Konica Minolta Celebrates Print Panther’s Big Win at the 2018 FSEA-IADD Joint Conference Gold Leaf Awards

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (), a leader in Graphic Communications Industry, is pleased to announce Print Panther’s debut and winning entries at the 25th Annual Foil and Special Effects Association Gold Leaf Award in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each year, the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) receives hundreds of entries from all over the world that demonstrate the best in foil stamping, embossing and other specialty effects.  Print Panther was awarded with two Golds and a Silver for the most creative use of foil and embossing labels, the best use of holographic foil, and the best use of digital spot UV and foil during last week’s industry event.

Print Panther, based in Oakville, Ontario, was the first in Canada to install Konica Minolta’s innovative MGI JETvarnish 3DS and iFOIL system. This ground-breaking technology takes advanced finishing to the next level and offers the Canadian print industry an exciting range of new market opportunities.

According to Norm Bussolaro, Sr. Director of Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd., "Print Panther is a true visionary and leader in the digital foil and varnish market.  With some of the spectacular work they’ve produced, we knew it wouldn't take long for them to start gaining North American-wide industry recognitions.  They have strong digital and specialty printing expertise and we are looking forward to seeing more exciting and new applications to come from Print Panther."

According to Christine Yardley, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Print Panther, “Our vision to foresee the potential and embrace the power of the MGI technology has allowed us to differentiate our offerings and build out a different kind of printshop.  The custom finishing, we do in-house, truly sets us apart.  We can now manage complex projects flexibly, more efficiently, and in less time. Our digital focus is really giving us an edge in the marketplace.” 

Konica Minolta’s MGI technology is genuinely disruptive and has been featured recently on the covers of several industry publications. In fact, the list of applications for Konica Minolta’s MGI JETvarnish 3DS and iFoil technology will grow exponentially as the analogue foil and varnish market converts to digital.

Basically, the MGI JETvarnish takes advanced finishing to the next level by providing digital spot UV coating in plain 2D and 3D formats, plus embossed and foil textured effects – all in a single pass. Moreover, the digital spot UV coating is 100% variable-data capable – including barcode reader options enabling custom spot varnished prints with unique graphics, text and numeric data for runs from one to thousands of sheets.

Print PantherChristine Yardley,  VP Sales & Marketing  905-842-8555

MGI USA Inc.Kevin Abergel Vice President of Marketing & Sales +1 321 751-6755

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Globe Newswire: 21:39 GMT Monday 16th April 2018

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