Graphics of the Americas Registration Soars, Attracting Major Industry Notables
ORLANDO, FL—January 22, 2014—Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) today announces that exhibitor and attendee registration for its 39th annual show is up again year over year, attracting some of the foremost names in the industry. Produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, GOA will be held February 27-March 1, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami.
George Ryan, GOA president, said, “We are extremely pleased with the impressive number of registrations from both our exhibitors and attendees for this year’s show in Miami. The interest shown in our targeted, and specialized, conference and exhibition speaks volumes about the market’s interests and potential for spending.”
GOA 2014 Exhibitor News Spotlight
In addition to the many co-located events taking place at GOA 2014—including a full educational conference schedule and live events on the show floor—exhibitors are showcasing a full range of industry technology for applications including: digital printing, commercial printing, flexo/label printing, wide-format printing, sign printing, book printing, specialty printing, direct-to-garment printing, mailing and fulfillment, bindery/converting, and more.
A few highlighted solutions that attendees can expect to see at GOA 2014 include, but are not limited to:
OKI Data—GOA Platinum Sponsor (booth 608)—will demonstrate its expanding line of innovative printing solutions for the graphic arts and production and specialty printing markets. More than half of the products to be shown will be new to GOA.
OKI Data showcases the addition of new web, finishing and post-production options; a narrow format web product; film laminating and digital diecutting solutions; and the CMYK color plus white or clear printing capabilities of select new C900 Series devices—part of OKI’s new Multimedia Production Platform.
The OKI proColor series is an original line of printers for color-critical applications. These printers deliver professional, production-quality color output and color accuracy, powered by embedded EFI Fiery and PANTONE support on select models. Different products and configurations offer specialized media flexibility including envelopes, textiles, continuous feed labels and variable data handling.
Perez Trading—GOA Platinum Sponsor (booth 301)—will represent the following brands in its booth: Xerox, HP, Fujifilm, Horizon, Debao, Accura, Chamex, Magnum, Hammermill, Eclipse, iCopy, and more.
Nilpeter USA (booth 345) will feature the FB-3300S at GOA 2014. With maximum efficiency and low production costs, the servo-powered FB-3300 flexo-press produces a maximum web speed of 750 feet per minute, the fastest in the narrow web industry. Cardboard boxes will be printed back and front, with cold foil and UV-lamination, diecut and sheeted, live at the show.
Xanté Corp. (booth 309) will showcase the new Impressia Digital Multi-Media Press that delivers blazing print speeds, higher resolution and extremely low cost per print without click charges.
Xanté will also present the new JDF compliant iQueue 9 Ultimate Workflow. iQueue 9 makes it easy to manage multiple projects, make critical color adjustments, estimate job cost, import variable data, generate custom QR codes and more.
Established in 1894, Stuebing (booth 128) is a leading producer and supplier of Calendar Slides/Hangers and Calendar Slide Binding Machines. Stuebing calendar slides provide the fastest, most attractive and least expensive manner of binding and hanging single and multi sheet calendars, maps, wall charts, posters and other printed material; and are available in seven colors. Stuebing offers a range of binding/edging equipment. Production rates range from 600-2500 edges per hour.
Rollem International (booth 337) showcases the Deltadie-cutter, an all-new sheetfed, flexo-magnetic rotary diecutting system for label, packaging and mail applications, offering short-run capacity with a production rate of 5,000 sph, quick changeover time, and easy operation. Delta will die cut and kiss cut products including labels, decals, boxes, shaped cut-outs, hang tags, and round cornered card products.
New this year, Technifold USA (booth 931) is featuring the patented Tri-Creaser at GOA 2014. This premium creasing tool eliminates fiber cracking problems on folding or scoring machines. Also being displayed at the show are three new CreaseStream Mini scoring and perforating machines, as well as a range of creasing, cutting and perforating tools to fit saddle stitchers, perfect binders, and web presses.
Casa Grafica USA (booth 807) services the graphic arts industry for both offset and digital printing in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Offering a wide variety of diverse products—from CTP Systems to finishing equipment—Casa Grafica USA represents some of the most recognized brands in the industry, such as: CP Bourg, Mitsubishi, ECRM, Escher-Grad, Heights, Agfa, Bottcher, Vulcan, Ihara, Super Blue, Allied, SunChemical, TOYO Inks, GPA, Sunshine Papers, Cosmo Films, spare parts and many others.
Color-Logic (booth 122) will show examples of its Process Metallic Color System at GOA 2014 using offset, flexo, digital press, wide-format, inkjet, gravure, and screen printing. Color-Logic software enables graphic designers to create foolproof metallic files in just seconds, using ordinary graphics programs. These metallic files may then be printed by licensed Color-Logic printers.
ChromaLuxe metal prints (booth 488) are made in the USA from specially-coated aluminum. ChromaLuxe metal prints are a superior medium for unique and durable wall décor in commercial and residential spaces. Digital images are infused into ChromaLuxe metal prints with heat and pressure, ensuring brilliant image reproduction. This process compliments the company’s specialty coating, giving fade and scratch resistant metal prints a life expectancy twice that of archival photo paper.
Announcement Converters (booth 476) announces a major expansion of its Gmund Paper collection. Recently added Gmund grades include: Gmund Cotton, Kaschmir, Bier, Ever and Action, and an expanded Savanna line. The increased offering includes matching envelopes in all text weight papers. Announcement Converters has also added Curious Matter, which upcycles the waste from potatoes to create a unique starchy feel in seven vibrant colors.
To register as an attendee or exhibitor for GOA 2014, or for more information, please visit: www.goaexpo.com or call: 1-800-331-0461.
About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, FL. More than 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL, 32822.
About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 39th year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, take places on February 27-March 1, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry’s largest, annual, combined expositions and conferences. GOA is a unique event that attracts over 7,300 printers, designers, and creative professionals from around the world. To register, or for more information, call 1-800-331-0461, or visit: www.goaexpo.com.