by DPS Magazine Staff
Printing United brings together several segments of print to one location. Here’s a sampling of what to expect on the show floor this October to help you strategize. Find extended show coverage online at dpsmagazine.com.
On the Floor
Here are vendor highlights expected from the show floor.
Aleyant, booth B17012, empowers print businesses with software and unmatched support to eliminate costly manual processes and foster profitable growth. Its automation print software reduces manual touches, errors, and production time. Connect online design to business to consumer and business to business online web to print storefronts. Integrate your print store to estimating, production management, and to customer service and prepress automation. Use Aleyant software products separately, together, or with thousands of third-party applications via direct API or Zapier.
AFFORD, booth B12106, displays its range of digital printing inks. With a focus on its play-and-plug solutions for direct to film, eco-solvent, and UV-curable printers, AFFORD shows its complete portfolio of solutions including chipped cartridges, bags, or bottles. A range of screen printing inks, pad printing inks, UV flexographic inks, and UV varnishes and coatings are also displayed.
AirTrim, booth B910, features the AirFlex family of portable trim waste removal systems. These unique machines are versatile enough to handle paper, plastic, film, and foil on a continual basis. With three sizes, there is an AirFlex to accommodate any machine capacity, plant layout, and budget.
ASLAN, booth C2461, focuses on high-quality niche products for the sign-making industry. Highlights include the glittering film SparkleColour ASLAN SC 123, the flocked decorative film CaressColour ASLAN CC 124, and the protective laminate MagicProtect Matt ASLAN SL 99 with its unique spray paint-repellent and anti-sticker surface.
Baumer hhs, booth B1233, features its Aerto applicator for cleaner cutoff of fugitive gluing applications. The company also features camera-based verification of printed codes, as well as water scoring technology to allow for the best folding of onserts. Learn how Baumer’s gluing and verification technologies improve your key performance indicators and overall equipment effectiveness targets through cleaner glue application and longer runtimes.
Best Graphics, booth B10079, invites attendees to experience machine demonstrations, and discover what’s next for your organization. It will perform machine demonstrations of several products, including Ecosystem Quick 106 Film Laminator, Itotec SC-115Z Guillotine Cutter, Busch SWH Series Pile Turner, Heiber + Schroeder CE-1000 Tray Former, and Bacciottini OXO MULTISKILL Creasing & Folding machine.
BOBST, booth B17059, highlights its printing and converting technologies portfolio, including the DIGITAL MASTER series and the MASTER M6, while talking to visitors about their specific needs and challenges.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., booth B4033, introduces the LabelStream LS2000 inkjet press, which is being designed to serve the surging demand for digital, high-quality label converting. It also announces the new varioPRINT iX1700 B3+ size inkjet digital sheetfed press. The company also showcases its range of solutions and printing innovations. Making its U.S. trade show debut is the new imagePRESS V1350 digital press, a versatile, high-volume production press. Also witness the newly introduced Colorado M-series with UVgel White Ink, which helps eliminate many of the hassles associated with white ink, as well as the versatility and efficiency of the imagePROGRAF printers. Explore the Arizona 2300 XTF flatbed printer equipped with FLOW technology and wrap up with a dive into the latest advancements of PRISMA workflow solutions, designed to help users optimize digital printing and large format processes to help you elevate your print services. Join us in engaging with Canon’s industry experts, who are eager to share their insights and help you use Canon solutions to elevate your business to new heights.
The Challenge Machinery Company, booth B10039, displays a comprehensive line up of paper cutting equipment. The company features its CHAMP 185Pro hydraulic paper cutter, which brings large cutter strength and accuracy to the 18-inch cutting market. Fully programmable with a seven-inch, color touchscreen interface, this 120v machine rolls through standard 36-inch doorways.
Crawford Technologies, booth B1756, showcases how artificial intelligence is transforming application onboarding and job setup for transactional and repetitive workflows. Highlighted products include game-changing tools that effortlessly streamline job onboarding, bidding farewell to costly delays. Visitors will also see live demonstrations that showcase the power of Crawford Technologies’ SmartSetup, a no-code software solution that reduces file sizes by 90 percent; and cloud offerings like PRO DocNow, a fully automated and audited SaaS solution for document reengineering.
