We invest in more than just innovative printing and bookbinding systems. We consistently introduce cutting-edge technologies to increase our organization’s competitiveness and improve the quality of the services offered by Totem.
One such solution to have recently been added to our stock of machinery is the JetVarnish 3D.
The JetVarnish is a specialized digital print spot UV coating solution for 2D (flat, to imitate screen printing) and 3D (raised) technologies. By applying a layer of a 3D varnish we achieve a bold effect that is three-dimensional and structural to the touch. Our printing house gives our customers the option to additionally embellish their substrates with colour foils (this is possible thanks to a special module that the JetVarnish comes with).
The new 3D Touch technology can be used on coated papers (either laminated or non-laminated), as well as on PVC and PET surfaces; when enhancing digital prints, it is not necessary to laminate or varnish the material in preparation. Its main use at the Inowrocław printing house will be for applying enhancements to book covers.
The snake skin effect achieved using the 3D Touch technology
Jakie korzyści dzięki 3D Touch dla Wydawców?
The new technology is fully digital, which means considerably shorter lead times as there are no time-consuming and costly preparations that are unavoidable when using the traditional methods of foil and varnish enhancement. Moreover, the time required to apply the enhancements is relatively short, and the 3D and 2D varnishes can be applied simultaneously, in one single pass through the machine. The varnish is dried and cured “on the fly” via integrated UV lamps, where the enhanced sheets can be further processed without any time delays as no additional drying is required.
The raised varnish effect achieved using the 3D Touch technology.
The 3D spot UV coating technology is an excellent solution for the short print runs the Totem printing house specializes in, and it is also a great tool to be applied when personalizing the specific enhancements used.