MGI’s JET Varnish 3D with iFoil: a success story

In a short span of time, Konica Minolta’s MGI JET Varnish 3D with iFoil has surpassed the company’s expectations, with an unprecedented positive response from printing businesses.

When Varun B Corporation decided to set up a printing business in Surat, Gujarat offering packaging boxes to traders and manufacturers, the company gradually witnessed a soar in demand from customers which pushed it to deploy more automated solutions for increased efficiency and outputs. “In due course of time as the trade flourished we ventured into the automation of the setup and started the process of upgradation and by the year of 2008 had a complete revamp of the setup,’’ said Varun Aggarwal of Varun B Corporation.

After reviewing a host of digital industrial printing solutions in the market, the company finally deployed MGI’s Jet Varnish 3D with iFoil from Konica Minolta India, offering exceptionally precise spot coating handling digital or offset originals with inline Digital Foiling system.

“While finalising the machine we already had a sample folder printed on the MGI which assisted in developing the market even before the machine was installed and by the time the machine arrived we already had a handful of orders waiting for the process and value addition on the MGI,” said Aggarwal

Congratulating Konica Minolta for its unprecedented service assistant as well as cutting edge features of MGI Jet Varnish 3D with iFoil, he further adds, “By the addition of this machine, the customers are surely experiencing a better result and a different view of the designing layouts which previously were not usable, but this machine gave an addition dimension and vision to the traditional designing concepts.”

The JETvarnish 3D with iFoil also comes equipped with ARC registration technology (Automated Registration Camera) designed to calibrate (on-the-fly) coating registration from sheet to sheet. The ARC system ensures accurate spot UV coating, even on jobs with inconsistent print registration, a traditional obstacle for those wishing to spot UV coat jobs printed on some digital presses. The JetVarnish is equipped with AIS SmartScanner, an artificial intelligence registration technology. The only print registration solution in the world that individually makes adjustments and corrections for each printed sheet. It requires no registration marks and treats each sheet like a separate, unique job. The cost-savings are dramatic. It significantly reduces time-consuming, expensive setup processes and job monitoring work tasks. Increased operational productivity and improved quality on every piece produced are the result of MGI’s major innovation in print registration technology

The industry leading JET Varnish 3D with iFoil takes digital spot UV coating to an entirely new level with increased throughput for flat spot UV jobs and astounding 3D raised effects.

PackPlus South’17: another successful expedition at Bengaluru!!

With a footfall of 7523 unique visitors, South India’s largest packaging Show, PackPlus South’17 has been highly effective in catering solutions to various packaging, printing and supply chain segments.

It was held along with PrintFair and SupplyPlus South 2017 from April 7-10, 2017 at BIEC, Bengaluru. The four day show featured 200+ exhibitors, 100+ live demos giving its visitors a hands-on experience and also served as a launch pad for 50+ products.

“PackPlus South received overwhelming response at Bengaluru. It was a result of the extensive marketing and promotions held across South India to bring in the prospective visitors. The exhibitors are highly positive about converting the leads generated at the show. PackPlus South being a biannual expedition, the next show will be held at Hitex, Hyderabad from 9 to 12 March, 2018. We shall be coming back to Bengaluru in 2019,” said Neeta Arora, director, (P) Ltd., the organisers of the show.

Esko Crystal flexo platemaking solution wins Red Dot Award

Esko’s innovative CDI Crystal 5080 XPS flexo platemaking solution has received a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. The CDI Crystal 5080 XPS was entered into the competition by Esko’s German design agency designship. Submissions were received from 54 countries, and all entered products were assessed individually by an independent international jury of more than 40 specialized design experts from various subject areas. They assessed the entries for three days both live and on-site, determining that Esko’s design was one of the best in the industry.

Catching the judges’ attention were the modern design, outstanding ergonomics, ease of use and innovation incorporated in the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, especially with regard to addressing customer requirements in today’s demanding flexo industry.

TRESU flexographic press used for lottery ticket production

TRESU Group has sold a multi-station flexographic printing line, with additional digital printing capabilities, to IGT Global Solutions Corporation, for printing instant lottery tickets at its facility in Lakeland, Florida.

Scheduled to start production by the end of 2017, the press will increase the company’s production capacity to print and convert foil and cards between 203.2µm (8-point) and 304.8µm (12-point) thickness into secure, high-end products. With its unique customised configuration, the servo-driven press offers optimised job changeover times, minimised material waste and outstanding print quality.

Gulf Print & Pack 2017 closes on high note

Held over March 26-29, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Gulf Print & Pack 2017 ended on a high note as more than 50 industry-grade machines were sold over the course of the trade exhibition. Over 200 exhibitors participated in the region’s leading print technology show and reported big business and high levels of interest from the visitors who attended this year.

Close to AED30 million worth of machines were sold during the event, with big industry players including Canon, Giffin Graphics, Heidelberg, Kodak, Konica Minolta and Xerox reporting that good quality leads are in the pipeline and will be pursued in the coming weeks. There was a very strong international delegation from over 110 countries, including from emerging markets such as Iran whose contingent included SPS Complex, a producer of packaging films; fiber-based packaging specialist Caspian; label company Irandar and Chakavak Printing House, a producer of award-winning holograms.

With optimism high among industry stakeholders, Gulf Print & Pack will return to Dubai from April 15-18, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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