GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO 2006 — Pre-show Preview
Gämmerler will launch the BL 408 bindery stacker for use behind saddlestitchers, perfect binders, folders and inserters. Features wide format range, two-stage stacking system and a low copy drop height. The infeed is equipped with four top belts and eight bottom belts.
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Goss International will unveil its Pacesetter 2200 and 2500 saddlestitchers. The systems feature servo-driven hoppers and excel at quick makereadies. The Pacesetter 2200 system completes up to 22,000 books per hour. The Pacesetter 2500 model features a dual stitcher and a 25,000 books per hour capacity.
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Van Son Holland Ink will exhibit its Quickson line of offset printing inks: Quickson PRO, Vs3 and Vs5 series. Quickson PRO works on any size press and application, and provides excellent rub resistance. Vs3 reduces ink consumption and offers consistent color and sharp dot retention. The resin in Vs5 series inks allows for very low water pickup, resulting in super gloss and scuff resistance.
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Heidelberg will show Anicolor, a zoneless short inking unit with dampening system for optional/potential use with its Speedmaster SM 52 line of presses. A cost-effective solution because of its ability to minimize waste and reduce makeready times, Anicolor provides printing with consistent and even ink application. Anicolor requires no special consumables, ensuring that it will integrate seamlessly into any shop environment.
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EFI will showcase its latest-generation solutions, which are integrated from creation to print and deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. Fiery color print servers, VUTEk super-wide digital ink-jet printers and inks, Bestcolor-driven proofing solutions, print management information and workflow software, and corporate printing solutions will be highlighted.
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The G&K V-14/V-18, from Vijuk Equipment, is a miniature/commercial folder with optional auto fold plate setting that folds sheet sizes from 41⁄8x41⁄2 sheets to tabloid-size, with speeds of 500 fpm. Features zero-makeready folding plates, quick-set caliper-type roller adjustment, and quick-release perforating, slitting and scoring shafts.
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GMG Americas will highlight the GMG ColorServer, a tool for automatic color conversions. This software solution provides sharpening, separation and optimization of pixel and PDF image data. Features include acceleration and complete automation of work processes by high-speed color transformations.
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GBC’s Digital Lay-Flat laminating film is featured on the single-sided Delta and the new GBC 620 laminator. Digital Lay-Flat film provides adhesion and flat output for dry toner-based, electrophotographic output. It is engineered to enable lamination immediately after printing, for on-demand printing environments.
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Nordson Corp.’s ClearView production information systems use real-time production data collection and analysis to help increase profitability. Early identification of production problems or bottlenecks reduces rework and improves overall equipment effectiveness. Electronic alerts, Web-based access and streaming display boards provide necessary visibility of production information.
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Butler Automatic will feature upgrade and retrofit products designed to optimize the productivity and safe operation of its equipment. Will show upgrades, rebuilds, maintenance kits, preventative maintenance, “Customer Care Programs” and safety chucks for converting operations.
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BÖWE BELL + HOWELL offers disaster recovery options to proactively equip customers with a business continuity strategy to handle any potential disaster and provides assurance that an organization is fully supported in the event of an emergency or overcapacity situation. Solutions for printing, inserting or sorting are provided.
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Cresswood Recycling Systems will show the Cresswood HF-6850 50˝ hopper feed shredder. It is a low RPM, single shaft, top feed paper shredder. The unit is designed for recycling all paper materials, even if bound, clipped or stapled.
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Xerox Corp.’s 50 ppm Xerox DocuColor 5000 digital press, designed for quick, commercial and in-plant operations, excels at short-run color and variable information print jobs. It features exceptional image quality at 2,400x2,400 dpi resolution, productive printing on coated and heavyweight media (from 60 to 300 gsm), and the choice of three powerful color servers.
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Vits America has expanded its product line to now include off-line finishing of pre-printed rolls. Stocks ranging from tissue paper to coated paper and foil-backed paper can be run at speeds up to 1,200 fpm, then batched and stacked ready for delivery.
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Agfa’s Energy Elite high-contrast, thermal no-bake plate delivers robust press performance with run lengths up to 350,000 impressions. Run in combination with UV, metallic and hybrid inks, Energy Elite supports 200 lpi and can be used for imaging with 20 micron or 340 lpi Sublima.
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RIMA-SYSTEM will present the RS 51 non-compensating, vertical lift stacker, which makes brick-like stacks for three-side-open products and automated palletizing. The new RS 14 bookbindery stacker, designed to handle magazines and books, features a two-stage, low drop upper bin and motorized pusher at a speed of 15,000 cph.
