DRUPA 2012: the trendsetter for the printing industry

The countdown has begun for drupa 2012...the pilgrimage of the printing & allied industries is scheduled to be held from May 3 - 16, 2012 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds. The heart and engine of the printing and media industry is all set to stage the newest and the best technologies from around the world. Here’s a sneak peek into what’s on offer at this fair.

Life without printing and media is simply unthinkable – books, newspapers, packaging, instructions for use, posters, business cards and tickets are an integral part of everyday life. Even the rise of digital media has not displaced print media, but rather enriched it: the various methods of communication are stimulating one another, opening up new and intelligent opportunities which form our everyday life. Therefore, the international printing and media industry is looking to the drupa 2012 event with a great deal of excitement, the most important and largest trade fair of its sector in the world. Furthermore, whilst in the Western industrial countries the printing and media industry is experiencing a profound structural change, the markets in the emerging countries of Asia and Latin America are dynamically developing.

drupa has been unearthing, explaining and promoting the mega trends of the industry for more than 60 years, has been setting impulses for the development in the next few years and has presented the complete global market offer – and the forthcoming 15th event would be no different. Whether they are global players or striving newcomers and software/IT companies, service providers from the emerging countries or the industrial nations – they will all be represented at drupa from May 3-16, 2012. “The entire trade fair ground with its 19 halls will transform into the biggest printing house in the world during this period. In doing so, approximately 1,850 exhibitors from more than 50 countries will demonstrate the diversity and innovation strength of their industry – regardless of whether this has to do with newspapers, etc, packaging printing, commercial or functional printing,” said Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf in the pre-drupa media event.

drupa Innovation Park: smart solutions for the media industry

A diverse specialist supporting programme with seminars, conferences and special shows will take up the current topics of the industry and thus complement the exhibitors’ technology services. The drupa Innovation Park 2012, presented by digi:media (dip), will present current, innovative and trendsetting solutions and applications for the entire media industry in Hall 7.0. The dip, with approximately 130 exhibitors, is composed of nine topical worlds. Innovative print products such as lenticular, 3D printing, electronic printing, augmented reality or the “tool kit” for cross-media campaigns, in other words the preparation of content for the media channels of print, tablet PCs and smartphones, will be presented. The special feature is the spatial proximity to the drupa Cube presented by digi:media in Hall 7A – the event and conference location on the topic of cross-media communication.

drupa Cube: trends in marketing, publishing & creation

The drupa visitors will be able to obtain information about trendsetting technologies in the dip, and the neighbouring drupa Cube will provide the associated content and business solutions. At this location everything will revolve around the trends in cross-media, print-based communication for 13 days duration. Print buyers, those making marketing decisions, advertisers, publishing companies and creative persons are invited. Each exhibition day has its own motto, from “Print – Web – Mobile” to the “Day of Corporate Communication” and the “Day of Newspapers”. Whether it is magazines, books, out-of-home applications, dialogue marketing, packaging, electronic printing or media production – on each day there will be a half-day symposium on the various communication models. More information and tickets can be obtained at www.drupacube.de.

Sustainability: Media Mundo@drupa

The special show “Media Mundo@drupa” (Hall 09, Stand E55) will revolve around the topic of sustainability in media production. Visitor information, live discussions and exciting presentations given by experts and industry giants (such as Don Carli, president of Nima Hunter, USA) will be offered on approximately 240 sq m of exhibition space. Here, innovations, stimuli and sustainability concepts from diverse fields revolving around sustainable media production will be found.

World premiere of the 58th TDC Show

The most important competition in the world on the topic of font – the Type Directors Club of New York – will be stopping by at drupa and presenting the prize winners of the current competition to the world public for the first time (Hall 06, Stand B 06). Awards (223 numbers) for work from 21 countries were bestowed from 1,600 entries.

drupacity: a city sees red

Since the drupa 2000 event, Düsseldorf has been transforming into the drupacity during drupa. A network of partners from the catering, retail, art and culture trade come together to make the stay in Düsseldorf as pleasant as possible for guests from all over the world. A highlight will be the vessel fit for the high seas, the drupaperboat made by the Dutch paper designer Filip Jonker which will be anchored in the Kö-Graben. The 7.50 m long and 2.65 m wide boat made from 2,000 kilograms of paper with 2,500 kilograms of sand as ballast, has been made extra waterproof for journeys by sea. Besides, in the shopping malls around the Kö, artists will present their work with print and paper for the drupart project – these range from highly fashionable accessories from paper to individually designed pieces of furniture made from paper.

Pre-drupa 2012 International Media Conference

Messe Dusseldorf organised regular Media Conference during February, 2012 wherein following companies presented their plans regarding participation

Canon (Hall 8A, Stand C06-1): Presenting largest display to date of combined Canon and Océ portfolio of production print solutions, Canon will focus on helping print service providers identify new opportunities by seeing the bigger picture at drupa 2012. The Canon stand incorporating Océ, a group company, will showcase customer success stories, introduce new industry research, highlight innovative print applications and illustrate new ways in which customers can enhance their businesses. Focus will be around four different zones: one for external print service providers, one for internal print departments, one that showcases Canon’s added value services such as the Essential Business Builder Programme and one focused on growth areas such as cross media and photo print.

Full range of Canon and Océ technology will be shown, including the new OcéColorStream 3700. Throughout the show, Canon will also be running a series of business seminars focused on giving customers the chance to see a more complete view of their business and their marketplace. A further source of inspiration for visitors to the stand will be the fourth Canon Insight Report, providing insight into print buyers’ purchasing requirements, expectations of print providers and views on the value of print in the communications mix.

In their interesting presentations during the pre-drupa media conference, David Preskett, European professional print director, Canon Europe and Nick Klitsie, vice president, business group office and printroom, Océ called for seeing the ‘bigger picture’ with Canon at drupa 2012. “Canon’s focus at drupa will be on helping our customers to see the bigger picture by providing them with research and insight into what is important to their customers,” said David Preskett, adding, “Our goal is to help them better understand their customers and with our unmatched portfolio, confidence in the future of print and investment in helping customers to develop their businesses, we’re uniquely positioned to do that.”

Domino (Hall 13, Stand D89): Along with launching L100i thermal ink jet printer for high quality VDP, Domino Printing Sciences will be presenting the benefits of its single colour K600i piezo ink jet solution at drupa 2012. Besides, Domino will be demonstrating its ‘smart’ N600i digital label press.

