By DPS Staff
Graph Expo takes place from September 25 to 28, 2016 in the North Hall at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Graph Expo 2016 presents the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the exhibition floor, plus education on the most in-demand products as well as the newest profit-making opportunities.
An assortment of companies and fresh products are available at this year’s Graph Expo as print experts dominate Orlando. Here are some of the vendors exhibiting at Graph Expo 2016. Check out the September issue for more exhibitor highlights.
Appvion, booth 2610, showcases Triumph, its treated and coated high-speed inkjet papers designed for the new generation of high-speed inkjet presses. Available for both dye- and pigment-based inks, the papers give customers more choices from one supplier. Triumph high-speed inkjet papers offer excellent runnability and post processing for trouble-free operations and are qualified on major OEM presses. All Triumph products are manufactured in the U.S. and are backed by Appvion’s 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
Barbieri Electronic, booth 2267, showcases its color measuring devices for professional digital printing. For digital textile printing, the company highlights Spectro LFP as well as SpectroPad DigiPress. Both solutions, as well as Digital Output Control software, are displayed. For applications requiring smaller charts, SpectroPad is an option. It is a manual, portable, strip reading spectrophotometer.
BDT Print Media GmBH, booth 2763, demonstrates the function of its revolutionary TPA alignment system for the first time in North America. In addition, the company features its full product line of automated media-handling solutions.
The Challenge Machinery Company, booth 1025, introduces its new CMT 330TC Three-Knife Book Trimmer, which is capable of trimming landscape formatted, perfect bound books such as photo albums. The 330TC’s large color touch screen interface, integrated barcode reader, and integrated inline and offline book feeding components makes it the ideal fully automatic book trimmer.
CHILI publish, booth 2266, showcases its latest technical innovations, including CHILI publisher 5.0 and the new PDF rendering solution, CHILI rendro. At the CHILI publish stand, attendees can learn about the work of the “Spicy Stars”—CHILI publisher customers who have used the company’s online editing solution to improve their businesses. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the new PDF rendering experience called CHILI rendro. This new technology is designed to improve how PDFs are rendered, giving users the most meticulous rendering, streaming, and 3D viewing of PDFs onto any platform that supports the HTML5 canvas. A major update to the company’s flagship product, CHILI publisher 5.0 is also displayed. This update is fully HTML 5 functional, and features a completely new user interface for creating and managing documents online.
CMYK Distributors, Inc., booth 2279, invites attendees to check out live demonstrations of its products and meet the foremost experts in the field of presswork automation. CMYK Distributors, Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor of Digital Information’s InkZone ink-presetting and closed-loop technology. The company demonstrates the latest in waste reduction technology and pressroom automation in its booth.
Duplo USA Corporation, booth 2025, exhibits the latest in automation and precision finishing. The 600i Booklet System, 600i PRO Digital Booklet System, and the iSaddle PRO Digital Booklet System are on the floor showcasing high-speed automatic bookletmaking. Also displayed are the new 350R In-Line Booklet System, which integrates the Ricoh Pro C9100/8100/7100 Series Printer with the DBM-350 Bookletmaker. Other products on exhibit are the DC-646 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser with JDF, DC-746, and DC-616 PRO as well as the UD-300 Die Cutter. Visitors have the opportunity to experience a range of on demand solutions for their finishing needs.
Eagle Systems, booth 2625, features VLFM 145 for large format 56-inch offset sheet-fed presses. This gives the ability to foil inline on point of purchase, posters, large panels, or just extra-large sheets for packaging. The machine is placed on the second printing tower, allowing for overprinting in inks to create the colors of the rainbow while only using silver foil. Since all of its machines are custom made to fit the press, it accommodates presses from 29 to 80 inches.
Estimator Corp, booth 1885, showcases and introduces the cloud version of its estimating software with access anywhere any time from any PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone. Reduce estimating time and costs and learn to use the intuitive, intelligent, one-screen point and click estimating solution for sheet fed, web, digital, flexographic, wide format, forms, and t-shirts in minutes. Automation allows almost any employee the ability to complete accurate, sophisticated estimates in a minute. Used with any existing MIS software, Estimator-Cloud helps print providers turn a profit with every click. The company says it will install the solution with your pricing to use for several months, and it only takes about 15 minutes to gather all the information needed to match your current pricing.
Lytrod Software, booth 1240, announces the new VisionDirect multi-up document formatting software with variable data print technology. This product utilizes template-driven efficiency to ensure that your documents are laid out perfectly for specific print and finishing system requirements. The software also makes it easy to import a data file for address merging, barcode creation, and direct marketing capabilities to create direct mail documents lay out to retain data ordering for finishing equipment’s cut and stack specifications. Visit the booth for a software demonstration.
MGI, booth 2149, demonstrates a range of products, including the JETvarnish 3D Evolution, the Meteor Unlimited Colors Press Series, and the AIS SmartScanner intelligent registration system. The celebrated family of JETvarnish 3D enhancement presses, including the new label roll-fed JETvarnish 3D W, is also exhibited at Konica Minolta’s booth, 1801. All of the MGI JETvarnish products produce personalized embossed foil and customized decorative special effects with no dies or screens required. Each sheet, box, and label can be uniquely decorated with vibrant, sensory data and images. The new MGI Meteor Unlimited Colors Press series is a powerful new synthesis of digital press and postpress technology that produces a virtually unlimited number of colors via the blending of CMYK toner and the reflective qualities of foil—including a rainbow spectrum of metallic, glitter, and holographic effects.
PressWise by SmartSoft, booth 2384, highlights the latest enhancements to its all-in-one, Web-to-Print, MIS, and Workflow Automation platform. These include all-new Kitting functionality, new purchasing capabilities, including the creation of purchase orders, single sign-on capabilities for in plant print shops, and a number of other new features revealed at its booth.