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EAM-Mosca will display its TAI-5 strapping system, which features variable frequency AC conveyor drives to improve bundle control and brushless DC drives to reduce maintenance requirements. The high-speed system cross-straps 35 bundles per minute with a compact footprint, and requires no investment in bundle turning equipment.
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Buskro USA will introduce the Atlas 3250 and Aurora 3250 ink-jet heads, with 3˝ vertical print swath. Combine up to eight printheads seamlessly to output 24˝ of crisp, high resolution print on a wide variety of substrates, at speeds up to 1,200 fpm.
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xpedx will spotlight an array of prepress, on-press and postpress tools and services. Company reps will also discuss new print-for-profit initiatives, important issues in JDF, soft proofing and disaster recovery/business continuance. Also at the booth, xpedx Printing Technologies/Ryobi will demonstrate several Ryobi offset presses, including the five-color, 23x29˝ 755 full UV press.
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Jetweb USA, a supplier of in-line/off-line finishing equipment, will display its latest stacking and banding equipment, servo technology and other finishing equipment.
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X-Rite Inc. will introduce PlateScope, a plate process control device. Ease of use, speed and Eye-One spectral technology come standard with Eye-One iSis, the new automated, easy-to-use, high-speed chart reader for high production environments.
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Rollem USA will preview the JetStream, which cuts high volumes of business cards with the ability to trim, slit and cut in one fully automatic system, with virtually an unlimited amount of cards per sheet. It is also ideal for other types of card products including game cards, telephone cards, product cards and tags.
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Standard Finishing Systems will launch the Standard Horizon SPF/FC-200A automated bookletmaker, complementing the Standard Horizon SpeedVAC 100 collating system. Designed for commercial printers, in-plant operations and trade binderies, it features a color touchscreen control console, an integrated hand marry station, Hohner 48⁄5 stitching heads and a built-in reject tray for production speeds up to 4,500 booklets per hour.
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Developed for high-speed sheetfed presses, Prime UV’s Diamond series water-cooled UV processors deliver the highest peak irradiance, instantly curing UV and hybrid inks/high-gloss and specialty UV coatings at maximum press speeds. Diamond Series UV processors offer total UV cassette mobility to maximize on-press flexibility with modular interdeck and delivery configurations.
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Brandtjen & Kluge will introduce its EHG series half-sheet press. Designed to accommodate a sheet size of up to 20x30˝ at speeds of 3,000+ iph, the EHG will initially serve as an automatic diecutter, with foil stamping and embossing models to follow.
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The DGM 440 press, from Dauphin Graphic Machines (DGM), is a compact commercial UV or heatset press, replacing traditional in-house sheetfed and commercial half-web presses. Setup includes a combination folder producing up to 40,000 16-page signatures an hour, in addition to a finishing system producing 160,000 flat four pagers an hour.
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Universal Laser Systems’ Versa-Laser is a finishing tool for diecutting, scoring, perforating, bindery and photo etching operations. It can cut computer-generated shapes, create dimensional packaging and run quick-turn custom cutting jobs. VersaLaser functions like a printer and is compatible with most Windows-based graphics software.
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DRAABE, a division of Axair Nortec, will display its line of humidification and water treatment systems. TurboFog 4 is designed for prepress areas with low ceilings. TurboFog 8⁄16: for print shops with high humidification requirements. TurboFog 32: for areas with high ceilings and highest humidification requirements. Also offered are the PerPur water treatment system for humidifiers and process water, and the HighPur high-pressure pulsation system.
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Duco International will showcase its Red UV blanket. This latest addition to its UV printing portfolio has been tailored and specifically designed to meet the needs of decorators and sheetfed and carton printers using UV curing inks.
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Essex Products Group (EPG) will introduce its KeyColor S system created for small-format sheetfed offset presses. EPG will also showcase its KeyColor AutoSet presetting software, KeyColor AutoPage page-based color software, Smart Fountain technology, and closed-loop color solutions for commercial, packaging and newspaper printers.
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The InlineFoiler Prindor, from MAN Roland, automates the application of foil and metallic effects to printed products. It provides printers with a cost-effective way to add value to their products, while eliminating the time and expense of off-line hot foil stamping. InlineFoiler uses a patented lamination technique, and it can apply as many as five different types of foil simultaneously.
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The Barcode Tagger, from Whittier Mailing Products, is simple to use, inexpensive and a standalone or networkable solution that works with most pre-sort software. Consumable products include tabs, wafer seals, standard or cover-up indicia, scratch-off tabs, re-positional notes (RPNs) and custom labels or tabs.
