Seven Indian states use MGI Meteor DP8700 XL for printing voter ID cards for Lok Sabha elections, as Meteor has high capacity for variable data printing, manufacturer says

MELBOURNE, Florida , June 24, 2014 (press release) – Seven states in India offer voter ID cards to assist in Lok Sabha elections

MGI Digital Graphic Technology is pleased to announce that seven states in India are using the Meteor DP8700 XL to make voter ID cards for the Lok Sabha elections.

The world’s largest democracy, with a population of 1.2 billion, India’s elections are a significant event that has to be carried out with precision and accuracy. Seven states (Assam, Haryana, Jharkand, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh) now offer plastic voter ID cards with the assistance of the Meteor DP8700 XL with great success.

Due to the Meteor’s high capacity and variable data printing, it was the perfect solution to the need. Variable data is a must-have when printing personalized voter ID cards that have a photograph of the voter in addition to the voter’s information. Not only were the printers able to print plastics, cards, and envelopes, but they were able to offer the voter ID cards at a significantly lower cost than cards produced in the other states.

In addition, the Meteor DP8700 XL can produce long formats up to 13” x 40” inches, the ideal solution for quad-fold brochures, book covers, banners and more. There is no minimum print quantity, so any job can be printed on-demand, allowing for maximum flexibility of use. The combination of variable data printing and the multitude of substrates the Meteor can print on is of interest to the Election Commission (EC) because they are looking for a large scope of digital printing opportunities.

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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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