Ideal for operations with offset and/or digital presses up to 52x105 cm format, the JETvarnish 3D is the perfect solution for 3D or traditional flat spot UV coating on runs from one to thousands, providing printers with true value-added services. Gain new customers & profitable markets and your clients will receive visually stunning pieces that allow them to differentiate themselves and with customization not available through traditional and analog spot UV coating methods.
A pioneer and industry leader in spot UV coating, MGI first presented the JETvarnish at drupa 2008 and boasts the industry's largest install base. JETvarnish series customers hail from all Graphic Arts sectors such as offset commercial printers, digital printers, finishing houses, silk screen printers, specialty photo printers and book publishers. The most popular jobs include book covers, brochures, business & invitation cards and packaging.
Spot UV Coating
|Printing Technology||MGI's inkjet UV|
Drop-on-Demand (DoD) technology
Piezo heads mounted on a solid plate covering the entire sheet width
Single pass printing. Flexible & scalable printing architecture
|Coating Thicknesses||Depending on your file and the paper used, the coating thickness can vary: |
- from 8 microns (µ) same as a traditional flat spot UV coating
- up to 100µ for 3D raised effects and a tactile finish.
|Production Speed||Up to 3,000 B2 sheet size per hour (flat spot UV coating)|
First page out in 16 sec. (no preheating or system latency)
|Registration||Left & right side lay guides on either side of the sheet.|
New feature of automated registration using an on-board camera (optical detection of crop marks)
Overall registration of +/- 200 microns
21x30 cm / 8 x 11.8”
52x74 cm / 20x29" (regular size)
52x105 cm / 20x42” (extended size)
|Paper Thickness||From 135 to 600 gsm |
with motorized height-adjustment print heads
|Substrates||Printing on matte or glossy laminated surfaces, with or without aqueous coating, layered paper, plastic, PVC, Polypropylene and other coated materials. |
NEW - 3D spot UV coat directly onto digital prints (ie. MGI Meteor) with no lamination or coating required.
|Printing Area||51.5x73.5 cm (standard)|
51.5x104.5 cm (extended)
|Varnish and Special Inks||New UV coating specially formulated - with or without 3D raised effect, i.e. from 8 to 100 µ of thickness.|
|Yield||Varnish is supplied in a recyclable 6 liter/1.59 gallon bag |
“On-the-fly” bag replacement during printing
Capacity of ink circuit during operation - approximately 1 liter / 0.26 gallon
|Feeder||high capacity feeder able to handle a paper pile up to 60cm / 23.6” high |
Approximately 4,000 sheets at 135 gsm
|Paper Path||100% flat paper path|
Vacuum feed system
Automatic double sheet detection
|Stacker||High capacity stacker able to accomodate stacks up to 60cm/23.6” high |
Approximately 4,000 sheets at 135 gsm
|Front End System||Dedicated PC (CPU + screen + keyboard/mouse)|
Ethernet connection 10/100/1000 BT (RJ 45)
|Built-in Application Software||- Comprehensive job queue management|
- Predictive printing cost calculator (coating consumption)
- Dedicated image editor to do local and fast image editing prior to production
|In-Line UV Dryer||“On-the-fly” drying & curing via integrated UV lamps|
Spot Coated sheets can be immediately finished or handled, no additional drying time required
|Dry Air||An on-site air system is necessary for the new sheet stacker blower (6 bar/87 PSI, 300 à 400 liters/min - 80/105 Gal/min.)|
|Maintenance and Technical Support||Daily maintenance completed in less than 10 minutes|
Majority of procedures are automated
Remote troubleshooting & support via included video/web camera
(high speed internet connection required)
|Operator Panel||Integrated user-friendly touch-screen LCD.|
|Option(s)||- RIP for Variable Data Printing (PDF files)|
- 2nd row of print heads (more color or more speed or more thickness)
|Electrical Requirements||30 kW (32 A) at 400 Volts - 1 plug CEE/IP44 63A (3P+N+T)|
3.7 kW (16 A) at 220 Volts - 1 plug CEE/7 16A (2P + T)
2 kW (16 A) at 220 Volts - 2 plugs CEE/7 16A (2P + T)
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||7.67 x 2.24 x 2.16 meter (with all doors opened)|
1 meter / 3.3’ clearance required on all 4 sides
|Weight||± 2,150 kg / ± 4,470 lbs|
|Operating Environment||Temperature: 18 to 30°C / 64 to 86°F |
Relative humidity: between 30 and 50% (no condensation)
|Eco Friendly||Eliminates resource waste (wasted electricity, paper and varnish)|
No plates (offset) or screens (screen printing)
No messy cleanup or preparation between jobs
Drastic reduction in amount of consumables and use of bulk packaging
Coating without solvent
|English||MGI JETvarnish 3D (May 2013)|
|French||MGI JETvarnish 3D (May 2013)|
|Spanish||MGI JETvarnish 3D fact sheet (2013)|
Flat or 3D Spot Coating, you have the choice!