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BBA Fiberweb will exhibit a variety of pressroom products, including a family of blanket cleaning fabrics. Products include WashtexXL extended length rolls for all offset presses, WashtexIC for cleaning impression cylinders and Elixir pre-saturated ABC rolls.
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AdPhos North America will introduce the latest NIR/IR/thermal air and UV solutions for drying and curing. They include EcoDirect, LightGuide, TwinRay and WhiteCure for commercial sheetfed and web presses, and PowerCube, LightWeight and RadAir dryers for direct mail and other digital printing applications.
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Brodie System reconditions web and sheetfed printing cylinders, rolls, bearing eccentrics and housings, as well as other press components, on all sizes, makes and models. It also offers in-press cylinder repairs for damage caused by bolts, wrenches, screws and paper jams. The company specializes in rapid turnaround and emergency repairs.
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The new V-1000 continuous feeder for ink-jet printing, tabbing and labeling, by Streamfeeder, minimizes skewing to help improve USPS MERLIN results. Features tool-less setup, quick makeready and reposition of feed belts and side guides with single knob adjustments. Two independently adjustable separators improve feeding of uneven materials.
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Formscan’s MagVision is a scanning solution that allows for variable data barcodes to be ‘read’ through opaque material, such as envelopes and folded marketing material. MagVision allows for secure, personalized communications that can be integrated into traditional read and print coding applications.
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Rena Systems will introduce its Envelope Imager 2XP tabletop printer. This model prints 37,000 postcards per hour at 200 dpi. It features a 133 MHz processor and is designed for use with the six-foot TB-699 conveyor-dryer.
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Accel Graphic Systems will feature the Gen-2 Sentinel ink management system, which provides color consistency and 15 to 20 percent ink savings throughout the press run. The optional Central Control Console tracks ink usage and remaining ink in the cartridge, and provides an end-of-job report.
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Kodak Profile Wizard 4.0 color management software, from Eastman Kodak, makes controlling accurate color throughout the workflow easier. Based on new technology that provides a significantly improved color engine, Profile Wizard 4.0 software generates ICC profiles that maintain color integrity for any input device, monitor display or output device across the workflow.
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The Xenith Aero workflow from Xitron boasts automation and productivity with Job Tickets supporting simple hot folder input to a fully integrated CIM solution. Built-in imposition function supports templates from Preps and DynaStrip. The system can directly drive more than 150 different output devices, from proofers to film, platesetters and digital presses.
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Sakurai USA will exhibit the expanded family of its SD series of automated offset presses, which now includes a 20x26˝ size, as well as the popular 235⁄8x31˝ size. Both press sizes are available with perfecting and UV and aqueous coaters.
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Komori America will debut the Lithrone S29, designed to provide excellent print quality and fast job turnaround. Loaded with features like fully automatic plate changing, high-speed inking and full JDF connectivity, the LS29 is an ideal press solution for the commercial printing market.
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Esko will showcase Scope 3 pre-production software that features systematic adoption of PDF as the native file format. The CDI Spark 2530 imager accepts plates as large as 25x30˝, boasts the EasyClamp II drum, and is equipped with a fiber laser and multiple beam optics. The XE10 cutting table, a robust, small-format dieless table, can accept material as large as 35.4x47.2˝.
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Univenture’s EnvyPak clear envelopes and mailers offer creative solutions for direct mail and storage in a variety of cost-effective configurations. Full-color printing is available to complement materials.
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Super-thin light guide plate light-box, from 3L Display, handles 10mm to 42mm thicknesses. Convenient to equip and maintain. Saves energy.
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Burgess Industries will show its plate indexing systems with mobile carts for hands and slip-sheet free sorting, organizing and storage of 40˝ to VLF-sized printing plates, ready for press. Indexing systems are available in-line or near-line for very large volume accounts.
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Objective Advantage’s OASymbio is a virtual, online solution that creates an end-to-end workflow for print service providers. More than just a prepress tool, OASymbio automates all aspects of the print production process, from initial order through finishing, fulfillment and shipping.
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Absolute Printing Equipment Service introduces a fully automatic plastic coil inserter capable of producing plastic coiled books from 25mm to 50mm. Books are registered using the punched holes, allowing for oversized covers, tab pages, half pages and inserts. The three roller system controls both the coil pitch and position, for production speeds of 250 books per hour.
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RENZ manufactures punching, binding and laminating systems, from desktop to high-output automated equipment. Renz produces double-loop ring wire spools, elements, plastic spirals and plastic combs. Product lines include office binding and laminating systems, and on-demand and commercial binding systems.
