JETvarnish 3D wins the ‘Packaging Innovation Award’

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MGI Wins the ‘Packaging Innovation Award’ with the JETvarnish 3D & iFOIL

MGI Digital Graphic Technology is pleased to announce that the Pack Experts Committee has awarded the iFOIL with the “Innovation Award” at 2014 Packaging/Emballage Exhibition (MGI booth on Hall 6, G135).

This year’s 1,500 exhibitors submitted over 208 innovative products to the Pack Experts Committee.The Committee consists of industry experts, many from large international companies with worldwide expertise, such as: L’Oréal, Coca-Cola, and Nestlé. The top 8 entries were given the prestigious “Innovation Award,” including the MGI iFOIL solution.

The Packaging/Emballage Exhibition, held from November 17th-20th in Paris-Villepinte (France), is expecting over 100,000 visitors this year to see the packaging & handling industry’s best. With an average annual growth rate of 10%, the packaging industry is making great strides in packaging functionality and innovation.

Working in-line with the JETvarnish 3D, the iFOIL uses a revolutionary 100% digital process to create embossed hot foil effects. The duo take print jobs to the next level, adding luxury to everything from packaging, magazine covers, books, brochures, to invitations and labels. The innovative technology used by the pair has drawn a lot of international awards due to their unique inkjet technology and the 100% digital process.

The iFOIL and the JETvarnish 3D perform the following jobs:

  • Spot UV Varnish 2D/3D
  • From 3 to 200μm embossing
  • Hot foil embossing process for up to 3 simultaneous colors
  • Variable data both for Spot UV Varnish & Foiling
  • Up to 3,000 B2 size sheets an hour

For additional information on the JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL, please visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

NEW Digital Finishing System – MBM AeroCut Nano

NEW Digital Finishing System – MBM AeroCut Nano

MBM AeroCut NanoStable air suction feed system featuring InstaSet Bar and touch screen for accurate slitter positioning.

Stable air feed mechanism takes a wide range of paper stocks. Cuts and cross cuts prints in one pass. Elevated feed table separates digital stocks to avoid mis-feedings, damages and roller marks. Density sensor for true double feed detection. 2 single blade margin slitters and 2 double blade gutter slitters are easily adjustable for various stock sizes. InstaSet bar indicates and fixes slitter positions accurately. Intuitive touch screen holds 16 pre-programmed jobs and 40 customized jobs.

Product Features

InstaSet Bar - Unique InstaSet bar indicates and fixes slitter positions accurately and can be easily adjusted manually without tools.

Stable Feed Mechanism - Stable upper-belt air suction feed system elevates separate digital stocks to avoid mis-feedings, damages and roller marks.

Intuitive Touch Screen - The touch screen control module comes pre-programmed with 16 jobs and can store up to 40 additional custom programs.

For additional information about the MBM AeroCut Nano, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Why Bundling? Why Felins?


Every packaging decision hurts or helps our planet.

Felins has a passion for creating alternative sustainable packaging solutions and believes that packaging is fundamentally exciting and environmentally important!  We offer non-traditional bundling solutions that increase throughput, protect product quality and integrity  and significantly reduce packaging material and labor costs for our customers worldwide.

Check out the video to the right for a brief overview of the different bundling technologies that Felins provides.


Why Paper & Plastic Banding?

Often referred to as the most elite form of bundling, banding has historically been used to showcase and protect delicate, high-end printed materials. Because of the many advantages, banding has grown as an elegant, cutting edge sustainable packaging solution.  As an alternative to strapping, banding provides reduced packaging costs, increased productivity, and the reduced labor costs commonly attributed to strapping.  In addition:

• Paper bands can be removed without using a cutting tool
• Transparent plastic bands showcase your product
• Labels can be eliminated by printing directly on the band
• Banding won’t damage the corners and edges of your product
• Diverse selection of banding materials and machine options


Why Rubber Banding?

