Me & My: MGI Jetvarnish
Satyavarapu Krishna, MD of Printonica (Sri Sivarama Digital Press) tells Rahul Kumar why MGI Jetvarnish is an ideal print enhancement tool
24 Jun 2019 | By Rahul Kumar
Please describe your company.
With 22 years of experience, Printonica is a photobook and commercial printing company known for its quality print services. It has been a winner of the HP Asia Pacific Awards for best photobook and best commercial printer for the last seven years. Printonica was also the winner of PrintWeek India Digital Photo Album Printer of the Year Awards in 2014 and 2015.
When did you start using the MGI Jetvarnish?
We have been using the print enhancement equipment from October 2018.
What are the properties of the MGI Jetvarnish you like?
The digital spot-UV coating/ hot-foiling for 2D/ 3D effects. Also, the machine produces wonderful emboss and foil effects in digital print output. Its effects make printed products attractive and eye-catching.
How are you benefiting?
The machine offers 100% digital solution, thus simplifying the spot-UV process. With the combination of emboss and foil, the machine offers quality emboss output with perfect sharpness. It has helped offer value-added services to our customers, thus increasing customer satisfaction for us.
Did you look at similar devices?
We did look at Korean machines, but preference was given to MGI because of its unique features and perfect quality output.
What are the features that tilted the favour?
There are several, including good production speed; perfect registration; combination of emboss effect and foil; limited wastage; print inline correction; facility to select degree of embossing according to design requirement; and clean technology.
How much have these features helped you in your print production?
These features have helped us significantly. In photobook, a variety of products can be produced with a combination of emboss and foil. Plus, the visual impact of spot-UV coating enhances beautification, as wide range of substrates can be used.
For what applications is the print enhancement equipment used?
We use the MGI Jetvarnish for photobooks and commercial jobs.
Is there anything that you do not like or can be improved about this?
The pre-print process time can be minimised. The rest is up to the mark.
If a critical print job comes your way, would you rely on this to see it through?
Certainly. MGI is a good machine to relay good output with different media to create unique products.
What’s the quality like?
Even after the emboss effect, the transparency of print remains clear. The emboss foil application is also excellent due to perfect sharpness. Both of these are possible thanks to the two-level dry print option of the machine.
How easy is it to use?
Due to print inline correction facility and many other good features, it is easy to use.
Would you say that it offers value for money?
As production cost is low on this machine, we can produce a range of products like photobooks, invitation cards and many other commercial print products with excellent quality. Therefore, it certainly offers value for money.
Were there any difficulties in operating the machine?
With its level of automation, print inline correction and other such features, we have faced no difficulties in operating the machine.
Who do you think the print enhancement equipment is right for?
The machine is for creating unique photobook products and for bringing newness to photobooks and commercial print products.