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Versatile digital press now in larger formats

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM

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Michael Abergel, MGI USA's (Melbourne, FL) executive vice president, reports the vendor has installed nearly 200 Meteor DP60 Pro digital presses worldwide since its Drupa 2008 debut. Abergel stressed the DP60's versatility and affordability (“a Volkswagen vs. BMW [priced competitors].” It can print on paper and plastic substrates and has no click charges. An optional “Envelope Express” feature enables high-volume envelope printing.

At PRINT 09, MGI will unveil the DP60 in Super Format (up to 13 × 26 inches) and Super XL Format models (up to 13 × 40.15 inches). An exclusive offset feeder table/air feed system supports the wider formats without compromising registration. Applications include book covers, banners, landscape/panoramic photos, trifold brochures, calendars, folders and mailers.

Offline coating | MGI's JETvarnish uses inkjet technology to provide offline spot UV coating in a 20 × 29-inch format. Said to cost about $.05 per sheet, the digital coater offers a cheaper alternative to offset or screen methods. JETvarnish targets high-speed and large format offset applications as well as shops with multiple digital presses. JETvarnish is 100% variable data capable. An integrated infrared dryer enables turnkey production.

Photobooks and more | At PRINT 09, MGI also will show the Meteor DP20, an all-in-one printing, laminating, creasing and cutting unit for producing photo books, calendars and greeting cards. Photos are printed in resolutions up to 1,800 dpi, on sheet sizes up to 12 × 18 inches with an output of 20 ppm.