Konica Minolta Installs JETvarnish 3D Evolution Press at Print Panther Direct

Positions Printer to be Top Print Shop for Digital Embellishment in Canada

Ramsey, NJ, (December 5, 2023) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce the installation of its JETvarnish 3D Evolution Press at Print Panther Direct. Located in Toronto, Canada, Print Panther Direct is an award-winning commercial print shop that provides truly integrated, creative solutions for high-end embellished print. With a rich history of innovation, embracing specialty inks, finishes and enhancements, the company continually looks to lead the way with embellished print.

Print Panther Direct purchased Konica Minolta’s JETvarnish 3DS embellishment press in 2017, and after five years deemed it a natural step to upgrade to the JETvarnish 3D Evolution. With a much more robust platform, 29” X 47” sheet size and 800 GSM stock compatibility, the new press will have a transformational impact on Print Panther Direct’s business, empowering it to competitively deliver short-run, high quality, embellished print. The upgrade will position the company to be the top print shop for digital embellishment in Canada.

Christine Yardley
Christine Yardley, President, Print Panther Direct with her newly installed JETvarnish 3D Evolution Press

“Adding the JETvarnish 3D Evolution will increase the value we provide our customers and provide new opportunities to expand our business,” said Christine Yardley, President, Print Panther Direct. “The press is one of the world’s most productive B2 digital embellishment solutions, complementing our existing line-up of digital presses and supporting our mission to provide customers with beautiful print and packaging.”

A true influencer in digital embellishment with access to all kinds of technology, Print Panther Direct continues to rely on Konica Minolta for its decorative print needs. The company has been recognized multiple times as a FSEA Gold Leaf award winner, including the 2022 Best of Show award and Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Client Promotion for Konica Minolta’s “Print So Real You Can Feel It – Extreme Digital Guide III.”

“Our industrial print group is committed to offering the best technology with our digital embellishment solutions. Our customers look to our solutions and services in order to produce the best overall design and quality,” said Bill Troxil, President, Industrial Print and Production Print Business, Konica Minolta. “We work with clients to continually help them develop their businesses, and as a result they are realizing profitable growth and competitive capability opportunities.”

Konica Minolta Digital Embellishment Solutions help customers ‘See the Potential in Print.’ The company’s unique product lineup features digital spot UV coating, 3D embossing, and hot foil stamping, creating sensory dimensional effects that cannot be replicated by traditional print processes. Konica Minolta’s solutions help take businesses to the next dimension and gain new customers while increasing profits with visually stunning and tactile printed pieces. Learn more online.

Konica Minolta JETVarnish 3D
Konica Minolta’s JETvarnish 3D Evolution press transforms plain, printed jobs into remarkable and appealing prints by spot coating digital and offset prints, highlighting defined areas or adding tactile 3D effects with digital spot UV coating.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.’s (Konica Minolta) journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. The company innovates for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept it moving then, keeps it moving now. Konica Minolta aims to partner with clients to Give Shape to Ideas by supporting their digital transformation through its expansive Intelligent Connected Workplace portfolio. Its business technology offerings include IT Services, intelligent information management, video security solutions and managed print services, as well as office technology and industrial and commercial print solutions. Through its ongoing work, the company is fortunate to be continuously recognized for its products and services. This includes, but is not limited to being included on CRN’s MSP 500 list numerous times; named a finalist in the IT Software Category by The World Technology Awards; recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys and presented with Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Awards for its bizhub i-Series.

Sustainability also continues to be a key driver for the company. As such, Konica Minolta Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years and has spent six years on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. For more information, please visit Konica Minolta online and follow its accounts on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Print Panther

Print Panther Direct is an award-winning commercial print shop.
Providing a truly integrated creative solution for high-end embellished print, Print Panther has a rich history of being innovators, embracing embellishment, specialty inks and finishes. Contact us to learn more about our digital printing, digital foil and varnish, large format printing, bindery & finishing. President Christine Yardley is also the Founder of eatprintlove.com, a resource hub for designers, printers, and anyone else interested in the design and production of print media.

Konica Minolta Contact

Maggie Grande

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

+1 551-500-2659