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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 64x120 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.

Spot UV Coating
Printing Technology• MGI’s exclusive inkjet engine technology.
• Drop-on-Demand (Dod) inkjet application.
• Piezoelectric print heads in single pass printing.
• Flexible & scalable architecture.
Coating ThicknessesDepending on your file and the substrate used, the coating thickness can vary from a traditional flat spot UV coating of 3 microns (µm) up to 200 µm for 3D raised texture effects and a tactile finish.
Production SpeedUp to 3,123* ISO B2 sheets size per hour (flat spot UV coating or 2D).

* speed will vary according to printing parameter used.
RegistrationLeft & right motorized registration side guides. Automatic registration using the built-in AIS SmartSanner technology for real-time management of entire sheet. No registration marks required.
Overall registration of ± 200 microns.
FormatsMin : 21x29.7 cm / 8.27x11.7’’ (width x length)
Max : 52x105 cm / 20x42’’ (standard)
64x120 cm / 25x47’’ (extended)*

* with the pallet feeder and stacker options.
Paper ThicknessMin : 135 gsm and not less than 150 µm / 6 mil before printing & lamination.
Max : Up to 600 gsm.
SubstratesEnhancement on most* matte or glossy laminated surfaces, with or without aqueous coating, layered paper, plastic, PVC and other coated materials.
Spot 3D coat directly onto most* digital prints (ie. MGI Meteor).

* confirm substrate/lamination/toner/metallic film compatibility with MGI.
Printing Width51 cm / 19’’ (standard)
56 cm / 22’’ (extended)*

* with the pallet feeder and stacker options.
UV Coatings and YieldsSeveral coating formulas available, one dedicated to 2D (flat coat) and the other for 2D/3D usage. The JETvarnish 3D comes standard with 2 coating tanks and 2 coating circuits allowing a quick changeover between coatings. Tank has a high capacity volume (18 liters / 4.7 US gal.).
“On-the-fly” tank changeover possible during production without any interruption and no waste.
iFOIL (Hot Foiling)Optional Digital Hot Foiling module application.

• Production Speed
Up to 1,750* B2 sheets size per hour (or up to 25 m per minute - 65.6ft per minute).
• Films
Optimization system of film consumption.
• Film Rolls
Max. roll diameter and length : ± 30 cm/11.8’’ and from 400 to 2,000 meters of film (1,300 to 6,500 ft). Up to 5 simultaneous film rolls on the same axis (with a minimum of 10 cm/3.9’’ per roll).
2 cores available : 1 inch and 3 inches.
• Maximum Surface
Hot foil substrate surface can not exceed 51x104 cm/ 20.1 x 41'' (standard)
and 55x119 cm / 21.7x46.9'' (extended)**.
• Embossing
3D hot foil raised effects.
The surface of the metallized film may be covered with a layer of varnish or another foil.

* speed will vary according to printing parameter used.
** with the pallet feeder & stacker options.
Other Options• Corona* ** Substrates treatment module
In-line system made to optimize varnish adhesion on complex printed substrates
• Pallet Feeder
support sheets up to size 64x120 cm /25x47’’
• Pallet Stacker
support sheets up to size 64x120 cm /25x47’’
• Variable Data Printing (VDP)
Manage and edit files on the workstation
Full variable data (text, graphic, image) for both 2D/3D Spot Coating and Hot Foiling areas
Integrated barcode (1D/2D) reader system & controller
Raster Image Processor (RIP) as an option

