Indian converter Bahubali Digiglam has installed a second Konica Minolta MGI Jetvarnish 3D One along with AccurioShine 101 to expands its production capabilities for high impact, profitable print communication, and embellishment applications.
The two new additions to the converter’s pressroom will further augment its existing printing technologies and services, enabling it to cater to the increasing customer demand in categories such as specialty printing, packaging, and labeling.
It is a simple, compact, and affordable digital embellishment press that provides sensory print applications for every size printer. Owing to the amplifying production demand, Bahubali Digiglam has also installed AccurioShine 101, a multipurpose offline foiling solution, at its premises.
The MGI JETvarnish 3D One embellishment press brings digital special effects to the mainstream commercial printing, finishing, and packaging industries. It utilizes the JETvarnish technology's critical components, including the intelligent and adaptive AIS SmartScanner registration system, and is designed for a compact, cost-effective, entry-level technology.
The small operational footprint allows converters to have a full in-house production and prototyping print embellishment system without screens, dies, or plates. The patented varnish formula allows both flat 2D Spot UV highlighting and sculptured 3D raised special effects on a wide range of substrate stocks up to 450gsm, from the offset and digital inks to lamination films and aqueous coatings.
Akshat Jain, director of Bahubali Digiglam, commented: ‘A crisis like Covid-19 definitely presents challenges. But with that, it also brings opportunities to learn, embrace, innovate, and adapt. The pandemic has made us realize the potential of digital solutions like never before. We are happy to install MGI’s latest tech-driven machine as it not only boosts our productivity but also helps us smoothly adopt the much-needed digital transition.
‘It provides us the ability to generate more high-impact printed communications and profitable decorative embellishments on all commercial and in-plant applications including booklets, brochures, business cards, invitation cards, book covers, sheet-fed labels, small folding cartons, retail display signs, and posters. On top of that, we would also like to appreciate the constant unmatched efforts provided by Konica Minolta’s team.’
Manish Gupta, general manager, PP and IP marketing for Konica Minolta Business Solutions India, added: ‘We are delighted by the confidence which Bahubali Digilam has with Konica Minolta. The new installation has further strengthened the bond between the two organizations. Bahubali’s decision to go ahead with another big-ticket investment like this is a testimony to our portfolio of unmatched printing, packaging, and labeling solutions.
‘We are delighted to witness high satisfaction levels from our client and hope this association will last much longer. Its long-standing faith in us further boosts our confidence in serving customers better and delivering products aligned with its evolving needs and changing market dynamics. The demand in specialty printing, packaging, and labeling is improving and is slated to grow further than the pre-Covid levels. In line with these positive market results, we will continue to invest, innovate, and launch more new products that are powered by cutting-edge technologies and are reliable and efficient enough to meet client requirements.’
So far, Konica Minolta has sold 20 MGI machines in India, which, according to the company, further exhibits its growing importance among consumers.