MGI and Konica Minolta Announce Global Premiere of New JETvarnish 3D One at Inaugural PRINTING United Exposition

MELBOURNE, FL, USA (October 15th, 2019) – MGI and Konica Minolta have announced that the inaugural PRINTING UnitedExposition in Dallas, Texas, (October 23rd – 25th) will be the exclusive venue for the international debut of the new JETvarnish 3D One digital embellishment press (Booth #9536). The MGI JETvarnish 3D One represents a major new advancement in bringing digital special effects to the mainstream of the commercial printing, finishing and packaging industries.

This expansion of MGI’s JETvarnish 3D Series of print enhancement technologies offers a full spectrum of 2D/3D spot coating and dimensional textures for commercial and in-plant printers of every size. The cost-effective price point and automatic inkjet head cleaning technology – along with the onboard Image Editor and Job Cost Calculator software programs – create a simple, convenient path for developing new digital finishing applications and diverse new application-based revenue streams.

The new press utilizes key components of the 4x PIA InterTech Award-winning JETvarnish 3D Press Series – including the intelligent and adaptive AIS SmartScanner registration system – and is designed as a compact, cost-effective print enhancement solution for all printers in every market segment.

Digital Print Embellishment for Everyone

Kevin Abergel, MGI Vice President of Marketing & Sales, explained that, “The JETvarnish 3D One was developed to help printers everywhere take advantage of the latest inkjet decorative print technologies to pursue new growth opportunities with dimensional designs that enrich their color prints. Since the pioneering first JETvarnish in 2008, our mission has been to help democratize digital embellishment and energize the marketplace by making the most advanced technical printed special effects available and accessible to everyone. The JETvarnish 3D One provides an open point of entry for all types of printers to take advantage of the rapidly accelerating market demand for high-impact brand communications.”

Mark Subers, President of PRINTING United and NAPCO Media’s Printing & Packaging Group, stated, “The objective of our event is to bring together everyone in the printing industry, across all market segment demographics, and provide them with a shared platform of new ideas and experiences. The worldwide debut and demonstration of products like the JETvarnish 3D One is a fine example of the participation value to attendees who are looking to learn about new print technologies, industry application trends, peer perspectives and business strategies for the future.”

Practical & Powerful Productivity  

The small operational footprint of the JETvarnish 3D One allows printers, finishers and converters to have an in-house full production and prototyping print embellishment system without screens, dies or plates. The all-purpose patented varnish formula allows both flat 2D Spot UV highlighting and sculptured 3D raised special effects on a wide range of substrates and media (such as paper, synthetics and plastics). Sheet sizes range up to 14×29” and the 2D/3D effects reach 116 microns in a single pass.

Special MGI substrate management processes allow these eye-catching, tactile sensory print treatments to be produced on stocks from 135 to 600gsm – and on a wide range of printed materials, from offset and digital inks to lamination films and aqueous coatings.

The JETvarnish 3D One creates methods to attract print buyers seeking to enhance their brand images with customers by generating more high-impact printed communications and profitable decorative embellishments on all commercial and in-plant applications, such as booklets, brochures, business cards, mailpieces, book covers, sheet-fed labels, small folding cartons, retail display signs and posters.

PRINTING United Exposition & BRAND United Conference

Konica Minolta is a PRINTING United Exposition Diamond Sponsor and will showcase a number of major new product introductions. MGI and Konica Minolta are also Platinum Sponsors of the first BRAND United “Digital Print for Professionals” Conference. This companion event is an educational forum for Print Buyers from corporate brands, marketing agencies and the creative graphic design community.

Konica Minolta and MGI will showcase the JETvarnish 3D series of sheet-fed and roll-fed digital special effects presses, which feature 2D/3D UV dimensional textures as standalone finishing hubs for digital, offset, gravure and flexo printed materials. The MGI enhancement presses being demonstrated include: JETvarnish 3D Evolution (29×47”), JETvarnish 3D Web (17” roll width), JETvarnish 3D S (14×40”), which also feature embossed variable data foiling capabilities, as well as the new JETvarnish 3D One, a simple, compact and affordable version that provides sensory print applications for printers of every size.

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