MGI Awarded First Ever International “Leadership in Innovation” Honor by 2016 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation Program

Published Thursday, 19 May, 2016

MGI Awarded First Ever International “Leadership in Innovation” Honor by 2016 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation Program

JETvarnish 3D & iFOIL Digital Decoration Process Recognized by Globally Prestigious 28th Annual Packaging Awards Program  

FRESNES, FRANCE (May 19th, 2016) MGI Digital Technology has received 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 on May 16th 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.

MGI CEO Statement

MGI CEO Edmond Abergel thanked the DuPont Packaging Award Judges by saying “On behalf of all MGI’s employees and shareholders, we are truly proud to receive the wonderful distinction of receiving the first “Leadership in Innovation Award” ever granted by this renowned organization. We are honored that the hard-working MGI R&D, Product Development and Technical Support Teams have achieved this unique accolade for making an important contribution to the digital future of the packaging and label industry.”

DuPont Judges Announcement

The jury panel of expert packaging judges from around the world recognized MGI for its 3D Digital Package Decoration Process that uses digital spot UV and hot foiling technology for next-generation digital package decoration, with advancements in customization, personalization and cost-effectiveness,” according to the press announcement issued by DuPont.

The DuPont Packaging Awards Program issued a public announcement via their website that “MGI is the recipient of the Leadership in Innovation Award in the 28th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. MGI’s digital spot UV and hot foiling technology offers the ability to produce personalized embossed foil and decorative special effects via variable data and can be produced on runs ranging from one to 100,000 with the same setup.”

The Rise of Digital Package Decoration

DuPont’s announcement also stated that “Digital packaging has catapulted to the forefront of decoration methods for its ability to offer personalization and customization, and it is on the cusp of emerging as a cost-effective alternative to flexo, gravure, and offset for short, medium, and extended runs. Requiring no screens and no dies, MGI’s innovation gives brand owners the opportunity to cost-effectively add enhanced graphics to labels, cartons, or even printed collateral in both an on-demand and variable data manner.”

“This technology allows regular 2D spot UV varnish coats, 3D embossed textured effects and variable data embossed foils all to be printed on the same machine in one pass. It represents the next-generation of digital package decoration at a time when most digital print technologies are focused on general print quality.”

The “Digital Package Decoration Process” invented by MGI and recognized by the DuPont Packaging Awards program is a part of all of the growing JETvarnish 3D/iFOIL product family of packaging and label solutions, including: the original B2-size JETvarnish 3D/iFOIL; the world’s first B1+ size digital enhancement press, the JETvarnish 3D Evolution; the world’s first web-fed digital label enhancement press, the JETvarnish 3D W; and the new Meteor Unlimited Colors product series.

MARRS Printing & Packaging Contributes Winning JETvarnish 3D Samples

MARRS Printing & Packaging, located in City of Industry, CA, contributed several of the JETvarnish 3D-enhanced, production folding carton and box samples reviewed by the DuPont Packaging Awards judges. MARRS, an MGI customer and nationally respected leader in the packaging industry, has been providing customized total packaging solutions to clients ranging from global brands to elite boutique firms since 1972.

Security & Brand Protection Embellishments

The JETvarnish 3D product family of enhancement presses can apply personalized variable data embellishments for decorative or brand protection purposes. For example, JETvarnish 3D solutions can use holographic foils and a variety of graphically foiled images with serialized versioning to create security and anti-counterfeiting applications.

Live Production Demonstrations @ drupa 2016

All of the JETvarnish 3D/iFOIL products with the “3D Digital Package Decoration Process” recognized by the DuPont Packaging Awards program will be demonstrated live at the MGI (Hall 5, Booth 21) and Konica Minolta (Hall 8B, Booth A65) booths at the upcoming drupa 2016 international print trade fair from May 31st to June 10th in Dusseldorf, Germany.  

drupa Press Conference

A Press Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 31st at 3:00 PM to discuss new MGI corporate announcements, the growing Konica Minolta global alliance and new product strategies (Located in Room 8 of the Press Conference Centre – CCD South).

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