* requires substrate above 42 cm width.
** requires paper above 250 Gsm / 250 µm.
FeederHigh capacity feeder able to handle a paper pile up to 60 cm/23.6’’ high for 52x105 cm (20x42’’) sheets.
Approximately 4,000 sheets at 135 gsm.
Paper Path• 100% flat paper path.
• Vacuum feed system.
• Air feed system.
• Automatic double sheet detection.
StackerHigh capacity stacker able to accomodate stakes up to 60 cm/23.6’’ high for 52x105 cm (20x42’’) sheets.
Approximately 4,000 sheets at 135 gsm.
Front End System• Intuitive touchscreen software management suite controlled by a 27’’ monitor.
• Includes functions for operators: Job cost calculator, image editor, queue manager and reprint, camera and print-heads settings.
• Dedicated controller for equipment settings and technical data.
• Ethernet connection 10/100/1000 BT in RJ 45.
In-Line UV Dryer“On-the-fly” drying & curing via integrated UV lamps
Dry AirAn onsite dry air system is necessary.
Maintenance and Technical Support• Daily maintenance completed in less than 10 min.
• Majority of procedures are automated.
• From cold start to production in less than 15 min.
• Remote troubleshooting & support via included web video camera (high speed internet connection required).
Electrical Requirements• JETvarnish 3D
400 Volts - 50/60 Hz, 32A (63A plug)
400 Volts - 50/60 Hz, 25A (32A plug)
Dimensions (L x W x H) & WeightJETvarnish 3D + iFOIL
From 8.03 up to 12.72x1.76x1.93 meters*
From 26.35 up to 41.73x5.74x5.97 ft (L x w x h)*
Necessary clearance : 1 meter (3.3ft) on 4 sides.
Up to ± 3,072 kg / 6,773 lbs*

* depending on the configuration selected.
Operating EnvironmentTemperature : from 18 up to 30°C / 64 up to 86°F
Relative humidity between 30 and 50% (no condensation)
Eco Friendly• Enhanced UV protection with lower energy consumption than traditional UV systems.
• No makeready, no plates (offset), no screens (silkscreen), no dies (hot foiling), no waste (electricity, paper, varnish and time).
• Reduction of consumables (elimination of many plastics). Closed-circuit system to minimize varnish consumption, thus preventing waste.

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Product Advantages

Flat or 3D Spot Coating, you have the choice!

No need to choose between traditional flat spot coating OR 3D raised effects! With the JETvarnish 3D, you have the freedom to feature both effects on the same sheet or separately (from 3 to 200µm).

Expand your business and offer your customers a wider range of finishing services to help them differentiate their brands.

Amazing 3D raised effects

Produce spot UV coating jobs with 3D raised effects that bring your prints to life. Beautiful tactile effects enhance projects and create a new experience for the senses.

Determine your own selling price for a job than nobody can match, while your customers receive stunning prints that take their projects to a new level.

Increased productivity - up to 3,000 B2 sheets/hour

Break productivity records to gain a larger customer base with more profitable jobs. With a throughput up to 3,000 B2 sheet per hour, you can either multiply short runs (1-50 sheets) or produce medium and long runs - more than 20,000 sheets per day.

100% coverage of a B2 sheet

As a commercial printer or finisher, you need to ensure a full B2 coverage (B2=500x707mm) for your Spot UV jobs.

The JETvarnish 3D, as perfect complement to B2 offset presses, is able to exceed this area with a printable of 515x735mm.

Fine details or high coverage areas are no problem!

Whether you are spot UV coating ultra-fine details or large flat areas, the JETvarnish 3D is designed for all kinds of spot UV coating jobs. Don't limit yourself to either flat or 3D - your customers deserve the choice!

Anticipate your printing costs prior to production

The better you can anticipate your production costs, the more accurate your quote and your margins will be.

JETvarnish 3D has an embedded predictive cost calculator prior to production. You just need to upload the spot coating file and it will immediately display the volume of coating consumed - for 1 or for 1,000+ sheets

No Plates or Screens

The 100% digital JETvarnish 3D eliminates the need for expensive plates, screens or setups. By removing these elements associated with traditional spot UV coating, the JETvarnish 3D enables dramatically quicker and less expensive setup for your jobs - which translates into higher profitability.

A new 3D high gloss coating formula at 99% G.U.

Produce high gloss spot UV jobs that no other traditional analog technology can match. The JETvarnish 3D features a gloss level of 99% (G.U.)

Extended paper formats up to 52x105 cm

Some applications may require longer paper format than B2 - for example, book covers integrating multiple flaps. To accommodate this key need, the JETvarnish 3D is the solution to cover sheets up to 52x105 cm / 20 x 42" long. It is another unique feature.

Internet cannot compete

Thanks to the power of the printed document on paper, adding a 3D spot UV coating is bringing an unbeatable visual impact and tactile feeling that you cannot have on the Internet

Product Applications

3D Varnish - Nobody can resist!

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The JETvarnish 3D's new capabilities produce beautiful, tactile 3D effects that enhance visual appeal and bring a new sensory dimension to all printed projects. Nobody can resist!