Customer’s Canvas by Aurigma, booth B7024, unveils the newest features of its web to print platform including advanced product management capabilities, expanded packaging support, and dynamic 3D previews.
DirectMail2.0, booth B1745, continually accelerates omni-channel marketing advancements to bring responsive, fully trackable, and attributed direct mail campaigns to businesses, agencies, and commercial printers of all sizes. Discover the company’s latest updates such as TargetMatch with Addressable Geo, Enterprise-Level API Integrations, Email Notifications, SOC-2 Certification, and DM20.ai, an industry-first predictive analytics platform built to improve omni-channel marketing results through machine learning.
Duplo USA, booth B11013, offers live demonstrations of its growing line of automated print embellishment, packaging, and finishing equipment for both small and B2 formats.
DuPont, booth C553, shows how Artistri digital inks combine DuPont proprietary dispersions, polymers, and ink formulations for the most innovative digital inks in advanced printing. From the brightest and richest colors to custom formulations, Artistri provides color consistency across production runs and over time. And with a 30-plus year history in technology and innovation, DuPont Artistri delivers an innovative portfolio of ink products to bring your colors to life for direct to film, direct to garment, and roll to roll.
Durst, booth B11033, showcases its comprehensive Production Excellence solutions. Its offerings provide end-to-end coverage of entire printing production processes. It will have a selection of our innovative printing systems as well as its advanced software solutions demonstrating full coverage “From Pixel To Output.” Booth highlights include the P5 350 HSR, P5 350 HS D4, Tau RSC, P5 Tex iSub, and Software Ecosystem.
eProductivity Software, booth C1954, shows attendees how to experience the power of streamlined workflows. Whether you’re looking to enhance your eCommerce capabilities, streamline print management with its MIS/ERPs, optimize estimating and scheduling, gather critical data insights, or supercharge your mailing processes, eProductivity Software has you covered.
EMT International, booth B18013, unveils its new generation dynamic perf and punch continuous feed processor line, the EMT DP22 PRO. The DP22 PRO provides high-speed performance with enhanced flexibility and expanded finishing processes for an ever-growing digital print market. On-board tools for reporting, diagnostics, and system analytics maximize productivity and simplify operations. Data collection features include production reporting, trends and troubleshooting, and maintenance tracking/reminders. Improved operability and accessibility is provided with a large touchscreen operator’s panel that glides effortlessly along the entire length of the machine; hinged guard panels for easy access, setup, and maintenance; larger windows and internal lighting for easy viewing; and intelligent lighting that guides operator actions.
Epson, booth C2847, showcases solutions ideal for a variety of printing applications including the new SureColor F2270 hybrid direct to garment and direct to film printer along with a sneak peak of new technology. With the theme of the “Seventy5 Video Arcade,” attendees can play arcade games, drink coffee, and see live product demonstrations.
Fiery, booth C2646, showcases how the digital front end (DFE) is essential for all digital print, unifying the print room to drive productivity and press performance. Fiery demonstrates the new Fiery FS600 Pro platform, the company’s most user-friendly DFE, featuring enhanced automation, color, and job processing tools to increase employee and print system efficiency. Also see the new Fiery Command WorkStation 7, a central job management solution that seamlessly connects to all Fiery driven cutsheet, large format, or high-speed inkjet printers to automate and consolidate print production processes. Other new solutions on display include Fiery Impose integration with Duplo DC-648 and Fiery Digital Factory v11, a software RIP driving direct to film or direct to garment and wide format printers.
Foster, booth B2506, launches two new products, the Height Adjustable All-A-Board Lifter and Power Dye-Sub On-A-Roll Lifter and Spindle Trolley.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Communication Division, booth B2506, exhibits four key new technologies in its REVORIA PRESS toner-based product line for the first time in North America.
GBC/SEAL, an ACCO Brands company, booth B10011, features a range of products from ACCO Brands. On display, TruSens air purifiers, which are designed to improve indoor air quality in large professional spaces. Additionally, GBC/SEAL showcases its precision engineered wide format laminators and a flatbed applicator.
