JETvarnish 3D

The award-winning JETvarnish 3D takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension, featuring increased throughput for flat spot UV jobs and amazing 3D raised effects.

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 TechnologyMGI'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 ThicknessesDepending on your file and the paper used, the coating thickness can vary:
- from 3 microns (µm) same as a traditional flat spot UV coating
- up to 200µm for 3D raised effects and a tactile finish.
Production SpeedUp to 3,000 B2 sheet size per hour (flat spot UV coating)
First page out in 16 sec. (no preheating or system latency)
RegistrationLeft & right side lay guides on either side of the sheet. Overall registration of +/- 200 microns.

New revolutionary registration process using the latest MGI AIS scanner to fully automate the make-ready and a perfect sheet to sheet registration
21x30 cm / 8 x 11.8”

52x74 cm / 20x29" (regular size)
52x105 cm / 20x42” (extended size)
Paper ThicknessFrom 135 to 600 gsm
with motorized height-adjustment print heads
SubstratesSpot Coating and Hot Foiling can be applied directly on offset printouts with or without lamination, with or without aqueous/UV coatings. Also compatible with 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 Area51.5x73.5 cm (standard)
51.5x104.5 cm (extended)
Coating and Special InksNew UV coatings specially formulated - with or without 3D raised effects
YieldsThe JETvarnish 3D now comes standard with 2 coating tanks and 2 coating circuits allowing a quick changeover between coatings. The first tank has a high capacity volume (18 liters / 4.7 US gal.). The second one is a recyclable 6 liters / 1.59 US gallon bag.
“On-the-fly” tank changeover possible during production without any interruption.
Capacity of ink circuit during operation - approximately 1 liter / 0.26 US gal.
FeederHigh capacity feeder able to handle a paper pile up to 60cm / 23.6” high
Approximately 4,000 sheets at 135 gsm
Paper Path100% flat paper path.
Vacuum feed system.
Air feed system.
Automatic double sheet detection.
StackerHigh capacity stacker able to accomodate stacks up to 60cm/23.6” high
Approximately 4,000 sheets at 135 gsm.
Now includes a blowing system to cool down production.
Front End SystemNew large touch screen (68cm/27")
New fluid & intuitive interface

Dedicated PC (with mouse/keyboard)
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 AirAn 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 SupportDaily maintenance completed in less than 10 minutes
Majority of procedures are automated
Remote troubleshooting & support via included web camera (high speed internet connection required)
Operator PanelIntegrated user-friendly touch-screen LCD.
Option(s)-iFOIL option: a hot foil stamping module that connects inline with the JETvarnish 3D

-VDP option : Variable Data Printing system using a camera and preprinted barcodes
Electrical Requirements30 kW (32 A) 400 Volts - 1 plug CEE/IP44 63A (3P+N+E)
3.7 kW (16 A) 220 Volts - 1 plug CEE/7 16A (2P+E)
2 kW (16 A) 220 Volts - 2 plugs CEE/7 16A (2P+E)
Dimensions (L x W x H) & Weight7.67 x 2.24 x 2.16 meter (with all doors opened)
1 meter / 3.3’ clearance required on all 4 sides

± 2,150 kg / ± 4,470 lbs
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 18 to 30°C / 64 to 86°F
Relative humidity: between 30 and 50% (no condensation)
Eco FriendlyEliminates 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
Product Advantages

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 3 to 200µm).

Expand your business and offer your customers a wider range of finishing services to help them differentiate their brands.

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.

Determine your own selling price for a job than nobody can match, while your customers receive stunning prints that take their projects to a new level.

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.

100% coverage of a B2 sheet

As a commercial printer or finisher, you need to ensure a full B2 coverage (B2=500x707mm) for your Spot UV jobs.

The JETvarnish 3D, as perfect complement to B2 offset presses, is able to exceed this area with a printable of 515x735mm.

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.

