Ivry-Sur-Seine, France (March 13, 2013) – MGI Digital Graphic Technology, a leading manufacturer of digital printing and finishing solutions, announced that the Vatican has installed a Meteor DP8700 XL digital press.
Established in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V, the Holy See’s in-plant production house (known as Tipografia Vaticana) is charged with printing everything from magazines to brochures and all of the Vatican’s stationary and envelopes, along with magazines and art publications for the museums and the Vatican Library, just to name a few. They also produce the weekly newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.
After extensive testing, they chose the MGI Meteor DP8700 XL for the outstanding print quality on a myriad of applications, especially printing open-flap envelopes and extended book covers up to 13x40” in length, as well as the ability to utilize standard offset stocks.
MGI’s Italian distribution partner, Agfa Graphics, recently completed the sale and installation of the Vatican’s newest press, which joins an assortment of offset presses (sheetfed and web) and other finishing equipment.
This is MGI’s first installation in the Vatican and other MGI digital solutions are currently under evaluation.
About the MGI Group
The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Graphic Technology, headquartered in Paris (Ivry-sur-Seine), France, and KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany.
Founded in 1982, MGI Digital Graphic Technology designs, manufactures and markets a full and innovative range of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions.
MGI has a portfolio comprised of several thousand customers in a wide range of sectors, including graphic industry professionals, Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, plastic card manufacturers, silk screeners and photo labs.
A leader in the professional graphic equipment market, MGI is registered on the Euronext Paris Alternext stock exchange (ALMDG). They received the prestigious OSEO “Innovative Company” & "OSEO Excellence" labels respectively in 2009 & 2012 in recognition of their expertise and innovation in the graphics & finishing industry. In addition, MGI has won thirteen international product awards from 2008-2012 related to technological innovation, including the 2010 Siemens Innovation Grand Prix and the 2011 Engineering Prize for their color inkjet technology.
MGI USA, based in Melbourne, Florida, is MGI’s fully owned subsidiary that services the North and South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets.
KÖRA-PACKMAT is an industrial manufacturing company which specializes in the development of offset sub-systems. With four business units that cover feeding systems, paper transport systems, film wrapping machines & ultrasonic sealing systems, KÖRA-PACKMAT has a worldwide presence that is represented through a network of distributors and a subsidiary based in Singapore.