We focus on providing an alternative and more efficient way to apply rubber bands to your product. Felins’ Automatic Rubber Banding (ARB) Machine loads, stretches and applies each band from a continuous roll of hundreds of elastic bands. Like other Felins bundling solutions our Automatic Rubber Banding Machine do not damage your product.  It also:

  • Increases productivity
  • Offers custom automated system options
  • Eliminates repetitive motion injuries
  • Provides allergen and latex free options for medical products

Felins offers a variety of banding machines and banding materials ranging from easy to use table top banding machines to fully automated banding systems. For additional information, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

Print sheet sizes up to 13 x 40 inches!

MGI Meteor DP8700 XL Digital Press – Print sheet sizes up to 13 x 40 inches!

Print sheet sizes up to 13 x 40 inches! The Meteor’s construction brings a market exclusive ability to print in super format. Use this to your advantage and provide services that no other print manufacturer can. Super format is terrific for quad-fold brochures, banners, calendars, dust-covers and many other unique items. Show your customer your abilities and help them dream of the possibilities. The patented infrared pre-heater, powerful print engine and enhanced toner compositions give you the freedom to print on a wide variety of stocks and substrates. Print on unique materials like PVC, polycarbonates, Teslin, Yupo, canvas, labels and other synthetics.

The Meteor DP8700 XL is the most versatile digital press in the global graphics market. It offers users the widest range of substrates available (paper, plastics, & envelopes), the largest cut sheet size (up to 102 cm / 40″ in production), laser-safe prints, no click charge and an economical total cost of operation, plus offset-comparable output quality. For additional information visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

TC Console for Challenge Paper Cutters – Operational Video

Operational Video of the Challenge Machinery TC programmable console. Available on the Titan 200 and 230 paper cutters and standard on all Titan 265, Champion 305, and 370 paper cutters.

Champion-305TCChallenge Champion 305 TC Paper Cutter
The NEW Champion 305 TC Paper Cutter is durable, accurate and easy to use programmable hydraulic powered paper cutter. With many new features and innovations improving efficiency, this work horse for cutting is still the only cutter available in this size range that ships from the factory CE, UL, and cUL safety standard certified and is in full compliance with the ANSI standard for paper guillotines and trimmers for North America.

Challenge Titan 200 TC Challenge Titan 200 Paper Cutter
The Titan 200 is based on a solid cast iron and steel construction for maximum durability. The intuitive menu-driven controller allows variable mode data entry with up to 99 jobs/9,801 total cut position storage. The optional electronic clamp pressure control minimizes waste. Machine self-diagnostics and error indication walks the operator through any potential difficulties.

Titan_230_WebChallenge Titan 230 Paper Cutter
The Titan 230 is built on a foundation of solid cast iron and steel construction for maximum durability. The Titan 230 meets the toughest safety standards in the industry today. Category 4 light safety curtains and intuitive menu-driven controller allows variable mode data entry with up to 99 jobs/9,801 total cut position storage. Machine self-diagnostics and error indication walk the operator through any potential difficulties.

Challenge has been recognized as the industry leader in providing innovative paper cutters that are built to last. Challenge’s current line of paper cutters continue the long legacy of Challenge safety, productivity, innovation, and durability.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Simplified Card Production Process

MGI JETcard 3D - Plastic Card ProductionUtilizing MGI’s award winning and revolutionary inkjet technology, the JETcard 3D provides card manufacturers with an all-inclusive printing/encoding/finishing solution.

MGI’s JETcard 3D is a true Card Factory and can replace up to 5 different pieces of equipment traditionally used in the plastic card production chain: Litho press, collator, lamination press, die cutter and encoder/personalization printer.

The JETcard 3D utilizes pre-cut blank cards (with/without magnetic stripe or RFID) and is ideal for turnkey production from 1 card to millions, all ready to be sold (fully printed, personalized, coated, encoded & verified).

The JETcard 3D is targeted for card manufacturers as well as commercial printers, maximizing productivity for high volume applications while still remaining cost-effective for short runs. The JETcard 3D has already been awarded the prestigious “2010 Siemens Innovation Grand Prix” and the “2011 Engineering Prize”, in recognition of MGI’s R&D achievement.

