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

As seen in WhatTheyThink.com

Steve Hatlem, President of Sipe Steel Rule Die

Steve Hatlem, President of Sipe Steel Rule Die

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

From Thailand to Germany; from Cleveland to Fort Wayne, 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 3 to 200 microns (with the “T2” option), allowing for maximum creative control.

MGI user Steve Hatlem, President of Sipe Steel Rile 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.”

In December 2012, Sipe committed to purchasing an MGI JETvarnish 3D digital spot UV coater from their long time supplier Graphco, which at the time made Sipe Steel Rule Die the second sale of a JETvarnish 3D by Graphco during that quarter. With this new technology, Sipe would be able to offer a broad range of special effects, including foil, flood and spot coating and 3D raised effects.

Coming soon to Sipe will be the first availability of MGI JETvatnish 3D “T2” special effect including the 200 micron high gloss UV coating application. “This new capability will let us take our clients’ projects even further,” states Steve Hatlem.

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.

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