By DPS Staff
Focused on the future of print, the Association for Print Technologies hosts the PRINT 19 trade show this October 3 to 5, 2019 at McCormick Place North in Chicago, IL. The three-day event enables visitors to check out the latest products and services, network, and attend educational sessions on a range of topics from design and marketing to growth strategies and emerging technologies.
Visitors are encouraged to participate in various seminars and educational sessions, which are scheduled throughout the show. Topics include business management, creative/design, data/IT services, marketing, production, purchasing, and sales/customer service.
Above: Impress Systems, booth 204, highlights its Foil Direct with Automated Paper Feeder.
The main event is the trade show floor, featuring exhibitors serving the print industry. The following is a snapshot of what will be shown in exhibitor booths. For more, look back to our September issue and online at dpsmagazine.com.
Aleyant, booth 639, showcases its automated print software solutions, which create a solid foundation for growing print businesses by automating daily print processes such as ordering, pricing, file correction, production, and customer service. The automation print software reduces manual touches, errors, and production time. With it, users join online design to business to consumer and business to business online print stores. Connect your print store to estimating, production management, customer service, and prepress automation. Use Aleyant software products separately, together, or with over 1,500 third-party applications via direct API or Zapier.
American Ultraviolet, booth 2834, features standard and custom UV coater solutions including UV coating machines, substrate feeders and stackers, and envelope printers. The AUV-Coat UV roller coaters are available in 16-, 20-, 25-, 30-, 40-, and 52-inch sizes. The company also manufactures custom UV coaters and sells used UV coaters.
Anajet, booth 2205, highlights its solutions to customize clothing, accessories, and keepsakes with vibrant, high-resolution images up to 1,200×1,200 dpi. The next-generation RICOH Ri 1000 is a full-featured direct to garment printer that delivers professional quality printing at an affordable price. With high-performance printheads, automated maintenance, interactive touchscreen with smart notifications, and magnetized quick-change platens for printing a variety of garment styles and sizes, the RICOH Ri 1000 is ideal for new businesses or industry veterans looking to expand their offerings.
Avanti, booth 436, enables companies to work more efficiently, control their costs, and move more jobs through their shop with ease from order entry through to invoicing. Visit the company’s booth to see how it has advanced automation in Avanti Slingshot in Print MIS. Book a free 30 minute, in-person consultation with Avanti at the conference to discuss your goals and get recommendations tailored to your business.
BlueCrest, booth 821, is the former Document Messaging Technologies division of Pitney Bowes. The independent technology company has a long tradition of global leadership in enterprise print, mail, and customer communications. With a comprehensive line of printers, inserters, sorters, and parcel solutions—and a renewed commitment to providing innovative software—BlueCrest serves clients around the world.
Brandtjen & Kluge, booth 847, demonstrates the latest advancements in die cutting, foil stamping, and folding and gluing. On display is Kluge’s ApexFoil Automatic Platen Press and the OmniFold 3000 Automatic Folding and Gluing System.
Colter & Peterson, booth 405, highlights three new products, a new Challenge 305 full-cut clamp control system, in addition to new 45-inch SABER S115 and 30-inch PRISM P80 paper cutters. The Challenge paper cutter includes a retrofit package with a ten-inch touchscreen display system and automated programs that help print shops of all sizes, especially smaller organizations with less experienced workers. Representing the company’s top brand lines, the SABER and PRISM machines include the latest Microcut electronics.
EFI, booth 141, displays the latest version of the EFI Midmarket Print Productivity Suite workflow. The solution is designed to help print service providers and display graphics professionals eliminate touchpoints, increase efficiencies, and ultimately increase margins. The workflow integrates everything from ecommerce and job submission through shipping to give users critical control and visibility of their business. The company also highlights the EFI Quick Print Suite, a web-enabled digital printing and business management workflow tool. It is built around EFI PrintSmith Vision MIS/MES and EFI MarketDirect StoreFront.
