By Cassandra Balentine
Print professionals from a broad selection of vertical markets were encouraged to head to Dallas, TX from October 23 to 25, 2019 for the inaugural PRINTING United trade show. For print professionals in commercial, functional, apparel/textile, wide format, in-plant, and packaging print segments, exhibitors were on hand with their latest solutions.
Above: PRINTING United spanned three days, October 23 to 25, 2019. The event was held in Dallas, TX.
Here we highlight key takeaways from the exhibitor floor at the trade event.
Canon Solutions America’s Production Print Solutions team highlighted samples from the VarioPrint i-series+, ColorStream, and ProStream inkjet presses.
Duplo featured the DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater. The company also demonstrated the recently released DC-618 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser, which features several enhancements to its predecessor, the DC-616 Pro Slitter/Cutter/Creaser.
Heidelberg offered a live digital packaging demonstration with sample jobs printed on the Versafire EP digital press, die cut on the new Digimatrix 60 FC, and folded and glued on the new Diana Go 85.
Konica Minolta introduced the new AccurioPress C14000 production press. The toner-based press handles substrates from 52 to 450 gsm and touts a duty cycle of 2.5 million prints per month.
Kodak showcased examples of its range of digital printing solutions, including the Prosper Plus Imprinting Line, along with samples from its NEXFINITY, UltraStream, and Sapphire Evo production and packaging devices.
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies showcased the recently launched Massivit 1800 Pro 3D Printer, which offers fire-retardant photo polymeric 3D printing gel.
MBO showcased a roll-fed digital finishing line featuring high-speed automation with a dynamic perforation and score module.
Muller Martini offered live demonstrations of finishing technologies designed to help eliminate workflow bottlenecks. The Presto II Digital saddle stitching solution, Vareo perfect binder, and Endsheet Tipper were displayed.
Screen Graphics Solutions announced that the Truepress Jet520HD Advanced Dryer joins the Truepress Jet520HD series of roll-fed, high-speed full-color inkjet presses.
Xeikon introduced the Cheetah CX500 digital press to North American markets. A dry toner platform, it features a web width of 20.47 inches.
See you in Atlanta
Following the excitement of this year, the second PRINTING United event is scheduled to take place in Atlanta, GA from October 21 to 23, 2020.
Nov2019, DPS Magazine