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MGI announces exclusive preview of JETcard digital inkjet card printing solution

Press release from the issuing company

IVRY sur SEINE, France – MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the multi-substrate (paper, plastic/synthetics and envelopes) digital press and finishing solutions manufacturer, will provide an exclusive preview of the new JETcard digital inkjet card printing solution at Cartes 2009 (hall 3, booth #G-075), the world's leading event in the secure technologies industry, held in Paris November 17-19. MGI will also present new capabilities for the JETvarnish digital inkjet spot UV coater and will demonstrate the full line of digital printing and finishing solutions for the plastic industry.
On the heels of three landmark product launches within the last two years that won multiple awards throughout the global commercial printing, packaging and photo industries, MGI once again presents a innovative, industry-changing digital solution, this time geared towards the plastic card manufacturing segment.
Utilizing MGI's revolutionary inkjet technology first showcased in the award-winning JETvarnish digital inkjet spot UV coater, the JETcard provides card manufacturers with an all-inclusive printing solution that maximizes productivity for high volume applications, but is also cost-effective for shorter runs.
The JETcard accommodates CR-80 format card blanks and prints in four colors at the highest dpi available for an inkjet system, at expected speeds of up to 8,000 cards per hour. Drop-on-demand inkjet technology enables variable data printing of text, barcodes, auto-numbering and photos (among others) and simultaneous UV coating, while also featuring in-line data encoding. This approach allows card manufacturers to bypass finishing processes and allows for faster and more efficient delivery of finished cards.
With the introduction of the JETcard, MGI builds upon 30 years of proven experience in the plastic card manufacturing industry to present a high quality, economical inkjet card printing solution, ideal for use in a wide variety of secure and non-secure card applications.
In addition to the JETcard, MGI will also present a new feature for the JETvarnish at Cartes 2009. The unit will feature a second print line that allows for simultaneous spot UV coating and overprint (in one ink color), on paper or plastic sheets up to 20 x 29" / 52 x 74 cm.
Also on display will be MGI's award-winning Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate (paper, plastics/synthetics and envelopes) 4-color digital press, which can produce up to 32,000 cards per hour. The Meteor DP60 Pro features 2400 dpi printing on the widest variety of plastic/synthetic substrates (Teslin, PVC, PET, polycarbonate, etc., from 100 to 400 µ) as well as on paper (70 to 350 gsm / 20 lb bond to 130 lb cover) with full variable data capabilities on sheet sizes up to 13 x 47" (330 x 1194 mm). MGI will also show two finishing units designed for the plastic card market: the PressCard Pro hot platen lamination unit and PunchCard Pro CR-80 format die cutter.
MGI's digital technologies are recognized as the most versatile and innovative on the global graphics market and provide true value-added solutions to thousands of satisfied customers worldwide. Within the last year, three separate products (Meteor DP60 Pro, JETvarnish and Meteor DP20) have won a combined seven awards for technological innovation in three separate markets (graphics/commercial printing, packaging, photo imaging).
MGI's JETcard will be available for viewing at Cartes by special appointment only. For more information, please contact MGI at +33 (0)1 45 21 06 60 (customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East) or +1 321 751 6755 (customers in North and South America, the Caribbean and Asia Pacific).