MGI & Konica Minolta Honored with Three Print 17 “Must See ‘Em” Awards

Published Sunday, 10 September, 2017

MGI & Konica Minolta Honored with Three Print 17 “Must See ‘Em” Awards

Global Partnership to Demonstrate New Advances of Intelligent Print Registration, FlexPack/Label Enhancement & Color Management

MELBOURNE, FL, USA (September 9th, 2017) – The MGI Group and Konica Minolta will demonstrate the strength of their Global Alliance at Print 17 in Chicago (Sept. 10th- 14th, Booth #:2031) by presenting 3 new “MUST SEE ‘EM Award-winning” advanced printing technology solutions and sharing the largest booth at the renowned Graphics Arts industry trade show. The annual “MUST SEE ‘EM Award” program recognizes the most compelling and noteworthy products each year at the largest printing exhibition in the Americas, Graph Expo (Print 17).

MGI and Konica Minolta received the “MUST SEE ‘EM Award” distinctions for the following digital products:

JETvarnish 3D Web

Print 17 will be the venue for the official launch of the world’s first fully digital, web-fed high-production flexible packaging & label enhancement press. The JETvarnish 3D Web provides stunning 2D/3D UV dimensional, tactile textures and personalized, embossed Variable Data Foiling (VDF). These eye-catching decorative special effects are now available without the traditionally expensive use of dies, screens or tooling on label rolls up to 17” (420mm) and at speeds up to 8220ft/hr (2520m/hr).

Ceradrop F-Serie Printer

Print 17 will also be the occasion for the American debut of the CeraPrinter F-Serie solution in the traditional graphic arts & commercial printing industry. This turnkey materials deposition platform is a Printed Electronics (PE) lab system for process development and Smart 3D Printing. Utilization examples include advanced circuitry development of applications such as RFID, NFC, QDOT and OLED technologies. Features include a patented, rotating “plug & play” inkjet/aerosol jet head-holder, multi-curing options, in-situ characterization devices and a full analytic software suite. The CeraPrinter X-Serie received a Print 17 “MUST SEE ‘EM Award” in the special “Future of Print” Category.

IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer

The Konica Minolta IQ-501 is a comprehensive, automated process management system for the AccurioPress C6100 / C6085 engines. It uses an inline spectrophotometer and 2 synchronized scanners to read output and maintain internal calibration. The result is ultra-precise color yields and consistent image quality that achieves the highest G7 & GRACoL industry standards – as well as increased productivity, reduced waste and improved performance ratios.

MGI Print 17 Solutions

MGI & Konica Minolta will also be demonstrating the entire JETvarnish 3D Enhancement Press Series, Meteor Unlimited Colors XL+ multi-substrate digital toner foiling press and DF Pro Solo finishing hub workstation.

  • Meteor Unlimited Colors XL+: Variable Data Foiling & Holograms w/ sheets to 13x47”/330x1200mm
  • JETvarnish 3D Evolution: Expandable sheet options up to 29x47”/75x120cm at 3,300 B2s per hour
  • JETvarnish 3D: Sheet sizes up to 20x42”/52x105cm with speeds up to 3,000 B2 sheets per hour
  • JETvarnish 3DS: Sheet sizes up to 14x40”/36x102cm with speeds up to 3,000 A4 sheets per hour
  • JETvarnish 3D Web: Roll-fed labels & flexible packaging up to 16.5”/42cm at 8,220ft/2,520m per hour
  • DF Pro Solo: 20 programmable functions of Cut, Trim, Crease & Strike Perforating at 5800 A4 per hour

For more information, please visit www.mgiusa.com and www.konicaminolta.com. Follow MGI activities on Facebook & Twitter @MGI_USA for the latest MGI printing technology news. Follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.