Very successful in India and China with 10 and 13 percent of their turnover respectively

Designed to integrate digital variable data printing within existing sheet, web-fed presses and finishing lines as well as to be available as a standalone digital press, the K600i offers 600dpi high resolution UV curable print at speeds of 50 to 75 metres (246ft) per minute, double the speed of most high resolution digital systems. As per Philip Easton, director of Domino’s Digital Printing Solutions, “Today, printing companies are looking for solutions that offer new revenue streams and competitive advantage within their existing businesses.”

Packaged with a host of new i-Tech intelligent Technology smart features, the new L100i integrates easily into web presses, envelope inserters and folders for simple variable data print applications. These range from simple back numbering of pharmaceutical labels, catalogues and magazine addressing, 2D code and barcode printing.

Domino’snext generation four colour N600i digital ink jet label press will be demonstrated with its enhanced package of upgraded i-Tech intelligent technology smart features.

EFI (Hall 05, Stand C01): EFI will be showcasing products and solutions on more than 1,000 sq m stand at drupa 2012. Guy Gecht, CEO of the company talked about their customer-focused digital printing innovations. He mentioned that EFI’s solutions, integrated from creation to print deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company’s product portfolio includes VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers; Fiery digital print controllers and solutions; UV and solvent inks; Rastek UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions.

Epson (Hall 05, Stand A01-1, 2): During drupa 2012, the company will be showcasing its next-generation SurePress “X” label press, which incorporates new single-pass Micro Piezo line head technology, and which will also be the first Epson product to utilise UV ink. Furthermore, the company has announced its move into the digital dry lab sector, detailing its forthcoming SureLab SL-D3000, for high quality, on-demand photo and card printing, which will be demonstrated for the first time at drupa. The new technology SurePress “X” is designed to deliver rapid printing of both short and mid-run labels and will be compatible with a variety of both paper and film substrates. To deliver impressive flexibility for multiple POS, display, signage and décor applications, the 4-colour SureColor SC-S30600 will also be shown. All time favourites Stylus Pro printers will demonstrate their considerable flexibility for prepress and in-house agency proofing, short-run display and package prototyping applications.

Strategic goals:

  • Double the revenues at large format and Quadruple the revenues at industrial printers
  • Enters digital textile printing market by acquiring 50 percent stake in the Italina company For.Tex srl.

When commenting on Epson’s vision for production and industrial printing, Minoru Usui, president of Seiko Epson Corporation and Micro Piezo pioneer, said, “We are confident that our commitment to delivering customer value through unique solutions and outstanding support will help us expand in production and industrial printing. In the next few years, my goal is to double revenue from large format printers, and increase revenue from industrial printing by four times. This will be a very big year for us. In fact, I see it as the starting point for the next stage of Epson’s growth.”

Fujifilm (Hall 8B, Stand A25): Offering quite a large portfolio under the slogan ‘power to succeed’, FUJIFILM Corporation will unveil its largest ever presence at drupa 2012, with its exhibition space in Hall 08B extending to 2,020 sq m - the largest in the company’s history for this show.

The driving force behind Fujifilm’s ‘Power to succeed’ philosophy is the desire for the company to deliver advanced solutions to its customers to help them achieve success. At drupa, these solutions will include: advanced inkjet systems delivering benchmark quality and productivity across a wide range of print applications; plate production solutions designed to maximise efficiency, minimise cost and improve a printer’s environmental footprint; and advances in workflow and colour management software that will help a printer better manage work across multiple print processes.

In package print zone, Fujifilm will be demonstrating for the first time a new B2 inkjet digital press for folding carton applications, which takes advantage of the company’s SAMBA printhead and high performance VIVIDIA UV digital ink technologies. In addition, Fujifilm will also be showcasing its new FLENEX DLE CtP system, which is set to revolutionise the flexo market, offering an incredibly simple and high quality method of producing flexo plates. Finally, Fujifilm will also be highlighting the benefits of its UVivid range of narrow web inks, together with its offset plate and pressroom solutions designed specifically for packaging applications.

In commercial print zone, Fujifilm will be showcasing the Jet Press 720 B2 inkjet press, running live throughout the show, along with the latest Xerox SRA3 toner-based digital presses. Fujifilm will also be demonstrating how its plate production solutions can add value to a printer’s business, with the new Brillia HD PRO-T3 and ‘lo-chem’ plate production solutions being a particular highlight. The company also announced the launch of Brillia HD LH-PXE, a positive working thermal CtP plate for long-run commercial sheet-fed and web applications.

At the heart of the stand will also be the company’s XMF workflow and production management suite. With a raft of new features, including a major new cloud-based module designed to help printers manage cross-process colour consistency, XMF will be a core part of demonstrations.

In the wide format area of the stand, the productivity, quality and performance of the Inca Onset S40 will be a particular highlight, along with a demonstration of the quality and flexibility of the company’s new Acuity LED 1600 hybrid printer. Completing the range will be the highly successful Acuity Advance platform and Uvistar II roll-fed printers, alongside the company’s innovative euromedia range of media.

Goss International (Hall 17, A59/C59): Enters packeging field with a number of world debuts for the packaging, commercial and newspaper markets, Goss International will be emphasizing its industry-leading technology and visionary approach. Exhibiting under the theme of ‘See Things Differently’, the company will demonstrate how the latest advances in automation, formats, configurations and supporting technologies can be harnessed to provide customers with the power to produce more impactful, immediate and cost-effective printed products with lower waste and less environmental impact.

As per Goss International president and CEO Jochen Meissner, “Driven by the challenges that our customers are facing, Goss has adopted a different perspective on adding value. The new products and technology applications that we are showcasing at drupa 2012 offer alternatives designed to help printers expand their opportunities. Our technologies, adapted, developed and fine-tuned to specific needs, can improve margins and provide higher value products to publishers, brand managers, readers and consumers.” He talked about VITS acquisition (web to sheet) and said further, “New plant is coming up in Shanghai.”

In the packaging zone, the Sunday Vpak 3000 and Sunday Vpak 500 presses will take center stage at drupa with a ‘world first’ showing of printing units currently running in the Goss International facility in Durham (NH), USA. Based on the groundbreaking Sunday gapless press concept, the Vpak presses make web offset an increasingly attractive alternative for folding carton, flexible packaging, pre-print and label printing. The two models feature quick-change blankets and printing cylinder sleeves, which make ‘infinitely’ variable repeat lengths easy and affordable. The two Sunday Vpak printing units will be demonstrated in a dedicated Packaging Theater at drupa, with a full presentation covering the technology, market applications and production advantages they deliver.