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Procam Controls will feature the fully automatic CTP effluent pH neutralization system. The PropH-T/P collects thermal and photopolymer CTP developer effluent. It utilizes a pH sensor to constantly monitor the pH. The pH controller doses only the neutralizer necessary to reach set-point. When reached, it automatically dispenses to a drain.
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Presstek 52DI press offers low cost-per-page output for print runs of 250 to 10,000. Produces up to 10,000 sph. Handles media from onion skin to 20 pt., plus synthetic materials, and has a landscape-format 20.47x14.76˝ sheet size. Screening: up to 300 lpi and stochastic.
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Aellora Digital, a MARKEM company, will introduce the SureFire 65 digital print engine, which prints high-quality, multicolor images at 600x600 dpi. Uses solvent-free, hybrid UV jetting inks, which provide superior print quality on a wide variety of substrates.
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Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (MLP U.S.A.) will showcase the 28x40˝ Diamond 3000LX wide stock range sheetfed press. Offering six colors with coater, extended delivery and a Grafix ultraviolet curing system, it handles lightweight stock, synthetic substrates and heavy board from .002 to .040˝. Air-management features eliminate marking, scratching and static problems that are common when printing on plastics.
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The G4100 digital imaging system from Videojet Technologies will be imprinting direct mail pieces and other media featuring clay-coated and aqueous-coated stock, due to a new high-adhesion black ink. The ink can be used by commercial printers to customize coated media stock with high-resolution addresses, message text and graphics, at the optimal speed for the G4100 at a given resolution.
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Reeves Brothers will introduce the Vulcan 4016 compressible blanket for web printers. With an enhanced fabric ply, the Vulcan 4016 protects against smashes, embossing and gauge loss, while letting users print closer to the gap. Results include full solids, sharply formed dots, rich contrasts and less downtime for high-speed web printers.
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Bruno Unger USA will display slitters and anvils that are 100 percent carbide—no metal. They are said to last longer than steel or tungsten carbide.
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IMC America will introduce its Aqua Web system, which is designed to put moisture back into today’s modern web presses. Through the use of static electricity, moisture is pulled directly back into the paper to prevent page growth in finished books, reduce trim waste, reduce fluting and help to prevent web breaks.
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Overbridge Technology will showcase its Eclipse Count and Eclipse Roll solutions for production cost containment via accurate signature count and roll yield/basis weight monitoring. Both provide real-time and historical data, and integrate with other business systems. Eclipse Count is also an easy retrofit for legacy waste scale-based counting systems.
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Royal Sovereign will showcase the all-in-one 2702, a thermal/pressure-sensitive desktop laminator with mounting capabilities, and the remote-controlled, 45˝ 1151 wide-format laminator, featuring auto-grip hubs and chain-drive take-up. Laminators and film supplies, from desktop to 65˝ wide-format, plus thermal, pressure-sensitive, mounting and specialty films, are offered.
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Using hybrid multi-modal cleaning technologies, Doyle Systems sheet cleaners effectively remove dust and spray powder from substrates. New designs are available for Heidelberg 74 CD and SM 52; Komori LS; Mitsubishi Diamond Series; MAN Roland 700⁄900; and KBA Rapida models.
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The Renegade Placement feeder, from KEPES, can be used to place brochures, cards, pouches, pharmaceutical inserts and outserts as small as 1x1˝. It can be mounted above vacuum or belted conveyors and its narrow profile is ideal for folder/gluer applications. Products are separated, controlled and placed onto the carrier at a matched speed before being released.
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Pace Systems Group will showcase its ePace print management and eCommerce software and introduce its Pace Connect integration modules. The Pace Connect suite of integration modules facilitates interaction between the ePace system and other applications. These modules leverage JDF, as well as other common standards, for data transfer between systems in pre-packaged offerings.
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Satori Software announces Merge/Purge software, an add-on to the Bulk Mailer 5 series. Merge/Purge combines multiple files into one mailing list, eliminating duplicates and consolidating records based on multiple criteria. It can increase the effectiveness and improve the address quality of large and small mailings.
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Hiflex will present the 2006 release of its Hiflex MIS system. The system is JDF from the ground up, and accelerates all business processes and increases productivity. Hiflex will also be demonstrating live connectivity at the booths of many other CIP4 and NGP members.
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RB/SUN Enterprises offers four-, 10- and 12-up business card slitters and the Handi-Scor scoring and perforating machine. Gutter cut machines can cut full-bleed cards.
