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PostPress Magazine and MGI Demonstrate Variable Data Foiling (VDF)…

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

MGI JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL

MELBOURNE, FL, USA (September 9th, 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.”

MGI Media Contact
Kevin Abergel
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
MGI USA, Inc.
+1-321-751-6755

For more information, please visit www.postpressmag.com, www.mgiusa.com, www.fsea.com, www.printing.org/bia, www.mohawkconnects.com, www.kdxamerica.com, www.apigroup.com. www.allenpress.com, www.printersedgefl.com and www.graphexpo.com.


Midstate Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Kelvyn Press Goes Digital with MGI…

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81 Year-Old Commercial Printing Leader Expands Services & Revenue Streams with MGI Digital Printing & Finishing Technology

MELBOURNE, FL USA (August 31st, 2015) – Kelvyn Press, Inc. in Broadview, IL, started in a garage across from Kelvyn Park in Chicago many decades ago. It grew and moved into The Donahue Building in ChiTown’s storied “Printer’s Row” neighborhood. In 1968, the Malacina family took over the business and has since expanded nationally by creating a separate firm, called Financial Graphic Service (FGS) with a dedicated focus on government, financial, banking, securities, health care, legal and regulatory projects.

Kelvyn Press & MGI 2015 Print Industry Awards

In 2015, the Printing Industries of America (PIA) recognized the quality of Kelvyn’s work with MGI digital technology with a coveted “Premier Print Award” (popularly known as a “Benny” after Benjamin Franklin, the founding father and leading printer of the American Republic). Additionally, the Binding Industries of America (BIA) awarded them a Product of Excellence (POE) Award. The PIA also recognized the MGI iFOIL product in 2015 with an internationally prestigious “InterTech Technology Award” to match the one earned by the JETvarnish 3D in 2013.

Kelvyn Press & MGI Partnership: Digital Helps the Business Grow

After 80 years in business, Kelvyn Press invested in MGI technology in 2014 to launch a new Digital Print Department with the Meteor DP8700XL+ press and the JETvarnish 3D & iFOIL integrated finishing suite. They also upgraded the JETvarnish 3D with the T2 option – a second row of inkjet heads that can double throughput speed and Spot UV elevations up to 200 microns. Since then, the machines have not stopped running and their business has grown with new work producing brochures, catalogs, invitations, envelopes, business cards, books and many more profitable new enhanced print applications.

Printing Industry Trend: The Move to Digital Technology

Tony Malacina, Kelyvn’s Director of Operations, stated “Digital has been getting bigger each year. The whole industry is going digital. It is an inevitable business transition of technology. The MGI JETvarnish & iFOIL finishing solutions have opened up a whole new doorway to new business opportunities.”

MGI Digital Printing & Finishing Business Impact

“The MGI digital technology sells itself. Customers fall in love with their samples. We prepare “Before & After” samples of client work to highlight the dramatic impact & enhancement of the JETvarnish 3D Spot UV Coater & iFOIL products.”

“Working with the prototyping options of the JETvarnish 3D & iFOIL allows customers to play with ideas and experiment with different choices. The MGI digital technology brings out their creative spirit and helps them appreciate the value of print.”

“With MGI, there are so many foil, color, texture and substrate options to choose from. Customers love being able to pick and choose which variations of 2D spot coats, 3D enhanced textures and embossed foil coloring they want. We find this helps build good customer relationships, leads to more referrals and ultimately generates more revenue for the firm.”

MGI VDP Personalization & POD Customization Value:

“Clients can change their print selections and enhancement options to adapt to changing business conditions or market cycles. For example, for each season, the output can have a different theme for Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter – or an English or Spanish Version personalized for each recipient.”

Print Samples as Sales Tools:

“We’ve also created a gallery of samples in our visitor area. Customers get inspired to use their imagination for new projects – which leads to new revenue. With MGI digital printing & finishing technology, all we need is a PDF file to print a new brochure or publish a new book.”


MGI Media Contact:
Kevin Abergel
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
MGI USA, Inc.
k.abergel@mgiusa.com
+1 321 751-6755


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

MGI to Highlight Upgraded JETvarnish 3D Spot UV Coater

MGI to Highlight Upgraded JETvarnish 3D Spot UV Coater

MGI JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL

 

MGI to Highlight Upgraded JETvarnish 3D Spot UV Coater & New Meteor Digital Press at Graphics of the Americas

MELBOURNE, FL, USA (January 27th, 2015) – MGI Digital Graphic Technology is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the 2015 Graphics of the Americas show in Miami Beach February 26th-28th.

Amid the many technologies to be highlighted at GOA’s 40th anniversary show, MGI will be sure to stand out amongst the competition with their full line of innovative digital printing and finishing solutions at Booth #614.  MGI will have two award winning duos: the JETvarnish 3D spot UV coater with inline digital foiling iFOIL module and the multi-substrate Meteor DP8700 XL+ digital press with the brand new inline DF Pro finishing system.

