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110 year-old French printing firm chooses the new MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution B1+ Enhancement Press for precise digital 2D/3D varnish & foil applications

Leading French printer, ICA (Imprimerie Courand et Associés), is headquartered in the scenic town of Tignieu Jameyzieu, near city of Lyon in the Eastern region of France.

ICA was founded in 1906 by the Courand family and has remained a traditional family printing enterprise to the present day. The company is now managed by Remi Courand, who represents the 4th generation of Courand business owners, with the assistance of his partner for the last 26 years, Dann Ramstein. ICA generates approximately 11.7 Million Euros in annual revenue and employs a staff of 48.

As a trained engineer, Remi Courand has a dedicated focus on integrating the most advanced printing technology into his business operations. The acquisition of the new MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution, the world’s first B1+ size digital enhancement press, is an example of his commitment to offering ICA customers the very latest and best printing solutions available in the marketplace.

The JETvarnish 3D Evolution is designed to embellish and decorate printed material from a wide range of digital, offset & flexo presses. It offers completely digital 2D/3D UV special effects, dimensional textures and variable data embossed foil, along with other digital benefits such as short run customisation. Therefore, it is a natural complement to ICA’s existing infrastructure, which includes 15 other finishing systems and 3 Komori H-UV offset machines that range from 5 to 8 colour units with print sheet sizes up to 75 x 120 cm (29” x 47”).