Epson, booth 1227, showcases a variety of graphic printing applications, including the new SureColor T5470M. The ultra-productive print/copy/scan solution provides a convenient collaboration system. The SureColor T5470M 36-inch printer and integrated scanner offer a faster, multifunction solution for printing and sharing graphics and produces accurate A1/D-size prints in as fast as 22 seconds. It comes equipped with a variety of usability features including an intuitive 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen and integrated wireless plus router-free Wi-Fi Direct printing.
GBC/SEAL, booth 2801, invites attendees to discover a new way to laminate with the fully automated desktop laminator featuring Auto-Cartridge—the GBC Foton 30. Users are able to load up to 30 letter-size sheets and move onto other projects.
Impress Systems, booth 204, offers visitors a $1,500 discount off the price of its newest printer, Foil Direct with Automated Paper Feeder.
Koenig & Bauer, booth 1221, exhibits a full display of new technology providing the high productivity, the fast makeready, and fast press speeds of up to 20,000 sheets per hour. This past year, the firm expands its reach into new post-press products including the formation of Koenig & Bauer Duran and its Omega folder-gluer products. This introduction complements its popular Iberica flatbed die cutter line to offer a complete line of printing and processing of folding boxes from a single source.
Magnum Magnetics, booth 2233, showcases its range of printable magnetic media for multiple printer types including inkjet, digital, and offset presses. Users will see how to easily and profitably print directly to magnet to create attractive printed pieces that really stick. Featured products include DigiMaxx, DigiMaxx Engage, DigiMag Prime, and MessageMag.
Messe Düsseldorf, booth 2412, promotes its global portfolio of international printing trade fairs. Find visitor and exhibitor information on drupa 2020, taking place from June 16 to 26, 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany; indoprint 2020, happening from September 2 to 5, 2020 in Jakarta; and All in Print China 2020, held October 12 to 16, 2020 in Shanghai. According to the organization, drupa attracts more than 1,800 exhibitors and 260,000 visitors from around the world. The drupa exhibit categories are divided into six main segments—prepress/print; pre-media/multichannel; post press/converting/package printing; future technologies; materials; and equipment/services/infrastructure. Highlights include special exhibits such as touchpoint packaging and dna—drupa next age.
Mutoh America, booth 2601, displays the 626UF and 1627MH printers, demonstrating how to use these solutions for various packaging applications.
Rollem International, booths 1239 and 1539, features the Insignia die cutter models and demonstrates automated slitting, scoring, and kiss cutting finishing demonstrations.
Solimar Systems, booth 636, showcases the latest innovations in PDF optimization with its new ReadyPDF. This solution repairs and streamlines PDF files for high-speed print engines such as inkjet. The company also showcases its print workflow tools including an out-of-the-box tracking and dashboard solution and other innovations like personalized and location-based augmented reality.
Standard Finishing Systems, booth 810, presents a diverse lineup of feeding and finishing solutions. Standard’s 5,400 square feet of exhibit space is the largest display of feeding and finishing at the show. It will be packed with equipment set up for live demonstrations in die cutting, perfect binding and trimming, slitting and creasing, folding, saddlestitching, and roll-fed print solutions. The technology displayed highlights advanced automation, including the Horizon StitchLiner Mark III Saddlestitcher plus new VAC-L600H Air-Suction Collators raising the bar in large format booklet production and the Hunkeler Generation 8 Roll-to-Stack system equipped with the new LS8-30 Long Stacker, capable of handling a wide range of formats and media with ease.
Tecnau, booth 410, showcases its CutReady system running a postcard application. CutReady is a cost-effective solution for the production of postcards, book covers, dust jackets, calendars, posters, banners, and portraits. With a modular configuration, the output can be delivered to a shingling conveyor or to a vibrating collection box.
Xanté, booth 610, highlights the X-32 Industrial Production UV Printer, the En/Press Multimedia Digital Press, the iQueue 14 Workflow Software, and EnVite Multimedia Digital Press.
An Industry Event
We look forward to seeing you on the show floor! Stop by booth 2547 to say hello, check out our sister publications, and renew your complimentary subscription.
Oct2019, DPS Magazine