MGI’s JETvarnish 3D,  is now more powerful with a new field upgradeable option, allowing for doubling (“T2”) production speeds and the ability to digitally coat up to 300 microns in one pass on formats up to 52x105cm (20”x40’’).  In addition to the increased speed, the new barcode reaction camera system will allow users to digitally emboss or spot varnish variable data by reading printed barcodes and recalling the correct images in the workstation to varnish with ease.

The JETvarnish 3D “T2” can be connected to MGI’s award-winning iFOIL module to create 100% digital hot foiling inline. The iFOIL does not require use of dies, plates or make-ready, allowing this innovative duo create a tactile elegance never seen before on demand. The JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL’s combined abilities produce a revolutionary new process for personalized foil in short runs, generating never before seen opportunities.

MGI will also be showcasing the newest member to the Meteor family of digital presses, the Meteor DP8700 XL+, which brings a sizeable upgrade in quality, format sizing, thicknesses and more. The Meteor DP8700 XL+ is a versatile toner-based digital press with true multi-substrate capabilities for paper, plastics & envelopes. Designed to maximize production & ease of operation, the Meteor DP8700 XL+ boasts a variety of value-added capabilities including laser-safe prints, offset comparable output, and ability to print up to 47″ long.

Also available for live demonstrations, the DF Pro, a newly developed finishing solution that works inline (or offline) with the Meteor digital press to create a fully finished piece from start to finish. The DF Pro can reach up to 4,260 finished sheets per hour, and for any given document up to 20 distinct operations can be applied all in one pass, such as: horizontal and vertical cutting, positive and negative creasing, and horizontal and vertical perforating. The ability to complete jobs in one pass, will save both time and money, making the DF Pro a valuable addition to the Meteor digital press line.

To see the JETvarnish 3D “T2” with iFOIL and Meteor DP8700 XL+ with DF PRO in live production, visit MGI at Booth #614 during Graphics of the Americas on February 26th – 28th in Miami Beach, FL.

About the MGI Group

The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Graphic Technology, headquartered in Paris (Ivry-sur-Seine), France, and KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany, and CERADROP, located in Limoges, France.

Founded in 1982, MGI Digital Graphic Technology designs, manufactures and markets a full and innovative range of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions.

MGI has a portfolio comprised of several thousand customers in a wide range of sectors, including graphic industry professionals, Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, plastic card manufacturers, silk screeners and photo labs.

A leader in the professional graphic equipment market, MGI is registered on the Euronext Paris Alternext stock exchange (ALMDG). They received the prestigious OSEO “Innovative Company” & “OSEO Excellence” labels respectively in 2009 & 2012 in recognition of their expertise and innovation in the graphics & finishing industry. In addition, MGI has won thirteen international product awards from 2008-2012 related to technological innovation, including the 2010 Siemens Innovation Grand Prix and the 2011 Engineering Prize for their color inkjet technology.

MGI USA, based in Melbourne, Florida, is MGI’s fully owned subsidiary that services the North and South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets.

KÖRA-PACKMAT is an industrial manufacturing company which specializes in the development of offset sub-systems. With four business units that cover feeding systems, paper transport systems, film wrapping machines & ultrasonic sealing systems, KÖRA-PACKMAT has a worldwide presence that is represented through a network of distributors and a subsidiary based in Singapore.

CERADROP is a cutting-edge company founded in 2006, by members of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) the world-renowned laboratory, and in under just seven years has become the French leader in inkjet equipment for printed electronics market and 3D printing.

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Media Contact:

Holly Haley
Marketing Coordinator
MGI USA, Inc.
h.haley@mgiusa.com
+1 321 751-6755

2014 in Review: A ‘Golden Year’ for MGI JETvarnish 3D Users

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2014 in Review: A ‘Golden Year’ for MGI JETvarnish 3D Users

MELBOURNE, FL, USA (January 8th, 2015) – MGI Digital Graphic Technology is pleased to announce another successful year for JETvarnish 3D users, bringing in over 8 esteemed awards worldwide.

From Thailand to Germany, JETvarnish 3D users are turning heads with their stunning, tactile pieces.  Utilizing the unique capabilities of the JETvarnish 3D, users can vary the drop size from the 3 to 200 microns (with the “T2” option), allowing for maximum creative control.

MGI user Steve Hatlem, President of Sipe Steel Rule Die located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, brought home two 2014 FSEA Gold Leaf Awards. “The JETvarnish 3D provides a unique finish that very few printers are able to offer,” states Hatlem. “The additional enhancement of the UV varnish gave the piece the ‘wow’ factor that helped us win the award, but more importantly the piece can be used to generate new and unique sales opportunities.”

Another 2014 award-winner, Mark Resnick, owner of The Printer’s Edge located in Orlando, Florida, brought home multiple awards from the 2014 FSEA Gold Leaf Awards and a Flamingo Award from the Print Association of Florida for ‘Best Special Treatment’ with his JETvarnish 3D.  “Beyond the many awards received, our first sample set printed on the JETvarnish 3D has proven to be a strong business development tool for both us and our customers. This capability has already opened doors for The Printer’s Edge,” states Resnick.