GEW, booth B1332, works alongside their North American distributor, GMH UV, to highlight its offerings for the commercial printing market. GEW offers both UV LED and mercury arc UV solutions for these applications. LeoLED, its water-cooled UV LED solution can be fitted in all positions on sheetfed printing presses with both a compact and a cassette version available. GEW’s water-cooled arc UV product, E4C, can be installed alongside LeoLED using GEW’s renowned ArcLED technology, when requested by the printer. This allows for arc UV and UV LED lamps to be interchanged seamlessly on the same printing press.
Global Garage, booth B13097, highlights how it is the premier marketplace for used wide and grand format printing equipment from Agfa to Zünd and every manufacturer in between.
Global Imaging, booth B18033, discusses the newest products on the market from T3 Systems, Durst, Kongsberg, Summa, DigiTech, Rexframe, and more.
Hybrid Software Group, booth B8079, highlights its six business units—HYBRID Software for label/packaging workflows; iC3D 3D visualization; ColorLogic GmbH color management; Global Graphics Software RIP technology for digital and traditional printing; Xitron RIPs/workflows driving most popular output devices; and Meteor Inkjet electronics, software, systems driving industrial inkjet—that provide print tools for labels/packaging, textiles, tiles, laminates, wallcoverings, and additive manufacturing.
Infigo, booth B7051, shows attendees how to implement a digital strategy for your organization to gift you more time. Take a look at the flexibility within its web to print platform, which allows for quick and effective storefronts that capture personalized orders even when you’re not working. Seamless integrations with solution providers like CERM, Hybrid, Enfocus, and Esko help to streamline workflows and create a hands-off approach to print production.
InSoft Automation, booth B9098, introduces Imp Version 13 with a powerful invention—“no-mix ganging.” For the first time Print Estimation is Industry 4.0 standard. In Version 13 handsfree “Quotation—Imposed Layouts—Job Card” generation is a reality.
IST America, booth B15045, features LEDCure, Traditional LAMPCure, Low Energy, Excimer, and Hybrid UV technology for sheetfed, wide web, narrow web, digital, and industrial applications. UV LED curing solutions from IST INTECH will also be featured. Widely used for label printing, wide format printing, digital printing, industrial printing, and medical device manufacturing, they are the gold standard in clean energy UV LED curing solutions.
INX International, booth B1944, offers an array of innovative advanced digital solutions including premium inkjet inks and digital printing systems as well as sustainable packaging inks and color management expertise. Digital inks for some of the world’s largest printer brands will be joined by eco-friendly INXhrc natural-based inks for flexographic, offset, and gravure applications; Genesis washable inks for labels; and Ecostage GB-XA high-performance Oxygen Barrier coatings for food preservation and mono-material packaging. RUCOINX 937LED and 945UV/MA inks serve all glass and plastic bottle screen printing needs, and direct to object and narrow web capabilities include the NW350 printer.
Komori Corporation, booth B915, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Highlighting its history of pushing the print industry forward with innovative technologies, Komori displays an original Komori press from the 1930s, showing the stark contrast of developments in automation today. Komori shares many ways print providers can expand their revenue stream by offering new solutions in packaging and commercial print with Komori’s portfolio of offset presses that cover the complete range of today’s print requirements.
Kyocera, booth B16033, showcases the TASKalfa Pro 15000c and its growing portfolio of inkjet solutions. Its booth offers product demonstrations of the TASKalfa Pro 15000c, chances to meet the teams responsible for its latest inkjet developments, and a preview of its latest commerical inkjet innovation.
locr GEOservices and MAPS, booth B9104, offers personalized maps to show your customers the way and geo-based services for more efficient and sustainable print and cross media campaigns. Keep an eye out for the company’s Atlanta Guide with places worth visiting across the city.
