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GRAPH EXPO 2007 Pre-Show Product Preview

August 2007
Here’s an exclusive, PRE-SHOW PREVIEW showcasing new products submitted by many of the exhibitors that will be displaying their wares next month in Chicago.

Colter & Peterson will showcase the BASA 3, which features an automatic jogging system that can automatically form layers of printed sheets, align them accurately and transport them to the subsequent cutting process. The BASA 3 is appropriate for paper from 16-lb. bond to 125-lb. tag, and is effective when combined with a modern, rear-table-feeding system. Existing gripper transport systems can be retrofitted.

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MBO America will introduce the Super KTZ, featuring a knife-folding unit that pivots 180 degrees. The threefold unit, including the buckle plate and slitter shafts, pivots 180 degrees from left to right machine exit (up or down fold)—and back—at operating speeds of 9,000˝/min. in the MBO K800/4 Super-KTZ combination folder. German-engineered stability provides excellent sheet output and folding quality. The consolidated size of the Super KTZ saves considerable space.

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Rollem Corp. of America will demonstrate the TR Continuous Feed Strike system designed for direct mail producers. It offers streamlined production on letterfold coupon mail pieces, and it performs edge trimming, bleed-slitting and stop perforations to show not only the high-volume capability on all types of mailing products, but the ability to include tear-out coupons on mailing pieces. It is also ideal for other types of products including brochures, telephone cards, tags and much more.

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Heidelberg will showcase its Speedmaster XL 105-6+LX press with Prinect Inpress Control. Inpress Control provides the first in-line device for sheetfed presses that uses spectrophotometry to measure color and control registration on-the-fly, even when the press is running at speeds of up to 18,000 sph.

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Agfa Graphics will present the ApogeeX 4.0, with its advanced options and features that include Adobe’s next generation PDF render technology and the ApogeeX Digital Quick Strip (DQS). ApogeeX 4.0 delivers maximized performance potential of multi-CPU systems, improved overprint handling, easier color management, improved transparency handling and enhanced flexibility.

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Screen (USA) will introduce the Trueflow SE, which adds the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) to the Trueflow PDF- and JDF-based prepress production workflow to create a new universal workflow. Other workflow solutions within the Trueflownet JDF-enabled operating environment will include Ritepprove SE, JobArchiver, LabProof SE and Ritecontrol SE.

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MBM Corp. will showcase a new addition to its Triumph cutter line: the Triumph 4215. This 15˝ cutter features an electric blade drive, a Solingen steel blade, an optical cutting line, a spindle-guided backgauge with digital readout and a patented fast-action clamp. The exclusive SCS (Safety Cutting System) features ensure operator safety. The Triumph 4215 can be used as a tabletop machine or can be fitted with an optional stand or cabinet.

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Quite HOT Imposing, a new standalone product, will be highlighted by Quite Software. Using the foundations of Quite Imposing Plus and the Adobe Acrobat PDF Library, users can now integrate their imposition functions into demanding workflows.

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The PadMaster 2000, a padding factory on a tabletop, will be exhibited by Brackett. It automatically transforms loose sheets into instant pads (or strips of pads). To make pads, the user drops in paper sheets and pushes a button, and the PadMaster 2000 does all the work.

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Nazdar SourceOne North America will display the TeckWin TeckSmart UV1600 series of hybrid roll-to-roll and flatbed digital printers. Features include seven-color (C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm plus White) or five-color (C, M, Y, K plus White) printing at up to 720 dpi resolution; selectable uni- or bi-directional print modes for edge-to-edge printing on rollfed, or rigid sheet medias at sizes up to 63.75x120˝ sheet or roll length.

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A range of soft-proof viewing systems that help to maximize the efficiencies of digital workflow will be introduced by GTI Graphic Technology. GTI will show several systems that enhance environmental/viewing conditions that play a key role in successful implementation of accurate color soft proofing, ranging from the desktop to the press console.

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Jalema Inc. will show the Blueprint Hanger Clamp for managing active jobs in AEC environments. It can hold up to 100 drawings and is ideal for securing groups of active plans in the office and on construction sites. The single-point suspension system (hook and bar) allows the job to be filed and removed with a one-handed motion. Files are “locked” into place and hang uniformly.

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The Xeikon 6000 Digital Color Press will be showcased by Xeikon–A Punch Graphix Brand. It offers a speed of more than 160 letter-size ppm and has been designed to make digital printing more profitable by guaranteeing increased uptime and superior printing results.

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Muller Martini will demonstrate its new automated press delivery workflow system: the Topveyor overhead conveyor, the Preciso rotary trimmer and the Vivo horizontal bundler. This new system processes printed products between press and finishing with speed and reliability, using minimal labor.

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Xerox Corp. will display the Xerox DocuColor 8000AP Digital Press. The press runs at 80 ppm, regardless of the paper weight or media type running through the system, has excellent image quality at 2,400 dpi, and is capable of printing duplex at rated speeds.

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The 321-T Saddlestitcher with a new Domino in-line digital, variable data ink-jetting system will be exhibited by Vijuk Equipment. It can personalize, address, date, number, barcode and print variable graphics at the stitcher’s maximum speed in high resolution, configurable to any orientation. Dual heads simultaneously ink-jet the inside and outside of booklets via a Windows-based controller. The Bitjet graphics printhead can image 2.13˝ the full of the cover in the direction of travel, while a Domino JetArray can personalize eight lines of reader reply and subscriber data on the interior of the book.

