MGI & Konica Minolta Honored with Three Print 17 “Must See ‘Em” Awards

Global Partnership to Demonstrate New Advances of Intelligent Print Registration, FlexPack/Label Enhancement & Color Management

MELBOURNE, FL, USA (September 9, 2017) – The MGI Group and Konica Minolta will demonstrate the strength of their Global Alliance at Print 17 in Chicago (Sept. 10th- 14th, Booth #:2031) by presenting 3 new “MUST SEE ‘EM Award-winning” advanced printing technology solutions and sharing the largest booth at the renowned Graphics Arts industry trade show. The annual “MUST SEE ‘EM Award” program recognizes the most compelling and noteworthy products each year at the largest printing exhibition in the Americas, Graph Expo (Print 17).

MGI and Konica Minolta received the “MUST SEE ‘EM Award” distinctions for the following digital products:

  • JETvarnish 3D Web

Print 17 will be the venue for the official launch of the world’s first fully digital, web-fed high-production flexible packaging & label enhancement press. The JETvarnish 3D Web provides stunning 2D/3D UV dimensional, tactile textures and personalized, embossed Variable Data Foiling (VDF). These eye-catching decorative special effects are now available without the traditionally expensive use of dies, screens or tooling on label rolls up to 17” (420mm) and at speeds up to 8220ft/hr (2520m/hr).

  • Ceradrop F-Serie Printer

Print 17 will also be the occasion for the American debut of the CeraPrinter F-Serie solution in the traditional graphic arts & commercial printing industry. This turnkey materials deposition platform is a Printed Electronics (PE) lab system for process development and Smart 3D Printing. Utilization examples include advanced circuitry development of applications such as RFID, NFC, QDOT and OLED technologies. Features include a patented, rotating “plug & play” inkjet/aerosol jet head-holder, multi-curing options, in-situ characterization devices and a full analytic software suite. The CeraPrinter X-Serie received a Print 17 “MUST SEE ‘EM Award” in the special “Future of Print” Category.

  • IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer

The Konica Minolta IQ-501 is a comprehensive, automated process management system for the AccurioPress C6100 / C6085 engines. It uses an inline spectrophotometer and 2 synchronized scanners to read output and maintain internal calibration. The result is ultra-precise color yields and consistent image quality that achieves the highest G7 & GRACoL industry standards – as well as increased productivity, reduced waste and improved performance ratios.

MGI Print 17 Solutions

MGI & Konica Minolta will also be demonstrating the entire JETvarnish 3D Enhancement Press Series, Meteor Unlimited Colors XL+ multi-substrate digital toner foiling press and DF Pro Solo finishing hub workstation.

  • Meteor Unlimited Colors XL+: Variable Data Foiling & Holograms w/ sheets to 13x47”/330x1200mm
  • JETvarnish 3D Evolution: Expandable sheet options up to 29x47”/75x120cm at 3,300 B2s per hour
  • JETvarnish 3D: Sheet sizes up to 20x42”/52x105cm with speeds up to 3,000 B2 sheets per hour
  • JETvarnish 3DS: Sheet sizes up to 14x40”/36x102cm with speeds up to 3,000 A4 sheets per hour
  • JETvarnish 3D Web: Roll-fed labels & flexible packaging up to 16.5”/42cm at 8,220ft/2,520m per hour
  • DF Pro Solo: 20 programmable functions of Cut, Trim, Crease & Strike Perforating at 5800 A4 per hour


For more information, please visit www.mgiusa.com and www.konicaminolta.com. Follow MGI activities on Facebook & Twitter @MGI_USA for the latest MGI printing technology news. Follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.



About the MGI Group:

International Printing Industry Leader

Founded in 1982, the MGI Group is a public company with offices around the world and is registered on the Euronext/Alternext stock exchange (ALMDG). The MGI Group is a global digital printing technology leader composed of MGI Digital Technology, headquartered in Paris (Fresnes), France and KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany and CERADROP, located in Limoges, France.


MGI USA, based in Melbourne, Florida, is a fully-owned subsidiary of the MGI Group that supports the North & South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets. For more information, please visit www.mgiusa.com.


About Konica Minolta:

International Printing Industry Leader

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions. With a comprehensive portfolio of production print offerings, it delivers the latest innovations in printing, applications and expertise. Its All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 10 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com

and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.


About Print 17:

About PRINT 17

PRINT 17 will feature everything graphic communications professionals need to adapt, evolve and grow their business. Tens of thousands of motivated, qualified industry buyers will flock to PRINT 17 eager to see and explore demonstrations of the latest technologies and innovations from more than 450 exhibitors in Chicago, Illinois, a world-class destination—and one of the largest print markets in the world!




MGI Americas/Caribbean/Asia Pacific                                                   MGI Europe/Middle East/Africa/Russia

Media Contact:                                                                                                 Media Contact:

Jack Noonan                                                                                                      Clemence Mathieu

Marketing Coordinator                                                                                  Marketing Coordinator

MGI USA, Inc.                                                                                                    The MGI Group

j.noonan@mgiusa.com                                                                                 c.mathieu@mgi-fr.com

+1 321 751-6755                                                                                                +33 (0)1 45 21 06 60


Konica Minolta North America

Media Contact:

Kristina Marchitto

Public Relations Manager

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.


+1 201-236-4299