Konica Minolta launches digital embellish JV 3D One
Konica Minolta is launching a new digital embellishing system, the MGI JV 3D One. It is targeted at commercial printers, and it enables them to bring embellishing in-house. General manager Sue Threlfo describes as 'perfect for our Aussie market'.
The MGI JV 3D One press can be used for a variety of applications, including packaging, books, magazines, business cards, menus, photobooks, and greeting cards. The company says it is simple to use, compact, and has a smaller operational footprint than previous MGI models. It can process up to 3500 A4 sheets per hour, on a range of sheet sizes up to of 364 x 750mm.
Threlfo, general manager, production and industrial print at Konica Minolta Australia, said, “The MGI JV 3D One will give all commercial printers access to an embellishment press regardless of their size, offering them a way to differentiate themselves and stand out from competitors.
“Rather than outsourcing embellishment printing, commercial printers can leverage the MGI JV 3DOne to do embellishment in-house. Digital embellishment offers printers the opportunity to add value to the printed page and subsequently achieve margins.”
Threlfo said the new MGI JV 3D One would also appeal to trade printers and trade finishers.
The MGI JV 3D One press features include digital print embellishment with UV coating and embossing, spot varnish editor for job modification, varying varnish thickness, between 21 and 116 micron in one pass.
It also has an AIS SmartScanner registration technology which will minimise crop marks, waste and set-up time, a job cost calculator with job management tool, and will print both 2D and 3D tactile effects. Threlfo said, "The artificial intelligence scanner scans to the image rather than the sheet, which is a real benefit in embellishing."
Threlfo said, “Konica Minolta and MGI work very closely to meet the needs of customers with the right solutions and products for the right applications. For Konica Minolta, service and support are paramount, so customers can rest assured their presses will be reliable and, when maintenance is required, they’ll be up and running again with minimal disruption.”
The new press is a part of the MGI JetVarnish range available from Konica Minolta, and is designed to be complimentary with its AccurioPress and AccurioPrint digital print systems, or operate as a standalone embellishment system.
The MGI JV 3DOne digital press is expected to be released in ANZ next month, with the company aiming to have one in the country for demonstration then.