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InfoTrends releases study on MGI digital innovations

Jul 12, 2011 12:00 AM

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MGI Digital Graphic Technology, manufacturer of multi-substrate digital press and finishing solutions, announces the availability of an InfoTrends white paper that details the company’s newest product offerings and provides a comprehensive overview of MGI’s history of innovative digital printing and finishing solutions. “Extending MGI’s Market Impact: Introducing the Meteor DP8700 XL” is authored by Jim Hamilton, group director of production printing and media consulting services, InfoTrends.

The white paper focuses on MGI’s newest digital press, the Meteor DP8700 XL, which launched in June. MGI’s Meteor series of digital presses offers the versatility to handle paper, plastic and envelopes, the longest sheet size among production cut-sheet digital presses (up to 13 x 40 inches in production, up to 13 x 47 inches via manual bypass), along with laser-safe prints, no click charge, and “offset-comparable” output. The Meteor DP8700 XL offers 3,600-dpi / 270-lpi print resolution (including stochastic), increased print speeds up to 4,260 A4/letter sph, a new auto-adjusting offset feeder table (ensuring registration of ±0.2mm left-right, ±0.5 mm top-bottom, front-back), along with many other new features.

In addition to highlighting the Meteor DP8700 XL, the analysis looks at MGI’s production inkjet solutions: the JETvarnish digital inkjet spot UV coater; and the JETcard, which integrates 4-6 UV inkjet color printing (with full variable data), spot/flood UV coating, security (black light visible) coating, data encoding and verification (magnetic stripes) into just one unit, designed for high volume plastic card production. Also hinted at are future developments in MGI’s production inkjet technologies for the commercial printing market.

Rounding out the white paper are MGI’s finishing technologies, including the DF360 multifunction finishing unit and the PressCard Pro and PunchCard Pro, lamination and diecutting solutions for the plastic card manufacturing segment.

“The announcement of the Meteor DP8700 XL is significant not only because it extends the Meteor product line to new levels of productivity and format, but also because it puts the industry on notice that MGI is expanding its product line and distribution capabilities in a way that puts them into direct competition with much larger companies,” says Hamilton.