MBO America, booth B915, displays a range of finishing solutions that offer greater automation; faster makeready; idle-time and downtime reduction; overall increased productivity, and ultimately increased profits. Highlighted products include the new MBO 23-inch Rollfed Folding Line for direct mail, a new Rollfed Stitching Line for booklets, and the Bograma Rotary Diecutter BSR550 for packaging and commercial finishing. Additionally, MBO unveils a new line of finishing modules at the show, soon to be available in 2024.
MGX, booth B10092, features its extensive portfolio of pressure-sensitive films, synthetic paper, styrene, polyester, and rigid vinyl for litho and digital press technologies.
Muller Martini, booth B1617, invites attendees to step into a smart factory world this year. The company is setting the stage for you to explore and interact with digital equipment Connex workflow systems. Gain firsthand insights into the advantages of seamless integration. Witness the harmony between workflow and technology, demonstrating the value of a connected, efficient, future-ready print finishing environment.
Nobelus, booth B11087, runs the Komfi Amiga 52 Double, a thermal laminator that can perform single-sided and in-line double-sided lamination. The Komfi Amiga Emboss, an ideal laminator for adding a traditional silver halide luster to digitally printed photos, will also be featured. Visitors to the booth are invited to feel the rugged, sandy rough-touch finish of FineGrit Laminate and see a variety of samples from the newly launched Flexible Packaging Film Portfolio.
OneVision, booth B1309, demonstrates its modular automation software and highlights the power of connecting and automating production processes—a key to greater efficiency and production reliability for print service providers.
Plockmatic-Morgana, booth B1333, highlights the full range of Morgana document finishing devices and new packaging/cutting solutions. Modeled for efficiency, versatility, and productivity the company’s booklet making systems continue to expand capabilities, now up to 224 pages with the PowerSquare line-up, and with 11×8.5-inch landscape functionality, or up to 11×11-inch format. The BM4000 and BM5000 series, all fed by its VFX Feeder with optional bar code reading, offer a solution to meet the requirements of most applications packed into a compact design footprint. Our New ColorCut branded packaging & labeling solutions and our new offline coating technologies will also be demonstrated throughout the show.
Printware, booth B1455, introduces its most affordable HP powered iJetColor Envelope Press this week. The 2023 commercial release of the iJetColortm1175 delivers profitability with this next generation of benchtop envelope system. It also highlights the iJetColor 1175 and iJetcolor 1175 Pro.
Quadient, booth B721, showcases two new color digital printers. The MACH 7 digital printer is a full-color tabletop inkjet printing system designed to run envelopes, mailers, flats, and more with vibrant 1,200 dpi print quality and pigmented HP inks that provide over 11 inches of print width, bleed capability, extra contrast, and durability for greater impact, deliverability, and lower operating costs. Additionally, Quadient’s new inline MACH 9DS solution is shown running with Quadient’s popular DS-700iQ inserter to produce dynamically matched and vibrant full-color envelopes in a single intelligent process to dramatically improve productivity and profitability by reducing labor costs, material handling/inventory, printing costs, and time needed to complete jobs and produce more with less.
Ricoh Graphic Communications, booth B1916, announces the global debut of the RICOH Pro Z75 Digital Press, the first B2 perfecting (auto-duplexing) sheetfed inkjet platform using aqueous ink, accelerating the shift from offset to digital with higher print quality, faster turnaround times, and fewer demands on staff following successful in-market testing. The RICOH Pro Z75 delivers the advantages of a sheetfed platform with the low running costs and high productivity of inkjet. The press will be officially available for public orders in North America as of November 15, 2023, with orders for immediate placement expected based on strong interest across international markets. The company also features an immersive TMI is BEAUTIFUL art gallery, featuring museum-quality prints created by a diverse group of artists and produced using Ricoh’s state-of-the-art printing technology. On display is the first public debuts of its next-generation flagship press, the RICOH Pro C9500, the all-new RICOH Pro C7500 5th Color Series, the new RICOH Auto Color Adjustor, and the EFI Pro 30H.
Rollem, booth B2107, offers live demonstrations of its finishing products, including the Jetstream automated XY Slit/Score/Perf system, plus a new economical Champ990 Slit/Score/Perf system for shorter runs. Rollem’s Advantage Folding/Gluing system operates near-line or inline with most Rollem systems. Rounding out the demonstrations is the Semi-Slitter, the top choice for kiss cutting of pressure-sensitive decals and labels. Visit Rollem’s Printing United booth to see these and other Innovative Print Finishing Solutions.
