By DPS Staff
The Fall trade show season is upon us. This year, Graph Expo takes place from September 13 to 16, 2015 in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The event is co-located with both the CPP Expo and Process Expo, which run from September 15 to 18 in the North and East Halls.
In addition to vendor exhibits, Graph Expo 15 follows the theme, “Transform,” and presents the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the exhibition floor. Show host, the Graphic Arts Show Company, notes that this year’s event offers more than 70 interactive learning sessions and over 50 co-located events across 12 key market segments.
As print professionals flock to Chicago, a variety of relevant products and companies exhibit on the show floor. In part one of our two-part show preview, we highlight several noteworthy stops at the event. Visit dpsmagazine.com for an extended preview, featuring these vendors and more, as well as a second preview in the October issue.
Absolute Printing Equipment, booth 1944, debuts the KAMA CPX, a positioning system for foiling, holograms, die cutting, and cold embossing. The CPX can be used on chases up to 1,300 millimeters and is adaptable to other die cutters and stamping machines. INFO# 150
Astro Machine Corp., booth 3443, launches the M1DX Color Duplex Printer. With the M1 Duplexer Conversion Kit, any M1 Printer can be instantly converted into a duplex printer, without the need for special tools. Demonstrations of the M1DX are available in the Memjet booth. INFO# 151
Canon USA, booth 1213, showcases its concepts on See Bold Solutions across a broad spectrum of products, including workflow, color management, finishing, and end-to-end applications. In the booth’s Solutions Oasis, visitors receive an in-depth look at Canon’s newest products and solutions designed to help customers address new challenges in a demanding marketplace. INFO# 152
Duplo USA Corporation, booth 1926, highlights the 600i Duetto Booklet System, which integrates the new DBM-600 Bookletmaker with both the DSF-2200 Sheet Feeder and DSC-10/60i Suction Collator. The new, high-speed DSF-6000 Sheet Feeder is also displayed in configuration with the iSaddle System. INFO# 153
EFI, booth 1902, showcases technologies from its portfolio of UV and LED inkjet printers, management information systems (MIS), and digital print workflow technologies. EFI’s booth features the EFI H1625 printer, advanced offerings from the EFI Fiery Workflow Suite, and a comprehensive selection of MIS, enterprise resource planning, and Web to print software available as part of its new Productivity Suite. Users can also see the latest DFE technology, featuring the new EFI Fiery FS200 Pro, as well as displays of its Jetrion narrow web inkjet label printing technology. INFO#154
Epson, booth 841, showcases its lineup of large format digital imaging solutions, including the new SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation transfer printers. Available in 44- and 64-inch models, the SureColor F-Series features the Epson UltraChrome DS ink system with new high-density black ink. The next-generation SureColor S-Series line of 64-inch solvent inkjet printers are also displayed. INFO# 155
GMC, booth 4051, demonstrates the GMC Inspire R10. The solution offers more than 500 new enhancements, all designed to advance interactive, batch, and mobile communications. Inspire R10 is one of the first single-platform environments delivering multi- and omni-channel proofing, making it possible to view documents from every channel side by side. INFO# 156
GPA, booth 3822, features its growing line of papers, synthetics, and pressure-sensitive papers for HP Indigo 10000 presses, and showcases new ways to use traditional and non-traditional digital substrates for profitable applications on HP Indigo and toner digital presses. It also highlights an expanded offering for wide format inkjet printing. Attendees can get a free t-shirt, created with GPA’s Ultra Digital Heat Transfer paper, pressed live in the booth while supplies last as part of GPA’s 75th anniversary celebration. INFO# 157
GTI Graphic Technology, Inc., booth 435, features the PDV-3e, a desktop viewing system with a 13×19-inch viewing area and the EVS-2540, a viewing station with a 25×40-inch viewing area. The company also showcases the Soft View SOFV-1xiQ, a desktop viewing system optimized for soft proofing applications. INFO# 158
Harris & Bruno International, booth 3205, introduces Corona Treating and a Duplexer, which are new options available on the ExcelCoat Series of offline/inline coaters for UV and aqueous. Visitors are invited to witness a live demonstration of the ExcelCoat ZR featuring a high-pile feeder and stacker. INFO# 159
HP, booth 1202, showcases its latest HP Indigo digital presses, HP InkJet Web Presses, and large format printers. HP devices on display include HP Indigo 10000, 7800, WS6800, and 5600 Digital Presses, which enable breakthrough productivity and high print quality. New High Definition Nozzle Architecture Technology and HP T1100 Color InkJet Web Press samples are featured in the booth. The new HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer and HP Latex 3500 Printer are also demonstrated. HP “Discover” display areas in the booth highlight unique applications enabled by HP digital printing technology. INFO# 160
Imaging Solutions AG, booth 3861, showcases the new fastBook10CF bookbinding machine. This system enables the fully automated production of lay flat photobooks, calendars, and greeting cards. It produces lay flat book blocks from single sheets of photo or digital paper and automatically feeds single sheets into the machine, creases, folds, presses, and assembles them with purePhoto X-Strong Cleantec Hotmelt glue. INFO# 161
INX International Ink Co., booth 3617, features a selection of inks designed for commercial, package, and digital printing and low migration solutions. INFO# 162
KAMA, booth 1944, offers live demonstrations of the KAMA DC 76 Foil die cutter, equipped with AutoRegister and an inline Stripping and Blanking Unit. The versatile finishing die cutter for short- to mid-sized runs covers a range of applications and also provides a fast set up and speedy changeover. INFO# 163
KIP, booth 2613, exhibits a new series of wide format color systems. The new KIP color print systems offer high-capacity paper handling and low cost of operation, as well as a range of features for greater productivity, media versatility, networkability, and flexible system configuration. INFO# 164