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The Kodak NexPress S3000 Digital Production Color Press will be showcased by Eastman Kodak. It runs 3,000 A3 sph or 100 A4 ppm, for a full range of supported substrate types and weights (60-350 gsm). Maximum sheet capacity totals 11,000 with targeted monthly print volumes of 450,000 or more.

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Vertus is introducing Fluid Mask software that is built on segmentation technology inspired by the way the eye, optic nerve and brain perform visual processing. The software’s segmentation engine analyzes the distribution of colors, gradients and textures within a digital image, and finds the edges of objects automatically.

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The HS-3000-GC Gutter Cut Business Card Slitter is being introduced by RB Sun Enterprises. It is available in an eight-up format from an 81⁄2x11˝ sheet or a 12-up format from a 9x12˝ sheet, and can cut 100 cards in four minutes or less, removing all the trim.

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Mimaki USA will offer the JF Series, a large-format, UV-curable ink-jet printer that can print on numerous uncoated substrates, including corrugated plastics, acrylics and uneven or irregular materials. With a maximum resolution of 1,200x1,200 dpi, JF Series is suitable for sign and POP display graphics for both distance and close-up viewing. Using the standard white ink, JF Series can print color on transparent and colored media. With the newly developed clear liquid, the user can achieve a high-gloss finish, while also improving color-fastness.

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Franklin Estimating Systems will feature the Franklin Net Link, a product designed for copy facilities to quote jobs in-house or to allow customers to get a price quote, upload files, proof, approve and pay for the order online. It includes a PDF converter that converts more than 300 files into a print-ready PDF file in seconds.

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CRC Information Systems will be showcasing THE System, a fully integrated suite of business management software modules that encompasses estimating, marketing, production, financial accounting and e-commerce. THE System operates on Microsoft Windows 2000/2003 and SQL Server 2000/2005 platforms.

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The new AMCO Space Humidifier will be exhibited by American Moistening. The unit offers tight humidity control in rooms up to 6,000 square feet. It features a built-in humidistat; stainless steel self-cleaning nozzles; uses potable water and 30-psi air; and installs in 25 minutes.

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Upgrade and retrofit products will be featured for Butler Automatic’s equipment line, which are designed to optimize productivity and safe operation. Butler also offers rebuilds, maintenance kits, preventative maintenance, customer care programs and safety chucks for converting operations.

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PACK-ALL will be demonstrating machinery from its comprehensive line of domestically designed and built shrink packaging systems, as well as related GGL unitizing/binding equipment. Equipment includes warranty.

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Flexo Concepts will feature its MicroClean model 60 for offset applications. The MicroClean anilox cleaning system removes coatings from anilox cells using recyclable dry plastic media to ensure uniform coating coverage and consistent product quality. Flexo Concepts will also display its MicroClean Roll Cleaning Service for the MicroClean model 60.

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Printflow DC, which allows closed-loop density control of printing machines, will be introduced by Printflow. It employs both the benefits of CIP3 compatibility (Digital Ink Preset System) and advanced closed-loop color management to achieve accurate and consistent color. Presses achieve color more quickly and hold color throughout the run. It is compatible with major brands of scanning densitometers.

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The newest product in the Lithrone S series, the LSX29, will be showcased and demonstrated by Komori America. The LSX29, the largest half-size press Komori offers, accepts a 24x291⁄2˝ sheet. Some features include: a suction tape feeder; skeleton transfers; a fully automatic console driven makeready; a high-speed start at 12,000 sph; automatic, console-driven makeready functions; and fully automatic plate changes in less than 40 seconds. The high-speed start function and reduced job cycle time dramatically reduce paper waste.

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AdPhos North America will introduce two new ink-jet solutions: NIR ink-jet dryers and PowerCube70. NIR ink-jet dryers are suited for water and glycol/solvent-based ink-jet printing inks. Drying widths range from 1.5˝ to more than 40˝. The PowerCube70 is a compact, high-powered UV ink curing system with curing widths from 2.5˝ to 10˝.

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The HP Indigo press 5500 will be shown by Hewlett-Packard. The digital press offers increased utilization and reduced operating cost for high productivity and profit potential. Improvements include near-zero downtime on spot color ink replacement; support for standard uncoated papers and other economical off-the-shelf media; and imaging resolutions up to 1,200 dpi.

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Hewlett-Packard’s newest Designjet Z6100 large-format printer will be featured by Big Systems. The Designjet Z6100 delivers posters, photos, maps or fine art. Features include fast speeds; color quality and fade resistance; embedded spectrophotometer and color management; DreamColor technology for color accuracy; and improved workflow with Job Center tools and embedded Web server.

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The FZ-5E12, a tough, finger-spliceable belt for bindery applications, will be added to the PolySprint line and introduced by Nitta Corp. of America.

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A NSF A3+ high-production, high-speed sheetfed press will be displayed by Therm-O-Type. A true multiple-shift machine, the NSF A3+ capabilities include hot foil stamping, blind and foil embossing, diecutting, kiss cutting, perforating, imprinting and numbering.

