Johan Laurent explains one of the many continuous-feed digital printing and in-line processing applications shown during the Hunkeler InnovationDays.

Rick Carletti (center), director of mechanical engineering at Direct Group, gets his questions answered by Bob Flinn (right), Standard Finishing’s director of business development, during the trade show event in Switzerland.

From the left, Hunkeler InnovationDays attendees Bill Graushar, Quad/Graphics; Jacob Lin, RR Donnelley; and Jane Bloodworth, The World Bank; confer with Standard’s Johan Laurent.

• A rollfed direct mail line featured Hunkeler’s new FM6 folder merger module, which combines a plow fold with dual web merging and a longitudinal split cut that can be reset from the folder to the merger function in just minutes. In-line processing was provided by a CS6-II cutting module and a Horizon AF-566F folder. Exhaust of the edge trim and chip-out was performed with the new Hunkeler HKU 2000 system.

• Hunkeler produced a single-sheet, self-mailer on its modular Variweb web finishing system equipped with the new FB 520-W fly-fold belt. Format cutting, tear-off perforation and chip-out functions were performed on the universal module—in one pass—followed by a linear fold on the new plow fold belt. A second demonstration featured the in-line application of an RFID transponder, fold-up smart card and four address labels onto a two-up, folded mailer.

• Kodak announced four new models to its Versamark VL-Series of ink-jet printing systems. Enhancements include optional speeds and resolutions, dye-based inks and MICR support. Also debuting was its new dimensional clear dry ink for the fifth imaging unit of a Kodak Nexpress, which provides a raised or 3D effect.

• An InfoPrint 5000 ink-jet printing system configured for roll-to-fold color transactional printing was equipped with Hunkeler’s FS6 folder-stacker, contact-free PEM520 web cleaning system and WI6-C duplex web inspection and color control system. The WI6-C incorporates fully integrated, dual cameras that monitor the entire web width and automatically signal for the repeat of faulty documents.

• Short-run newspapers were produced on a POPP7 line with a 26.4? web width. Integrated line and spot gluing was provided in the DC7 drum collator. A specially designed Heidelberg Stahlfolder enables large-format variable pagination newspapers (up to 24 sheets).

• HP displayed the easy changeover capabilities between book and transpromo production, including heavy paper stocks, on its rollfed HP Indigo w7200 press.

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