Kodak, booth 823, offers several product showcases on site, including the Kodak PRINERGY Workflow 7, Kodak INSITE Prepress 7, Kodak Trendsetter Q2400/Q3600, Kodak NexPress Digital Production Color Press, Kodak Sonara XP Process Free Plates, Kodak Electra MAX Thermal Plates, and Kodak Prosper iOS Offline Coating Solution. INFO# 165
Magnum Magnetics, booth 3048, features its direct-printable magnetic media for a variety of printing presses and applications. The company showcases new options for magnetic receptive and magnetic signage systems designed to bring maximum flexibility to printed graphics, point of purchase displays, and in-store marketing pieces. Magnum Magnetics also introduces a new line of aqueous inks and coatings. INFO# 166
Mimaki USA, booth 2644, highlights a variety of printers for the sign and graphics, textile and apparel, and industrial printing markets. The JFX200 UV-LED flatbed printer accepts rigid media up to 4×8 feet and two inches thick. The tabletop UJV Series UV-LED flatbed models print on materials up to six inches thick. The combination of these flatbeds with the new CFL-605RT compact cutting plotter provides the ability to easily facilitate creation and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective designs and prototypes. INFO# 167
Nordson, booth 3640, features PURfect Binding Solutions to simplify the efficient use of reactive hot melt polyurethane adhesives for producing anything from a single, digitally printed book to a long production run. The EP48V applicator has been used for perfect binding spine gluing by commercial binders for nearly 20 years. More recent offerings, including the EP48 BoD and SB60 applicators, are designed to handle the short runs and quick changes seen in digital book binding. INFO# 168
OKI Data Americas, booth 4031, showcases the C900 Series of production quality, full-color A3 devices. Part of the series, the C941e includes an LED five-station toner configuration with CMYK plus white or clear in the fifth position. An optional envelope feeder allows users to print up to 70 fully embellished envelopes per minute. In addition, OKI debuts a new five-station device with white for printing on colored stock in a single pass. INFO# 169
OnPrintShop, booth 136, showcases its optimized Designer Studio, featuring a new administration panel, enhanced retail, corporate features, and advanced third-party integrations. Other highlights include the company’s Trader Printer Solution and Automated Quote Management solution. INFO# 170
Pitney Bowes Inc., booth 1239, showcases physical and digital technologies designed to change the world of production print, mail, and shipping. Pitney Bowes’ solutions experts are on hand to demonstrate the company’s latest innovations in hardware, software, and data analytics. INFO# 171
Presstek, booth 2640, highlights its eco-friendly imaging and plate technologies, engineered to remove complexities from the print production process. Available as brand new or certified pre-owned, Presstek’s highly automated and waterless four- to six-color DI digital offset presses feature on press media imaging, no click charges, and enable greater profitability on jobs between 500 to 20,000 impressions. INFO# 172
Rochester Software Associates, booth 231, offers live demonstrations of the new releases of WebCRD Web to print software, QDirect output manager, and ReadyPrint. Join the company for daily in-plant receptions, including IPMA—its annual WebCRD User Group, and in-plant seminars. WebCRD V10.0 further automates and simplifies workflows, reduces costs, and increases customer satisfaction. INFO# 173
Roland DGA, booth 4253, invites attendees to check out its digital printing technology in action and get a firsthand look at the new VersaUV LEJ-640FT flatbed UV printer, as well as inkjet devices from Roland’s VersaUV LEC and LEF series. INFO# 174
Standard, booth, 831, showcases a range of post press, paper handling, and inspection solutions, including a complete line up of perfect binding, folding, saddle stitching, die cutting, and continuous-feed print solutions. Several products are introduced including the Standard Hunkeler DP8 Dynamic Perforation Module, which combines perforation in the vertical and cross directions along with punching—all in one unit. The Standard feeding and finishing portfolio expands with new products and services surrounding the professional production and distribution of printed documents. Standard once again partners with print manufacturers to bring integrated feeding and finishing solutions to the show floor—including running a range of demonstration materials developed in cooperation with and printed by these print partners. Graph Expo attendees are invited to arrange a private equipment demonstration tailored to their application requirements by pre-registering for the Standard VIP Program at sdmc.com/graphexpo. INFO# 175
Xerox, booth 613, flaunts the theme “Just Let The Work Flow.” In its booth, the company showcases its portfolio of digital technologies and solutions to help print providers become more automated, personal, and lean. An array of digital color printing technology, including the next-generation iGen platform, and high-speed inkjet systems, such as the new Xerox Rialto 900 Inkjet Press, are introduced. Attendees also see the next generation of the FreeFlow platform. INFO# 176
Zünd America, booth 3007, displays G3 and S3 cutter models with a comprehensive selection of tool and material-handling options, including the automated Zünd Cut Center production workflow, which is based on automatic quick response code capture and a robotic off-load system. Zünd also introduces the Zünd automatic router bit changer—ARC—to the U.S. market, which permits automatic tool changes as well as automatic bit initialization and wear check. INFO# 186
See You There!
Both the September and October issues of DPS will be on the show floor, each offering select vendor highlights to help simplify your trip. Pick up a copy in the publication distribution bins or at booth 3752.
For those that can’t make it, stay up to date on the latest and greatest with the show preview and wrap up, as well as continuous updates available online at dpsmagazine.com. dps
Sep2015, DPS Magazine