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Innolutions Inc. will introduce the next generation of BCC Barless Closed-loop Color control with integrated Job Manager and Version Manager. Powered with FACT Analysis, BCC chooses target areas within the image to maintain consistent color throughout the run. The system can be retrofitted on existing presses.
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Window Book offers solutions that convert the appropriate lightweight parcels to Standard mail or presorted First-Class with Delivery Confirmation to qualify for discounted bulk postage rates. Expand fulfillment operations to include mailing support for high-end direct mail campaigns.
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Support Products’ ergonomic elevating cart lifts and handles a paper shaft while removing its core. The cart features an adjustable height range, is portable and includes rear-locking wheels, hydraulic foot pump, down-speed control valve and a shaft-locking mechanism for added safety. Its standard insertion range, from floor, is 15˝ to 56˝. It can also be customized to include a 360-degree rotation device.
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Franklin Estimating Systems will show the Franklin Scheduler. The program is fully interactive with the Franklin Estimator and Franklin DataManager, allowing jobs to be scheduled and managed in real-time on all pieces of equipment throughout any shop.
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SeeFile Software will introduce its version 3.0 collaboration software, which supports drag-upload, private folders, site branding and lightboxes that work from any PC or Mac Web browser. SeeFile offers complete hardware and software systems and Web servers for uploads, proofing and archiving.
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Onyx Graphics will offer ProductionHouse v7.0 software, which includes an all-new Media Manager application that reduces the time and effort needed to calibrate and color profile media. Other features include a layout tool with variable data and nesting.
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Beta Industries-The Quality Control Co. will feature its BetaColor viewer with Ultra Dottie 2 CTP calibrator, the new Betaflex PQF flexo analyzer/calibrator and its “S Series” densitometers. Beta Industries will also show the S4 XPress, BetaScan scanning densitometer and Midiflash on-press flexo densitometer.
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SpeedSetter VM CTP systems, from RIPit, are violet metal CTP solutions for the small- to mid-size commercial printer. The SpeedSetter VM, VMPlus and VM4 are internal drum platesetters integrated with OpenRIP Symphony front-end for a workflow that automates prepress production and streamlines the platemaking process.
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Screen (USA) will feature the PlateRite 6600, a thermal CTP platesetter for six-page presses. The PlateRite FX870 platesetter applies Screen’s imaging technology to package printing, Packstudio SE provides front-end support and Trueflow 3 version 4.0 handles workflow processes. Spekta 2HR hybrid screening achieves detail comparable to 650 lpi or higher. New models in the PlateRite Ultima series VLF and PlateRite 8000 eight-up thermal CTP family will also be featured.
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Binary Systems will introduce Elements, an estimating engine that considers multiple components with differing quantities, sizes, inks and stocks. It determines the best sheet size and layout. In production mode, Combo Maker can combine jobs, yielding additional profit.
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Tensor Group’s T-500 press is designed for the short-run commercial and hybrid newspaper markets. The press features a three form roller inking system, 50,000 iph speed, full bearer design and three-across web width capability. Available options include plate cocking, water-cooled vibrators and several web width and cutoff choices.
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Independent Graphic Services will offer high-performance Elkalub LFC 1068 press oils in 55-gallon containers. Elkalub lubricants increase machinery lifetime due to protection against wear and extend the manufacturer’s oil change interval by 50 percent. IGS also offers Elkalub grease, sprays and anti-corrosion inhibitors.
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The MGE-Kongsberg i-XE-10 cutter, from MGE Inc., is ideal for digital offset and screen printers where fast turnaround time and high quality are required. The i-XE-10, together with i-cut, works within existing workflows, no matter what RIP or printer is used.
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Convertible Brands will introduce Fold-N-Go paper products, which incorporate all required perforations, adhesives, scores, moisture-activated glues and labels. Print digital variable data, then fold the job to create a final mailing.
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Mutoh will introduce an addition to the ValueJet ink-jet printer line, the ValueJet 64. A new Toucan LT 100, the latest addition to the LT family, will also be introduced. It can print up to 185 square feet per hour at 720x720 dpi.
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Kirk-Rudy’s WideJet System prints 4.25˝ of high-quality variable graphics, data, addresses and barcodes. Combine up to four print heads for 17˝ of print area. Automatic capping and wiping along with a bulk ink supply make the system easier to use and reliable.
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The Challenge Machinery Co. will display the high-volume version of its CMT 330 fully automated three-knife trimmer. Capable of stacking and trimming up to three perfect-bound books at a time, it can change programmed jobs in less than 20 seconds and run either in-line or near-line.