52x74 sheet with 3D effects

The JETvarnish 3D can handle all kinds of sheet sizes including the very popular 52x74 cm/20x29". The 3D varnish takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension.

3D Varnish - Closeup View

3D Varnish closeup view with spectacular raised effects - click on the image to zoom in!

Invitation Cards - 3D

Produce VIP invitation cards with amazing 3D effects for a finished product which stands out from the crowd. You can even include VDP to personalize your message with spot UV coating!

3D Packaging

Add a new dimension to your packaging projects with MGI's JETvarnish 3D. Offer your customers flat and/or 3D raised effects, and/or various patterns in the coating. Make their brands pop right off the shelf!

Magazine & Book Covers - 3D

The book cover is the number one application for the JETvarnish 3D. Ideal for short or long runs, book covers is the perfect application to harness the esthetic appeal of 3D spot UV coating.
With the extended paper format - as a standard feature - the JETvarnish 3D can handle book covers with multiple flaps up to 52x105 cm / 20x42" long.

100% Digital Hot Foil & 3D Spot Coating for Books

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Book cover realized using 100% MGI digital processes:
- Printing
- Spot 3D Coating
- Hot Foil Stamping

Gang run

Optimize your spot UV coating with/without 3D raised effets on any king of gang run (up to 52x105 cm/20x42”)

Business Cards - 3D

Differentiate your brand with elegant & stylish business cards.

With a touch of spot UV coating with/without 3D raised effects, classical business cards turn immediately into a powerful communication tool.

Corporate/Product Brochures - 3D

Give to your customer's brochure, an incredible look and feel, thanks to a spot UV coating - with or without 3D raised effects.

All brochure formats are supported including tri-fold (630 mm long) and even more with the extended paper solution up to 1050 mm long / 42".

Product Awards

2016 Leadership in Innovation Award - by DuPont Packaging Innovation Program

MGI Digital Technology has received on May 16th 2016, the first “Leadership in Innovation Award” ever issued by the internationally respected DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation Program. The official press release issued by DuPont stated “As a result of ground-breaking, cutting-edge excellence in the packaging marketplace, judges awarded a new Leadership in Innovation Award to MGI.”

“The MGI entry was noteworthy due to its future forward approach to digital package decoration.” said David Luttenberger, CPP, Global Packaging Director, Mintel Group Ltd. USA.

2014 MUST SEE 'EMS Award Winner


During Graph Expo in Chicago during 2014, the JETvarnish 3D "T2" & Meteor DP8700 XL+ received the 2014 MUST SEE 'EMS award. Entries in the Must See 'ems competition were submitted by the graphic communications industry's top vendors and placed for judging in 11 individual categories. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists and consultants who based their choices on the impact they believe these technologies will have on the industry.

2014 GOA Game Changer

The 2014 Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) is pleased to announce participants in its inaugural Game Changers showcase, which highlights essential, future-oriented exhibitor technologies. The MGI JETvarnish 3D and JETvarnish 3D Twin with iFoil have been given the special distinction of being a GOA 2014 Game Changer.

2013 CAP'TRONIC Award

The MGI JETvarnish 3D has received the 2013 CAP'TRONIC award in recognition of this innovative project.

2013 InterTech Technology Award

Since 1978 the InterTech™ Technology Awards sponsored by Printing Industries of America have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries. More than 80% of technologies that receive an award experience continued commercial success in the marketplace.

2013 MUST SEE ’EMS Award Winner

Must See 'em - Print 13

During Print 13 held at Chicago in 2013, JETvarnish 3D received the 2013 Must See 'em award. Entries in the Must See 'ems competition were submitted by the graphic communications industry's top vendors and placed for judging in 11 individual categories. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists and consultants who based their choices on the impact they believe these technologies will have on the industry.

Coup de Coeur 2013 (Best in Show)

Amongst the 49 new products during the Graphitec trade show in Paris, the jury has distinguished the MGI JETvarnish 3D. It is one of the most innovative product, delivering very high value to the printed media.

Must See 'em - GRAPH EXPO 2012

During Graph Expo held at Chicago in 2012, JETvarnish 3D received a Must See 'em award. Entries in the Must See 'ems competition were submitted by the graphic communications industry's top vendors and placed for judging in 11 individual categories. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists and consultants who based their choices on the impact they believe these technologies will have on the industry.

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