JETvarnish 3D has an embedded predictive cost calculator prior to production. You just need to upload the spot coating file and it will immediately display the volume of coating consumed - for 1 or for 1,000+ sheets

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 is the 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 and tactile feeling that you cannot have on the Internet

Product Applications

3D Varnish - Nobody can resist!

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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!


Invitation Cards - 3D

Produce VIP invitation cards with amazing 3D effects for a finished product which stands out from the crowd.
You can even include VDP to personalize your message with spot UV coating!


3D Packaging

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!


Magazine & Book Covers - 3D

The book cover is the number one application for the JETvarnish 3D. Ideal for short or long runs, book covers is the perfect application to harness the esthetic appeal of 3D spot UV coating.
With the extended paper format - as a standard feature - the JETvarnish 3D can handle book covers with multiple flaps up to 52x105 cm / 20x42" long.


100% Digital Hot Foil & 3D Spot Coating for Books

Book cover realized using 100% MGI digital processes:
- Printing
- Spot 3D Coating
- Hot Foil Stamping

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Gang run

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.

With a touch of spot UV coating with/without 3D raised effects, classical business cards turn immediately into a powerful communication tool.


Corporate/Product Brochures - 3D

Give to your customer's brochure, an incredible look and feel, thanks to a spot UV coating - with or without 3D raised effects.

All brochure formats are supported including tri-fold (630 mm long) and even more with the extended paper solution up to 1050 mm long / 42".

Product Awards

2016 Leadership in Innovation Award - by DuPont Packaging Innovation Program

MGI Digital Technology has received on May 16th 2016, the first “Leadership in Innovation Award” ever issued by the internationally respected DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation Program.
The official press release issued by DuPont stated “As a result of ground-breaking, cutting-edge excellence in the packaging marketplace, judges awarded a new Leadership in Innovation Award to MGI.”

“The MGI entry was noteworthy due to its future forward approach to digital package decoration.” said David Luttenberger, CPP, Global Packaging Director, Mintel Group Ltd. USA.


2014 MUST SEE 'EMS Award Winner


During Graph Expo in Chicago during 2014, the JETvarnish 3D "T2" & Meteor DP8700 XL+ received the 2014 MUST SEE 'EMS award.
Entries in the Must See 'ems competition were submitted by the graphic communications industry's top vendors and placed for judging in 11 individual categories. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists and consultants who based their choices on the impact they believe these technologies will have on the industry.


2014 GOA Game Changer

The 2014 Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) is pleased to announce participants in its inaugural Game Changers showcase, which highlights essential, future-oriented exhibitor technologies.
The MGI JETvarnish 3D and JETvarnish 3D Twin with iFoil have been given the special distinction of being a GOA 2014 Game Changer.


2013 CAP'TRONIC Award

The MGI JETvarnish 3D has received the 2013 CAP'TRONIC award in recognition of this innovative project.


2013 InterTech Technology Award

Since 1978 the InterTech™ Technology Awards sponsored by Printing Industries of America have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries. More than 80% of technologies that receive an award experience continued commercial success in the marketplace.


2013 MUST SEE ’EMS Award Winner

Must See 'em - Print 13

During Print 13 held at Chicago in 2013, JETvarnish 3D received the 2013 Must See 'em award.
Entries in the Must See 'ems competition were submitted by the graphic communications industry's top vendors and placed for judging in 11 individual categories. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists and consultants who based their choices on the impact they believe these technologies will have on the industry.


Coup de Coeur 2013 (Best in Show)

Amongst the 49 new products during the Graphitec trade show in Paris, the jury has distinguished the MGI JETvarnish 3D. It is one of the most innovative product, delivering very high value to the printed media.


Must See 'em - GRAPH EXPO 2012

During Graph Expo held at Chicago in 2012, JETvarnish 3D received a Must See 'em award.
Entries in the Must See 'ems competition were submitted by the graphic communications industry's top vendors and placed for judging in 11 individual categories. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists and consultants who based their choices on the impact they believe these technologies will have on the industry.