Product of the month: MGI JetVarnish 3D Web
The MGI JetVarnish 3D Web offers digital embellishment for roll-to-roll production applications, Manish Gupta of Konica Minolta explains to Rahul Kumar
15 Sep 2022 | By PrintWeek Team
What does the machine do?
The JetVarnish 3D Web from MGI allows printers of labels, sleeves, flexible packaging or flexible cardboard, to deposit a 100% digital finishing on reels ranging from 100- mm in width to 420-mm, on supports previously printed in offset, flexo and digital. This machine deposits selective UV varnish then hot foil, in 2D/3D, on all types of labels or light cardboard, using MGI inkjet technology. Selective UV varnish and hot foil stamping provide added value and confer a sensory and tactile dimension that boosts the attractiveness of products on the shelf.
Is the Jetvarnish 3D Web digital technology?
The 100% digital technology of the JetVarnish 3D Web makes it possible to deposit these finishings in fixed or variable data, making possible things that were not possible until now, such as hot foil patterns or different selective varnish on each label or packaging.
The on-the-fly wedging controlled by artificial intelligence (AIS Smartscanner), makes it possible to obtain perfect registration of the varnish and the gilding, by adapting their application to the defects observed in real time on the printed coil. Traditional makeready times are virtually eliminated.
Which are the different models?
In roll-to-roll format, JetVarnish 3DW is the only model offered by MGI. Of course, the machine can be configured, based on application requirements.
When was the machine launched?
It was launched at Labelexpo Brussels in 2015. What was the thought process when the press was conceived? The idea was to offer digital embellishment for roll-to-roll production applications.
What is the target market(s)?
The target markets include label converters, brands, contract manufacturing companies, flexible converters and lamitube manufacturers.
What kind of substrates can it handle?
It can handle substrates from 50 up to 400 microns, including coated, uncoated and textured paper, film or labels, adhesive labels, white or transparent synthetics, PP, PE, POPP, PET, soft cardboard, and shrink films. MGI has developed the larger size of the JetVarnish machines — 29x47- inches — for packaging applications. With this, luxury packaging, mock- ups and short-run packaging, especially in perfume, liquor, and food business, are digitally embellished to attract end customers.
What are the USPs of the machine?
The MGI technologies allow the production of high value-added labels, which, when affixed to all kinds of packaging, make a difference on the shelf. MGI as a product has a huge potential for any printing facility that want to differentiate itself from the rest. It can help creative minds showcase their creativity.
How fast is it?
The machine can run up to 42-m/min, depending on the applications.
How easy is it to use?
One operator can manage the entire press.
What training and support are on offer?
Konica Minolta has factory-trained manpower to provide local support.
How much does it cost?
The cost depends upon the configuration.
Name: Manish Gupta
Designation: General manager, marketing, production and industrial printing, Konica Minolta
Email: manish.gupta@ konicaminolta.com
Phone: +91 9654099413