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DHP/Dexter-Lawson’s Classic series drills combine 3˝ lift capacity with a fully adjustable back gauge. The drill is designed specifically for the needs of high-volume, automated bindery operations.
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Cyrious Software announces the release of its Out-of-the-Box Dataset, a new advancement intended to decrease user setup time and reduce the cost of a management system by 30 to 40 percent. This gives users the ability to start using the software immediately.
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The Watkiss PowerSquare200, from Watkiss Automation, is a complete bookmaker for digital print applications. It combines the four processes of stitching, folding, spine forming and trimming to produce SquareBack books up to 200 pages thick, making it suited to higher paginations or thicker stocks.
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Saepio Technologies and OA-SYMBIO combine to enable complete, end-to-end print automation. This turnkey JDF workflow solution offers Web-enabled document customization and ordering, automated prepress and imposition, printing and finishing.
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Mitsubishi Imaging is introducing Diamond Proof, a fully integrated digital ink-jet proofing solution. When combined with Mitsubishi Imaging’s Diamond Jet proofing paper, the Diamond Proof system ensures consistent and reliable color reproduction from proof to press sheet.
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New services from PrinterOrder.com enable printers to provide an attractive, easy-to-manage Website. Features include online document building, powerful content management and robust file transfer tools.
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WEKO North America will exhibit its new AP powder sprayer system with a modular design and RS spray nozzles. The spray nozzles employ a double air curtain that protects the powder spray stream and helps guide the powder through the turbulence in the press delivery.
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Toyo Ink America will showcase the Toyo K2 process series for heatset web offset presses. The Tabgloss process series allows printers to use a wide range of paper stocks and types, while reducing picking and piling problems. Both ink series are formulated for fast drying under low heat energy conditions and are color-matched for various proofing systems.
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Jalema Inc. will introduce its hanging staple strips, clamps, self-adhesive drawing strips and special size files to address large-format filing issues. Blueprint filing products allow for tripled capacity when compared to flat file cabinets by filing vertically. High-density floor racks, wall racks, mobile carts, color coded tabs and index flags are also available.
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Artwork Systems will display integrated software applications for preparation of color printing or prepress, including Nexus 8.3, Odystar 2.5, Neo, Concentric screening and Webway. Developed for designers, printers and publishers looking for automated workflow solutions.
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Enfocus Software will show its PitStop Professional 7, a newly enhanced version for PDF preflight, auto-correction and editing. Also, PitStop Automate offers advanced automation for consistent and reliable output. Instant Barcode enables the creation, verification, fixing and reading of barcodes. Enfocus’ Certified PDF technology guarantees reliable PDF creation and file exchange.
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Degrava Systems will feature its DP8500, a user-friendly digital press for companies that have entered or are considering getting into digital printing. It is a low-cost alternative to systems currently on the market for short run, narrow-format labels and tags.
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The EIZO ColorEdge CG221 display, from Eizo Nanao Technologies, features a wide color gamut, delivering a new color and brightness uniformity compensation function. With a 1,920x1,200 native resolution, the CG221 includes 12-bit look-up table and 16-bit color processing for color accuracy.
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Tamerica Products will showcase the Duracoil Plus puncher, which allows operators to punch long-formatted materials. The solid metal device has a 20-sheet maximum punching capacity. The Duracoil CI tabletop device inserts coils up to 1˝ in diameter. The Durawire Closer 450 is used to bind oversized documents and can close wire loops up to 1.25˝ in diameter.
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Helios Software GmbH will debut its Helios UB unbreakable server solutions for Mac OS X Intel and Windows servers, with image management, remote workflow, PDF workflow, workflow automation and proofing solutions.
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Estimator Corp. will introduce its single-screen print estimating with point-and-click technology for sheetfed, web, wide-format and digital presses. Features network and web reports, quote, job ticket, cost and profit details, paper and services POs, shipping labels, invoice, job locator and e-mail quotes with a simple click.
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Lamina System AB will showcase three models of laminating machines. The standard model produces up to 3,000 sph with two different feeders. The FAS, a high-speed packaging machine, produces up to 7,000 sph in three different sizes: 1,100x1,600mm, 1,400x1,600mm and 1,600x2,000mm. The Blackline produces 5,000 sph with an edge-to-edge register and has two different feeders.
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IBF Indústria Brasileira de Filmes will offers a third-generation of thermal plates. Million is a high-performance plate with 140 mj/cm2 sensitivity, working with a 830nm laser diode and no preheat required. For medium and high run lengths, the plate can be handled in daylight and reproduce up to 300 lpi screens.