From Thailand, TRINTY owner Samak Chiratananan wins a Gold Certificate Award at the Asian Print Awards. “For the first time we can offer our customers something completely different in 2D and 3D effects within the same artwork in a single pass,” states Chiratananan, the veteran Thai printer. “The visual effects of the unique finish made possible by this truly revolutionary piece of equipment are really exciting.”

In Europe, Point44, a large offset printer in France, won the Digital Added Value award and Dürmeyer of Germany won the coveted 2014 Gold PrintStars award in the Direct Mail category for their “Black Box” marketing kit finished on their JETvarnish 3D.

The JETvarnish 3D can produce up to 5,200 A3 pages or 3,000 B2 pages per hour (2D effects) with an input/output capacity of about 4,000 sheets. Now the JETvarnish 3D comes with new, flexible upgrade options- the “T2” option, a second row of print heads, to improve spot coating quality and productivity, and the new iFoil option, for inline hot foil done 100% digitally for flat or embossed-like effects with variable data capabilities. Both options are field upgradeable at any time.

The iFOIL & JETvarnish 3D are the first 100% digital solutions available for this industry worldwide.

For more information visit MSL online!


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

JETvarnish 3D wins the ‘Packaging Innovation Award’

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MGI Wins the ‘Packaging Innovation Award’ with the JETvarnish 3D & iFOIL

MGI Digital Graphic Technology is pleased to announce that the Pack Experts Committee has awarded the iFOIL with the “Innovation Award” at 2014 Packaging/Emballage Exhibition (MGI booth on Hall 6, G135).

This year’s 1,500 exhibitors submitted over 208 innovative products to the Pack Experts Committee.The Committee consists of industry experts, many from large international companies with worldwide expertise, such as: L’Oréal, Coca-Cola, and Nestlé. The top 8 entries were given the prestigious “Innovation Award,” including the MGI iFOIL solution.

The Packaging/Emballage Exhibition, held from November 17th-20th in Paris-Villepinte (France), is expecting over 100,000 visitors this year to see the packaging & handling industry’s best. With an average annual growth rate of 10%, the packaging industry is making great strides in packaging functionality and innovation.

Working in-line with the JETvarnish 3D, the iFOIL uses a revolutionary 100% digital process to create embossed hot foil effects. The duo take print jobs to the next level, adding luxury to everything from packaging, magazine covers, books, brochures, to invitations and labels. The innovative technology used by the pair has drawn a lot of international awards due to their unique inkjet technology and the 100% digital process.

The iFOIL and the JETvarnish 3D perform the following jobs:

  • Spot UV Varnish 2D/3D
  • From 3 to 200μm embossing
  • Hot foil embossing process for up to 3 simultaneous colors
  • Variable data both for Spot UV Varnish & Foiling
  • Up to 3,000 B2 size sheets an hour

For additional information on the JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL, please visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Visit MGI at Graph Expo Booth #3013

The award-winning JETvarnish 3D takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension, featuring increased throughput for flat spot UV jobs and amazing 3D raised effects.

Ideal for operations with offset and digital presses up to 52 x 105 cm format, the JETvarnish 3D is the perfect solution for 3D or traditional flat spot UV coating on runs from one to thousands.

Open the doors to digital embossing and hot foil stamping with your JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL solution.

Through a revolutionary digital process, the iFOIL eliminates the need for films, dies and make-ready, allowing you to produce hot foil stamping and embossing jobs from one to thousands of sheets with both very high profitability and ease of use.

From magazine covers, books, brochures, labels, to invitations and packaging, offer new services and exceptional benefits to your customers.


The JETvarnish 3D “T2” (Twin Head) and iFOIL module duo will be running live production demonstrations at the MGI Booth #3013 at Graph Expo. An in-line complement to the innovative JETvarnish ED UV spot coater, the iFOIL module opens doors to endless digital embossing and hot foil stamping solutions.

In addition to the JETvarnish 3D “T2” and iFOIL pair, MGI will have their Meteor line of digital presses.

Register for your MGI VIP Demo today!

 


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

The Perfect Pair Unite

The Perfect Pair Unite: The iFOIL Module has Arrived at MGI USA

MGI Oscars iFOIL GoldMELBOURNE, FL, USA (July 8th, 2014) – MGI Digital Graphic Technology is pleased to announce that the iFOIL hot foil stamping module has arrived at the MGI USA Headquarters and is demo ready.

The in-line complement to the innovative JETvarnish 3D UV spot coater, the iFOIL module opens doors to endless digital embossing and hot foil stamping solutions. Through a revolutionary digital process, the iFOIL makes hot foiling easy – requiring no plates, no dies and no make-ready. Thus allowing users to produce hot foil stamping and embossing jobs from one to thousands of sheets on the fly.

Utilizing not only visual elegance, but tactile excitement, the JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL module make the perfect pair. The duo can take print jobs to the next levels, adding luxury to everything from magazine covers, books, brochures, labels to invitations and packaging. Taking personalization to the next level, the iFOIL allows for the personalization of embossed hot foil, a never before seen finish.

For more information on the iFOIL, visit us online by Clicking Here or Contact Us directly.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net