FRESNES, France — May 13, 2016 — MGI Digital Technology has announced the worldwide release of the new high-production Meteor DP1000 digital press. The DP1000 is the sixth generation of MGI Meteor digital presses and now complements the existing DP8700 XL+ and DP8700 S+ solutions for a powerful full range of production presses with high-speed, plastic, synthetic and paper substrate and application diversity.
The range of supported size formats goes up to 13×47˝. This extremely long format capability, unique in the market of high-volume digital printing, allows for the production of panoramic five-panel gatefold documents such brochures, signs and banners on substrate stocks ranging from 80 to 450 gsm/sq.m.
Light Board Package Printing Capability
The ability to print on stocks on stocks with 18 pt. thickness and weights of 450 gsm means that the Meteor DP1000 can produce brilliant colors on board stock for small to medium-sized folding carton and box designs. This will be a tremendous benefit for package printers searching for a high-speed solution with variable data printing (VDP) options, as well as commercial printers seeking a cost-effective path to enter the world of packaging.
Worldwide Release at drupa 2016
The Meteor DP1000 will be demonstrated live at the MGI (Hall 5, Booth 21) at the upcoming drupa 2016 international print trade fair from May 31st to June 10th in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Unique High-Speed Press and Postpress Finishing Integration
The MGI Meteor DP1000 can be integrated in-line with the MGI DF Pro solution for an in-line solution combines a new unique high-performance (100ppm) digital printing press and finishing system in one package. The Meteor DP1000 and DF Pro product suite delivers fully printed and finished documents in a single pass, all completed on the same equipment. The Meteor DP1000 and DF Pro system also eliminates all the traditional extra worksteps, time and complications of moving output to different work environments for finishing and job completion.
Improved Job Productivity and Turnaround Times
The DP1000 and DF Pro solution can produce a variety of graphical output — including up to 20 different finishing functions for photos, advertisements, full bleed letterheads and direct mailing jobs that are already creased, cut and trimmed when they come off the press. It can even produce complex folding packages and documents with strike perforated finishes for knock-out, punch-piece components. This solution is designed for high-volume production environments with speeds up to 100ppm (including finishing) and a duty cycle of 1 million pages/month.