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Avanti Computer Systems will feature its CRM (Customer Relationship Management) module that offers full contact management capabilities plus instant access to all production information including estimates, job details, invoices, sales and profit history—providing sales and CSRs all the information they require. Automated alerts allow users to assign tasks and follow up with the proper personnel.

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Spiral Binding will feature its CB30QS Automatic Plastic Coil Inserter. It offers a quick setup auto coil inserter/finishing system that automatically inserts precut lengths of coil in 6mm to 20mm sizes into the prepunched book, while cutting and crimping the ends in a single operation. Options are available for 22mm- to 30mm-size plastic spiral elements.

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MAN Roland will debut its next generation Roland 700, developed as two separate press lines, so printers can custom create a system that will best match their markets. The Roland 700 HiPrint is designed for commercial and package printing operations. The Roland 700 DirectDrive was designed for facilities that handle shorter runs on longer presses, reducing makeready by as much as 60 percent.

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Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A. will present the Taskero Universe, a suite of diagnostic tools designed to give printers ultimate control over color and quality, from the prepress stage all the way through to the pressroom. Taskero Universe delivers real-time information, via the Internet, about the status of each customer’s print performance, provides users with invaluable data, identifies trends, builds reports and captures important ROI information.

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Artifex Software will present Ghostxps, an implementation of Microsoft’s XPS page description language. “Ghostscript” (as it’s pronounced) offers all major leading PDLs, including XPS, PostScript, Portable Document Format (PDF) and PCL6, along with a combination of fonts that are compatible with most leading printers, screening technologies, color management and high-performance font rendering. Artifex provides tools, information and technical support for its OEM customers.

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Magnum Magnetics will debut its MessageMag thin magnet, a flexible magnetic sheeting that can run on multiple printing presses including offset, flexo and digital presses, such as Xerox iGen3 and HP Indigo. MessageMag is available with several laminate options, including semi-gloss paper, gloss paper, vinyl for UV and oil-based inks, and polypropylene.

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ADAST will demonstrate its new AdaRegister automated registration system on a four-color ADAST 707 series press, outfitted with an “Automation Affordable” package. The Ada-Register system can cut makeready times by 20 percent and reduce paper waste by about 50 press sheets per job.

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Baum will introduce the PS Mini Creaser and the PS Creaser, which both provide a solution for the cracking of digital and offset printed stocks during the folding process. The PS Creaser can accommodate a 19.68x27.55˝ sheet and perforates up to 7,000 sph, using an 11˝ sheet or A4 sheet length. The PS Mini Creaser can accommodate a 14.17x25.19˝ sheet and perforates up to 6,000 sph with a single creaser. Both creasers can handle a sheet length of 33.46˝ by adding the optional extension kit to the feed table. Both creasers provide a selection of perforating.

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Kompac Technologies will show its Kompac Kwik Finish System, an off-line UV/aqueous coating and curing system that offers digital and offset printers a quick and easy method to apply and cure UV or aqueous coatings onto a wide variety of substrates. Designed to flood or spot coat in a variety of finishes, it is simple to operate and quick and easy to clean.

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Advance Systems will be showcasing dryers in non-woven and adhesive applications, and new drying technologies for high-speed coaters, clean-room requirements and optical quality films. New innovations for the Sahara II graphic arts dryers will also be introduced.

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The DGM 440 press, a compact, high-quality commercial UV or heatset press that replaces traditional sheetfed and commercial applications, will be introduced by Manugraph DGM. Typical setup includes a combination folder producing up to 40,000 16-page signatures/hr. in addition to a finishing system producing 160,000 flat 4’s/hr.

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The EHG Series Half-Sheet Press, from Brandtjen & Kluge, can accommodate an image area of up to 22x30˝ and operate at speeds of 1,200 iph. The press is available with foil stamping, diecutting and embossing capabilities, or solely as a diecutter.

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Scott Office Systems offers a new index tab machine that features continuous feed, touchscreen programming, multiple film stations and collating capabilities. It is designed to reduce labor and increase production. The expandable platform allows users to integrate additional options as they become available.

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EFI will be showcasing products from its portfolio, including advanced Fiery color digital print servers, VUTEk super-wide digital ink-jet printers, Jetrion industrial ink-jet printers, and the latest versions of its proofing, print MIS and workflow solutions.

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The Fujipla ALM 3220 laminator, an automatic document laminating system, will be presented by Dry-Lam. The laminator eliminates most of the conventional setup requirements and, at the touch of the start button, the laminator will automatically feed, process and restack up to 200 sheets in one batch. It is capable of producing both flush cut and sealed edge encapsulation to tolerances of ± 0.05˝.

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StockLayouts will show a Design Kit that offers a complete design resource for commercial printers. The Design Kit features hundreds of predesigned, press-ready, easy to customize templates, complete with a 260-page portfolio catalog to help customers select a design style.

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SonaCure, a UV-curable printing ink, will be debuted by Van Son Holland Ink. An overnight ink with high-gloss and rub resistance, SonaCure can be used with paper or foil, on coated and uncoated paper and board, and on lacquered or corona-treated substrates. It has excellent adhesion, is suitable for lamination and can be applied for a variety of commercial print jobs, as well as printing self-adhesive labels, continuous forms, credit cards and packaging.

