JETvarnish 3D

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 64×120 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 Thicknesses

Depending 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 Speed

Up to 3,123* ISO B2 sheets size per hour (flat spot UV coating or 2D).

* speed will vary according to printing parameter used.


Left & 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.


Min : 21×29.7 cm / 8.27×11.7’’ (width x length)

Max : 52×105 cm / 20×42’’ (standard)

57×120 cm / 22.4×47’’ (extended)*

64×120 cm / 25×47’’ (extended)**

* with the L pallet feeder and stacker options.

** with the XL pallet feeder and stacker options

Paper Thickness

Min : 135 gsm and not less than 150 µm / 6 mil before printing & lamination.

Max : Up to 600 gsm.


Enhancement 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 Width

51 cm / 19’’ (standard)

54 cm / 21.3’’ (extended)*

* with the L or XL pallet feeder and stacker options.

UV Coatings and Yields

Several 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 3 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 51×104 cm/ 20.1 x 41” (standard) and 54×118 cm / 21.3×46.5” (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 L or XL pallet feeder & stacker options.

Other Options
  • Corona* ** Substrates treatment module

In-line system made to optimize varnish adhesion on complex printed substrates

  • L or XL Pallet Feeder

Support sheets up to size 57 or 64×120 cm /22.4 or 25×47’’

  • L or XL Pallet Stacker

Support sheets up to size 57 or 64×120 cm /22.4 or 25×47’’

  • 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.


High capacity feeder able to handle a paper pile up to 60 cm/23.6’’ high for 52×105 cm (20×42’’) sheets.

Approximately 4,000 sheets at 135 gsm.

Paper Path
  • 100% flat paper path.
  • Vacuum feed system.
  • Air feed system.
  • Automatic double sheet detection.

High capacity stacker able to accomodate stakes up to 60 cm/23.6’’ high for 52×105 cm (20×42’’) 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 Air

An 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)

  • iFOIL L

400 Volts – 50/60 Hz, 25A (32A plug)

Dimensions (L x W x H) & Weight

JETvarnish 3D + iFOIL

From 8.03 up to 12.72×1.76×1.81 meters*

From 26.35 up to 41.73×5.74×5.94 ft (L x w x h)*

Necessary clearance : 1 meter (3.3ft) on 4 sides.

Up to ± 4,278 kg / 9,431 lbs*

* depending on the configuration selected.

Operating Environment

Temperature : 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.