Preview of What’s to Come at drupa 2012
The new Acuity LED 1600 hybrid inkjet printer will make its debut in the Wide-Format Print Zone, which will also feature the the Onset S40, Acuity Advance and Uvistar II inkjet printers. While over in the Package Print Zone, Fujifilm will be demonstrating a new B2-format inkjet press—based on Samba printhead and Vividia UV ink technology—for folding carton applications.
The three new inkjet printing solutions that attendees will see on the Domino Printing Sciences stand will include the N600i digital label press, K600i (600dpi) piezo inkjet module, and the L100i thermal inkjet printer, all designed to enable variable-data printing. The company will also highlight ActiFlow (for nozzle uptime), StitchLink (for rapid setup and no white stitch lines) and CleanCap (for maintaining nozzle performance without manual cleaning).
Epson will be showcasing its next-generation SurePress “X” label press, which incorporates new single-pass micro piezo inkjet head technology and is the first Epson product to utilize UV ink. Building on the success of the Epson GS6000, the four-color SureColor SC-S30600 printer for POS, display, signage and décor applications will also be shown. It features the latest Epson TFP Micro Piezo printhead and uses Epson’s new UltraChrome GS2 ink-set.
In addition, the company will demonstrate the six-color Epson SureLab SL-D3000 digital dry lab for high-quality photo print production. Designed for mini-lab retail environments, it can print on glossy, matte and lustre media up to 12˝ wide to produce photos, greeting cards, invitations, flyers and promotional leaflets. Other developments on display at drupa will include next-generation aqueous and dye inksets to support its range of new printing systems.
Goss International will emphasize a number of world firsts for the commercial, packaging and newspaper markets. A 96-page/112˝ Sunday 5000 gapless blanket web press unit will be the highlight of the Commercial Zone, while the Sunday Vpak 3000/Vpak 500 printing units will debut in the Packaging Zone. The next generation of the 16-page M-600 web will highlight the latest features for enhanced efficiency.
The Colorliner CPS (Compact Printing System) joins the Goss FPS (Flexible Printing System) press in the manufacturer’s family of “true compact” newspaper press solutions. The press tower on display in the Newspaper Zone will feature Autoplate automatic plate-changing technology. drupa 2012will also mark the first global presentation of a Goss Magnum HPS single-width, one-around press capable of printing up to 70,000 copies/hour. And lastly, following its recent acquisition of Vits Print, Goss will also highlight its expanded portfolio of advanced Goss Contiweb and Vits splicers, pasters, dryers, folders, sheeters and inline converting solutions.