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The CreaseMasterT Platinum, from Graphic Whizard, will be introduced as an addition to the CreaseMasterT series. The CreaseMasterT was designed for the digital marketplace and impacts score materials prior to folding, eliminating the problem of toner cracking on digitally printed stock. The CreaseMasterT Platinum is geared for higher-volume print runs and can print up to 8,000 sph.

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fixyourownbindery is featuring a new automation package available for existing perfect binding lines that will independently drive feeders from the perfect binder. This feature is especially useful in soft- and hard-cover operations, as the gathering of signatures for sewing or mechanical binding can be run linked and unlinked from downstream equipment.

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Lasermax Roll Systems is introducing its RS Fanfold HS, an in-line bulk fanfolding solution for high-speed continuous digital printers. It features the highly automated, space-efficient RSF5 Folder, building 39˝ stacks of fanfold output at speeds up to 700 fpm. Lasermax will also introduce its DocuSheeter roll feed systems.

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Count Machinery will display its EZ-CREASER, which is designed to accommodate the demands of finishing digitally produced media. It applies a rotary-actuated compression crease, leaving a crisp score with no cracking of the image after the fold on either the outside and inside creased edge. Models range from manual to fully automatic.

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Nordson will highlight the EP48V, a bookbinding system that applies adhesive directly to the book spine for better adhesion and improved lay-flat properties. Good cutoff and complete process control deliver exact, repeatable coatings. Designed for use with PUR adhesives, the EP48V closed system reduces the extensive cleaning and material waste of wheel systems.

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The new Sheeter Plus Cover System from Innotech Graphic Equipment will be featured, showing how it is designed to produce cut sheets, flat covers, four- and eight-page sections, as well as single- and double-gated covers for saddlestitched or perfect-bound magazines. Folds are made using Innoformer, the geometric air bar plow. Optional gap-cutting feature allows the products to be trimmed to size.

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HELIOS Software GmbH is showcasing its WebShare UB+, a highly secure file server for Web clients. Using Web 2.0 technology, administrators can create custom brandings to present a personalized interface for each remote group or user. WebShare action scripts allow custom processing of files and integrate with HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview for remote image conversion, PDF preflighting and print job proofing.

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MegaSpirea International introduces the concept of dynamic envelope creation, which simplifies the mailing process by eliminating premade, preordered envelopes. The name and address data and VDP marketing messages are added to the print stream prior to printing; the Mailliner 100 creates the envelope using dynamic diecutting, folding and gluing.

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INX International Ink will feature Fusion UV Hybrid process inks. They deliver sharpness, along with UV ease and instant cure speed. Printers can run Fusion right after conventional inks, without reconfiguring presses or conditioning rollers.

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Drent Goebel North America will showcase a print unit from its Vision line. The Vision is a servo-driven press for commercial, direct mail and business forms applications, and has a web width of 20˝. It features high speeds, fast makeready and reduced startup waste.

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Xmelt, an easy-to-use hotmelt glue system, will be exhibited by Baumer hhs. It features interactive technology that not only boasts real-time communication between the melter, hose and gun, but offers a link for authorized users to view system parameters, enter commands and run preventive maintenance diagnostics, all remotely from an office PC.

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H.S. Boyd will debut its In-line Offset Cutting (IOC) technology, which is designed to diecut, perforate, cut or crease in-line on the offset press. Optimal performance is achieved by using chemically etched, machine flexible dies, complete with mounting bars specific to the offset press.

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The GTP-1 Green Trac Performance Pumping system, a remote-controlled automated ink dispensing system designed to fit in tight, restrictive areas, is being demonstrated by Pamarco Global Graphics. Using ultrasonic sensors, GTP-1 monitors ink in the fountain and adds the required amount when and where it is needed. Ink is pumped to the GTP-1 from 5-gal. pails and 55-gal. drums or totes.

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GMG Americas’ ColorProof provides management of digital ink-jet proofing engines. GMG ColorProof produces digital contract color proofs, color-matched to the actual printing press. It supports all standard spot color systems, is compatible with standard ICC profiles and handles a wide range of file formats.

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Mikkelsen Graphic Engineering is featuring and demonstrating the MGE-Kongsberg, a cutting machine that is delivered standard with i-cut Vision. It can cut and route a range of signage materials.

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Badge-A-Minit will introduce the Imprintor Pad Printing System, which is designed for small quantity printing to customize promotional products. The all-electric Imprintor Automatic Professional Set allows the user to create professional-quality imprints on plastics, ceramics, glass and flexible foams.

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Spartanics will be demonstrating its Finecut Laser Cutting System, which is designed for printers and converters. Features include laser beam control and easy-to-use software.

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Toyo Ink America will display a comprehensive lineup of printing inks designed to ensure outstanding results in sheetfed, web offset, UV/hybrid and gravure for flexible packaging applications. Toyo Ink image and interphase color matching systems’ eco-friendly solutions and non-ink products will also be shown.

