MGI announces JETvarnish sales, installations at GRAPH EXPO

Published Monday, 4 October, 2010
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(as seen in the 2010 GRAPH EXPO Show Daily - Monday, October 4)

MGI announced the sale and installation of multiple JETvarnish digital inkjet spot UV coater units at GRAPH EXPO.  The JETvarnish is the only unit of its kind commercially available on the global graphics market and received 2010 Encore Must See ‘em recognition.

Clear Story, a specialized photo and digital publishing agency located in San Diego, California, has selected MGI’s JETvarnish ( along with the DF360), for their versatility and efficiency. Clear Story features a consumer retail storefront that will offer services including photo book creation kiosks, professional design services, educational trainings for photography, editing and graphic design, as well as a digital video recording studio. The emphasis of the company is to tell the customer’s story in the best possible way using state-of-the-art digital printing and publishing technologies.

“With the JETvarnish, we will be at the forefront of creativity and can offer our customers customization that they can’t get anywhere else,” said Debara Medina, CEO of Clear Story (pictured). “The addition of spot UV coating to photo books, photo prints and book covers, just to name a few, will add a whole new dimension to our customer’s stories and creates a beautiful finished piece to preserve their memories.”

Friesens, located in Altona, Manitoba (Canada), installed a JETvarnish in July 2010. As one of the largest independent book manufacturers in Canada, Friesens utilizes the JETvarnish to bring previously outsourced spot UV coating capabilities for book covers in-house.

“Our market is drawn to UV and the ability to spot UV hardcovers, softcovers and dustjackets immediately after lamination has allowed us to move UV covers through our finishing process more quickly than ever before,” said Byron Loeppky, Vice President of Operations for Friesens.  “The quality it delivers in a production environment equals what we experienced during our extensive evaluation process and while we are still in the early stages of operation, we feel confident that the JETvarnish will achieve the goals established to make this a successful installation.”

MGI also confirmed two international orders at GRAPH EXPO - Lorimer in Melbourne, Australia and Atual Card in Curitiva, Brazil, both large commercial printers.