• 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.