NPES has elected five new directors, re-elected several returning directors, and the board executive committee.
Vits America Inc.
The following is a sampling of just some of the new products that were featured at drupa 2016.
Well, I've put another "drupa notch" on my belt, and it was quite an experience. The weather in Düsseldorf was good, and the crowds were there. For those who have never been, the sheer size of the show, and the enormous investment by the hundreds of firms exhibiting are truly mind-boggling. Deals were done, and many were for multiple high-priced systems, putting lots of smiles on vendor salespeople and management.
Chosen by a panel of industry experts, the 2015 Must See ‘Ems winners will be on exhibit at GRAPH EXPO 15 in Chicago, Sept. 13-16.
I've written more than once on the rapid evolution of finishing, which is being driven by the equally rapid adoption of inkjet web printing. Inline web finishing was always something of a "black art" in the offset web world. Since high-speed offset web presses don't print at the push of a button, performing complex finishing operations inline with the web press took a lot of engineering expertise.
VITS International has introduced the new Sprint Saddle Line that can collate variable data books, catalogs or direct mail.
Digital printer vendors have something of a natural preference for running their presses in "print only" mode with nothing extra attached to potentially gum up the works. But the very nature of continuous inkjet (no plates, very short back-to-back runs) argues strongly for integrating finishing so that a complete product can come out the end with little labor involved.
VITS International, a leading supplier of variable repeat sheeting and finishing systems for the printing, packaging, digital and converting industries, has joined the non-profit organization Two Sides North America.
Binding and finishing news briefs from Printing Impressions’ December 2014 edition, featuring Copresco, Category 5 Imaging, Packaging Graphics, VITS International and SunShine Paper.
After close examination of claims and confirmation that the Sprint Variable Data Stacker/Batcher uses a unique process, VITS International was granted a U.S. patent on the machine. "We are pleased that our latest stacker has been recognized as a new innovation with the granting of this patent," commented Nick Gerovac, director of sales and marketing.