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Baum AutoSet automatically allows the operator to set up a fold job using stored information or to create a new job. AutoSet enhances the capabilities of the operator by providing “see how” videos of major subjects related to folding and is utilized through a compact, touchscreen computer mounted directly to the folder.
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Joe Piper, a large distributor of utility grade SBS in rolls and sheets, offers immediate availability with 700,000 square feet of warehouse space. Piper has supplied the folding carton and printing industries with quality bleached paperboard for more than 35 years.
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Responsive Solutions will show Customer+, a browser-based tool that automates multiple steps in the printing supply chain. Customer+ provides a unified interface offering modules for content management, digital asset management, fulfillment, variable data and personalized URLs.
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Ortman-McCain Co., a division of W-R Industries, will show its full line of electrostatic bulbs (straight or right angle in any size or length), transformers and connectors for any type of electrostatic-type sprayer system.
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ImageDJ Creative Suite image collection contains 53 CDs, 30 titles and 2,339 high-res images. It’s especially designed for those who have frequent demand for a wide variety of images.
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MetalFX will show the original and new gold-base system metallic spot colors. It allows any printer with a five-color press to accurately produce thousands of different metallic colors, simply by adding a base ink into the first unit of the press.
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AWS will introduce the UV “Ultra” temperature controller designed to provide continuous flow and consistent temperature control, regardless of the UV heat load. Features include UV lamp cooling and a heat exchanger to separate plant cooling water from the water circulated through the lamps.
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Best Graphics/Best Osako’s fully automated saddlestitcher/trimmer system teams the 12,000-13,000 cph Tener and Poder automated saddlestitchers with the new OT-2000A automated trimmer. The system features 15 second AutoSet stitcher setup, 60 to 90 second automated trimmer setup, full makeready in 10 minutes, and instant changeovers from automated running to manual mode.
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CEU Inc. will feature Adast Automation, which is available on Adast 507 15x201⁄2˝, 707 19x26˝, 807 201⁄2x29˝ series presses. The package features semi-auto plate changing, auto blanket wash-up units, auto ink unit wash-up, plate cocking on-the-fly, digital press intelligence, CIP3/4-compatible color console, touchscreen control from delivery, in-line aqueous coater and convertible perfector.
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Gane Brothers & Lane supplies more than 2,000 products, including cover materials, coverboard, adhesives, lining and reinforcing materials.
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American International Machinery will showcase signature folder/gluers, carton pre-feeders, accent window machines and used machinery for the folding carton industry. It offers Foiltone cold foil stamping mounted directly to existing printing presses for in-line foil capabilities.
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NAPCO offers EZ VUTM, a complete line of customizable binders, portfolios, counter cards and other P-O-P items and presentation products.
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MBO America will demonstrate its new B21 fully automated buckle folder. The computerized makeready system, Rapidset, is now available for the fold rollers, as well as the buckle plates. This line delivers folding quality at 8,000 inches per minute and sets new standards for maximum efficiency and productivity.
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KBA North America will display a new version of its Genius 52 UV waterless sheetfed offset press. It features an optional raised kit to allow for increased pile height during press operation, along with a maximum sheet size of 143⁄16x201⁄2˝. It can operate at 8,000 sph and has a stock range from 60-lb. to 32-pt. KBA will also show samples from its 81˝ Rapida 205 and 41˝ Rapida 105 sheetfed offset presses.
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Vecoplan offers a full line of paper shredders that handle scrap trim paper, paper bundles, entire rolls of paper, paper roll cores, laminated paper, flat cardboard, cardboard boxes, plastics and plastic film, textiles and pallets. The shredders can be integrated into existing processing systems and are ideal for web, sheetfed, flexo and screen printing.
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DYC Supply will feature the Ultra 20EL, a compressible offset printing blanket for both heatset and cold web. The Ultra 20EL is designed for applications where a wide variety of stocks are used in conjunction with CTP workflows. Features a new face rubber formulation for a fuller ink reservoir, an extended blanket life and a guaranteed thickness within ± .008˝ from roll to roll.
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PAT Technology Systems is introducing digital UV coating systems capable of variable data coating and variable data printing. Two digital coating platforms will be unveiled at the show. The product line consists of a sheetfed digital coater called Varstar and a webfed, semi-rotary converter/digital coater called Rotoworx.
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Fujifilm’s Brillia HD processless thermal plate PRO-T is a true processless plate. It helps remove the processing stage of computer-to-plate production while also minimizing the impact on the quality and performance of the plates. The plates can be dropped into existing imaging devices with minimum penalty in production speed and performance.
