Konica Minolta’s new MGI JETvarnish 3D One is a compact digital embellishment press that provides “sensory print applications for printers of every size.” The OEM added that it invested in the press as part of its mission to create opportunities for printers to increase and diversify their revenue streams. The press was first unveiled last October during Printing United, alongside four other new products – including a high-volume, toner-based production press, digital label press, desktop multi-purpose embellishment solution and a corrugated box printer.
“Growth in the decorative embellishment area will be a real differentiator for many commercial printers who’ll be able to charge a high margin for the service,” said Dino Pagliarello, Vice President of Product Management and Planning at Konica Minolta. “In a recent study by NAPCO, brand owners said that, on average, they pay a 40% premium for 3-D variable data textures – and this product is an affordable solution for printers to offer these services.”
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,” said Konica Minolta. The new press utilizes key components of the 4x PIA InterTech Award-winning JETvarnish technology (including the intelligent and adaptive AIS SmartScanner registration system) and is designed for a compact, cost-effective, entry-level solution for all printers. Its small operational footprint 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 up to 450 gsm – from offset and digital inks to lamination films and aqueous coatings.
The JETvarnish 3D One can generate more high-impact printed communications and profitable decorative embellishments on all commercial and in-plant applications – including booklets, brochures, business cards, mailing pieces, book covers, sheetfed labels, small folding cartons, retail display signs, posters and more. Sheet sizes range from 14″ x 29.5” and the LED 2D/3D effects reach 116 microns in a single pass. This expansion of MGI’s JETvarnish 3D Series digital print enhancement technology offers a full spectrum of 2D/3D spot-coating and dimensional textures. The cost-effective price point and automatic inkjet head-cleaning technology, along with its AIS SmartScanner intelligent registration system, creates a simple, convenient path for developing new digital finishing applications and diverse new application-based revenue streams.