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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, one of the leader in the commercial printing and packaging industry, launched JETvarnish 3DS featuring unmatched Spot UV 3D varnishing capabilities and foil on October 16th at Juma Al Majid Est. Style showroom, Salahuddin Street Deira, Dubai.
Kazuo Kobayashi San, managing director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, welcomed the dignitaries and thanked everyone for attending the event. He explained the key points about the product. Rakesh KP, general manager, Juma Al Majid Est. gave his presentation to the audience. Shinji Sagawa San, manager industrial print, Konica Minolta Inc. explained about the history of Konica Minolta and how they developed the products based on the market trends. He then explained the relationship between Konica Minolta and MGI Group. He briefed about their size of operations, business domain and market size of commercial & industrial printing. Finally, he gave two case studies on JETvarnish 3DS series and how the product helped the customers to overcome the challenges with good success rate. Ganapathy Jayaprakash, head of industrial printing, Juma Al Majid Est. gave presentation on the scope and value of business. He spoke about the market trend & overview; positivity & opportunities; Added value transformation; resolutions & measures, during the launch event. Later, Victor Abergel, executive vice president, MGI Digital Technology spoke about his company history and how they joined Konica Minolta’s family. He further briefed about the MGI products and production process.
Nayyar Ansari, BDM, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, said, “We are extremely pleased to launch JETvarnish 3DS in the region. The MGI JETvarnish 3DS with ground-breaking technology is poised to be the new industry standard with its ability to produce outstanding finishes without the need for expensive and time-consuming plates, screens, or setups.”
“As the industry demands shorter runs and customisation, the MGI JETvarnish 3DS will meet our customers’ needs and expectations and it will provide value-added service expansion and revenue to businesses,” he added.
The MGI JETvarnish 3DS is a unique technology that takes printing to the next level by adding more value to printed documents, featuring increased output for flat Spot UV jobs and elegant 3D raised effects in a single pass. The MGI’s JETvarnish 3DS has the ability to convert a regular printed output into high-margin spot UV printed sheets, or even higher margin 3D embossed jobs in excess of 200 microns of varnish.
MGI’s JETvarnish 3DS offers users the flexibility for two powerful and highly sought after digital finishing capabilities that include the traditional flat spot UV coating and the 3D digital effects. The machine, with digitally foil and emboss capabilities, can take inputs from the digital machines and offset as well.
Utilising MGI’s patented inkjet engine technology, the JETvarnish 3DS can accommodate sheets from 811.8-inch up to 14.3340-inch and substrate thicknesses from 135 to 450gsm. The JETvarnish 3DS uses no plates or screens and setup and ideally suited runs from one to thousands with full variable data capabilities. JETvarnish 3DS is an environmentally friendly solution that also features solvent-free coatings and a closed-circuit system that eliminates waste.
With speeds of up to 2300 A3 sheets per hour for flat spot UV coating, the JETvarnish 3DS is fast machine complementing both offset and digital presses and allowing commercial printers to increase their productivity while boosting their margins and differentiating themselves from other market players. In 3D mode, the JETvarnish 3DS can apply digital effects up to 200 microns in thickness, producing visually stunning, tactile effects. The JETvarnish 3DS’s variable data feature allows for full personalisation capabilities resulting in maximum marketing impact.