Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Launches MGI JETvarnish 3D Web

Singapore | 17 January 2022

The launch of the MGI JETvarnish 3D Web, a machine touted as the World’s First 100% Digital Print Enhancement Press for Labels & Flexible Packaging, with its finishing on-demand, personalized 2D/3D dimensional textures, and variable embossed foiling applications will pave the way for converters and commercial printers to create unique opportunities for their customers.

The international adhesive label market is projected to rapidly grow to $41 Billion by 2023, while the accelerating flexible packaging market segment is forecasted to increase to $132 billion in 2022 (estimated by Markets and Markets Research).

With this projected growth, Konica Minolta is proud to announce the launch of MGI JETvarnish 3D Web, a print enhancement press, which enables label printers and flexible packaging producers the ability to go digital for Spot UV Coating and Embossed Hot Foiling without dies, screens or expensive tooling, on narrow webs from 100mm up to 420 mm/16.53” wide.

It features semi-rotary cutting — with or without a gap master — and slitting functions, as well as both corona treatment and flexo primer coating stations for maximum substrate diversity and print surface flexibility. The vast range of flexible packaging and label materials that can now be decorated with exciting visual and tactile enhancements includes plastic, synthetic, and paper-based stocks. These powerful substrate management tools are also complemented by an automatic rewinder utility and a self-cleaning inkjet system for optimizing the profitability of job production activities.

The MGI JETvarnish 3D Web also includes a revolutionary Artificial Intelligence SmartScanner (AIS), an intelligent and adaptive registration system without requiring operator intervention. The AIS automatically makes corrections and adjustments for any defects generated by the original conventional or digital printing run.

The MGI JETvarnish 3D Web enables printers precise application of both flat –- as thin as 7 microns (μm) — and tactile embossing effects.  With such precision, printers can now go the extra mile and open more doors for their customers to enhance their prints in new ways.

A Word from Mike Ebrahim, IP Product Marketing Manager of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

“The growing digital label market is expecting more flexibility with shorter print runs to reach the market quicker.”  said Mike Ebrahim, IP Product Marketing Manager of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia. “We are proud to have partnered with MGI to launch the JETvarnish 3D Web in Asia.”  “The machine’s potential to create unique label & packaging  solutions such as 2D/3D dimensional textures and variable embossed foiling applications will be a real differentiator for many label printers and flexible packaging producers, who will be able to leverage on this unique solution to create more value for their customers.”

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia, based in Singapore, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society.

As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation to help companies reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. 

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximize workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging and label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade (InfoSource).

With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals. The company has been repeatedly recognized for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and is listed among “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”, also having received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainabilty Ratings. 

Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.



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