Digital finishing requires automated processes to help offset labor costs, streamline operations and allow print service providers to handle multiple finishing tasks simultaneously. It often enables efficient ways to produce high quality finished documents with variable and personalized...
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The laminators come with a loading conveyor belt for manual feeding; an optional automatic feeder is also available, as is the ability to connect to an automatic separator for automatic separation of laminated sheets. The separated, laminated sheets are immediately ready for bulk stacking and cutting.
Finishing as a Value-Add
Spot UV coating has traditionally been reserved for primarily long runs produced via offset or screen press, and typically cost-prohibitive to utilize for shorter runs or jobs produced digitally, says Giselle L. de la Moriniere, marketing and communications manager, MGI USA.
“But digital prints are a perfect medium for special finishing effects, building on the increased ROI of personalization and making printed pieces even more eye-catching to the intended audience,” says de la Moriniere.
MGI’s JETvarnish 3D inkjet spot UV coater, presented at drupa and debuting in fall 2012, allows users to enhance even the shortest of runs with eye-catching spot UV highlights or stunning 3D effects, reports de la Moriniere.
The JETvarnish 3D builds on the success of the JETvarnish, inkjet device for flat spot UV coating, which was introduced at drupa 2008 and has over 100 units installed worldwide. Its new raised effects create a tactile and memorable experience. Prints can now go directly from a digital press to the JETvarnish 3D, with no additional coating or lamination required.