Bahubali Digiglam invests in a second MGI Jetvarnish

Following a successful installation of MGI JV3DS at Bahubali Digiglam in Delhi in 2018, Konica Minolta Business Solutions has installed another MGI Jetvarnish 3D One at the same place. It is a simple, compact, and affordable digital embellishment press. The company has also installed AccurioShine 101, a multipurpose offline foiling solution at its premises.

17 Dec 2020 | By Rahul Kumar

Akshat Jain, director of Bahubali Digiglam, with the MGI Jetvarnish 3D One

The need for both these installations is attributed to the growing production demand faced by Bahubali Digiglam in categories like specialty printing, packaging, and labelling. It also demonstrates Bahubali’s strong faith in India’s growing digital embellishment market, on the back of high satisfaction levels from Konica Minolta machines and its commitment to providing additional support to its clients and customers. So far, Konica Minolta has sold 20 MGI machines in India, which further exhibits its growing importance among consumers.

Bahubali is a leading manufacturer of invitation and wedding cards with a pan-India distribution network. The two new additions have further augmented its existing printing solutions and services, enabling it to cater to the increasing customer demands and serve them more seamlessly, even during a pandemic. Konica Minolta aims to create an opportunity for printers to increase and diversify their revenue streams. The brand believes that growth in the decorative embellishment area will be a real differentiator for many commercial printers who will be able to charge a high margin for the service.

Akshat Jain, director of Bahubali Digiglam, said, “A crisis like Covid-19 definitely presents challenges. But with that, it also brings opportunities to learn, embrace, innovate and adapt. Yes, the pandemic has made us realise the potential of digital solutions like never before. We are happy to install MGI’s latest tech-driven machine as it not only boosts our productivity but also helps us smoothly adopt the much-needed digital transition. It provides us the ability to generate more high-impact printed communications and profitable decorative embellishments on all commercial and in-plant applications including booklets, brochures, business cards, invitation cards, book covers, sheet-fed labels, small folding cartons, retail display signs and posters. On top of that, we would also like to appreciate the constant unmatched efforts provided by team Konica Minolta.”

The MGI Jetvarnish 3D One digital print embellishment press represents a significant new advancement in bringing digital special effects to the mainstream commercial printing, finishing, and packaging industries. This new press utilises critical components of the InterTech Award-winning JETvarnish technology — including the intelligent and adaptive AIS SmartScanner registration system — and is designed for a compact, cost-effective, entry-level solution for all printers.

Manish Gupta, general manager, PP and IP marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India, said, “We are delighted by the confidence which Bahubali Digilam has with KM. The new install has further strengthened the bond between the two organisations. Bahubali’s decision to go ahead with another big-ticket investment like this is a testimony to our portfolio of unmatched printing, packaging, and labelling solutions. We are delighted to witness high satisfaction levels from our client and hope this association will last much longer. Their long-standing faith in us further boosts our confidence in serving customers better and deliver them products that are aligned with their evolving needs and changing market dynamics. The demand in speciality printing, packaging and labelling is improving and is slated to grow further higher than the pre-Covid levels. In line with this positive market results, we will continue to invest, innovate and launch more new products that are powered by cutting-edge technologies and are reliable and efficient enough to meet client requirements.”

The small operational footprint of the Jetvarnish 3D One allows printers, finishers, and converters to have a full in-house production and prototyping print embellishment system without screens, dies, or plates. The all-purpose patented varnish formula allows both flat 2D Spot UV highlighting and sculptured 3D raised special effects on a wide range of substrate stocks up to 450-gsm, from the offset and digital inks to lamination films and aqueous coatings.