JETvarnish 3D & Meteor “Bring Your Prints to Life”
PostPress Magazine Cover Card Wins Best in Category
MELBOURNE, FL – Every year, the prestigious Gold Ink Awards program is produced by Printing Impressions Magazine to judge, recognize and honor the best print applications in the industry. In 2017, nearly a thousand entries were received and evaluated by graphic artists, production managers and print buyers from across the United States. MGI received a “Gold Award” for a unique cover ‘tip card” affixed to the outside of a limited edition of PostPress Magazine.
The Finishing Line of Digital Decoration
PostPress Magazine is the official publication of the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and the Binding Industries of America (BIA) group of the Printing Industries of America (PIA), the largest print trade organization in the United States. A special edition of the quarterly journal featured a multi-textured, digitally embossed metallic cover card printed on the MGI Meteor 8700XL+ digital press and embellished with the MGI JETvarnish 3D digital enhancement press. No screens, plates or dies were used. The card was produced with Mohawk “Everyday Digital” paper, KDX “Silky Matte” lamination film and accented with metallic gold foil.
MGI also received 3 “Honorable Mention” Pewter Awards in the Brochure, Book Cover and Packaging Award categories. Those entries included: a special edition of “The New Print Industry” book by Akshat Pardiwala and Professor Frank Romano that was produced with the MGI Meteor Unlimited Colors digital printing & foiling press and Global Partner, Konica Minolta; a special luxury Japanese Wine Box (folding carton), also produced in tandem with Konica Minolta; and a new JETvarnish 3D Evolution brochure produced with alpha-numeric Variable Data Foiling (VDF).
Kevin Abergel, MGI Vice President of Marketing & Sales, stated “The Gold Ink Awards represent the highest level of achievement in our industry. We’re very thankful to be the recipient of one of this year’s top honors. Printing Impressions Magazine is a leading voice for American printers and we truly appreciate this commendation by our peers and colleagues in the business. We’re especially proud that the original project with the FSEA and BIA blended our JETvarnish 3D digital print enhancement technology with the official magazine of the foremost experts and craftspeople in the finishing sector.”