SCREEN Americas, booth B2544, features the Truepress JET 520HD, a high-speed continuous roll-fed inkjet press engineered for commercial, direct mail, and publishing applications. Also in the booth will be the Truepress LABEL 350UV SAI, a roll-fed inkjet press that allows for seven colors to produce high-quality labels. Live demonstrations of each press will be available for attendees to observe. SCREEN Americas also plans to introduce the Truepress PAC 520P at the show. This digital inkjet press is especially engineered for paper-based pouch packaging and features new water-based pigment ink that complies with food safety regulations. Attendees will also be updated with the latest samples from—and timeline for—the Truepress PAC 830F, a packaging press whose ongoing development is designed to meet the last-minute requests of customers in need of standing pouches, gusset bags and center seal packages.
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (Sharp), booth B17013, showcases its new digital press technologies. Sharp shares major advancements in its production print capabilities with the preview of the first in a new line of digital printing presses built on proven technology, and a showing of its newly launched Pro Series light production models with exciting new features. The Color BP Digital Press Series is specifically made for designers and print operators who want to level up their printing game. The presses boast speeds of up to 120 pages per minute, are equipped with a powerful Fiery digital front end, and print up to six colors in one pass, including CMYK, gold, silver, bright pink, textured, and clear toners. The new Pro Series light production models are the first to offer optional Fiery Print Servers that utilize the latest Fiery Platforms and are designed and built for the print-on-demand market and span across all industries that have central reprographics departments or in-plant print facilities.
Skandacor, booth B15063, introduces the newest addition to its lineup—the Digifav DS Laminator by Bagel Systems. This machine brings thin gauge two-sided lamination to the B2 sheet size, halving traditional production times.
SmartSoft, booth B2951, shows the latest updates to PressWise, their all-in-one Print MIS, Web Storefront and Print Automation platform. This includes an all-new integration with PlanProphet, the CRM platform tailored to the print industry, PCI-compliant payment handling, as well as numerous other enhancements throughout the entire PressWise platform.
Standard Finishing Systems, booth B2532, brings its diverse line of Hunkeler and Horizon feeding and finishing solutions. Their booth hosts live demonstrations of die cutting, perfect binding and trimming, slitting and creasing, folding, saddlestitching, and roll-fed print solutions including a Hunkeler/Horizon Roll-to-Cut solution featuring the Hunkeler UW8 Unwinder and CS8 Cutter inline with the Horizon StitchLiner Mark V Saddlestitcher producing stitched booklets from pre-printed rolls.
Tecnau, booth B2806, together with Heidelberg unveil a continuous web direct mail finishing line. In the exhibition, Tecnau’s Unwinder u50, Cutter c52 and Transport t50s bridge will feed sheets from preprinted rolls to the Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH 66 Hybrid.
Vanguard, booth B11049, invites attendees to see a whole new Vanguard Digital. It will be showcasing the diversity of our portfolio, bringing a solution for every print service provider, and also unveils its latest, most state-of-the-art flatbed printer. Booth features will include VK3220T-HS, VKH900-HS, VKR3200-HS, and VR6D-HS.
Xeikon, booth B14057, features digital print production solutions for the commercial/graphic arts, label, and packaging industries. It offers both dry toner and UV inkjet technologies best suited to your work output. Stop by to see live-feed demonstrations and connect with one of its specialists.
Zund, booth C2627, introduces Q-Line, the brand-new and most advanced, fourth generation of Zünd Digital Cutting Systems designed for fully automated, non-stop, pallet-to-pallet production in packaging and display manufacturing. Also featured is all the latest #LetsTalkWorkflow innovations making digital cutting and finishing workflow-automation more efficient, productive, and profitable than ever.
Lots to See
This is just a sampling of products expected at the upcoming Printing United show. Visit dpsmagazine.com for continued updates, as well as a wrap up in our November/December issue.
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