No need to choose between traditional flat spot coating OR 3D raised effects! With the JETvarnish 3D, you have the freedom to feature both effects on the same sheet or separately (from 8 to 100µ).
Amazing 3D raised effects
Produce spot UV coating jobs with 3D raised effects that bring your prints to life. Beautiful tactile effects enhance projects and create a new experience for the senses.
Increased productivity - up to 3,000 B2 sheets/hour
Break productivity records to gain a larger customer base with more profitable jobs. With a throughput up to 3,000 B2 sheet per hour, you can either multiply short runs (1-50 sheets) or produce medium and long runs - more than 20,000 sheets per day.
98% coverage of a B2 sheet
The JETvarnish 3D is a perfect complement to B2 offset presses, with a maximum spot UV coating area of 98% of a B2 sheet (51,5 x 73.5 cm / 20.2 x 28.9").
Fine details or high coverage areas are no problem!
Whether you are spot UV coating ultra-fine details or large flat areas, the JETvarnish 3D is designed for all kinds of spot UV coating jobs. Don't limit yourself to either flat or 3D - your customers deserve the choice!
Anticipate your printing costs prior to production
The better you can anticipate your production costs, the more accurate your quote and your margins will be.
Perfect register every time!
The JETvarnish 3D comes equipped with ARC registration technology, an onboard
No Plates or Screens
The 100% digital JETvarnish 3D eliminates the need for expensive plates, screens or setups. By removing these elements associated with traditional spot UV coating, the JETvarnish 3D enables dramatically quicker and less expensive setup for your jobs - which translates into higher profitability.
A new 3D high gloss coating formula at 99% G.U.
Produce high gloss spot UV jobs that no other traditional analog technology can match. The JETvarnish 3D features a gloss level of 99% (G.U.)
Extended paper formats up to 52x105 cm
Some applications may require longer paper format than B2 - for example, book covers integrating multiple flaps. To accommodate this key need, the JETvarnish 3D has a solution to cover sheets up to 52x105 cm / 20 x 42" long. It is another unique feature.
Internet cannot compete
Thanks to the power of the printed document on paper, adding a 3D spot UV coating is bringing an unbeatable visual impact that you cannot have on the Internet
3D Varnish - Nobody can resist!
The JETvarnish 3D’s new capabilities produce beautiful, tactile 3D effects that enhance visual appeal and bring a new sensory dimension to all printed projects. Nobody can resist!
52x74 sheet with 3D effects
The JETvarnish 3D can handle all kinds of sheet sizes including the very popular 52x74 cm/20x29". The 3D varnish takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension.
3D Varnish - Closeup View
3D Varnish closeup view with spectacular raised effects - click on the image to zoom in!
Optimize your spot UV coating with/without 3D raised effets on any king of gang run (up to 52x105 cm/20x42”)
Business Cards - 3D
Differentiate your brand with elegant & stylish business cards.
Packaging - 3D
Add a new dimension to your packaging projects with MGI's JETvarnish 3D. Offer your customers flat and/or 3D raised effects, and/or various patterns in the coating. Make their brands pop right off the shelf!