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MGI To Present Digital Printing & Finishing Capabilities At Print09

Monday, August 03, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Melbourne, Fla -- MGI Digital Graphic Technology / MGI USA, the multi-substrate (paper and plastic) digital press and finishing solution manufacturer, will present a range of expanded digital printing and finishing capabilities at PRINT 09, held September 11-16 in Chicago (booth #4329). Highlights include new Super Format print modes (up to 13 x 47") for the Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate digital press and the US premiere of the 20 x 29" (52 x 74 cm) format JETvarnish digital inkjet spot UV coater. MGI's solutions continue to raise the bar for digital innovation and provide printers with versatile, affordable options to increase productivity and maximize profitability.
Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate digital press – NEW Super Format printing
With the introduction of Super Format printing for the award-winning Meteor DP60 Pro, MGI offers yet another advantage that no other digital press can match. Users can print on sheets from 4" x 6" (100 x 150 mm) up to 13 x 47" (330 x 1194 mm) – the widest cut sheet range of any digital press. The extended size sheets are fed through the air feed system and offset feeder table on the Meteor DP60 Pro, an MGI exclusive feature which guarantees precise registration at production speeds. Sheets up to 13 x 26" (330 x 650 mm) can be accommodated by the standard factory configuration; an optional kit extends the Meteor DP60 Pro's feeder table in order to accommodate sheets up to 13 x 40.15" (330 x 1020 mm). Sheets up to 13 x 47" are fed via manual bypass and do not utilize the offset feeder table/air feed system.
MGI's new Super Format options allow users to produce an even wider range of applications, including book covers, banners, tri-fold brochures or mailers, calendars, panoramic posters and folders, as well as gang runs.
The most versatile digital press in the industry, the Meteor DP60 Pro can handle paper weights from 20 lb bond up to 130 lb cover  (70 to 350 gsm) and plastics from 4 mil up to 16 mil (from 100µ up to 400µ). Compatible substrates include CS1/CS2, bond, Bristol and art/textured papers; PVC, polyester, polycarbonate, PET, polypropylene, vinyl and Teslin, as well as envelopes and certain specialty substrates such as canvas/buckram. The Meteor DP60 Pro is designed for higher volume applications, producing up to 3900 A4/letter pages per hour in brilliant 2400 dpi @ 200 lpi resolution with full variable data. Other MGI exclusive features include an IR module/ climate control system and pre-loaded substrate profiles (allowing the user to switch between paper and plastics in a matter of minutes). With the addition of the EnvelopExpress, printers have a digital solution for 4-color envelope printing with continuous feed capabilities. 
At GRAPH EXPO 2008, the Meteor DP60 Pro was named as a MUST SEE 'EM in the Presses – Production Color Digital category, recognizing technologies that will impact virtually all printers.
JETvarnish digital inkjet spot UV coater – 20" x 29" / 52 x 74 cm format
At PRINT 09, MGI will present the 20 x 29" / 52 x 74 cm format JETvarnish, the revolutionary and award-winning digital inkjet spot UV coater. The 100% digital JETvarnish can handle runs from one to thousands with ease with full variable data capabilities.  Computer controlled drop-on-demand print heads allow for precise spot coverage and the integrated UV lamp enables instant drying and immediate handling.

- Drastically lower production cost compared to offset or screen spot varnish methods
- No plates, screens or messy cleanup required with virtually no make-ready
- Accommodates a wide range of coated paper and plastic substrates, up to 600 gsm/220 lb cover
- Produces up to 0.5 m / sec
- MGI's Eco-Concept:  environmentally friendly design virtually eliminates waste of raw materials and packaging, is solvent free and utilizes "green" consumables
- 100% variable data capable (via optional RIP)
- Push-button integration with most DTP software
- Ideal for a host of applications, including book covers, posters, brochures, personalized direct mail, standard & luxury packaging (including prototyping), corporate materials and many others
The JETvarnish has won two awards in recognition of technological achievement in two distinct industries – the 2008 Oscar de l'Emballage (packaging) and the Best Product of the Year 2009 from the European Digital Press Association (commercial printing).
MGI will also present the award-winning Meteor DP20 4-in-1 digital photo press (auto duplex print, laminate, cut and crease in just one pass), a "business-in-a-box" solution for photo and graphics professionals. The Meteor DP20 is ideal for producing photo books, calendars, photo prints, greeting cards, flyers and a host of other applications, and was honored with the 2009 DIMA Innovative Digital Product award, which recognized new and industry-changing technologies.
Also on display will be MGI's complete line of digital printing and finishing solutions, including the UVarnish offline auto-feed flood UV coater, PressCard Pro hot platen lamination unit, and PunchCard Pro CR-80 format die cutter.

Visit MGI at PRINT 09 at booth #4329 to learn more about our versatile line of digital printing and finishing solutions for paper, plastics & envelopes and to receive a personalized demonstration.




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