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JUST Normlicht will display the JUST proofStation 20-SP with new features, including a monitor mounting system that will work with any LCD monitor with VESA mounting capabilities, and the Color Control proGraphic 5000 fluorescent tubes, which meet the ISO 3664:2000 standard requirements. It also features a digital dimmer with luminance level control for soft proofing and a monitor mounting system, computer mounting options and sidewalls.
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Hasler Inc. will show the HJ3800P address printer for high-volume mailrooms. Offering features such as flexible media capabilities and superior print quality, with five standard colors and enhanced spot printing capability, the HJ3800P prints text, graphics and barcodes. Combine with Hasler’s HT30 tabletop production tabber for a total mailing solution.
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American Binding will show its B599 automatic book binding machine. New innovations include a synchronous motor that offers low power consumption, large torque, small volume, new photocells and a new computer. Features maximum book size of 18x20˝, operates double loop wire of 5⁄16˝ to 1˝ and is equipped with an in-line punch.
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The EZ Turner paper turner/loader reduces press loading time by as much as 70 percent. Turns 1,200 lbs. up to 37˝ high and 41˝ wide in less than 30 seconds. No maintenance and zero pressure on the load. Available for 40˝ and 29˝ presses. Coming soon: EZ40XL for extra-large piles.
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GFI Innovations will showcase its Magnum MX6, an automated formulation dispenser that simplifies dispensing of spot colors. The system’s Accurex valve allows the MX6’s disposable ink cartridge to dispense ±0.002-lb. accuracy with an absolute flow rate of 1 lb. in 15 seconds.
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Canon U.S.A. will be showcasing imageRUNNER models, imagePROGRAF large-format printers and its new imagePRESS digital presses. Canon will put the spotlight on its new color imageRUNNER devices, its 17˝ through 60˝ large-format imagePROGRAF printers and the imagePRESS digital press technology.
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DiMS! organizing print will present live demonstrations of its new DiMS! 700 software. The key enhancements to the integrated ERP print management system will enable medium to large printing companies to improve business efficiencies and increase profitability through streamlined processes at an enterprise-wide level.
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Therm-O-Type will demonstrate the high-speed NSF A3Pro foil stamping, embossing and diecutting press. Features include Windows XP computer control with full color touchscreen interface, 18˝ maximum paper width, 101⁄8x171⁄2˝ impression area, electronic paper registration, foil sensors/interlock, double sheet detect/interlock, 32˝ feeder capacity with pre-loading and digital heat control.
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Mohawk Fine Papers will feature the newly relaunched Via product line, which combines the Via, Mohawk Vellum, Satin 2.0 and Tomohawk Felt lines. Via retains the most popular items from these four brands and features nine new shades, all of the popular finishes, 100 percent PCW recycled items, expanded linen offerings, Via digital items and it is part of Mohawk’s Windpower portfolio.
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Muller Martini will feature the Pantera perfect binder, which runs at up to 4,000 cph. In addition to conventional hotmelt binding, Pantera can also process PUR adhesive, be configured with up to 28 feeder stations, and be equipped with a drum cover feeder and an optional crash feeder station for hard cover book production. Features an interactive Set-up Assistant Companion and touchscreen monitor.
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- Absolute Printing Equipment Service
- Agfa Graphics
- American Binding Products
- Axair Nortec
- Best Graphics
- Beta Industries - The Quality Control Co.
- Burgess Industries
- Buskro Ltd.
- Butler Automatic
- Canon U.S.A.
- Cyrious Software
- DiMS! organizing print
- Doyle Systems
- Eastman Kodak
- Enfocus Software
- Essex Products Group
- Euro-Knives USA
- EZ Turner
- Franklin Estimating Systems
- FUJIFILM Graphic Systems Div.
- G&K-Vijuk International
- GFI Innovations
- GMG Americas
- Goss International
- Hasler Inc.
- IMC America
- Just Normlicht
- KBA North America
- Komori America
- manroland Inc.
- Manugraph DGM
- MBO America
- MLP USA
- Mohawk Fine Papers
- Muller Martini
- Overbridge Technology
- Pamarco Global Graphics
- Presstek Inc.
- Procam Controls
- Sakurai USA
- Satori Software
- Standard Finishing Systems
- Support Products
- Tensor Group
- Van Son Holland Ink
- Videojet Technologies
- W-R Industries
- Whittier Mailing Products
- Window Book
- X-Rite Inc.
- Xerox Corp.
- Xpedx Printing Technologies/Ryobi