Book printer Laballery adds creative touch with MGI JETvarnish print embellishment system

| 12 March 2019

French book printer Laballery has become the latest printing business to buy the MGI JETvarnish 3DS print embellishment system through Konica Minolta.

The once family-run company, based in Clamecy, to the south of Auxerre, is one of France’s leading monochrome book producers, with an array of offset and digital printing capabilities. It placed the order for the JETvarnish at the C’Print exhibition, an event where Konica Minolta showed for the first time in France its AccurioPress C83hc digital press, with the unique High Chroma toner for photo quality printing with high color saturation and sharper color reproduction.

The JETvarnish 3DS is manufactured by Konica Minolta’s strategic partner MGI Digital Technology. The system applies a spot UV coating as a top layer to offset, toner and inkjet prints, making them more vivid, tactile and exclusive. These special effects add an extra creative touch to a wide range of applications, including book covers, luxury packaging, greeting cards, brochures and flyers. Using the JETvarnish with an inline hot foiling module makes even more eye-catching effects possible.

As well as the sale of the MGI JETvarnish 3DS to Laballery at C’Print, Konica Minolta also sealed two further deals at the exhibition, with L’imprimerie Rochat buying an AccurioPress C3080 digital color press, and MG Imprimerie extending its Konica Minolta fleet with a new AccurioPress C3070 press. This system will be equipped with the Integrated Colour Control unit, IQ-501, which maximises production time through features such as automatic front-to-back registration and automatic creation of printer profiles.

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As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta a “Leader” in print transformation. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).

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