Quebec-based luxury print and finishing service provider Impression D'Or purchases MGI JETvarnish 3D spot UV coater, adding new finishing options, textured surfaces; coater can handle digital and offset prints, uses solvent-free varnishes

MELBOURNE, Florida , May 20, 2014 (press release) – Quebec Print Finisher Installs First JETvarnish 3D in Canada

Impression D’Or, a family-owned business specializing in luxury print finishing solutions, has acquired a JETvarnish 3D spot UV coater; the only device of its kind in Canada.
Impression D’Or is one of the most well-known print finishing companies in Quebec and throughout Canada. Founded in 1988, Impression D’Or began as a small company offering stamping and embossing. They have since flourished into the successful cutting-edge finishing company they are today by adding high performance equipment, an experienced team, and the use of innovative tools that meet the needs of their customers.

Impression D'Or’s reputation is built on the quality of their products and customer service. After listening to their customers, they began looking for an innovative new service to add to their line of finishing products. It was at the GraphExpo show in Chicago that Mr. Raymond Girard, President and Owner of Impression D'Or, connected with KBR Graphics, a certified MGI dealer, and found the answer. “We were extremely impressed to see so many people crowded around the JETvarnish 3D, eager to touch the varnished sheets as they came out of the press. It was at that point we imagined all the possibilities that this new technology could offer our clients and their customers,” stated Mr. Girard.

“What really excites us with the JETvarnish 3D adventure is the desire to do something completely different. For many years we have repeatedly offered the same type of finishing
solutions to our customers and now we have the opportunity to offer something like never before. Imagine not only attracting attention with tradition spot UV, but offering something so attractive to the eye that even your fingers cannot resist touching the raised effects. Finally we were able to find an innovation worthy of our name,” continued Mr. Girard.

A pioneer and industry leader in spot UV coating, the JETvarnish 3D is designed to handle digital and offset prints of sizes up to 52 x 105 cm (20" x 42") and uses solvent-free varnishes (no VOCs). The traditional flat spot UV coating or raised 3D effects of up to 100 microns in thickness can vary in height and brightly shine, with details as fine as a hair.

"Since the installation of the new equipment and during the weeks of training for this new process, we had the chance to show some of our customers the first draft of our JETvarnish 3D booklet that we unveiled at the Gutenberg 2014 Gala. The reactions were overwhelmingly positive. Market representatives are already anticipating a viral spread of this new unique product, it is a one-of-a-kind," concludes Mr. Girard.

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About KBR Graphics
The JETvarnish 3D was sold and installed by KBR Graphics, a certified MGI Dealer. KBR Graphics, established in 1977 by Karl Belafi Sr., has evolved from a single person service company to a major supplier for sales and service to the Canadian printing industry.

KBR Graphics is one of Canada’s largest providers of digital, offset, and print finishing solutions with offices in Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. KBR Graphics is also the exclusive supplier of MGI’s equipment line in Eastern Canada, and offers a wide spectrum of graphic arts equipment including major manufacturers such as Ryobi MHI, Standard/Horizon Finishing, Challenge Machinery, among others.

About the MGI Group
The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Graphic Technology, headquartered in Paris (Ivry- sur-Seine), France, and KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany, and CERADROP, located in Limoges, France.

Founded in 1982, MGI Digital Graphic Technology designs, manufactures and markets a full and innovative range of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions.

MGI has a portfolio comprised of several thousand customers in a wide range of sectors, including graphic industry professionals, Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, plastic card manufacturers, silk screeners and photo labs.

A leader in the professional graphic equipment market, MGI is registered on the Euronext Paris Alternext stock exchange (ALMDG). They received the prestigious OSEO “Innovative Company” & "OSEO Excellence" labels respectively in 2009 & 2012 in recognition of their expertise and innovation in the graphics & finishing industry. In addition, MGI has won thirteen international product awards from 2008-2012 related to technological innovation, including the 2010 Siemens Innovation Grand Prix and the 2011 Engineering Prize for their color inkjet technology.

MGI USA, based in Melbourne, Florida, is MGI’s fully owned subsidiary that services the North and South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets.
KÖRA-PACKMAT is an industrial manufacturing company which specializes in the development of offset sub-systems. With four business units that cover feeding systems, paper transport systems, film wrapping machines & ultrasonic sealing systems, KÖRA-PACKMAT has a worldwide presence that is represented through a network of distributors and a subsidiary based in Singapore.

CERADROP is a cutting-edge company founded in 2006, by members of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) the world-renowned laboratory, and in under just seven years has become the French leader in inkjet equipment for printed electronics market and 3D printing.

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