Konica Minolta invested in the press as part of its mission to create opportunity for printers to increase and diversify their revenue streams.
The press was first unveiled during PRINTING United, alongside four other new products including a high-volume, toner-based production press, digital label press, desktop multi-purpose embellishment solution and a corrugated box printer.
“Growth in the decorative embellishment area will be a real differentiator for many commercial printers who will be able to charge a high margin for the service,” said Dino Pagliarello, VP, Product Management and Planning.
This new press utilizes key components of the 4x PIA InterTech Award winning JETvarnish technology.
The all-purpose patented varnish formula allows both flat 2D Spot UV highlighting and sculptured 3D raised special effects on a wide range of substrate stocks and up to 450gsm, from offset and digital inks to lamination films and aqueous coatings.
The JETvarnish 3D One provides printers with the ability to generate more high-impact printed communications and profitable decorative embellishments on all commercial and in-plant applications including booklets, brochures, business cards, mailpieces, book covers, sheet-fed labels, small folding cartons, retail display signs and posters. Sheet sizes range from 14x29.5” and the LED 2D/3D effects reach 116 microns in a single pass.
This expansion of MGI’s JETvarnish 3D Series digital print enhancement technology offers a full spectrum of 2D/3D spot coating and dimensional textures.
The new JETvarnish 3D One joins Konica Minolta and MGI’s existing series of sheet-fed and roll-fed digital special effects presses, which feature 2D/3D UV dimensional textures as standalone finishing hubs for digital, offset, gravure and flexo printed materials.
Other enhancement presses include: JETvarnish 3D Evolution (29x47”), JETvarnish 3D Web (17” roll width) and the JETvarnish 3D S (14x40”), which also features embossed variable data foiling capabilities.