MGI and Konica Minolta to unveil new JETvarnish 3D One digital embellishment press

Printing United Exposition, 23–25 October, Dallas

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The new press utilizes key components of the JETvarnish 3D Press Series
The new press utilizes key components of the JETvarnish 3D Press Series

MGI and Konica Minolta have announced that the inaugural Printing United Exposition in Dallas, Texas from 23–25 October will be the exclusive venue for the international debut of the new JETvarnish 3D One digital embellishment press.

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. According to MGI, 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 and convenient path for developing new digital finishing applications and diverse new application-based revenue streams.

The new press utilizes key components of the JETvarnish 3D Press Series, including the intelligent and adaptive AIS SmartScanner registration system.

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, according to the company. The 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 x 29 inches and the 2D/3D effects reach 116 microns in a single pass.

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

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 x 47 inch), JETvarnish 3D Web (17 inch roll width), JETvarnish 3D S (14 x 40 inch), 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.