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Konica Minolta and MGI Preview JETvarnish 3DS in U.S.

First Collaboration for Digital Print Market Introduced at GRAPH EXPO 14

Ramsey, N.J. – September 24, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the collaboration with MGI Digital Graphic Technology to bring new 3D tactile varnish finish technology to market. JETvarnish 3DS will be revealed to the U.S. at GRAPH EXPO 2014 on September 28th – October 1st in Chicago, IL, at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. Booth #1231.

The JETvarnish 3DS digital spot UV 3D coater is the first achievement of MGI’s strategic alliance with Konica Minolta and was designed by MGI exclusively for the Konica Minolta sales network. The newest addition to the JETvarnish Digital Spot UV Coating line, the third generation JETvarnish has all the tactile effects and advantages of the original JETvarnish 3D with only half the size. 

“We are excited to deliver the results of this strategic collaboration with MGI to develop an innovative, customer-driven solution that addresses the evolving needs of our graphic communication customers,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “We look forward to showcasing the JETvarnish 3DS at Graph Expo 14 and the future results of this key partnership.”

Designed primarily for the digital print market, the JETvarnish 3DS will make the popular 3D tactile varnish finish available to all digital printers in the market today printing on widths up to 36 cm (14 inches).  The JETvarnish 3DS can turn regular printed jobs into high-margin spot UV jobs, or even higher-margin 3D embossed jobs. The JETvarnish 3DS has speeds up to 4,800 A3 sheets per hour in flat mode (2D) and up to 1,500 A3 sheets per hour in 3D mode. With the ability to varnish up to 100 μm for 3D raised effects and tactile finishes, the JETvarnish 3DS is sure to impress.

“We are proud of the collaboration between MGI and Konica Minolta. The JETvarnish 3DS reflects that teamwork,” says Michael Abergel, Executive Vice President of MGI. “The JETvarnish 3DS has strong market potential: it will allow users to gain new customers and explore lucrative new market opportunities. These stunning, tactile pieces will allow them to differentiate themselves from their competition.”

Konica Minolta will hold a press conference from 1-1:45 p.m. CST Sept. 28 in Room S502A, McCormick Place, Chicago, to discuss its latest technology. MGI will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. CST Sept. 28 in the Press Briefing Room, McCormick Place, Chicago.

To schedule a tour of Konica Minolta Booth #1231 and/or an executive interview, please contact Karen Harris at kharris@kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

For a complete overview of Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Production solutions and to access a detailed Graph Expo 14 booth map, click here.

Follow Konica Minolta at Graph Expo 14 on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #KMWinnersCircle and #GraphExpo.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years, and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row.

For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Follow Konica Minolta at Graph Expo 14 on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #KMWinnersCircle and #GraphExpo.

About the MGI Group

The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Graphic Technology, headquartered in Paris (Ivry-sur-Seine), France, and KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany, and CERADROP, located in Limoges, France. Founded in 1982, MGI Digital Graphic Technology designs, manufactures and markets a full and innovative range of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions. MGI has a portfolio comprised of several thousand customers in a wide range of sectors, including graphic industry professionals, Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, plastic card manufacturers, silk screeners and photo labs. A leader in the professional graphic equipment market, MGI is registered on the Euronext Paris Alternext stock exchange (ALMDG). They received the prestigious OSEO “Innovative Company” & "OSEO Excellence" labels respectively in 2009 & 2012 in recognition of their expertise and innovation in the graphics & finishing industry. In addition, MGI has won thirteen international product awards from 2008-2012 related to technological innovation, including the 2010 Siemens Innovation Grand Prix and the 2011 Engineering Prize for their color inkjet technology. MGI USA, based in Melbourne, Florida, is MGI’s fully owned subsidiary that services the North and South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets.

KÖRA-PACKMAT is an industrial manufacturing company which specializes in the development of offset sub-systems. With four business units that cover feeding systems, paper transport systems, film wrapping machines & ultrasonic sealing systems, KÖRA-PACKMAT has a worldwide presence that is represented through a network of distributors and a subsidiary based in Singapore.

CERADROP is a cutting-edge company founded in 2006, by members of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) the world-renowned laboratory, and in under just seven years has become the French leader in inkjet equipment for printed electronics market and 3D printing.

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Konica Minolta Contact
Karen Harris
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201-818-3231
kharris@kmbs.konicaminolta.us
 

MGI Contact
Holly Haley
Marketing Coordinator
MGI USA, Inc.  
+1 321 751-6755
h.haley@mgiusa.com

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