Presstek opted to save the formal introduction of its new 75DI digital offset press model for Ipex, but did note the new format (maximum 31.02x23.62˝ paper sheet size) on its On Demand booth signage. The first showing of the 75DI press in North America is scheduled for Graph Expo in October.
Having completed its tender offer and acquired a majority of Océ shares, Canon Inc. stated at On Demand that the Dutch company was now officially one of its subsidiaries, but continued to be a publicly traded entity. Canon featured an expansion of its imageRUNNER Advance platform—the 8000 and 6000 Series monochrome lines, offering models with top speeds of 105 and 75 ppm, respectively.
Océ announced "general availability" of the 121 ppm Océ VarioStream 7120 continuous-feed, monochrome printing system, and introduced the new Océ DFS30 tape binder for Océ VarioPrint systems.
Down the aisle, InfoPrint Solutions was on the verge of being fully owned by Ricoh as the final phase of the three-year deal with IBM was set to be completed this month. InfoPrint showed new Automated Document Factory (ADF) components, including the ADF ROI Calculator and the InfoPrint Mail Insight extension for InfoPrint ProcessDirector, which helps users implement the Intelligent Mail technology.
HP's booth was on the AIIM side of the hall, where it was highlighting upgrades to the HP Exstream custom communications software. Application Manager enables content to be centrally managed and shared across users, while Command Center automates production scheduling and centralizes production management.
Xanté announced the availability of its free iQueue intelligent color workflow, a content and production management tool designed to support Xanté Ilumina digital color press users.
On to the Bindery
Makers of binding and finishing equipment again occupied a considerable amount of the show floor space. Among the announcements made in this sector were: