Long-Time Konica Minolta Partner Norprint Corp. the First in Central Canada to Acquire MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+
Combining a printing press with a post-press foiling system, the DP8700 XL+ offers digital foiling with virtually unlimited colour options
Mississauga, ON – May 2, 2019 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leader in the Graphic Communications industry, is pleased to announce that Norprint Corp. (the Company), a trade-only commercial printer based in Oakville, has acquired an MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+ digital press. Equipped with inline digital hot foiling capabilities, the new device will allow the Company to offer custom foil finishing for a number of applications including paper, plastics, envelopes, and more.
Originally founded in 1997, Norprint Corp. is a Canadian leader in magnetic and plastic specialty product printing and manufacturing. In April 2009 the Company was acquired by Cesar Cabrera, a successful business development entrepreneur working in the high-tech industry at the time, who quickly set about expanding and modernizing Norprint’s IT infrastructure, e-commerce presence, and product offerings. Today, the company offers all its products and services online which has dramatically reduced turnaround time while simultaneously improving customer service. Norprint has five major divisions: custom magnet printing, custom plastic printing, roll label printing, cardstock & coupon printing, and affixing services. Norprint’s clientele includes large multinational corporations, but they also feel privileged to offer their services to small and medium-sized businesses. Now equipped with the MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+’s foiling technology, the company plans to expand into the US market starting this September.
“Norprint is committed to technological innovation, so working with a company that understands and shares this commitment to continual product innovation is an absolute must for us,” said Cesar Cabrera, CEO & President of Norprint Corp. “Konica Minolta has been a tremendous partner for us over the ten plus years that we have been using their digital print technology, and now with the MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+ we’ll be able to offer our customers an even greater breadth of services. With this press, we can scale up from a few hundred impressions to thousands of impressions per day, and the value-add and retention of a printed piece increases dramatically through the addition of a custom finish. To achieve stable and consistent growth in this industry you need to remain competitive, and we’re doing just that by offering our clients niche print and finishing options.”
The MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+ is a unique digital press which allows for printing on substrates of up to 330 x 1,200 mm in size and with weights of up to 400 gsm. The DP8700 XL+ is equipped with an intelligent substrate management system which automatically adjusts print settings to optimize for each kind of printable-substrate, including paper (e.g., coated matte or glossy, card stock, standard offset, and more), plastics/synthetics (e.g., polycarbonate, polyester, vinyl, and more), and envelopes. Most notably for Norprint’s purposes, the DP8700 XL+ offers inline digital hot foiling with a virtually unlimited number of colour options. The press achieves this effect through the blending of an initial foil layer – which can have coloured metallic, glitter, or holographic qualities – with a second layer of CMYK toner. The result is an eye-catching and luxurious metallic effect which requires only digital files, rather than expensive plates, to achieve.
“The unique combination of printing press and post-press foiling system are really what make the MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+ such an innovative, and industry-leading product,” said Norm Bussolaro, Sr. Director of Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. “Foil stamping once required the use of expensive dies and metal plates but today, thanks to advancements in digital print and finishing technology, you can achieve remarkable foil effects at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods. As a partner of Konica Minolta’s for more than a decade, we’re thrilled that Norprint has decided to acquire the MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+, which we’re confident will lead to even more stellar growth for the company in years to come.”
The new press was installed at Norprint’s facility in Oakville, Ontario earlier this month, and the company is now accepting orders. To learn more about Norprint Corp., or to inquire about placing an order, please visit www.norprint.com.
For more information about Konica Minolta Canada, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca or call 1-866-890-6600.
Norprint Corp. is a trade-only commercial printer specializing in the manufacturing and production of specialty printed products, including plastic products, roll labels, magnetic products, variable data services, digital foil solutions, affixing services, cardstock, coupons, and more. We are a B2B print manufacturer whose clients include everything from small and medium businesses to some of the largest commercial printers in Canada. Our team of print industry professionals are dedicated to offering award-winning products at the most competitive trade pricing to ensure your project’s success and profitability. For more information, please visit www.norprint.com.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is a leader in the Graphic Communications Industry. With our comprehensive portfolio, we provide award-winning production, industrial print and inkjet solutions. Konica Minolta's IT Services Division offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized by Brand Keys as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier market for 12 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaCA).
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