A ‘world first’ expo appearance of a 96-page Sunday 5000 gapless blanket printing unit will be the highlight feature of the commercial zone. Now with multiple proven installations, the Sunday 5000 introduced the 2,860 mm (112 inch) web width to market, delivering new economies of scale to traditional web offset production models and making web offset commercially viable in the gravure sector as well. With features including full Autoplate and DigiRail digital inking, the Sunday 5000 is the most productive large format offset press ever developed.

A new-generation 16pp M-600 printing unit on display efficiency apart from the latest generation Goss Web Center workflow system delivering advanced features to automate processes and maximize efficiency and press utilization. Following the recent acquisition of Vits Print, Goss International will highlight its expanded portfolio of advanced Goss Contiweb and Vits splicers, pasters, dryers, folders, sheeters, and inline converting solutions.

In the Newspaper Zone, the event will mark the first global presentation of a new Goss Magnum HPS single-width, one-around high-speed press, capable of up to 70,000 copies per hour, designed for heatset, coldset or combined production. The Colorliner CPS (Compact Printing System) press joins the Goss FPS (Flexible Printing System) press in the Goss family of ‘true compact’ newspaper press solutions. The new tower on display at drupa 2012 will feature ergonomic, Goss Autoplate fully automatic plate-changing technology, as installed on hundreds of Goss press units worldwide.

“We have a history of introducing groundbreaking Goss technologies at drupa and we will continue that tradition with products such as the variable-repeat Sunday Vpak presses. But beyond the introduction of specific technologies, our presence at drupa will convey our long-term perspective and our focus on actively exploring new concepts with our customers,” concluded Meissner.

Heidelberg: (Hall 01, Stand A01-1, 8): Expecting a positive impetus for itself and the industry, Heidelberg will be showcasing around 60 innovations, under the motto ‘Discover HEI’. “drupa has always been a booster for Heidelberg. Along with our customers, we will be providing a positive boost for the print media industry at drupa. We will be using our portfolio of solutions and services to showcase futureproof business models,” conveyed Heidelberg CEO Bernhard Schreier. “We will show our customers that investments pay dividends by preparing them for future trends in printed communication. The growth segments of packaging and digital printing take center stage in this regard. We have already introduced the first highlight for commercial printing in the form of the Speedmaster XL 105 perfecting press with increased productivity.”

The company’s show presentation will centre on seven global market trends, including lean production (HEI Productivity), green printing (HEI Eco), web-to-print (HEI Integration), short-run-printing (HEI Flexibility), differentiation through coatings and special effects (HEI Emotions), the future of packaging printing (HEI End), and gaining an edge through the latest know-how (HEI School). In the international media conference, giving presentation on ‘Heidelberg Equipment – Strategy & News’, Stephan Plenz, member of the management board at the company, briefed market trends and their transition into HEI topics. To reflect the trade show motto ‘Discover HEI’ and give visitors a clear point of reference, each of the seven market trends is being assigned a “HEI” title. “Our technological innovations and new services are geared first and foremost to driving forward solutions for green printing,” said Stephan Plenz. “We are the first manufacturer to offer the option of carbon-offset presses ex works. Heidelberg is also underpinning its green credentials by ensuring that its entire drupa presentation is climate-neutral,” he added.

The main focus is on the launch of a completely new series of sheetfed offset presses under the name Speedmaster SX. The Speedmaster SX series from Heidelberg is primarily targeted at print shops in emerging markets that are looking to take productivity to a new level. Launched in 2010, the Speedmaster CX 102 sheetfed offset press for packaging printing has already sold 1,000 printing units worldwide – with great success.

The company is also expanding its digital print portfolio, bundling all solutions under the name Heidelberg Linoprint. “In the future, there will be one product line – namely ‘Linoprint’ – for all our digital print solutions in commercial and packaging printing. Starting from drupa, Heidelberg will be offering the Ricoh digital printing systems as Linoprint C models with the new Prinect Digital Print Manager. All Linoprint equipments shall be manufactured by Ricoh and operational model will remain on click-charge basis. There will also be a Linoprint L range of models 4/5 for digital packaging printing. These are based on technologies developed by CSAT GmbH, which we took over in summer 2011,” mentioned Schreier in his presentation. “We are also expanding our range of Heidelberg Saphira consumables, particularly in the field of environmentally friendly products (Saphira Eco line). Some print shops have already taken the step of switching operations over to run entirely on green consumables from the Saphira range,” he added.

Hybrid Software (Hall 07A, Stand E10): As a first time exhibitor at drupa 2012, Hybrid Software will be promoting their unique solutions to the graphic arts providers: how to efficiently manage orders through the entire production lifecycle. The company is the first and only vendor to provide Integration 2.0: Integration as a Product! As per Mike Rottenborn, founder and CEO of the company, “Our Order Lifecycle Management concept has been received with huge enthusiasm across a wide range of sectors. This concept meets head on the enormous challenge of how to improve order processing efficiency throughout the entire production cycle, which is even more important to achieve during the economic difficulties facing most printers today. No-one has approached the integration of existing hardware, software and workflows - online ordering, production, MIS, financial systems etc - in the way that Hybrid Software has.”

The main product in the portfolio is FaceLift, which provides seamless integration between production workflows, MIS/ERP systems, third-party websites, external databases and other sources of digitally held information. It enables total transparency of what is happening to the job, between the initial order and its delivery. Users can create their own templates to encompass every stage of the order’s lifecycle, regardless of the printing process or product being produced. One of the options with FaceLife is FrontDesk, an interface between the customer and the printer. Also included in the product portfolio is FileForce, which connects multiple production or printing sites within an enterprise environment, resulting in the ability to benefit from the enormous efficiencies.

KOLBUS (Hall 16, Stand D 22-1, 2): With thirty percent bigger stand (over 2,000 sq m) this time in the company’s history, one of the world leaders in bookbinding machinery, KOLBUS will be showing a number of new and improved products, including systems for conventional post-press and for digital print processing.

