MGI Breaks 3-D Spot UV Coating Speed Record with Jetvarnish 3-D Coater
IVRY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE—June 10, 2013—MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the leading manufacturer of digital printing and finishing solutions, will premiere the world’s fastest digital inkjet spot UV coater, the JETvarnish 3D with the new “Twin” option at Graphitec, held in Paris (Porte de Versailles) June 11-14, 2013 (hall 4, stand D015).
JETvarnish 3D: setting the new production speed record for 3-D spot UV coating
With the introduction of the “Twin” option, speeds for 3-D spot UV coating with raised effects are doubled compared to the standard JETvarnish 3D configuration. MGI’s exclusive inkjet technology features a fixed head configuration, producing the new speed boost in just one pass while maintaining precise registration.
The JETvarnish 3D “Twin” option can apply 3-D raised effects at speeds up to 2,234 12x18" sheets per hour, making it the fastest digital raised coating device available today. It also doubles the amount of coating that can be applied in one pass to a maximum of 200 microns, opening up new markets such as Braille.
These gains in speed and productivity are ideally suited to higher-volume applications for both printers and trade finishers.
In the standard configuration, the JETvarnish 3D can spot UV coat up to 3,000 B2/20x29" sheets per hour and features a maximum format size of 52x105 cm/20x42", ideal for extended size offset applications.
The JETvarnish 3D “Twin” option will be presented for the first time in live demonstration at the Graphitec tradeshow in Paris. Beginning in fall 2013, it will be available from initial unit purchase or as a field upgrade to existing JETvarnish 3D units.
As one of the largest exhibitors at Graphitec (250m2), MGI will present their full lineup of innovative digital printing and finishing solutions, including several other new equipment previews.
JETvarnish 3D inline hot foil option (preview)
In combination with MGI’s 100 percent digital process, the new inline option allows printers and trade finishers to apply hot foil inline with an “embossed” look and feel, giving finished pieces a high value for a fraction of the traditional cost.
Nova UV (preview)
A flood UV coater designed to work inline with MGI Meteor digital presses, the Nova UV can also serve as a stand-alone unit.
MGI will also present the flagship Meteor series of digital presses, featuring the Meteor DP8700 XL (paper, plastics and envelopes, plus sheet sizes up to 330x1020 mm/13x40" in production) and Meteor DP8700 S (paper and envelopes), both of which operate at speeds up to 4,260 A4/letter pages per hour.
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.