A green investment with the first innovative digital finishing machine in Bulgaria

The first digital MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution machine installed in Bulgaria is currently operating at Right Pack!

The investment was realized in the implementation of the Road to Ecopacks project and with the financial support of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism – 2014-2021, within the Green Industry Innovation priority area of the Business Development, Innovation and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises programme.

The machine is for finishing works such as partial varnish and hot stamping. A key innovation in the technology is the absence of waste and minimized preparation time. The factors that played a role in its selection are high energy efficiency and low carbon footprint. In addition, the system eliminates the need for films, printing blocks, screens. MGI JETVarnish is the world’s first scalable digital printing press designed to create finishing touches on images, text and other design elements. Its functionality includes:

  • Applying 2D partial varnish;
  • 3D relief varnish;
  • Textures with different varnish thickness;
  • Embossed film with only one substrate pass.

The machine can print from just a few units up to thousands of copies.

The investment was realized in the implementation of the Road to Ecopacks project and with the financial support of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism – 2014-2021, within the Green Industry Innovation priority area of the Business Development, Innovation and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises programme.

Why MGI JETVARNISH 3D EVOLUTION is a green machine?

  • Eliminates more than 80% of operator setup time and reduces waste.
  • Enables fast and seamless integration within workflows with an easy, automatic ‘scan and register’ setup process.
  • Reduces energy consumption leading to reduced CO2 emissions. Improved UV protection with lower energy consumption compared to traditional UV systems.
  • Saves emissions, paper, and other resources – no preparation, no plates (offset), no screens (screen printing), no matrices (hot foiling), and no waste (electricity, paper, varnish, and time).
  • Increases productivity and saves energy and time – no cleaning steps between jobs (automatic inkjet head cleaning system).
  • Environmental impact – reduces the consumption of consumables (elimination of many plastics) and petroleum-based consumables.
  • Encourages the use of more recycled paper.

The economic effects of implementing the new technology

  • Expected increase in annual turnover: 32% at the end of 2024 compared to the base year (2020).
  • Expected increase in net operating profit: 24% at the end of 2024 compared to the base year (2020).
  • Expected number of open jobs: 3.

About the “ROAD TO ECOPACKS” project

The “Road to Ecopacks” project aligns with the “Right Pack” development strategy, which includes creating a new eco-cardboard printing line. In this way, the printing house complies with the new EU regulations for environmental protection. At the same time, we satisfy our customers’ demands for high-quality printing on eco-cardboards.

Printing companies need to review their production processes to introduce more sustainable practices. Our company is working towards decreasing the use of chemicals and enhancing the use of more recycled materials.

As a progressive printing company, “Right Pack” has chosen digital machines that use less energy, require fewer chemicals, and use biodegradable toner.

The changes in printing methods require the implementation of  more efficient and environmentally friendly substitutes. As a result of the reduction of waste, production costs decrease, and all the operations become more efficient and profitable.

This is how “Right Pack” follows its mission for environmentally friendly printing.

The “ROAD TO ECOPACKS” project allows us to improve our competitiveness in the eco-cardboard packaging market and acquire a larger market share in this niche. By modernizing the equipment, we are introducing more environmentally friendly production.

The expected results are:

  • 1 applied innovative technologies/processes/solutions.
  • Implemented 1 measure to reduce energy consumption.
  • Implemented 1 measure to reduce the consumption of materials.

Total project value: 406,500 euros

Norway’s contribution: EUR 200,000