices around the world and it is registered on the Euronext/Alternext stock exchange (ALMDG). The MGI Group is a global digital printing technology leader composed of MGI Digital Technology, headquartered in Paris, France and KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany and CERADROP, located in Limoges, France.
MGI USA, based in Melbourne, Fla, is a fully-owned subsidiary of the MGI Group that supports the North & South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets.
About Marrs Printing & Packaging
Since being established in 1972, Marrs Printing has provided customers with high-quality printing services and custom packaging solutions. From the foundation of traditional print media, to the latest advanced packaging technologies, Marrs handles all aspects of the job to provide a total and complete solution.
About Dupont Performance Materials
DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) is an innovator of thermoplastics, elastomers, renewably sourced polymers, high-performance parts and shapes, as well as resins that act as adhesives, sealants and modifiers. DPM supports a globally linked network of regional application development experts who work with customers throughout the value chain to develop innovative solutions in automotive, packaging, construction, consumer goods, electrical/electronics and other industries.