MGI's JETvarnish 3D Takes Spot UV Coating to a New Level

At drupa, MGI presented a full lineup of inkjet devices to complement its flagship Meteor series of electrophotographic digital presses. In Booth 3623 at GRAPH EXPO, MGI is showcasing new offerings such as the ALPHAJET B2 format 6+ color inkjet press (presented as a prototype, with the launch planned in mid-to-late 2013), the JET 7540 inkjet calendar press, and the JETcard inkjet plastic card factory. However, the product that stole the show was the JETvarnish 3D, a new version of the revolutionary JETvarnish inkjet spot UV coater that features raised 3D effects.

The JETvarnish 3D pushes the limits of traditional spot UV coating with a new 3D effect that averages 50/60 microns in height, providing a unique advantage to finished documents, not only in appearance but by its unique and tactile feel.

With the introduction of the JETvarnish 3D, print service providers now have another tool to differentiate themselves—the ability to not only offer short runs of traditional flat spot UV coating jobs, but to now offer 3D digital effects as well. The JETvarnish 3D is the only solution to offer true flat and 3D spot UV coating capabilities in one unit: a 100% digital solution with virtually no makeready, banishing the days of messy, expensive plates and screens to a distant memory.

A dramatic increase in speed of up to 3,000 sheets per hour (52x105cm/ 20x42") allows the JETvarnish 3D to spot UV coat up to three times faster than the original JETvarnish, complementing both offset and digital presses and allowing commercial printers to increase their productivity while improving their margins and differentiating themselves from their peers.

The JETvarnish 3D handles formats ranging from A3/11.69x16.54" to 52x105cm/20x42" and weights ranging from 135 to 600 gm2 and is completely variable data capable, paving the way for personalized UV coating applications.

PSPs can now provide flat or 3D embossed proofs to their customers, as making changes are as easy as a click of the mouse. Clients can receive visually stunning pieces that elevate their brand to a new level—in quantities of one, 10, 100, or 5,000+.

The JETvarnish 3D is an ideal solution for a multitude of markets, including book/yearbook printers and publishers, trade finishing houses, large commercial printers, package printers, and specialty photo printers.