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MGI Receives 2018 “Oscar of Packaging” Award for AlphaJET from Emballages Magazine

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Paris All4Pack Demonstration of First Integrated B1 Inkjet Printing & Embellishment Press Earns Grand Prix Honor

3rd MGI Oscar de L’Emballages Award for Innovation

Melbourne, Fla. – Emballages Magazine, the leading European packaging and label industry journal, has announced that MGI has been awarded the 2018 “Oscar of Packaging Award” by a committee of industry experts for the technology innovations of the AlphaJET® B1 inkjet printing & embellishment press. Emballages Magazine is published by the international InfoPro Digital group of media companies that also produce the famed LuxePack conferences around the world.

The AlphaJET Industrial Print Factory is a unique digital synthesis of aqueous 4 color printing and UV decorative enhancement. It is currently being previewed at the Paris All4Pack international exhibition from November 26th – 28th. The jury’s vote was unanimous. MGI previously received the prestigious award in 2008 for the landmark introduction of the original JETvarnish 3D digital UV press and again in 2013 for the iFOIL digital foiling system that now complements the entire JETvarnish 3D Press Series.

Integrated B1 Printing & Packaging

The AlphaJET B1+ (75x120cm/29.5x41.3”) press combines many formerly separate printing & packaging job management functions into a single production line. Key examples include:

• White UV Pigment Ink • Printed Electronic Circuitry
• 2D/3D UV Special Effects • Variable Digital Holograms
• Aqueous 4 Color Printing • Variable Embossed Foiling

It is also the first sheet-fed digital press utilization of the new Memjet DuraLink® inkjet and ink formulation technology. The design of a unique circular carousel transport system with intelligent “smart tray” feeding technology allows the AlphaJET to both print and embellish corrugated flute board, paper, plastic and synthetic materials up to 2mm thick at the speed of 1,800 B1 sheets per hour.

MGI CEO Statement

Edmond Abergel, CEO of The MGI Group, accepted the award by saying, "It is with great pride that we receive this honor, which recognizes the AlphaJET's historically significant advancement of digital inkjet technology in the printing and packaging marketplace. The MGI “Industrial Print Factory” design model goal is incorporate traditionally different press and operator functions into a single machine and unified production workflow.”

“We believe that printers and packaging converters will benefit tremendously from this new optimized technical architecture. The achievement of exponential productivity gains with maximum work process efficiency can be achieved with dramatic cost reduction at each stage of job management. At the same time, users will be able to deliver a fully enriched product with all the embellishment features that brands and print buyers want to include in their communication and product strategies.” concluded Abergel.

For more information, please visit www.mgiusa.com and www.emballagesmagazine.com. Follow MGI on Facebook @MGIonline and Twitter @MGI_USA for the latest printing industry technology news.


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