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Meadows Publishing Solutions will announce that DesignMerge software suite is now available for Adobe InDesign. Providing mail-merge, variable data printing and data publishing functionality, DesignMerge can import text, picture or article information from most data sources, merging it directly into document layouts to produce personalized output for any PostScript printer, including high-end digital presses.

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Mist-A-Fier, which is a wall-mounted, self-contained room humidifier, will be introduced by Mee Industries. The device uses high pressure to atomize the water into billions of fine particles, providing quick absorption and close control, while using the least amount of energy. The mixing of the air and water prevents moisture fallout.

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Standard Finishing Systems will launch the Standard Horizon IM-30 Sheet Inserter, complementing the Standard Horizon StitchLiner Saddlestitcher and SPF-200A Bookletmaker. Designed for commercial printers, in-plant printers and trade binderies, the IM-30 is capable of inserting up to three sheets into booklets at speeds up to 4,000 sph.

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Independent Graphic Services will exhibit its TEKON ink management systems for use with sheetfed, commercial and newspaper web offset presses for increased productivity in the pressroom. TEKON automates ink distribution and reduces ink waste, rag usage, cleaning solvents, container disposal, storage and labor costs.

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Force10L—a longer version of Force 10, which prints foil, on-demand, down the spine of an open book cover—will be introduced by ImPress Systems. It is used to decorate leather, vinyl, plastic, etc., for items such as day planners, portfolios and presentation folders. The unit is configured as a compact, desktop printer; is cost-effective for long, short and personalized runs; and instantly applies any computer-generated text and graphics.

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Aurora Specialty Textiles Group will feature an expanded line of canvases for offset litho printing that will include a variety of looks and textures for fine art reproduction, POP graphics and other printing applications.

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OpenOrder, a Web-enabled order entry and file transfer system, will be featured by Nova Libra. OpenOrder provides an adaptive order form technology that captures all details of online job estimate and order requests. Its multiple file transfer system requires only a Web browser.

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La Crosse Litho Supply will showcase the Alwan CMYK Optimizer, which is designed to automatically standardize and optimize all CMYK separations. It allows printers the ability to control and improve the reproduction of files they receive. The files are more easily printed by the optimization of the separations for the destination process/press/paper.

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GPA Specialty Printable Substrates introduces three new products: Ultra Green, eco-friendly paper made without trees, water or toxic chemicals to perform like synthetic paper; Ultra Digital Pre-Converted Forms (self-mailer, #10-ready envelope and coupon mailer) for short-run personalized marketing; and Ultra Laser multi-purpose laser, ink-jet and copier labels with protective packaging, reference guide and downloadable templates.

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The MS.SQL print management system, which leverages 30 years of print management experience with today’s leading technologies, will be introduced by Printers Software.

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Duplo USA will debut its single-clamp DPB-500 Fully Automatic Perfect Binder. The DPB-500 is ideal for perfect binding digital and offset printed material. It has 20 memory settings to store common jobs, an air-vacuum feeder and in-line hinge scoring. It can quickly perform changeovers for different book thicknesses and is suited for short-to-medium job runs.

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The KeyColor C, an economical ink control system, will be presented by Essex Products Group. The KeyColor C provides user-friendly digital control of fountain ink keys from a central ink desk to speed makeready and reduce waste. Combined with AutoSet presetting software, the system utilizes data from an imagesetter or CTP system to preset all ink keys. It also interfaces with color measuring devices to provide closed-loop color control.

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BÖWE BELL + HOWELL introduces the Turbo Inserting System, which is designed to provide mailers a combination of performance and application flexibility. The Turbo’s intelligent material-handling features enable the system to optimize the processing of each individual mail piece and achieve the highest levels of efficiency and performance at the lowest cost per piece.

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Private Wrenches, powder-coated hex wrenches, will be exhibited by Tool Lady/PB Swiss Tools. The wrenches are kept in a holder that keeps them secure. Available in seven colors.

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Lithotechnics will display the Metrix 3, a job planning software that automatically calculates optimal press sheet layouts for bound products, flat work and even complex gang run projects. Metrix 3 allows companies to integrate and automate their workflow from MIS through prepress and finishing, utilizing industry standard JDF, PDF and XML.

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Fount-N-Kleer XL fountain solution recycling system will be featured by Procam Controls. It utilizes a patented side-stream filtration technology, extending the time between fountain solution dumps and recirculation system maintenance. Fount-N-Kleer XL enables the user to print with clean, fresh fountain solution.

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EZ Turner will show the EZ Turner Paper Turner/Loader, which turns the paper load for the second side of printing in less than 30 seconds with zero pressure on the load. It is now available in 20˝, 25˝, 29˝, 40˝ and 40˝ XL sizes. It turns up to 2,000 lbs. of paper up to 48˝ high. Features a simple design; no hydraulic or electrical motors, and no maintenance.

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Glunz & Jensen addresses the newspaper market with the InterPlater HDX, matching high-speed setters in newspaper production. InterPlater HDX is also targeted for the commercial market with the new preheat oven, using the hot-air principle to provide temperature uniformity. The new oven increases the plate temperature accuracy across the plate for support of FM screening.

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Optigraf USA will present the OptiCamera, a camera designed for signature recognition and other bindery quality controls. It reads print or barcodes and may be retrofit onto any new or used saddlestitcher, perfect binder, folder, gatherer, cover deck feeder, casing book block line or sewing machine.

