Solopress shines with investment in Konica Minolta's MGI JetVarnish 3DS, bringing Embellishment in-house

With the aim of bringing embellishment capabilities in-house, Solopress has partnered with Konica Minolta to install an MGI JETVARNISH 3DS with iFOIL S. Until the installation of the MGI JETVARNISH 3DS, Solopress was sending jobs that called for spot UV varnishing and foiling out of house, and the processes were done using conventional analogue equipment, which added quite significantly to the cost.


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Simon Cooper, Managing Director at Solopress explains: “A lot of our customers are interested in small quantities, but historically if someone wanted foil on a run of, say, just 20 copies, it was just not
economical, both in terms of cost and time, as we would have to send the job out of house. Digital embellishment with the MGI means that we can cost-effectively and quickly provide embellishment on very
short runs in-house. It also means that we are in control of the whole process.”


At Solopress, the MGI JETVARNISH 3DS will initially be adding spot UV varnish, tactile effects and foiling to business cards, leaflets and brochures produced on all the company’s various printing presses, before the capabilities are rolled out to more applications.
“We have now switched all our outsourced work in-house and the transition has been very smooth,” commented Simon, when asked if the machine has lived up to expectations.

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We’ve achieved our main objective of bringing previously outsourced work in-house and we are now looking at growing the market by building on that base. I’m very optimistic about the potential of the MGI JETVARNISH 3DS.

Simon Cooper

Managing Director, Solopress

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