Finishing - Digital

Spartanics Finecut Sheetfed Laser Cutting Machine Being Introduced
September 5, 2008

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—09/05/08—Spartanics Finecut Sheet Fed Laser Cutting Machine—the first and only continuous sheet fed laser cutter—is now available to worldwide printers. Unlike earlier generations of sheet-fed laser cutters that can only feed sheets under the laser beam intermittently, the Spartanics Finecut Sheet Fed Laser Cutting Machine picks up sheets and feeds them so that the sheets are being continuously moved to the proper position under the laser beam with no stopping or starting delays between sheets. Tom O’Hara, Spartanics President, explains, “Spartanics Finecut Sheet Fed Laser Cutting Machine outperforms every other sheet fed laser cutter by newly enabling sheets to be loaded

Autobond to Takes Laminating to New Levels at GRAPH EXPO
September 1, 2008

HARTFORD, CT—September 1, 2008—The recent decision of UK manufacturer Autobond to incorporate different finishing processes within its laminators, means that the company will show one of its most versatile laminators ever at this year’s Graph Expo exhibition in Chicago, October 26th – 29th. The new Mini 76 TPE-H-FM is a thermal model that can laminate thin film one or both sides of the sheet in one pass plus edge seal work. In addition, it can produce floor graphics, pressure sensitive adhesive and jobs, such as fridge magnets and magnetic business cards, which require lamination with a magnetic material on one side.

Special Drupa Coverage — Bindery Plays A Crucial Role
July 1, 2008

THOUGH SEVERAL of the press conferences and ”big news” at Drupa centered around digital printing, innovations in bindery and finishing were no less prevalent. In fact, many of them sprang from the very digital printing trends that overshadowed them. As digital printing speeds have increased, bindery equipment has also gotten faster, with vastly improved automation and simplified touchscreen controls to make them even easier to set up. JDF compatibility is becoming more common in bindery equipment, allowing devices to be preset using production data. Demands for higher-quality printed products have led bindery vendors to improve their paper-handling techniques. Folds look better on the latest

Polar Announces Very Successful Drupa
June 28, 2008

HOFHEIM GERMANY—June 2008—Polar exhibited a wide range of machinery in Hall 1 at the drupa 2008 - about 50 machines representing almost the entire portfolio were divided into four areas: • Ideas for Cutting • Ideas for Automation • Ideas for Label Production • Ideas for Networking This sectioning and the new product ideas, as well as Polar’s entire appearance at the fair were well-received by clients and potential customers. It has also resulted in a high number of new orders. The expected sales already show a significant increase compared to 2004 and thus almost reaches the historical result

Duplo Unveils a Range Of New Products and Flexibile Finishing Solutions
May 29, 2008

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY— 29/05/2008—On the first day of drupa, Duplo is unveiling further new additional products on its stand: the fully automatic and user-friendly Ultra 205A UV Coater; the DuWrap, a polywrapping unit for the mail fulfilment market and a new friction fed collating range including the DFC-100 and DFC-120 Mini Collator. Visitors have the opportunity to experience technology previews as well as a range of other new products and innovative modular finishing configurations which will allow printers to introduce sophisticated value-added finishing processes to their customer offerings. In addition to the UV Coater and DuWrap product, visitors to the exhibition

GBC Explores New Frontiers in Print Finishing
May 29, 2008

DÜSSELDORF—GERMANY—May 29, 2008—GBC Commercial Laminating Solutions Group, part of ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ABD) and world market leader in print finishing equipment and consumables, is exhibiting their range of thermal laminating solutions for commercial, on-demand and wide-format finishing at drupa 2008. Explore! GBC’s new frontiers in print finishing at drupa 2008 With this year’s drupa promising to be the biggest-ever in the fair’s history, GBC is planning a memorable show. During live demonstrations, GBC will present their equipment and consumables for a variety of printing processes and applications. “Customers visiting drupa will be able to explore GBC’s new frontiers in print

PowerMonitor Protects Polar High-speed Cutters from Needless Service Assignments
May 29, 2008

DRUPA—05/29/08—The PowerMonitor, one of our drupa innovations for POLAR XT cutters, indicates critical peak loads arising in the cutting process and allows an early intervention. Similar to a tachometer in the car, the load on the high-speed cutter is displayed for each cut. The operator can easily see during the cutting process at which point the load is reaching a critical range. The operator can decide according to the situation if the load has been caused by a blunt knife (change the knife) or by particularly hard material (lower the clamp opening), and react before the safety bolt breaks or the cutting quality goes

Lasermax Roll Systems on Newest Digital Color Printers
May 19, 2008

LJUNGBY, SWEDEN—May 19, 2008— Lasermax Roll Systems has announced that it will be partnering with many of the industry’s leading digital print vendors to support their latest color engines at Drupa 2008. Lasermax Roll Systems will provide solutions for automated feeding, finishing, converting, and quality monitoring for these high-speed, roll-fed digital color printers. “We have worked very closely with our printer partners to ensure our products continue to support their latest offerings for color,” says Bill Carroll, President and CEO for Lasermax Roll Systems. “At Drupa we will have various solutions together with five of our valued partners to support applications including TransPromo statements,

Muller Martini Starts Construction of ‘Grow with us’ Themed Stand
May 19, 2008

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY— 5-19-08—Construction of the Muller Martini drupa booth has started on schedule. The drupa show begins May 29, 2008 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Here are a few statistics to underscore what a huge effort the construction team will be making over the next three weeks in order to: • Lay 24,757 square feet of flooring for the machine line-up; • Lay almost 7,535 square feet of flooring on two levels for the visitor area; • Drive no fewer than 60 tractor-trailers to Düsseldorf in order to transport Muller Martini’s machines to the exhibition center; • Drive another 6 trucks with construction material for

Kama Will Introduce the ProCut 53 Flatbed Diecutter
May 6, 2008

DRESDEN, GERMANY—May 6, 2008—Kama GmbH will present the first automatic off-line flatbed diecutter for the A3 format at drupa 2008 in Booth D31/Hall D. Built on the same principle as the company’s trusted automatic Kama ProCut 74 die cutter, the ProCut 53 opens up new possibilities for the fast, precise finishing of A3 sheets. Job printers, book binders and, in particular, digital printers who want to add more value to their businesses should make a point of taking a look at this innovative off-line solution. “The finishing of print products is a mega trend,” says Kama CEO Marcus Tralau. “In the area of