In addition to solutions based on high-performance machinery for conventional bookbinding and finishing, KOLBUS will be showing the new Bookjet concept, as a business model with enormous potential for publishing houses, the book trade and digital printers. The KOLBUS Bookjet offers the perfect solutions for fast reprints from the backlist. Being a zero-make-ready concept, the Bookjet provides 100 percent production time. The on-going changes in postpress processing are a challenge that KOLBUS is keen to take up. ‘Simply press Book’ is the KOLBUS answer for new and profitable business in the growth area of digital book production. Photobooks are already a success story and other digital printing applications are opening up.

Visitors to the drupa can expect impressive demonstrations of the world’s fastest digital printing press heading up a complete production line for digital print products – where the starting point is the paper roll and the end product a finished book. The large format, inkjet digital printing press is a Timsons ‘T-Press’ shipped from the UK with non-stop production line, the folded signatures from the press are transported in a shingled stream and processed sequentially by a KOLBUS SF 832 sequential feeder.

Highlights at their stand will also include KOLBUS KM 200 perfect binder, KM 600 and KM 600.C perfect binders, and the BF 530 book finishing line. There will also be premiere at the drupa for the new business area: packaging production.

Know-how transfer from casemaking has enabled KOLBUS to open up new markets with clear growth potential – especially for machinery to produce packaging for luxury products such as jewellery and cosmetics.

“Curiosity is still the critical factor in innovation and success – and it’s the motivation driving KOLBUS’s development of new machines and technology for the printing and post-press industries,” said Kai Büntemeyer, managing partner of KOLBUS in his message to drupa visitors. There is hardly any threat, which can be experienced from ebooks,” he predicted.

Komori (Hall 15, Stand D04-1, 2): At drupa, Komori will roll out Komori solutions that include new digital printing technologies based on the theme of ‘KOMORI OnDemand’ and seven sub-themes and present concrete solutions to customers: OffsetOnDemand Solutions; Package Print Solutions; Efficient and Multi-flexible Print Solutions; DigitalOnDemand Solutions (signed up with Konika Minolta); Komori Assistance; Komori Ecology; and Komori Web, Chambon and Security Printing.

“We will maintain the largest stand of all Japanese press manufacturers and present ‘OffsetOnDemand’ solutions incorporating the latest technologies on the theme of ‘KOMORI OnDemand’, with offset printing as the core, performing efficiently in concert with digital printing and postpress in a large number of demonstrations using many printing presses,” conveyed, Yoshiharu Komori chairman, president and CEO, Komori Corporation.

Products on demonstration will include: LITHRONE G40P eight-colour H-UV-equipped 40-inch convertible perfecting sheetfed (GL-840P + H-UV); LITHRONE S29 five-colour H-UV-equipped 29-inch sheetfed (LS-529 + H-UV); new LITHRONE GX40 Carton six-colour H-UV-equipped 40-inch sheetfed press with coater (GLX-640 + C + H-UV); LITHRONE G40 five-colour IR-equipped 40-inch offset press with coater (GL-540 + C + IR); new LITHRONE A37 four-colour 37-inch sheetfed offset press (LA-437); and ENTHRONE 29P five-colour 29-inch convertible perfecting press (E-529P). Besides, a four-colour 20-inch webfed inkjet digital printing machine, a four-colour 29-inch sheetfed inkjet digital printing machine, and a full colour digital printing machine are also planned to be displayed at the event.

Optimus (Hall 04, Stand D04): The company shall be celebrating its 30th birthday at drupa 2012. At the pre-drupa conference, Nicola Bisset – group managing director; and Henny van Esch – group software design director gave in-depth presentation about the highlights of their offerings. For 30 years MIS has been used as an estimating, production and cost control system. It is time to change the emphasis! With the wealth of data and analysis that Optimus MIS is famous for, they have extended their solutions to help support the customers’ business growth. Optimus is introducing new functionality to help the customers increase sales without increasing costs. Designed for the sales team on the road using mobile tablet devices, cloud sales manager allows the immediate updating of diary events, planned actions, proposed actions and historical information of the interaction between the sales team and their customers.

Pitney Bowes (Hall 04, Stand C04): With theme, ‘The Art of Success’ at drupa 2012, the Pitney Bowes stand will give drupa visitors first-hand experience of the end-to-end solutions portfolio that is enabling customers across the globe to drive maximum value and maximum quality through their print, mail and digital communications operations. Visitors will see how today’s messages can build on past interactions to drive detailed personalisation, delivered via the recipients channel of choice.

The efficiencies of an offset shell replacement strategy will be shown in the form of a simple electricity bill featuring limited colour. This application demonstrates a starting point for the ‘White Paper Factory’ concept – where pre-printed stock is replaced with the means to print every job on blank paper and white envelopes. Additionally, visitors will be shown the dynamic impact of highly personalised transpromo messaging in the form of a mobile phone bill. This application will be printed in full colour, demonstrating the high print quality, productivity and effectiveness of the IntelliJet 20 and taking the White Paper Factory concept further. Pitney Bowes’ latest DFWorks White Paper Factory software enables these comingled jobs to be tracked and reported on separately.

Promoting physical and digital version of documents simultaneously

Both applications will be finished using the new Mailstream Wrapper which ‘wraps’ the printed document rather than using envelopes. Other on-stand technology includes: Rival productivity series, Reliant sorting solution and the Volly secure digital delivery service, a cloud-based digital mail communications platform.

Ricoh (Hall 08A, Stand B46-1, 3): With focus on helping printers to transform and thrive, Ricoh’s presence at drupa 2012 will be its biggest yet to demonstrate its extensive portfolio of software and hardware.

Ricoh stand will be displaying the Ricoh TotalFlow portfolio, Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition, Pro C751 digital colour cut sheet presses, and the InfoPrint 5000 VP full colour continuous feed platform. Specifically designed to help print service providers reduce the environmental impact of printing when using Ricoh production printing systems, while providing a carbon neutral service to their clients, the Ricoh Carbon Balanced Printing Programme will be featured in the Ricoh Environmental zone.

Visitors can experience Ricoh application zones that are designed to give practical demonstrations on moving into new markets, how to access the latest industry knowledge and expertise and how to implement new digital workflows. The zones are: Marketing, Packaging, Publishing, Transactional and Enterprise.

Ricoh is also creating a personalised experience for guests who pre-register at www.ricoh-europe.com/drupa2012. They will be recognised through QR code technology and can enjoy a bespoke and interactive journey around the stand – configured precisely to their needs, whether it is to understand Ricoh’s web to print solutions or to gain insight into how Ricoh can support their business development needs.

