Technology Advancements Include Intelligent Registration, Improved Substrate Management & Variable Data Foiling (VDF) for Folding Cartons, Flexible Packaging & Labels
MELBOURNE, FL – The prestigious annual DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation program has granted a second, consecutive honor to the MGI Group. An international jury of expert judges from global corporate brand manufacturers and package printers selected the JETvarnish 3D “Digital Decoration Process” as being worthy of a 2017 Diamond Finalist Award for the advancement of packaging industry standards of excellence.
In 2016, the DuPont judges bestowed its first ever “Leadership in Innovation Award” upon MGI in special recognition of its original JETvarnish 3D digital technology and contributions to the worldwide packaging industry.
The Diamond Finalist Award, the highest award group level, recognizes significant achievement in all three judging categories and evaluation criteria:
- Technological Advancement: New materials, technology integration, increased production & distribution efficiency
- Responsible Packaging: Waste reduction, energy & environmental impact that benefits the greater good
- Enhanced User Experience: Enables greater product accessibility, aids merchandising and motivates purchase
Since winning the 2016 “Leadership in Innovation Award”, MGI has expanded the product line with the world’s first B1+ size digital print enhancement press (JETvarnish 3D Evolution), the world’s first roll-fed digital print enhancement press (JETvarnish 3DWeb), the world’s first use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for print registration (AIS SmartScanner) and a host of other new software and hardware technology advances to optimize print embellishment quality and production volumes.
MARRS Printing & Packaging Success Story
For both the 2016 and 2017 awards, the DuPont program also recognized the exceptional quality of craftsmanship utilized by MGI California customer, MARRS Printing & Packaging. The MARRS team used their JETvarnish 3D to produce a number of the samples reviewed by the judges.
MARRS is one of the leading providers of cosmetics, healthcare and consumer goods packaging solutions in the United States. Their exemplary work and customer success with the JETvarnish 3D Series has been highlighted in “Printing Impressions Magazine”, “PackagePrinting Magazine”, “Packaging World Magazine” and at the annual Digital Packaging Summit executive conference.
JETvarnish 3D Values & Virtues
David Luttenberger, Lead Judge & Director of Packaging at the Mintel Group, the leading international market intelligence firm, said “The MGI JETvarnish 3D Digital Decoration Process is an outstanding example of packaging innovation at its best. It is a breakthrough in technological advancement for digital printing.”
The official DuPont announcement also included the following summary statements from the elite jury:
“This technology allows companies to achieve a premium branded look for their folding cartons and labels without the time, cost and expense of using traditional dies, screens or plates. MGI has simplified the production decoration process for manufacturers, printers and converters."
"The JETvarnish 3D solution dramatically increases the speed and ability of consumer and commercial firms to bring new products to market at a lower cost. The workstation software offers rapid prototyping for new product launches and full high-volume production management.”
“The MGI innovation achieves 2D, 3D and Variable Foil Embossing on cartons and labels on a single line. The technology allows printers, converters and finishers to produce luxurious, eye-catching special effects with variable data personalization and customized short-runs faster and much less expensively than other printing technologies.”
“MGI’s innovative new system is a cost-effective, fully digital process that eliminates the time, waste and limitations of traditional foiling, UV screen and embossing methods."
“For brand owners who are looking for more multi-sensory packaging to attract consumers at the point of sale, MGI has created the next level of digital print finishing technology.”
Kevin Abergel, MGI Vice President of Marketing & Sales, stated, “The DuPont Packaging Awards represent the highest level of achievement in the worldwide packaging industry. We are extremely grateful and inspired by this unprecedented honor of receiving a 2nd honor two years in a row. This type of recognition is what keeps our company committed to inventing and creating the most advanced digital technology products possible. Our goal is to help our customers succeed in delivering printing & packaging solutions that no one else can offer.”