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MGI demonstrates new JETvarnish 3D Web Color + press


The integrated press features semi-rotary cutting and slitting functions, plus corona treatment and flexo primer coating.

The MGI Group has previewed the new JETvarnish 3D Web Color + press at Labelexpo Europe. MGI is sharing the stage of the largest international label exhibition with global partner Konica Minolta and demonstrating a single, inline digital solution for high-definition CMYK color printing and personalized 2D/3D dimensional textures and embossed foiling.

The JETvarnish 3D Web Color + press features semi-rotary cutting and slitting functions – as well as both corona treatment and flexo primer coating stations for maximum substrate diversity and print surface flexibility. The vast range of flexible packaging and label materials that can now be decorated with visual and tactile enhancements includes plastic, synthetic and paper-based stocks.

These substrate management tools are also complemented by an automatic rewinder utility and a self-cleaning inkjet system for optimizing the profitability of job production activities. The JETvarnish 3D Web Color + analyzes each piece with the AIS Smartscannerintelligent and adaptive registration system.

The debut of the new JETvarnish 3D Web Color + combines the MGI traditions of digital development in the realms of postpress embellishment and multi-substrate printing, with a new approach to flexible packaging and label production. The MGI Meteor Press Series uses specialized electrophotographic (EP) toner ink processes to deliver high-resolution, digital color printing on hundreds of different substrates. The JETvarnish 3D Enhancement Press Series offers enrichment of digital, offset and flexo printed output via inkjet applications of dimensional varnish and foil textures.

Now, for the first time, both MGI inkjet and toner-based digital print innovations are combined in a single, integrated press system. According to MGI, this occasion marks the first time that both digital technologies have been utilized together in a seamless production workflow within a single, integrated machine.

The JETvarnish 3D Web Color + provides excellent 2D/3D UV dimensional textures and personalized, embossed Variable Data Foiling (VDF). These eye-catching, digital decorative special effects are available without the traditionally expensive use of dies, screens or plates on label rolls up to 17” (420mm) and at speeds up to 8220 ft/hr (2520m/hr). When printing blank rolls at 3600 dpi resolution, in addition to adding 2D/3D foil embellishments, the Color + can achieve speeds up to 3939 ft/hr (1200 m/hr).