French printer debuts MGI JetVarnish

A French print service provider, Imprimerie Courand et Associes (ICA), based near Lyon, has become the first company to install MGI’s JetVarnish 3D Evolution, which was formally launched at this year’s Drupa event.

The JetVarnish 3D Evolution is a B1+ digital device for enhancing prints that have come from a digital, offset or flexo press. It offers a range of special effects, including dimensional textures and variable data embossed foil. It’s fitted with MGI’s rather grandly titled Artificial Intelligence SmartScanner technology for registration on a sheet by sheet basis.

Remi Courand, who represents the 4th generation of Courand business owners, explained: “In all printing operations, there is always a challenge to finish work that is produced on different machines with different processes and technologies. This is especially true for high-value 2D/3D UV varnish special effects and embossed foil applications.”

His business partner Dann Rammstein added: “Prior to implementing the MGI solution, we could not achieve variable data finishing with varnish and foil. After comprehensive market research, testing and analysis, it was clear to us that the JetVarnish 3D Evolution was the most superior solution available. The superb quality and precise accuracy of the digital varnish application is much greater than traditional methods. The digital foiling process is managed and controlled to the finest detail. Also, the MGI system is the only solution currently available that can produce such special effects on printed sheet sizes up to 75 x 120 cm.”

ICA already operates 15 other finishing systems alongside three Komori H-UV offset presses that range from 5 to 8 colour units with print sheet sizes up to 75 x 120 cm.


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