PostPress Magazine and MGI Demonstrate Variable Data Foiling (VDF) and Digital Embossing with Special Personalized GRAPH EXPO Issue

Published Wednesday, 16 September, 2015

MELBOURNE, FL, USA (September 16th, 2015) – PostPress Magazine, the journal of the two leading print finishing trade associations in America, the FSEA & BIA, has partnered with MGI Digital Technology, Mohawk Fine Papers, KDX America and API Foils, to produce a special “GRAPH EXPO 2015” version of their quarterly magazine with Personalized & Variable Data Foil (VDF) Embossed Cards adorning the cover.


Post Press Magazine is the official publication of the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and the Binding Industries Association (BIA), affiliate of the Printing Industries of America (PIA). As the voice of the country’s most experienced and advanced print finishing craftspeople, the magazine provides insight and education on business and technology trends for members seeking to add value to printed material.


Jeff Peterson, FSEA Executive Director, stated “We believe that the combination of new digital techniques and the traditional craft experience of our membership represents the future of the postpress industry. This personalized embossed foil project with MGI illustrates how digital enhancement can help make printed material more meaningful in an inter-connected, multi-channel world.”

Kevin Abergel, MGI Vice President of Sales & Marketing, “This is a classic example of the unique Variable Data Foiling (VDF) and digital embossing capabilities of our integrated JETvarnish 3D Spot UV Coater & iFOIL solution. Each card has a different person’s name. The textured graphical elements of the Post Press cover cards vary from 50 to 25 microns high. A full implementation of our system can produce special effects up 200 microns in height on a single pass for specialty embossing work.”

The project was done in partnership with MGI Business Partners Mohawk Fine Papers, KDX America (lamination film) and API Foils. The cards were cut by premier finisher and FSEA member, The Printer’s Edge. The magazine was printed by commercial printer and publishing specialist Allen Press.

Each card was printed on the MGI Meteor DP8700 Xl+ with variable data (VDP) and enhanced on the
JETvarnish 3D & iFOIL with Variable Data Finishing (VDF) techniques. The MGI iFOIL was recently honored by
the Printing Industries of America (PIA) with a 2015 InterTech Technology Award to match the one earned by
the JETvarnish 3D in 2013.

Abergel added “As an associate member of the FSEA and PIA, we encourage all print finishers – and all printers
looking to expand and grow their business with the addition of profitable new digital finishing services – to
explore the benefits of membership in the FSEA & BIA organizations.”

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About the MGI Group: International Digital Printing & Digital Finishing Industry Leader
Founded in 1982, the MGI Group is a public company with offices around the world. It is composed of MGI Digital
Technology, headquartered in Paris (Fresnes), France, KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany and CERADROP,
located in Limoges, France. MGI USA, based in Melbourne, Florida, is a fully-owned subsidiary of the MGI Group that
supports the North & South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets.

About Post Press Magazine, FSEA & BIA - Magazine Project Contribution: Publisher
PostPress magazine is the official publication of the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and the BIA (the Binding
Industries Association). It is distributed to over 15,000 readers across all areas of the postpress industry, including graphic
finishers, binderies, commercial printers, label manufacturers, carton manufacturers and more.

About Mohawk Fine Papers - Magazine Project Contribution: Everyday Digital Paper
Mohawk is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes which are preferred for
commercial and digital printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail. With a culture of innovation, Mohawk’s
business model now extends beyond paper manufacturing into new areas of growth, including digital substrates, which
connect designers and printers to new markets. Mohawk is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business
based in Cohoes, New York, with global sales and operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

About KDX America - Magazine Project Contribution: Silky Matte Lamination Film

KDX America, LLC (KDXA) was established in the fall of 2010 for the purpose of marketing thermal lamination films

throughout North America. It is a subsidiary of Beijing Kangde Xin Composite Material Company, LLC (KDX), whose mission
it is to be the global leader in the thermal laminating films industry through innovation, technology and customer service.
KDX is now the leading supplier of thermal lamination films in over 70 countries. For more information, please

About API Foils - Magazine Project Contribution: Oriental Gold Foil
API is a subsidiary of the API Group. It is a leading manufacturer and distributor of foils, films and laminates used to
enhance the visual appeal of products and packaging and to help customers communicate brand values and authenticity.

About Allen Press - Magazine Project Contribution: Printing & Cover Card Affixing

Allen Press provides a comprehensive offering of integrated printing services for scholarly journal and special-interest publication productions. Since 1935, Allen Press has helped organizations disseminate research findings and other information through print media.

About The Printer’s Edge - Magazine Project Contribution: Die-cutting of Cover Cards
The Printer’s Edge, an MGI JETvarnish 3D customer and FSEA Member, produces foiling reminiscent of ancient manuscripts to modern 3D Digital Spot UV with a wide range of treatments to help distinguish brands from competition.

About GRAPH EXPO: The Largest Print Trade Show & Conference in the Americas
This year’s “Transform” themed GRAPH EXPO 15 offers an exciting show-going experience for a diverse spectrum of attendees. The industry event presents the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the exhibition floor, plus education on the most in-demand products and newest profit-making opportunities. GRAPH EXPO 15 offers more than 70 interactive learning sessions and 50+ co-located events for attendees across 12 key market segments. For additional information about GRAPH EXPO 16 in Orlando, FL, visit