Spark Printing (Memphis, TN) has grown by 400% in the last year after adding an MGI JETvarnish 3D digital print enhancement press from Konica Minolta
“The beauty of this machine is discovering new special effects that we didn’t even know were possible before. This technology is turning traditional 2D graphic design into 3D fashion statements and it allows us to act as a brand consultant for our printing partners and customers in the industry," Jeff Cowens, president of Spark Printing.
In addition to JETvarnish 3D digital special effects, Spark also offers brand management support for print campaigns with wide-format sign displays, direct mail programs and other traditional commercial printing applications produced by its Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100.
Recently, Spark produced a variety of materials and memorabilia for the National Civil Rights Museum's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of
Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the recent 2019 Inkjet Summit, Spark Printing contributed special souvenir chocolate candy boxes for attendees that showcased its JETvarnish 3D sensory and dimensional foiling capabilities. The boxes also featured a new clear glitter hologram foil from Crown Roll Leaf designed for highlighting corporate logos and brand messages on folding cartons, labels, mailpieces, and retail merchandising sign displays.
At the biennial Odyssey Expo, Spark Printing contributed to the proceedings by producing a special duplex promotional insert in the Foil & Specialty Effects Association Sourcebook Directory, a compendium of member services available to print buyers, brands and agencies.
This piece was produced using 3 different Crown Roll Leaf foils: Cherry Red, Penny Copper and Rainbow Hologram and utilized an Abraham Lincoln 1 cent U.S. coin image and a complex electronic circuit board design for maximum effect.