“drupa 2012 is a unique opportunity to meet with Ricoh, and explore how our proven solutions, services and business development support can be combined effectively to help businesses transform and grow in print and beyond,” said Graham Moore, director business development in Ricoh Europe. “The ‘next generation Ricoh Business Driver Programme’ has been developed to increase the value of the online resource and professional services package for Ricoh production printing clients. New features will include: more customisation options, to allow users to preselect and highlight the most relevant content; a new calculator that can be used to compare production costs using digital or offset technology; and networking tools that allow members to connect directly to consultants, Ricoh experts and other users,” he mentioned in his presentation.

Screen (Hall 09, Stand A40): ‘Take a Closer Look’ is Screen’s theme at drupa 2012 as it invites the global print industry to experience the power and flexibility of its automated web to delivery print on demand (POD) solutions. These are designed to meet diverse customer needs for general commercial, direct mail, transpromo, newspaper, book and variable data applications. “Today, we are proud to be the world’s leading manufacturer of both high-volume web-fed inkjet printers and CtP devices. At drupa this year, we present a range of powerful digital print on demand solutions,” conveyed Katsuhiko Aoki, president of Dainippon Screen’s Media & Precision Technology Company.

At this mega event, Screen will launch the complete EQUIOS universal workflow and demonstrate the latest enhancements to its highly flexible and successful Truepress Jet520 digital web press. The digital sheet-fed Truepress JetSX will receive its commercial launch at the event along with several enhancements. PlateRite CtP for offset and flexo will also include in Screen’s drupa highlights. The company will also reveal new products at the show for wide-format inkjet and the label industry that further extends its POD offerings.

Exhibits @ drupa 2012...

Here’s what few of the exhibitors would be showcasing at their stands at drupa

basysPrint unveils next generation CtP UV platesetters: basysPrint at Hall 08A, Stand B44-1 will unveil its next generation of 4-up and 8-up Computer-to-Plate (CtP) UV platesetters for the digital exposure of UV-sensitive offset printing plates. Incorporating state-of-the-art optical modules, the new UV-Setter Series 460x and Series 860x deliver unsurpassed exposure quality with resolutions of up to 2400 dpi. The new platforms also combine the latest industrial components to offer a range of unique features delivering new levels of flexibility as well as significant improvements in both productivity and profitability.

Besides, the company will also launch very large format CtP UV platesetters. The new VLF series is capable of exposing plates of up to 1485 mm x 2100 mm (58 x 82 inches). Each model is also equipped with the new flEXpo (Flexible Exposure) option, a unique method of exposing plates in a much more efficient way.

Bekaert high-impact, eco-friendly loop and hook binding: Bekaert at Hall 11, Stand C55 will showcase the latest binding innovations to hit the market. The company has created new ways to customize wire binding products – and all while making them greener and eligible for certification. Bekaert has more than 50 years’ experience of developing coated wires for bound stationery. The company has four specialized coated wires, all available in an extensive color palette: Metalobind, Nylobind, Tinobind and Ecobind.

And to help create more visually striking products, Bekaert now offers the option to combine two colors on one wire. The Bekaert combined colors wire is a brand-new, unique polymer-coated wire with ink dots printed on the surface. It can accommodate any design – the wire is available in a wide range of colors and it can be printed with any color to match.

Esko focuses on results that make you smile: drupa 2012 will be Esko’s biggest trade event presence ever with the largest show space in its history. On the 900 sq m space in Hall 08B, Stand A23 visitors will encounter a solution showroom incorporating Esko’s innovative software, hardware and services portfolio.

Visitors will discover a wide array of Software solutions addressing packaging artwork, management, design and prepress, color management, workflow automation and process integration. With the introduction of Suite 12, a major update release of Esko’s workflow software offering for the packaging, label, sign making and display industries, the focus is again on adding value for the user by introducing new productivity and efficiency benefits.

Featuring WebCenter 12, Automation Engine 12, Color Engine 12, Studio 12 and the flagship editors ArtiosCAD, PackEdge, ArtPro and DeskPack, Esko Suite 12 raises the bar for process integration from design to press involving all players in the supply chain.

Esko continues to innovate digital flexo by upgrading flexo print quality to previously unseen levels and by streamlining all steps of the plate making process from prepress to mounting.

Loyal to its role of innovator, Esko will preview the next generation of HD Flexo plate imaging technology at drupa 2012. In the quest for quality, the combination of smooth highlight printing and gravure-like solid ink densities for flexible packaging has remained a difficult combination. With digital main exposure built into the CDI imager (Inline UV2) in combination with innovative imaging and screening technology, Esko is now able to control the shape of different dot structures in one single plate. The result will be a superior flexo plate suitable for the highlight and the shadow or solid areas of a print job.

The digital finishing highlight of the event will be the new Kongsberg XN: a highly versatile and productive digital finishing table that can be configured easily for the widest range of different applications: from kiss-cutting to packaging mockups to heavy-duty milling.

Gallus offering productivity and flexibility in inline folding carton converting: Gallus Stanz- und Druckmaschinen GmbH from Weiden, Germany at Hall 02, Stand A45, will spotlight on the enormous productivity potential in producing folding cartons in an inline process. Visitors to the trade fair will be able to clue up on a number of production solutions for liquid packaging offered by the Folding Carton division of the Gallus Group. Live demos of the successful Gallus ICS 670 machine system focus on a host of technological innovations and reveal the key advantages of inline production with respect to flexibility, productivity and quality.

The Gallus ICS will be demonstrating a combination of its HiDef flexo printing system and a totally new gravure unit, as well as other high-quality finishing processes, such as rotary screen printing or cold foiling in a single pass.

Besides, a new blank ejection option for the Gallus FCL flat-bed die-cutter is being rolled out. A 100 percent inspection system detects faulty blanks, which can then be ejected on a lane-by-lane basis with no restriction on blank length. Up to eight lanes of blanks can be monitored individually. The system guarantees 100 percent quality control in the inline production of folding carton blanks – from the reel to the finished blank.

HP to highlight new print profit opportunities: At a 4,952 sq m area in Hall 04, Stand D60 - 1, 9 (drupa’s second biggest exhibit), HP will showcase new digital printing solutions and applications that help print service providers (PSPs) grow their businesses and deliver higher value to their customers.

“This year, we will again raise digital printing performance to new levels, helping customers extend the unique advantages of digital production to more applications and create greater impact,” said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “Customers also can count on HP to bring to market the innovative solutions we demonstrate at drupa, based on our proven track record of rapidly delivering new technologies announced at previous shows and generating strong market demand. As a result, HP digital press page volume continues to increase more than 20 percent per quarter and fuel profitable business growth for our customers.”

HP’s stand will feature its broad range of graphic arts technologies, including HP Indigo digital presses featuring high-quality liquid HP ElectroInks for commercial, photo specialty, and label and packaging applications; HP Inkjet Web presses for high-speed publishing, transactional and commercial applications; HP large-format systems using HP Latex and UV inks for numerous sign and display applications; and HP Specialty Printing Systems inkjet solutions for high-productivity, low-cost imprinting, addressing, coding and marking applications.

HP will also showcase complete end-to-end solutions and will feature a full range of tools and programmes available to PSPs through the HP Capture business development program, including the DSCOOP (Digital Solutions Cooperative) HP users’ group.

drupa visitors from nearly every segment of the graphic arts industry will see production solutions to meet their business needs, with the HP stand divided into demonstration areas for general commercial; photo specialty; publishing, direct mail and transaction printing; labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons; and sign and display printing.

KBA focuses on offset and digital: Visitors to KBA at Hall 16, Stand C47-1 can see a high-volume web-fed inkjet press of the latest generation for the on-demand or individualised production of four-colour books, brochures, commercial products, mailings and magazines. The KBA RotaJET 76 has been engineered for a maximum web speed of 150mpm (493fpm) and web widths of up to 780mm (30.7in, corresponding to approx. 3,000 A4 pages/min or 85 million pages per month), the KBA RotaJET prints with water-based pigment inks. The KBA RotaJET 76 on display at drupa will be operating in conjunction with a SigmaLine digital production system from Müller Martini.

The latest generation of large-format Rapidas is to celebrate its official market premiere in the form of a plinth-mounted six-colour Rapida 145 with new coater, triple-length extended delivery and automated pile logistics. With the Rapida 105, KBA will also be presenting a completely new medium-format series in Düsseldorf.

In commercial and newspaper web offset, too, KBA is able to present a raft of new developments addressing the latest market demands. The Commander CL, the newspaper press with module-based automation launched at IFRA Expo in Vienna in October 2011, for example, is to be shown for the first time with a compact printing unit featuring semi- and fully automatic plate changing and further innovations, alongside the very latest ErgoTronic console technology.

While, subsidiary KBA-MePrint has prepared two presses of the small-format Genius 52UV series with a number of new features which are to be available in the future (envelope feeder; rainbow printing). Another highlight include, KBA-Metronic showcasing yet another interesting solution for the packaging branch.

Kodak to unveil intelligent imaging solutions: At drupa 2012 (Hall 05, Stand F09-1), Kodak will demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the industry and customers by unveiling 10 new digital solutions and more than 30 industry partners that enable printers to offer customers new applications and improve operational efficiencies. “The industry has undergone dramatic change since the last drupa in 2008, and we’ve listened carefully to understand our customers’ challenges. Today, Kodak is delivering digital your way, solutions tailored to help deliver specifically what their clients need,” conveyed Chris Payne, Kodak’s director and vice president marketing, commercial business. “Kodak’s portfolio of solutions and services optimize the delivery of higher-value images for our print customers to better serve their clients and grow their business.”

The Kodak stand at drupa will include application stations for commercial print, publishing and packaging, where attendees can learn more about how they can grow their businesses with Kodak Solutions. The popular K-Zone Theater will feature live presentations by strategic partners, industry experts, product representatives and customers throughout each day of the show. In addition, the Kodak stand will highlight collaborative efforts with more than 30 key partners, bringing together market-leading technology and expertise to create optimum, targeted solutions across all markets. “The drupa show is a marquee event for Kodak and for the industry. The technology unveiled at the show will set the direction of the markets we serve - commercial print, publishing and packaging - for years to come,” added Payne.

Highlights of Kodak’s presence at drupa, include: new 1,000 fpm Kodak Prosper 6000XL press; new 3,000 fpm Prosper S30 imprinting system; Stream inkjet technology to power the new TIMSONS T-Press; new paper rating programme and optional image optimizer station; demonstration of new gold, pearlescent and neon pink printing effects using fifth imaging unit solutions on the Kodak NexPress; new Flexcel direct system, new Achieve all-in-one CtP system; new suite of workflow production tools; new Sonora XP process free plates; and last but not the least new Intelligent Prepress Manager 2.0.

Krause at Hall 08B, Stand A22 will showcase the latest version of imposition software KIM (Krause Imposition Manager) alongwith present workflow solutions for the commercial and newspaper applications and CtP technology for the future oriented newspaper production. For the newspaper segment they will also showcase the JetNet workflow system, the Smart’n’Easy Jet with Fin processor for the entry level segment and the high performance system LS Jet Multiformat with PowerLoader and up to 6,000 plates loading capacity from pallets, currently the only high speed newspaper CtP system along with BlueFin processor. In conjunction with the Krause BlueFin processor it can produce up to 350 plates per hour in a space-saving straight configuration with multiple plate formats in direct access.

manroland (Hall 06, Stand D27): manroland web systems GmbH and manroland sheetfed GmbH will be exhibiting together at drupa 2012. manroland Sheetfed is to unveil high-impact packaging and commercial innovations at the show. Global launch of the new Inline Foiler Prindor will be one of the highlights at their stand.

“Visitors to our stand will clearly observe the power of manroland sheetfed solutions to help their companies face the many challenges of today’s printing industry with the most innovative and productive sheetfed offset solutions in the industry,” said Alfred Rothlaender, president of manroland sheetfed, “With our new structure firmly in place, customers will experience an even more responsive partner in manroland sheetfed. We are dedicated to helping customers future-proof their businesses as we work hard to meet or exceed their expectations for excellence, both in product and services.”

As per Anil Bhatia, managing director, manroland India, “We are geared up to showcase our innovative products and business solutions at drupa to the Indian print community. Customers visiting the manroland sheetfed booth will witness cutting - edge technology in packaging and commercial printing. We will announce the global launch of the new InlineFoiler Prindor with Indexing function which will enable up to 55 percent savings on cold foil consumption. With a new structure and strong focus, we look forward to welcoming our customers from India at drupa.”

Mimaki to Showcase Latex and Solvent-UV Print Solutions: Leading wide-format inkjet printers manufacturer Mimaki will present its latest Latex and solvent print solution. The company will also unveil its new high-gap UV-LED flatbed printer in Hall 09, Stand C21.

Delegates visiting the stand will see the high-speed, high-quality JV400LX series, which uses environmentally friendly latex ink, including the world’s first white latex ink. Also on show will be the JV400SUV series, which combines the flexibility of solvent printing. Both systems employ Mimaki’s

easy-to-use RIP, RasterLink6, which enables three ink layers in one pass with white and colour inks. The UJF-3042HG desktop flatbed printer will also take the stage at drupa. The new High Gap (HG) version can print up to 15cm-high objects, making it ideal for the promotional, trophy and commercial proofing markets.

Other Mimaki UV flatbed printers on view at drupa are the UJF-3042FX and the wide format flatbed range, the Mimaki JFX series.

Mitsubishi sheetfed technology to emphasize quality, sustainability: Among the innovations to be demonstrated in the Mitsubishi exhibit area (Hall 6, Stand B79 and 1S-11) will be the ecoUV drying system and DIAMOND EYE-S inline quality control system. These new systems will run on a five-color Diamond V3000LS sheetfed press. Existing presses can also be easily fitted with the ecoUV system. Existing press can also be easily fitted with the ecoUV system.

While, DIAMOND EYE-S is the world’s first inline quality control system for sheetfed presses to measure both colour density and dot variations. DIAMOND EYE-S scans printed sheets and matches the print to the target values of each CMYK colour. This automatic capability produces uniform colour printing at all times, improves printing quality and saves energy.

Information on Mitsubishi’s newspaper presses, commercial web presses and corrugating machines will only be provided in panel displays.

Muller Martini technical innovations in offset and digital printing: Muller Martini will present new production systems and demonstrate the possibilities for optimizing existing systems at Hall 14, Stand C21 - 1,2. Digital solutions from Muller Martini will also be displayed at the stands of HP and KBA. Inline book production downstream of the HP Inkjet Web Press will be displayed at HP’s stand using the SigmaLine. At KBA’s stand, magazines and advertising brochures will be folded inline and saddle-stitched on the SigmaLine downstream of the new RotaJet 76.

“At this year’s drupa, we will showcase convincing innovations from all group divisions that meet the demands of today’s market,” says Bruno Müller, CEO of Muller Martini. They will present a total of ten machine exhibits:

  • The VSOP web offset printing press for packaging materials.
  • A completely new inserting system for the production of newspapers and mailshots with an optimal price-performance ratio.
  • State-of-the-art systems for hardcover production – for example for high-quality photo books.
  • New possibilities for saddle stitching with inline inserts.
  • New solutions for perfect binding with optimal cost-effectiveness and the shortest processing times thanks to our Motion Control Technology.
  • Finishing solutions to suit the increased output of the new printing presses for digital printing – for producing books, magazines and catalogues.

With the increasing importance of digital printing, intelligent process and data management is more important than ever. Its Connex data and process management system puts Muller Martini in an ideal position to address the importance of workflow systems at drupa.

Demonstrating their capacity for innovation QI Press Controls at Hall 17, Stand A24 will introduce their most recent development for web offset presses: the mRC-3D self-cleaning depth detection camera. The double-sensor technology not only doubles the possibilities but can also cope more effectively with depth; which is the reason for the 3D designation for mRC’s latest detection camera. This concept proves its great added value particularly well in case of unsteady paper web routings and/or surfaces. QI Press Controls will also emphasise how this innovative high technology contributes to reducing costs, minimising press running time and reducing downtime. Apart from this, they will be showing its full range of computerised quality control on rotary presses.

mRC-3D camera with double sensors protected by an AIMS (automatic ink mist shield) clicked in place in front of the camera.

Schober to focus on IML Stacking, Counting: At Hall 11, Stand C06, Schober Technologies will present its high-speed robot technology for stacking and counting long and very challenging/complex IML-products inline with the RSM rotary cutting machine. It features extreme acceleration, velocity and precision in stacking very long IML products at continuous web speed of up to 50 m/min.

Scodix to add sparkle to digital prints: Scodix at Hall 04, Stand B31 will launch Scodix Rainbow and Scodix Inkjet-Braille solution for digital print enhancements. The Scodix Rainbow is an add-on station that digitally applies glitter powder to selected areas over printed substrates. The process – Scodix Digital-Glittering – is a patent pending new print technology that brings the sparkle to printed materials. It is suitable for a range of applications, including photo-books, labels and packaging, greetings and business cards, books and marketing presentations. The new launches will include a new Scodix Digital Press S52 and S74 in B2+ (52cm) and B3+ (74cm) sizes.

Toyo Ink Hall 4, Stand C07: The Toyo Ink Group stand at drupa 2012 will feature exhibits of new generation printing solutions as well as the highest quality printing materials for all customers. Further, in conjunction with the exhibition of products, Toyo Ink Group’s business plans for Europe and the emerging markets will also be introduced. Visitors from China, Southeast Asia, India, Latin America and other emerging countries will be proactively approached. In particular, drupa 2012 will be the first time that the Group will exhibit at drupa since switching to a holding company system.

Xerox focuses on increasing profitability through digital printing: The company will focus on providing the digital printing industry with relevant technology and services to take their businesses to the next level of profitability. Located in Hall 08B, Stand A62 - 1, 5 Xerox’s stand will showcase the full range of color digital presses ranging from the Xerox Color 550/560 Printer to the Xerox CiPress 500 Production Inkjet System, Xerox iGen4 EXP Presses and Xerox 770 Digial Color Presses. Workflow solutions and business development resources that drive successful digital color print operations will be presented. The company will also be presenting Nearline Packaging & Automated book factory Solution and Mobile Print for Production.

Additional stand highlights will include Application Conversation Stations where attendees can learn how to sell and produce profitable jobs such as marketing materials, photo products, transactional, direct mail, books/manuals and print runs that blend digital and offset. Besides, Xerox customers from around the world will talk about how digital print has revitalized their business.

Visitors can also get information on software from XMPie, A Xerox Company, for the jobs such as Individualized Communications Management, personalized Web-to-print and marketing portals, and 1:1 multichannel communications.

There would also be Social media clinics that will help printers harness the power of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogs to promote their businesses. Moreover, several hundred international print providers will convene at Xerox’s Premier Partners Global Network Congress during the show.

