Lorimier takes first MGI JETvarnish in Australia

Published Tuesday, 25 October, 2011
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Lorimier has been serving the needs of the Victorian print industry since 1876, when it was founded by Reuben Lorimier, who came by way of New York and his birthplace London and set up a gold stamping business in Collins Street, Melbourne.
Johnston took the opportunity to visit Ipex in Birmingham last year, and while there saw the MGI JETvarnish in action. He says, “The French built MGI JETvarnish stood out as the ideal vehicle to take Lorimier into the spot UV varnish market. As I looked into the machine more closely, I found a number of advantages over the existing screen printing and offset methods of providing spot UV. Being based on digital inkjet technology, the JETvarnish requires no screens, films or plates and is therefore cost effective for small, medium and larger runs, is cleaner and easier to use and more friendly to the environment.
Lorimier has also installed a new laminator, as most spot UV varnish jobs are run on matt laminated sheet. Johnston says, “Many of our current trade customers that use our foil stamping and embossing services also have the need for laminating and spot UV varnish, often a combination of two or more on the one job.”
Johnston says, “The opportunity to get this work done under the one roof by a company they have dealt with for years seems to appeal to many of our customers. Certainly since installing the new MGI JETvarnish and laminator our business has grown as the trade has got to know about the new service we offer.”
The JETvarnish is designed for short or long runs

The JETvarnish allows for fast startup without plates, screens or waste, producing one to several thousand sheets per hour.

The JETvarnish accommodates a wide range of substrates, including sheet widths from 210 to 510 mm, and weights from 135 to 600 gsm.

The JETvarnish’s integrated UV curing dries sheets on-the-fly via a conveyor belt, with no ozone or solvents required. Sheets are completely dry upon entering the high capacity stacker and can be immediately handled.

Adding spot varnish to any project is simply a matter of adding a fifth colour through a DTP, so highlighting the areas where the spot effects should be. The fifth colour is simply loaded into the JETvarnish’s integrated front end system.

MGI says its exclusive inkjet technology guarantees results from the first page to the last. Precise piezo (drop-on-demand) print heads allows for lines as small as 0.3 mm or as wide as the sheet (maximum width: 515 mm). With MGI’s patented varnish formula, users can switch between spot and flood coating automatically, with no operator intervention or cleaning required.

JETvarnish has UV lamps with no ozone emissions. Closed-circuit functioning maximises varnish consumption, preventing waste. Noise levels are lower than European standards, virtually eliminating any noise pollution. It has lower energy consumption than traditional UV systems.