Hunkeler Innovationdays to highlight new advancements in high performance digital printing

From February 20-23, Lucerne, Switzerland, Hunkeler will hold Innovationdays for the 12th time in at the Messe Lucerne exhibition facility. The premier industry event in high performance digital printing, Innovationdays will feature groundbreaking innovations, exciting world debuts, and a full range of practical solutions. As always, the 2017 edition of the Hunkeler Innovationdays will see top subject matter experts from more than 80 industry leaders converge on Lucerne in a showcase of the latest products and cutting-edge technologies. Innovationdays strives to bring clarity to current trends and the newest developments, as well as how these interplay in real world production environments. Because of these distinctive emphases, the event fosters unique opportunities for visitors to discover, learn, and share in an unparalleled setting.

Over 40 innovative practical solutions will be on hand at the show across two exhibition halls, with workflow focuses including transaction and transpromo printing, direct mail production, security printing, and graphic arts applications such as books, brochures, and newspapers. Innovationdays 2017 will give you a preview of Hunkeler’s next machine generation, featuring advances in automation, new modules for processing paper widths of up to 22.5 inches, and much more. Helping to round out the exhibition program is a suite of finishing solutions from industry leader Horizon of Japan, including automated book manufacturing, saddlestitching, and folding.

The highlights of the 2017 event will include:

  • Next generation paper processing solutions from Hunkeler: wider, faster, automated… for a broad substrate spectrum, including offset and coated papers in both light and heavy weights. This includes a new operating and service platform they are calling Paper Processing 4.0.
  • Book block production lines – from roll to finished books with inline workflow connections with different partners, and different solutions from high performance to highly flexible. One Hunkeler line will present book blocks to a Horizon in-line perfect binder and three-knife trimmer, while a different Hunkeler solution will be shown in-line with Muller Martini.
  • Publishing solutions for stitched magazines, catalogues, newspaper and more.
  • Premium direct mail solutions.
  • Security print finishing solutions and dynamic finishing for perforation, punching, collating, chip-out, cutting and stacking. This includes the ability to apply security markings by dynamic engraving or cutting with laser technology for anti-counterfeiting measures and more.
  • Integrated web inspection and tracking solutions that safeguard document integrity.


Nearly 6,000 visitors from over 50 nations traveled to Lucerne for Innovationdays 2015, and the 2017 event is expected to build on that success and set new attendance records. Despite continual growth, Innovationdays planners have worked hard to maintain the open, intimate, and engaging atmosphere that has been a hallmark of the show since its inception. “We’re not aiming just for a bigger show and audience. We want to attract the right people: print professionals dedicated to understanding and participating in the future of digital printing,” explained Stefan Hunkeler, President, Hunkeler AG. “Our slogan ‘reaching the summit together’ refers to the special, collegial atmosphere of Innovationdays, where visitors discover and share innovative ideas, practices, and solutions with colleagues old and new alike!”

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