GOA's 40th Anniversary Show Opens Tomorrow at Miami Beach Convention Center
ORLANDO, FL—February 25, 2015—Produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) will open its doors tomorrow for the 40th straight year. Being held Feb. 26-28, 2015, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, exhibitors are taking advantage of the special anniversary year to show the latest technology across the industry.
Exhibitors continue to commend the show company on its impressive 40-year streak, saying:
"We want to congratulate Graphics of the Americas for reaching its 40-year milestone. We have been coming to GOA for many years and are looking forward to another successful year."
—Kevin Abergel, vice president of sales and marketing, MGI.
"We are really looking forward to exhibiting at GOA, and showcasing mobile, cloud, content management and other disruptive technologies. We salute GOA on its 40th Anniversary, and expect to reap beneficial results at GOA in 2015, and for years to come."
—Michael Mathé, senior vice president, International Sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
George Ryan, GOA president, said: "For 40 years, GOA has become the meeting place for professionals around the world to meet up, learn about the latest industry trends and technologies, and see best in class solutions—all first hand.
"We are proud of our long-standing history, and will continue to listen to our valued partners to provide the most comprehensive expo and conference experience possible."
Attendees will have a host of options to explore at GOA 2015. In addition to over 50 seminars being presented in both English and Spanish, a large number of the industry's leaders will be on the GOA show floor presenting the latest solutions and hardware, which includes, but is not limited to:
At Graphics of the Americas, Ricoh Americas will demonstrate its range of solutions for print and marketing service providers to take advantage of unique applications and take their businesses to the next level. Visitors to the Ricoh booth will see live demonstrations of end-to-end solutions that offer more brilliant output on varied substrates, with more productivity, and better workflow.
About VisionDP—VDP Software Series
VisionDP is a Variable Data Printing (VDP) design and composition software built for automated high volume document creation and distribution. The software boasts an innovative proprietary PDF composition engine developed to handle large quantity data files at high rates of speed without sacrificing quality. VisionDP is highly compatible, allowing users to implement the software without making expensive or disruptive system changes.
Mac Papers will feature wide-format and packaging equipment at GOA, including the Vortex 4200, powered by Memjet technology. With five printheads for single-pass wide format printing of uncompromised speed and quality, the Vortex 4200 prints up to eight times faster compared to traditional inkjet. Also being featured is the Mutoh 426 UF-LED printer, which allows users to print an array of promotional items, including pens, phone cases, golf balls and more.
Nilpeter will showcase its FB-3300S press at GOA, offering maximum value inline with minimum investment. The servo-powered FB-3300 flexo-press has a maximum web speed of 750 feet per minute, making the FB-3300 the fastest in the narrow web industry. Attendees will also see a variety of technology, including multiple cold foils, laminations, die-cutting, and sheeting.
Colordyne will be demonstrating its CDT 1600-C and CDT 1600-S digital color benchtop printers at GOA 2015. The 1600-C has the ability to print in continuous rolls and fanfold formats; perfect for printing carton labels with the ability to add color highlighting and pictograms. The 1600-S can be used to customize back office and mail house documents to increase customer retention and brand recognition. Both machines print at 1,600x1,600 dpi and speeds up to 12 in/sec (30.5 cm/sec).
Imidia Digital Technologies
Imidia will be exhibiting innovative solutions for labels, packaging, wide format and textile industries at the show. For the label industry, visitors will see the Rapid Label X1 printer and Eclipse LF350 cutter for on demand color labels. For the packaging and wide format industries, the Xante Excelagraphix 4200 will be shown, for on demand color printing for boxes and carton displays. Those in the textile industry can view live application demonstrations of new transfer vinyls from Chemica, and paper transfer from Neenah.
Printer's Parts Store
Printer's Parts Store celebrates 30 years at Graphics of the Americas. Based in Fort Lauderdale, the Printer's Parts Store supplies spare parts and SynTac rollers for offset printing equipment, including AB Dick, Ryobi, Chief, Davidson, Hamada, Heidelberg, T51, Crestline, Kompac, Baum, Astro, and more.
D.P.R. will display the Scorpio Plus at GOA 2015. Scorpio Plus is a brand new, all-in-one system that unwinds, laminates, digitally die-cuts, removes waste, slits and rewinds offering users everything needed to professionally cut and finish labels.
EAM-Mosca Corp. will show the new Evolution ROMP6B (belt conveyor) featuring reliable, entry-level automation capabilities at GOA. The modular design enables customers to configure the system to meet case-specific requirements. The Evolution line combines the best features of earlier models with Mosca's newest Standard-6 technology to achieve superior performance. This includes the low maintenance lever and sealed bearing construction for both heat and Sonixs ultrasonic sealers, as well as a unified strap path for unparalleled efficiency and reliability.
To register as a GOA 2015 attendee, 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, Florida, USA. 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 6250 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 114, Orlando, FL. For information, call: (407) 240-8009; Fax: (407) 240-8333; or visit: www.flprint.org.
About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 40th year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, takes place on February 26-28, 2015 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 attracting over 8,300 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and all corners of the world. To register, or for more information, call 1-800-331-0461, or visit: www.goaexpo.com.