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The SD Series Model 96 press, featured in a 25x38˝ size, will be introduced by Sakurai USA. The new model is a 16-page format size and complements Sakurai’s existing sizes of 20x26˝ and 235⁄8x31˝. The 96 Series is available in four- to six-color configurations plus coating and perfecting.

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Domino Amjet will debut its new L-Series thermal ink-jet mailing solution for variable addressing, sequential numbering, text and graphics.

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PrinterPresence by Digital IMS will announce enhancements to its VersaDoc variable data ordering system. Created through a partnership with Pageflex, the system is a Web-to-print technology that allows users to customize documents with no software or proprietary knowledge required.

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Ko Tai Machines will introduce its 41x30˝ automatic diecutter that has been fitted with the MW1050YC blanker. With this new addition, the diecutter can now do blanking, as well as diecutting, creasing, embossing and stripping. The blanking feature adds to the machine’s automation and versatility.

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GFI Innovations is introducing the Mx3, a scaled down version of the Mx6 Magnum spot color formulation dispenser. It offers the same features and benefits as the Mx6, but at a fraction of the cost.

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Thompson Direct will highlight the Spedo 2300, a forms cutter that surpasses the boundaries of continuous forms processing, while improving flexibility, accuracy and reliability. Designed for hard working letter and print shops, the Spedo Cutter is all-electric, with no mechanical clutch to fail.

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Celox Systems will feature its Celox technology that can automate a company’s estimating operations, by combining Internet and non-Internet applications. W3C compliant Websites make custom online quotes available to customers or sales staff, on any computer platform, from anywhere in the world.

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Xitron will showcase three new workflow and proofing technologies: ExpressApproval, Xenith Sierra and the PRISM. ExpressApproval is a Web-enabled proofing solution suitable for small- to medium-size printers; Xenith Sierra is based on the Adobe PDF print engine technology; and PRISM is a short-run color digital press.

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The lightweight, compact IMS Roll Stand will be presented by Think Ink. Its ease-of-use and mobile design makes it ideal for many different configurations, and makes it easy to move from station to station. It can be customized to accommodate 2˝, 4˝, 6˝ or 8˝ of print.

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Standard Business Systems will highlight the Standard KAS 465HS, a comprehensive modular inserting system. It offers flexibility, durability and ease of setup with inserting speeds of up to 6,000 envelopes/hr. Insertion stations can handle a wide variety of material, including single sheets, cards, reply envelopes, prefolded items and booklets.

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Printware will highlight its complete line of metal and polyester CTP workflow solutions. PlateStream Violet and Violet 4 systems are manual load/unload CTP engines specifically designed for the two- and four-up plate market. PlateStream SC and SCX portrait-format digital platesetting systems feature the Color+ registration system, an integrated plate processor, scan-to-plate capability and native PDF workflow.

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The Secap Jet 1 addressing and imaging solution for mailing service needs will be presented by Secap. Utilizing Picaso ink for aqueous substrates and the SIMS (Secap Ink Management System) to lower ink usage, Secap Jet 1 maximizes productivity with production speeds of up to 30,000 envelopes and 600 dpi printing.

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MachStream 32, a 600 dpi continuous form laser printer with 32 ppm throughput, will be showcased by PENTAX Imaging. It is MICR-capable and features a new controller.

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TEAC America will feature the VersaMax ribbon for its TEAC P-55 dye-sublimation retransfer thermal disc printer. VersaMax ribbon gives more options to produce the lowest cost per printed disc by printing on a wide range of media, even on some silver lacquer discs. VersaMax ribbon adds the proprietary adhesive panel to the three existing CMY (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow) panels.

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PrintiMate variable data printing software will be presented by AE Solutions. Features include a WYSIWYG document editor, advanced logic functions, 10,000-plus batch sizes, multiple printers and availability in workstation or server-based versions.

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xpedx and RYOBI will exhibit together. Highlights include the U.S. debut of the new 24x36˝ RYOBI 924 offset press, as well as RYOBI’s half- and quarter-size presses. xpedx will also demo its newly developed 3D/special effects printing system for color copiers, new bindery/finishing equipment, new proofing technologies, as well as a new program to help printers enter the variable data, short-run markets.

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The G.F. Puhl Co. will be demonstrating a working model of its PTS trim collection system. This system is designed for installation under roof and to recycle cleaned air to the plant.

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The newly redesigned Ergonomic Elevating Cart for handling roll shafts will be introduced by Support Products. The new cart design includes a lower-profile swivel feature to operate the cart more smoothly. With the cart’s increased stability, the user will be able to handle larger diameter products. Special show discount offered.

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RENA Systems introduces the ink-jet address printer Envelope Imager XT, models 3.0 and 4.0. The Envelope Imager XT offers greater speed, more memory, increased material thickness and a larger image area than previous models. The 3.0 version offers an image area up to 3x17˝; the 4.0 version up to 4x17˝. Can print up to 26,000 #10 envelopes/hr. and offers four levels of print quality from 150 dpi to 600 dpi.

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The Océ Job Appropriate Color and Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology will be featured by Océ North America, Commercial Printing Div. Other offerings include continuous-feed systems, digital book publishing, Océ PRISMA automation software and more. Corporate and commercial operations will benefit from greater productivity, streamlined workflow, cost-effective color, reduced costs and more business opportunities.

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Kansa Technology will introduce the Kansa Intelli-Jog electric jogger. The auto-start mode utilizes a sensor to detect an approaching operator to automatically start the jogger and then turns off when the operator leaves the area. Lightweight construction makes the jogger easier to reposition, and energy consumption is reduced because of the motor design and auto-start feature.

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4Over will display its presentation folders, booklets, letterheads and envelopes, postcards, sell sheets, flyers, etc., for the trade. All 4Over products come with various coatings and finishes, including matte, aqueous, UV and spot UV. A wide range of sizes and shapes are also offered.

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Enfocus Software will showcase the newest versions of its certified PDF solutions, including: Enfocus PitStop Professional (now with Vista and Digital Signature support), PitStop Server, PitStop Automate, new NEO (standalone PDF editor), Instant PDF and Instant Barcode.

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Artwork Systems will show its latest advances in certified, traceable workflows and expert color and screening, featuring updates to Nexus, ArtPro, Odystar, NEO, inPDF and WebWay. Equinox color technology and concentric screening will also be featured.

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Xstream direct mail solutions will be showcased by Pitney Bowes. The modular and scalable Pitney Bowes Sure-Feed AT2 Product Attaching System will also be on display.

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Specialty papers and envelope collection will be highlighted by Announcement Converters. The papers include Stardream, Malmero Perle, Plike, Dali Dore, Brown Bag Kraft and the new Basis line in a wide pallet of colors. Announcement, Square, Booklet and Policy envelopes are available, including string and button brown-bag policy envelopes.

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The ElixiR SF presaturated automatic blanket cleaning rolls for sheetfed presses is being introduced by Fiberweb. ElixiR SF is the latest addition to Fiberweb’s family of blanket cleaning products, including Washtex and Washtex XL dry ABC cleaning rolls; Washtex IC impression cylinder cleaning rolls; and ElixiR presaturated ABC rolls for web presses.

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Frimpeks will produce an entire product line of self-adhesive label stock materials for machines with commodity paper types, as well as filmic and specialties. Frimpeks will also feature its line of UV-based inks and varnishes.

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OTView will show the OTPrint, a fully integrated and customized production management software solution. OTPrint integrates and automates the entire production process including: contact management, estimating, order entry, purchasing, inventory, production forms, job tracking, scheduling, efficiency reporting, job close, invoice and sales reporting.

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Tensor Group will feature the Tensor T-500 designed for the short-run commercial and hybrid newspaper markets. The press features a three-form roller inking system, 50,000 iph speed, full bearer design and three-across web width capability. Available options include plate cocking, water-cooled vibrators and several web width and cutoff choices.

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HubCast Inc. will showcase PrintManager, a subscription-based, open commercial print utility. PrintManager allows graphic arts professionals to produce color-controlled, distributed print anywhere in the world, from their desktop. It also helps clients explore emerging markets, reduce environmental impact and slash the expense of shipping to remote locations.

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Oxytech Systems will feature a curing system for web presses with more watts per inch. The system does not contain moving components, allowing less downtime for scheduled maintenance. It is adjustable to virtually any web path configuration. Configurations exceed 2,000 fpm.

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Magnetic Attractions introduces PeelAway promotional magnets with three printable surfaces on the same piece, including a peel-off, dual-sided printed face stock suitable for contests, coupons and cross-promotions.

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Objective Advantage will feature the newest version of OASymbio, a comprehensive suite of automated production management tools that integrates Web-to-print, production equipment, shipping/fulfillment and MIS systems to facilitate jobs flowing effortlessly through the shop. OASymbio is ideal for print service providers seeking to reduce processing times and maximize production without hiring additional staff.

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MindFireInc. will introduce its LookWho’sClicking software that automates the creation, management and tracking of personalized URLs and VIP landing pages, as well as automated followup e-mail, lead distribution and real-time reporting of campaign results. It can turn any outbound direct mail, e-mail or search engine marketing campaign into a multi-channel campaign.

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DiMS! will showcase its DiMS! MIS solution for the printing and packaging industry. It is a 100 percent Web-enabled software package that integrates the complete range of printing and administrative processes. Offers a single solution with a proactive workflow, which streamlines and automates complex business processes through real-time communication and integration of data over the Internet from sales, estimating and CRM through prepress, production, shipping, invoicing and financial.

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Gateway Bookbinding Systems will introduce its TCB (Total Cut & Bend) unit, a small countertop device that cuts and bends the ends of a plastic spiral-bound book. It is available with either electric or pneumatic actuation, and is able to handle a small 6mm coil all the way up to a very large 50mm coil, with the same set of crimp heads. Coil size is changed by simple dial and thumbscrew adjustments.

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Collins Ink will show industrial ink-jet inks for HP and Kodak addressing and mailing systems, as well as UV curable, solvent and oil-based inks for a variety of industrial applications and printheads.

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interlinkONE, a strategic marketing solutions partner for service providers, offers solutions to effectively help companies grow their business, and provides customers with marketing software and solutions to better manage, execute and measure marketing initiatives.

