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MGI To Unveil Three New Digital & Inkjet Lines At Drupa

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

IVRY sur SEINE, FRANCE / MELBOURNE, Fla. (April 14, 2008) -- MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the multi-substrate (paper and plastic) digital press and finishing solutions manufacturer, announced that it will launch several innovative new products for digital and offset applications at drupa 2008 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
 
The drupa 2008 launch is one of the company's most comprehensive to date, incorporating products targeted towards a variety of industries, such as commercial printers, plastic/card printers, and photofinishing. New equipment on display will include high-speed 4-color digital presses for paper and plastic substrates, spot UV coating using inkjet technology, and an all-in-one printing, laminating, creasing and cutting unit for photofinishing applications.
 
Meteor DP60 Series 4-Color Digital Presses
The Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate digital press is the flagship model in the DP60 series. Designed for high volume printing, the DP60 Pro has the capability to produce up to 3,900 letter/A4 sheets, 1,600 13" x 19" (330mm x 487mm) sheets, and up to 32,000 ISO CR-80 PVC plastic cards hourly, in four colors with full variable data. It can accommodate sizes up to 13" x 19" (330mm x 487mm) with a maximum print area of 12.6" x 18.9" (320mm x 480mm).
 
The most versatile digital press in the industry, the Meteor DP60 Pro can print on a wide range of paper and plastic substrates. Compatible paper types include include matte, glossy, CS1 & CS2, envelopes, textured papers and labels/stickers, in sizes up to 130lb cover and 194lb index (70 to 350 gsm).  Plastic substrates include PVC, polycarbonate, polyester, Teslin, vinyl, and PET, in thicknesses up to 16mil (100 to 400 microns) . All substrates can be printed in high quality resolutions of up to 2,400dpi x 200lpi with variable line screen capabilities.
 
Other unique features of the Meteor DP60 Pro include:
    •    Vibration Reduction System (VRS)
    •    Climate Control System utilizing an infrared module to pre-treat substrate surfaces, which regulates temperature and humidity prior to printing
    •    High capacity pneumatic loader, which accommodates up to 3,000 13" x 19" (330mm x 487mm) sheets, paper or plastic
    •    Optional high pile output stacker with a capacity of up to 6,000 sheets
    •    Adjustable offset feeder table to ensure precise registration (± 0.2mm)

Designed exclusively for paper substrates and specific synthetics such as Teslin, the Meteor DP60 Paper has a duty cycle of up to 600,000 pages per month, with a total input capacity of 8,300 sheets and over 2 hours of continuous feed time. It can accommodate up to 130lb cover, 194lb index, envelopes, and many other paper formats.
 
The DP60 series has full variable data capabilities and is compatible with most standard software applications as well as PPML and VPS formats. Applications include auto-numbering, bar codes, alphanumeric databases, direct mail, photo/identification cards, and a wide range of others.
 
World Premiere of JetVarnish Inkjet Spot UV Coater
The perfect complement to digital or offset printed substrates, MGI's revolutionary JetVarnish offline spot UV coater uses inkjet technology to ensure precise spot coverage. The JetVarnish is targeted towards high-speed and large format applications, with an integrated infrared dryer to enable turn-key production. Attendees at drupa 2008 will receive an exclusive preview of this groundbreaking finishing device, which joins MGI's popular UVarnish offline flood UV coater, introduced in late 2006.
 
Meteor DP20  One Hour PhotoBook Solution
Ideally suited for photo book production, the Meteor DP20 is an all-in-one printing, laminating, creasing and cutting unit. Photos are printed in resolutions up to 1,800dpi, on sheet sizes up to 11"x 17" (270mm x 431.8mm) with an output of 20 pages/minute. This in-line unit allows for seamless production and turnaround of photo products in as little as one hour.
 
In addition to the new products, MGI will show its full line of digital printing and finishing equipment, including the Meteor DP40 Pro 4-color multi-substrate digital press, UVarnish UV coater, PressCard Pro hot platen lamination unit, PunchCard Pro credit card format die cutter, and My PhotoBook Shop, a total digital one-hour photobook solution.
 
Visit MGI at drupa 2008 in hall 8b, booth #B10 to learn more about our newest digital products and to receive a personal demonstration of our complete line of digital printing and finishing solutions.

 

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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