Solopress has confirmed that, after a period of training and testing, its new Konica Minolta MGI JETvarnish 3DS machine is online and operational.

The machine expands Solopress’ foiling and spot UV capabilities and should allow for increased turnaround speed, product range and quality control.

‘Previously, we were only able to offer spot UV varnish on business cards,’ said managing director Simon Cooper. ‘But, with the MGI machine on board, we’re able to apply both spot UV and foil finishes to a much broader range of Solopress products – and at sizes up to 364 x 1020mm.’

‘Having the capacity to complete these jobs inhouse allows us to cut lead times, provide direct support, and carry out instant quality control on-site.’

The MGI JETvarnish 3DS also has environmental credentials, operating with low energy consumption and a self-contained design that prevents ozone and vapour from solvents escaping into the atmosphere.