From an individual blank ISO CR-80 card, the JETcard 3D is able to achieve in one pass, the following processes:

  • Pre-coating to ensure a full compatibility with the substrates available on the market (plastic, paper, PLA, etc.)
    • Printing 4, 6 ou 8 colors to expand the spectrum of the printable colors \
    • Optional white opaque ink
    • Optional security ink revealed only under a black light
    • Micro text and guilloché patterns
    • Full variable data printing including text, barcodes & images
    • Spot UV coating or flood UV coating for card protection
    • Read & write capabilities on HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripes
    • Automated quality controls and rejection of the defective card
  • New Enhanced Printing Functions (2013)
    • Printing with spectacular 3D raised effects
    • Variable Data Printing even with 3D raised effects
    • Hexacolor printing to expand the gamut and/or spot colors (orange, blue,…)

jetcard-3d-featuresTypically, a traditional plastic card production chain is using up to 5 pieces of equipment: offset press, collator, laminating press, die cutter, and personalization printer/encoder. Each piece of equipment has varying productivity levels, requires a specialized operator, and can sometimes be spread across a large site.

Combined, these factors result in high production costs. With the JETcard 3D features, MGI streamlines the production chain by bringing all these key processes into one piece of equipment. The JETcard 3D features MGI’s award-winning inkjet technology and is a true reinvention of the traditional plastic card production process. For additional information visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Spot UV Coating – with or without raised effects!

Spot UV Coating – with or without raised effects!

The award-winning JETvarnish 3D takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension, featuring increased throughput for flat spot UV jobs and amazing 3D raised effects.

Ideal for operations with offset and/or digital presses up to 52×105 cm format, the JETvarnish 3D is the perfect solution for 3D or traditional flat spot UV coating on runs from one to thousands, providing printers with true value-added services. Gain new customers & profitable markets and your clients will receive visually stunning pieces that allow them to differentiate themselves and with customization not available through traditional and analog spot UV coating methods.

A pioneer and industry leader in spot UV coating, MGI first presented the JETvarnish at drupa 2008 and boasts the industry’s largest install base. JETvarnish series customers hail from all Graphic Arts sectors such as offset commercial printers, digital printers, finishing houses, silk screen printers, specialty photo printers and book publishers. The most popular jobs include book covers, brochures, business & invitation cards and packaging.


For additional information about the MGI JETvarnish 3D, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

JETvarnish 3D Takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension

MGI JETvarnish 3D

The award-winning JETvarnish 3D takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension, featuring increased throughput for flat spot UV jobs and amazing 3D raised effects.

Ideal for operations with offset and/or digital presses up to 52×105 cm format, the JETvarnish 3D is the perfect solution for 3D or traditional flat spot UV coating on runs from one to thousands, providing printers with true value-added services. Gain new customers & profitable markets and your clients will receive visually stunning pieces that allow them to differentiate themselves and with customization not available through traditional and analog spot UV coating methods.

A pioneer and industry leader in spot UV coating, MGI first presented the JETvarnish 3D at drupa 2008 and boasts the industry’s largest install base. JETvarnish 3D series customers hail from all Graphic Arts sectors such as offset commercial printers, digital printers, finishing houses, silk screen printers, specialty photo printers and book publishers. The most popular jobs include book covers, brochures, business & invitation cards and packaging.

Advantages

  • Flat or 3D Spot Coating, you have the choice!
  • Amazing 3D raised effects
  • Increased productivity – up to 3,000 B2 sheets/hour
  • 100% coverage of a B2 sheet
  • Fine details or high coverage areas are no problem
  • Anticipate your printing costs prior to production
  • Perfect register every time
  • No plates or Screens
  • A new 3D high gloss coating formula at 99% G.U.
  • Extended paper formats up to 52 x 105 cm
  • Internet cannot compete

The JETvarnish 3D can handle all kinds of sheet sizes including the very popular 52×74 cm/20×29″. The 3D varnish takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension. These new capabilities produce beautiful, tactile 3D effects that enhance visual appeal and bring new sensory dimension to all printed projects. Nobody can resist!

Contact us for additional information at 1-800-343-4231 or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

MGI JETcard

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Utilizing MGI’s award winning and revolutionary inkjet technology, the JETcard provides card manufacturers with an all-inclusive printing solution.

The JETcard utilizes blank cards (with smart chip, magnetic stripe or RFID) and is ideal for turnkey production from 1 card to millions, all ready to be sold (fully printed, personalized, coated, encoded & verified).

