MGI launches new JetVarnish
Print Solutions Packaging Solutions
MGI has introduced for the first time at Labelexpo a new innovation for the label and folding carton market (stand 8C51-8C52).
The JetVarnish 3D Web Color+ is an first digital all in one roll to roll printing press. This new press includes toner four colour printing, spot or relief ink jet varnish, foiling, with personalisation if needed – and in line die cutting, slitting and rewinding.
‘One year ago, the launch of our Meteor Unlimited Color at drupa, a sheetfed digital press integrated, in line, digital hot foiling, represented a real technological break through,’ explained Edmond Abergel, MGI’s CEO. ‘This machine is a great success, and generated a lot of interest from our label market customers and prospects. They wanted to benefit the same integrated concept on our roll to roll embellishment press the JetVarnish 3D Web.’
User friendly through an intuitive operator touch panel, the machine sets up a few minutes. The spot UV varnish and foil application is excellent and does not require any tools. The press can embellish any substrate pre-printed in offset, flexo or digital, with or without variable data.
‘This unique patented technology processes five thousand billion operations per second. Thanks to the AIS scanner any spot or 3D varnish and digital foil registering is good right away. Make ready time and waste is eliminated as well as expensive tooling ,’ explained explains Edmond.
The production speed, for 4C and embellishment with varnish and foil, is between 10 metres per minute and 20 metres per minute for 1200 x 1200 dpi 8 bit resolution (equivalent to 3600 dpi) on a 330 mm web width. The speed without 4C printing can be as high as 42 metres per minute and the width up to 420 mm.
The semi-rotary die cutting unit allows producing label roll in line without additional operation.