Agfa Graphics Designated as National Distributor for MGI Digital Graphic Technology

Agfa Graphics has been named national distributor for MGI Digital Graphic Technology products in the United States. MGI is a leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions.

“Agfa Graphics is proud to extend its relationship in North America with MGI and offer innovative and technically advanced solutions to our customer base,” said Peter Wilkens, President of Agfa Graphics North America. “MGI’s product line perfectly complements our portfolio while giving our customers ways to efficiently produce a wide range of high quality products and open new revenue streams.”

The Agfa-MGI association began in 2010 with Agfa Switzerland, followed by other Agfa branches across Europe and in Australia. In North America, Agfa Graphics is the only national MGI distributor.

“We are very proud to name Agfa Graphics as our new distribution partner here in the U.S. We have a very long and successful history with Agfa Graphics and are very confident that this partnership will not be any different. We are looking forward to having a true nationwide sales and service organization, with whom market synergies run very deep, and believe that this strategic fortification of our presence in the U.S. will be mutually beneficial for both companies,” said Michael Abergel, Executive Vice President of MGI.

The Agfa Graphics portfolio now includes such MGI products as the Meteor DP8700 XL+, the JETvarnish, the iFOIL and other products.

The Meteor DP8700 XL+ is a versatile, cost-effective digital press that produces a wide range of high-quality products quickly and efficiently. It can produce high margin products such as oversize print, packaging, labels, and plastic cards.

The JETvarnish 3D provides printers with true value-added services for 3D or traditional flat spot UV coating on runs from one to thousands. JETvarnish 3D targets offset commercial printers, digital printers, finishing houses, silk screen printers, specialty photo printers, and book publishers. The most popular applications are book covers, brochures, business & invitation cards and packaging. The iFOIL digital embossing and hot foil stamping solution eliminates the need for films, dies and makeready, allowing for highly profitable hot foil stamping and embossing work.

Graph Expo 2014 attendees can experience the complete line of MGI products by visiting the MGI booth (#3013). Graph Expo 2014 runs September 28-October 1 in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees of SGIA 2014 will also be able to see some of the MGI product line at the Agfa Graphics booth (#2019). SGIA Expo is being held in Las Vegas October 20-22.

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