The JETcard is targeted for card manufacturers as well as commercial printers, maximizing productivity for high volume applications while still remaining cost-effective for short runs. The JETcard has already been awarded the prestigious “2010 Siemens Innovation Grand Prix” and the Graph Expo 2011 “Must See ‘em”, in recognition of MGI’s R&D achievement.

From an individual blank ISO CR-80 card, the JETcard is able to achieve in one pass, the following processes:

  • Pre-print coating to ensure a full compatibility with the substrates available on the market (PVC, ABS, paper, etc.)
  • Printing in 4 to 6 UV colors
  • Micro text and guilloché patterns
  • Full variable data printing including text, barcodes & images
  • Spot UV coating or flood UV coating for card protection
  • Security inks revealed only under a black light
  • Read & write capabilities on HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripes
  • Automated quality controls and ejection into a rejection bin of the defective cards

New Enhanced Printing functions (2011)

  • Printing with spectacular embossing/3D effects or flat print effect
  • Opaque white UV ink now available
  • Signature panel printing
  • Variable Data Printing even on embossed/3D effects

Drop-on-demand technology and an integrated RIP enable full variable data printing on all JETcard inks and coatings. For example, the security coating can be used as an anti-counterfeiting feature, revealing inks only when held under a black light.

MGI’s JETcard is a true Card Factory and can replace up to 5 different pieces of equipment traditionally used in the plastic card production chain: Litho press, collator, lamination press, die cutter and encoder/personalization printer.

Other key features of the JETcard include:

  • A production speed up to 8,000 cards per hour (simplex)
  • One of the highest print resolutions available (up to 720 x 2160 dpi)
  • Accommodates PVC, Teslin, synthetic or paper cards from 350-1000 microns (ISO CR-80 format)
  • HiCo/LoCo magnetic stripe support (read/write)
  • Capability to store up to 2,500 cards within 5 different magazines
  • Automated controls for ensuring data accuracy between card front and back

For additional product information visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net or view product page by clicking here.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Paper and Plastic Banding Solutions

Felins-Paper-and-Plastic-Bundling-SamplesPaper and Plastic Banding Solutions Overview

Why Paper & Plastic Banding?

Often referred to as the most elite form of bundling, banding has historically been used to showcase and protect delicate, high-end printed materials. Because of the many advantages, banding has grown as an elegant, cutting edge sustainable packaging solution.  As an alternative to strapping, banding provides reduced packaging costs, increased productivity, and the reduced labor costs commonly attributed to strapping.  In addition:

• Paper bands can be removed without using a cutting tool
• Transparent plastic bands showcase your product
• Labels can be eliminated by printing directly on the band
• Banding won’t damage the corners and edges of your product
• Diverse selection of banding materials and machine options

Felins offers a variety of banding machines and banding materials ranging from easy to use table top banding machines to fully automated banding systems. For additional information, contact us at 1-800-343-4231.

Felins Plastic and Paper Banding Models:


Felins US-2000-CSW-DMS_Automated_Banding_Machine_0Banding Automation - If you’re interested in increasing productivity and reducing labor costs to the fullest extent then take banding to the next step with full automation. With our years of experience and knowledgeable application specialists, we can customize a solution that solves your packaging needs and fits into your facility. Customization and application evaluation are our specialties


Felins CE-Banding_Machine_0CE Models - This semi-automatic, heat seal, table top banding machine efficiently bundles a wide variety of products and can band with both paper and plastic banding material interchangeably. The CE Models are easy to set-up, use, and maintain. Featuring digital controls, adjustable tension, highly versatile for limitless applications, and does not require costly compressed air.


Felins JD150_Plastic_Banding_Machine_0JD Models - An economical alternative to rubber banding or twist tying is the JD Series, heat seal banding machine. This model offers a versatile and compact table top design for gently banding your products. The JD series utilize a heat seal and loop style banding. Highly versatile for limitless applications and does not require compressed air. Multiple material selection options available.


Need help deciding? Contact us today for additional product information and additional options available to suit your needs. Contact us at 1-800-343-4231 or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.