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

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

September 24, 2014 13:29 ET

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

First Collaboration for Digital Print Market Introduced at GRAPH EXPO 14

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - 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 information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas.  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 an unprecedented 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, Twitter and YouTube.

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