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Perfecta USA will show the Perfecta HTVC, a paper cutter that comes standard CIP3- and CIP4-enabled. The HTVC computer includes hardware and software capable to convert a CIP file from prepress directly into a cutting program that is ready to run. This can be either a PPF file (CIP3) or a JDF file (CIP4). The HTVC also features a 15˝ touchscreen.

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Several new products will be featured by Blanks/USA: a Website and online shopping cart; and 12x18˝ formatted products of digital certified stock that can be run in copiers, printers and digital presses (presentation folders, table tents, mailers and door hangers). Printable Mylar Copy Tabs and the Economy Easel will also be shown.

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The Automatän Model 6500GL Jogger/Aerator will be highlighted by Automatän Inc. The machine is designed to turn, jog, square, aerate and clean loads of paper. It can be placed directly on the floor, anywhere in the plant, so that loads can be easily rolled in and out with a pallet jack.

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InfoPrint Solutions, a joint venture between Ricoh and IBM, will demonstrate its solutions-based product line, highlighting the growing trend of transpromo, as well as direct marketing and books-on-demand. IPS will showcase its IP5000 production color printer, the new 6700 M40 upgradable RFID thermal printer, and the IP2190 and IP2210 workgroup printers.

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Global Vision will offer a complete portfolio of automated proofreading systems and quality control inspection equipment that ensure error-free artwork on products such as labels, cartons, inserts and press sheets. Live demonstrations of Digital-Page, an artwork comparator, shows how it can eliminate costly errors.

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B&R Moll will exhibit the Regal folder/gluer system. This system includes a primary pocket folder/gluer unit and a complementary folding unit that glues, forms pockets and is capable of changing product directions for secondary operations. The exhibit also features the Vantage 720 folder/gluer system, an in-line folding box gluer that can produce 22,000 boxes/hr.

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“Making Mail Faster, Better and More Cost Effectively” is the theme that will be featured by Kern International. Kern will highlight products with higher speeds, increased capacities and intelligent mail strategies for better ROI and higher productivity on the floor.

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Matik North America will feature Edelmann Graphics’ hybrid web presses for film, labels, folding cartons and commercial printing: Omet’s narrow and mid-web flexo presses; Codimag’s semi-rotary label presses; Inramik’s folder/gluers for folding cartons; Gietz’s foil stamping full- and half-sheet presses; and Goebel’s products that offer slitting/rewinding from the reel.

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Gandinnovations will show the Jeti 1224 UV True Flatbed, a compact and economical flatbed. True flatbed table using linear motion to control movement ensures registration on rigid and flexible materials. Easy loading and unloading of large and heavy material can be performed by one person with the 4x8-foot print area.

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Prepress Training Solution will offer short, print-focused online tutorials covering production tasks for the latest releases, including new Photoshop CS3, Acrobat 8, PitStop and Quark. These tutorials are designed for prepress department staff to help identify knowledge gaps and eliminate guesswork. Special show discount.

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The M8600 Tabletop Folder/Inserter will be introduced by Hasler. The M8600 enables mail houses to boost productivity by automating difficult, high-volume mailings. It can process up to 4,300 envelopes/hr., with inserts as small as 3.5x5˝ to full sheets up to 14˝ in length. PowerFold technology folds and inserts up to 10 documents into one envelope, allowing organizations to comply with postal automation rules, benefit from lower postage rates and maximize cost savings.

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Nukote International will feature wide-format products used in Hewlett-Packard ink-jet printer models 5000/5500 (Dye & Pigment), 1000/1050, 500/800 and Epson solutions; also CAD/reprographic toners used in Océ models 9800/TDS800/9700, 9600/TDS300/TDS400/TDS600, 9400/9300/9400II, 7050/TDS100; KIP 8000, 3000, 5000, 6000; and Xerox 721P and 8825. Nukote also offers ink-jet cartridges for mailing applications.

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Brodie System reconditions web and sheetfed printing cylinders, rolls, bearing eccentrics and housings, as well as other press components, on all sizes, makes and models. It also offers in-press cylinder repairs for damage caused by bolts, wrenches, screws and paper jams. Specializing in rapid turnaround and emergency repairs.

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Videojet Technologies’ 4210 ink-jet addressing system prints addresses, personalized messages, barcodes and serialized numbers using solvent- or water-based inks. It can be configured with up to four printers, each with two print heads, for a maximum 24 lines of printing. Typical system throughput is 20,000 mail pieces an hour in multi-line mode. Its Windows-based controller can interface with external equipment and provides a graphical production screen.

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The ValueJet 1604-64, an eco-solvent outdoor printer, will be featured by Mutoh America. It generates print speeds up to 145 square feet/hr. in production mode, and uses the Intelligent Interweave Print Technology to eliminate banding. The ValueJet uses improved paper feed accuracy; ink changes are done on-the-fly; and three individually controlled heaters are used for faster drying.

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PrintLink will highlight its staffing services, which are specialized for the printing industry and include permanent placement for hands-on and IT related positions, as well as for senior and middle management. PrintLink offers a high standard of professionalism, personal attention and confidentiality to both employers and job seekers.

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