PackPrint to Make Global Debut

RESTON, VA— August 20, 2009—PackPrint, a trade show within-a-trade-show covering all aspects of package printing, will make its global debut this fall at PRINT 09, the year’s largest and most comprehensive global graphic communications exhibition and conference. Boasting 49,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, PackPrint offers products, services and information to help both veteran package printers and attendees seeking to enter the package printing market. PRINT 09 and PackPrint will take place September 11-16, 2009, in Chicago’s expansive McCormick Place.

”Package printing is one of the fastest growing segments of graphic communications, so it only makes sense for PRINT 09 to feature the latest in package printing technologies and demonstrate for graphic communications professionals the business opportunities that exist in this area,” explained Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company. “By showcasing this diverse segment into one specialty trade show, we help attendees target their trade show strategy, maximize their time on the show floor and allow them ‘one-badge’ access to not just one, but two world-class events.”

PackPrint will feature products and processes from the top vendors in the package printing market, in all areas of package printing, including:

* Digital printing
* Flexible packaging
* Converting
* RFID and printed electronics
* Labels: tape, tags, film and foil
* Folding/gluing
* Diecutting
* Substrates
* Supplies.

Highlights at PackPrint include:

* Bobst (booth #3605) will demonstrate a range of finishing equipment, including Expertcut 106-LER, a 41-inch, 9,000 sheet-per-hour diecutter, featuring print-to-cut side register capability, quick-lock tooling and a chase changer for fast makeready; and the Expertfold 110 A-2 CS, a flexible folder/gluer able to run a variety of different carton styles. Expertfold includes an Accubraille module, which reportedly allows for the embossing of Braille characters or regular letters.

* In a 2,400-sq.-ft. booth, Korber PaperLink (#3600) will offer multiple live equipment demonstrations: The Kugler-Womako ProBind W wire-binding machine boasts up to 35 binding cycles and 105 punching cycles a minute, while the Pemco SHM 1650 DR dual rotary high-precision folio-size sheeter will be equipped with a new automatic splice and high-speed automatic pallet change system during PackPrint.