International Media Summit: The Buzz About IPEX
Pitney Bowes will demonstrate its ability to "1ntegrate" print and mail with the IntelliJet Printing System. It can operate at 400 fpm in a 30˝-wide format and at 1,200x600 dpi color quality. The company also announced that a major company in the healthcare payment industry—and the first in the U.S. market—has already ordered three of the new production color printing systems.
Also unveiled by Pitney Bowes will be three new inserters, and the latest developments to two inserters—the Mailstream Productivity Series 26 (MPS 26) and FPST Split Drive Inserting System. Full details will be announced at the show.
New from Domino Printing Sciences will be the N600 digital label printing press, which offers a native resolution of 600 dpi operating at up to 246 fpm using durable UV inks. Capable of printing onto a range of paper and plastic label stocks, the N600 will be demonstrated in a reel-to-reel web configuration with a print width of 13.1˝.
The company will also unveil its K600 single-color piezo ink-jet system, which will be integrated on an AB Graphics rewinder. Able to run at speeds to 984 fpm, it is suitable both for narrow web, as well as wider-format sheet and web applications. The K600 is ideal for tickets, game cards, direct mail and forms, ID and security products.
C.P. Bourg will launch the new BCMe sheet preparation module that is designed for using in-line with high-volume color printers such as Xerox's iGen4 and with Bourg's new BSF near-line sheet feeder.
Likewise, UK-based company RedTie will highlight its two signature Web-to-print software systems—RedTie Template (RTT) and RedTie Quotation (RTQ)—for companies looking to expand their portfolios of services to include an online offering.
Crawford is optimistic that all of the new product offerings on display at IPEX will play a significant part in reinvigorating the industry. "We are extremely pleased with the event's progress and development, especially when you consider how the industry has consolidated in the last few years and the difficult economic climate affecting many regions of the world," he concludes.