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World-1st cover on Print21 summer issue

Friday, 08 December 2017
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The latest issue of Print21 is out now, with all your vital summer reading – plus an amazing world-first cover, printed digitally on the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 press and embellished with the MGI JETvarnish 3D.

It is the result of a collaboration between Jossimo, which printed the cover on the KM-1, and Whirlwind, which provided foil and 3D clear coating for extra pop on the JETvarnish 3D. Both of these devices were purchased from Konica Minolta at PacPrint 2017, and Patrick Howard, publishing editor of Print21, is proud of this world-first digital combination. “The role of a graphic arts magazine is to do more than merely talk about the latest innovations in printing and design. Better to show than to tell, better to touch than to read. That’s why Print21 takes special pride in bringing you this magazine issue with its innovative, world first cover,” he said.

Underneath the Christmassy cover is enough essential reading to fill all your stockings this year. From Brussels, Nessan Cleary brings you a full report on the greatest hits of Labelexpo 2017, including innovations from Epson, Screen, HP, Gallus, Nilpeter, Mark Andy, Omet and Mouvent; he also gives insight into the dawn of ‘Industry 4.0’.

Also in Europe, Patrick Howard visited Heidelberg’s Wiesloch Print Media Academy in Germany to view the press manufacturer’s latest developments, and sat down for an exclusive interview with CEO Rainer Hundsdorfer on the future of the company.

Closer to home, Andy McCourt gives a guide on everything you need to know about trade printing, speaking to for-trade outlets around the country on the state of play in the sector, including the rise in wide-format.

In a seven-page special feature, Jake Nelson slices open the world of digital flatbed, roll-fed and laser cutting, examining the latest technologies that are breaking through the finishing bottleneck and making life easier for operators and customers alike.

For this issue’s People in Print profile, used equipment guru Paul Carthew offers Patrick Howard the benefit of his vast experience, gained from decades at the helm of premier used equipment supplier PrintMac, and details why he sees his reputation as his greatest asset.

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One Response to “World-1st cover on Print21 summer issue”

  1. December 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm,


    Congratulations I received my copy today and was completely blown away with the way the cover was produced. I was equally impressed by the superb print quality of the KM1 on the uncoated stock. Nothing really compares in my opinion.
    Well done to all involved.

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