Hunkeler Sells Lines for Book Block Production, Mailing, Transactional Print at drupa
WIKON, Switzerland — June 23, 2016 — In its press release to mark the end of drupa 2016, Messe Düsseldorf reported on the conclusion of major sales deals and an outstanding investment climate at the trade fair.
Hunkeler AG couldn’t agree more with this statement. The Hunkeler stand in Hall 8a saw many visitors during the 11 days of the trade fair. The Swiss company signed purchase agreements with customers from across the globe. Several production lines were ordered for the manufacture of book blocks in connection with high-performance digital printing systems. The book line collects signatures of four, six and eight pages to form book blocks with variable format lengths and a changing number of pages. This is made directly from one block to the next in non-stop production at a rate of up to 200m/min. One of the main reasons why customers prefer the book lines from Hunkeler is the dynamic transition of the complete line when processing variable book block formats. This is in addition to the above-average production quality of the book blocks themselves.
Hunkeler also took orders from customers in the mailing industry and others involved in transactional printing. On sale at the stand was the HL6 laser module with a new 300 W laser, which was on show for the very first time.
Newspaper printing shops and publishing houses expressed great interest in the newspaper line. Special attention was paid to the possibility of switching on-the-fly between broadsheet and tabloid production.
Hunkeler AG presented a wide range of products at drupa 2016. In addition to the company’s own stand in Hall 8a, a total of 25 Hunkeler lines could also be seen at other exhibitors. Hunkeler technology was an integral part of the production lines at HP, Canon, Ricoh, Screen, Xerox, Horizon, Müller Martini, Pitney Bowes, Böwe Systec, Meccanotecnica, Mondi and Imaging Solutions.