Spiral, booth 2201, showcases the Docupunch MINI, the first automatic punch to bridge the cost gap between manual and automatic machines currently available in the market. The DocuPunch MINI cuts labor costs and production time with its 10,800 sheet per hour punching capability. Other automated punching and binding equipment, such as the DocuPunch PLUS and the JBUSA CB30QS Coil Inserter/Crimper, are also available to view. Join the company for a preview and to see the innovative Pinchbook, a beautiful way to present photos while requiring no equipment; and MagnetPouch, a fun and fast way to create custom professional laminated magnets in moments.
RISO Inc., booth 1248, showcases all new product lines. In addition to an updated portfolio of business inkjet printers and a freshly launched digital duplicator line, the company also showcases a number of concept printers intended for the high-volume production market.
RocketPrint Software, booth 2274, showcases its Web to print and e-commerce solutions. The company has a proven track record of helping the printing industry start and maintain prosperous online businesses. With a combination of 12 major features, the company says it will help users with training and technical support. Built for print providers, RocketPrint touts robust integration. These features have all the functionality to help service customers and grow their online businesses. No contracts, no limits on orders, and no set-up fees. Features include Retail Storefront-B2C, Branded Customer Portals-B2B, Four Quoting Engines, Three Design Tools-VDP, WordPress Website Integration, Order Entry—Point of Sale, QuickQuotes Generator, Order Processing, RocketWorkFlow/Job Tracking, JobSourcing to Vendors, QuickBooks Integration, and RocketCXM-Marketing Tools.
Solimar, booth 1885, showcases Chemistry, the company’s Customer Communications Management Platform. Chemistry provides a customizable Web dashboard and enterprise workflow tools that blend Solimar technologies with third-party applications enabling organizations to achieve visibility, accessibility, and mobility into their all-document production operations. Do you need to know exactly what is happening on the production floor? Are you ready for a real-time view of all your jobs and operations? The Chemistry Enterprise production Web dashboard is customizable, modular, and integrates all Solimar solutions and many industry leading technologies to provide workflow visibility and a centralized view that increases productivity while lowering IT costs.
Standard Finishing Systems, booth 1548, presents a comprehensive showcase of feeding and finishing solutions, including live demonstrations in die cutting, perfect binding and trimming, creasing and folding, saddlestitching, inspection systems, and roll-fed print solutions. Among the highlights is the Standard Horizon SmartSlitter, an all-in-one smart sheet processing system, and the Standard Horizon RD-4055 Die Cutter, now featuring the new Dual Magnetic Cylinder, which allows the system to handle a wider variety of packaging applications. In addition, Standard Hunkeler presents an enhanced WI6 inspection and tracking system, ensuring error-free print quality through continuous monitoring of the printed web. At the show, the WI6 system runs on Standard’s continuous-feed saddlestitching solution, a roll-to-booklet configuration that produces up to 6,000 booklets per hour.
Tharstern, booth 601, launches two exciting new add-ons to its modular-based MIS software solution. The MIS solution was launched in the U.S. last year, and the company is looking to repeat the success by showcasing its latest version release, including new modules. The Business Intelligence module provides a new way for decision makers to consume MIS information and create actionable analytics. The Advanced Imposition module gives even inexperienced users the power to quickly plan and impose most types of jobs—books, booklets, calendars, business cards, cartons, and labels—with a single click. For a live demonstration of the Tharstern MIS, along with new functionality for label and packaging workflows, visit the company’s booth. Known for its integration expertise, the Tharstern team is also on hand to offer advice on workflow integration.
WEKO, booth 2631, provides paper conditioning solutions by remoistening in digital inkjet web printing. Optimize your paper conditioning with the precise non-contact application system of WEKO and alleviate problems such as paper curl, paper break during folding, waviness, and poor stacking from electrostatic charges. WEKO keeps up with your web speed and helps keep your post processing smoother with less waste and better quality.
Xerox, booth 1625, says the road leading to cutting-edge digital printing technologies, revenue generating applications, and next-generation workflow and personalization solutions starts with them. Under the theme Let the Work Flow, Xerox showcases how print providers can solve their biggest challenges, propel business forward, and work better by becoming more automated, integrated, and productive in their operations. An array of digital color production print devices, including the Xerox iGen 5 Press, the Xerox Rialto 900 Inkjet Press, the Xerox Versant 2100 Press, and the all new Xerox Brenva HD Production Inkjet Press, are displayed. Brenva HD makes its U.S. trade show debut at Graph Expo. The new press targets the space—dubbed by InfoTrends as the Zone of Disruption—that sits below the gap between high-end toner and low-end inkjet presses. Brenva HD is the first in a series of cutsheet inkjet offerings that combines the cost effectiveness of inkjet with the flexibilities of cutsheet to address the needs of print providers in the light direct mail, transactional, and book markets. Additionally, Xerox features a variety of business development and workflow solutions, including a cloud-based version of Xerox FreeFlow Core. FreeFlow Core Cloud makes automation simple—Xerox sets up, manages, and hosts the solution enabling customers to log in and start building workflows to automate print processes.
XMPie, A Xerox Company, booth 1625, highlights solutions that deliver highly effective, personalized cross-media communications and Web-to-print portals. XMPie’s new Campaigns-on-Demand feature makes multichannel campaigns easily accessible for customization, personalization, and use and reuse through self-service, ecommerce storefronts.
See You There!
Graph Expo 2016 promises the latest and emerging technology. Stop by booth 2967 for your free copy of the magazine. dps
Oct2016, DPS Magazine