Xeikon reinforces its commitment to the label and packaging markets: Xeikon at Hall 08A, Stand B44 - 1, 2 will unveil ThermoFlexX, its new product line of reliable, high quality, digital imagers for flexographic and letterpress plate making. Earlier this year, Xeikon had announced the acquisition of FlexoLaser, a leading and respected manufacturer of computer-to-plate (CtP) devices for both flexo and letterpress applications. At the core of the Folding Carton Suite is a Xeikon 3000 Series press, which has the capability of printing up to 350gsm paperboard (550µ/21.65mil), with a web width ranging from 200mm (7.8”) to 516mm (20.3”). The consumables used in the Xeikon press have been specifically modified to handle the rough structure of paperboard. An in-line densitometer ensures a consistent print quality over time and across the presses.

A truly groundbreaking innovation!

Landa unveils nanographic printing for mainstream commercial, packaging and publishing markets.

At drupa 2012, Landa Corporation will unveil its new line-up of Nanographic sheetfed and web presses. The company has announced the unveiling of Nanography, a new digital printing category. The Landa Nanographic Printing process is a game-changing technology for mainstream commercial, packaging and publishing markets. Led by the father of digital commercial printing, Benny Landa, who started the digital printing revolution in 1993 with the launch of the iconic Indigo digital press, Landa is now set to ignite the second digital revolution in print. Landa Nanographic Printing presses offer the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset printing - at unmatched cost-per-page. “It’s good to be back,” says Benny Landa, chairman and CEO. “The Landa Nanographic Printing process is the result of ten years of nanotechnology research. It is a true breakthrough that enables our presses to achieve amazing results.”

Landa NanoInk

At the heart of the Nanographic Printing process is Landa NanoInk. Comprised of pigment particles only tens of nanometres in size (a human hair is about 100,000 nanometres wide), these nano-pigments are extremely powerful absorbers of light and enable unprecedented image qualities. Landa Nanographic Printing is characterized by ultra-sharp dots of extremely high uniformity, high gloss fidelity and the broadest CMYK colour gamut of any printing process.

Nanography - the printing process

The Landa Nanographic Printing process creates images of remarkable abrasion and scratch resistance. Most notably, it can print on any off-the-shelf substrate, from coated and uncoated paper stocks to recycled carton; from newsprint to plastic packaging films - all without requiring any kind of pre-treatment or special coating - and no post-drying. Adding to this cost benefit is the fact that Nanographic images are only 500 nanometres thick - about half the thickness of offset images - enabling Landa NanoInk to produce the lowest cost-per-page digital images in the industry. All of this from a water-based, energy-efficient and eco-friendly process.

Landa Nanographic Printing presses

Landa Nanographic Printing presses employ ink ejectors to create the digital ink images which get applied to the printing stock in a process that can operate at extremely high speeds. Each Landa press, which has an exceptionally small footprint, even when compared to other digital presses, can print in up to eight colours and can operate at 600 dpi or 1200 dpi resolution. The Landa family of six Nanographic Printing presses will be of interest to commercial printers and packaging converters for applications that include general commercial printing, books, magazines, direct mail, labels, folding carton and flexible packaging for food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and more.

Landa to host theatre presentations

Benny Landa will personally be hosting each of the Company’s five daily theatre presentations in its 300-seat auditorium at the heart of Landa’s 1,400 square metre stand, the largest ever for a first time exhibitor at drupa. The theatre presentation, entitled ‘Nano. Bigger Than You Think’, will provide the audience with an inside tour of Nanography - the technology, the products and the opportunity - as well as insights into the future of our industry.

Towards smarter print finishing…

After investing a lot in pre-press and press segments during last decade, most of the printers are now venturing into finishing/packaging areas due to obvious reasons. As of now value additions have become a standard requirement for many print buyers and as such operations like lamination (hot or cold), UV, wrapping (individual or lot wise), laser cutting (for special effects) are being seen in great demand. Similarly, packaging (labels and cartons) is also becoming another priority option for commercial printers to adopt amidst high competition being faced every day. It is in this regard that visitors from India to this drupa 2012, shall be spending more time to know more about these segments. Obviously exhibitors with such offerings would like to demonstrate all such equipments for interested visitors.

Coming to the availability of bouquet containing a big portfolio of such equipments with assured after sales service apart from ready spares, only one name comes to forefront and that is New Delhi based CAPITAL GRAPHIC SUPPLIES (CGS) / A. S. PRINT AIDS PVT. LTD (ASP). They offer a plethora of solutions under print finishing technologies from different companies. Each of these companies shall be giving live demos in their respective stands, where representative of CGSASP will be present to welcome Indian printers.

In brief all such solutions are enumerated below:

Very recently, CGSASP has started offering finishing systems from Ecosystem and Tresu Group. Ecosystem offers graphic equipment for the print finishing offering a wide range of Laminating, Coating, Calendaring and Silkscreen Printing Machines. The Tresu Group offers Integrated Printing Modules that can be incorporated into existing production lines, both Offset, Gravure and Flexo. These include Hot Air Drying System, UV or EB Curing System, Sleeve Change System for Print and Anilox Rollers, TRESU Ink Deck Positioning system. Besides Chamber Doctor Blade Systems, their wide range of ancillary products also include Ink & Coating systems, Ink and Coating Conditioners, Printing Plate Cleaning Systems

The prime product range of CGSASP include Finishing Systems from CITO-System and HUNKELER AG. CITO System offers Creasing Matrix, CITO Tapes, Shim Tapes, Makeready Sheets, Ejector Rubbers and other Diemaking Consumables. They will also be displaying their new Matrix CITO Dynamic at the stand and will also show-case their new system “RSP Inline Finishing System 2.0”.

At drupa, Hunkeler will show a diverse range of digital production feeding and finishing solutions: 20 lines comprised of more than 85 modules will be shown in 14 partner booths in 10 halls. The company will show solutions for book-on-demand, Dynamic Perforating and Punching, Laser Technology for security applications, Primer-coater and Large Format Sheet Stacker, Digital Newspaper line for Broadsheet, Hunkeler Control Platform, a modular planning and control system for Digital Productions.

Kirk-Rudy will demonstrate the following systems: KR KolorJet full color inkjet printing system, KR Card encoding system, KR WaveJet UV inkjet system, KR 535 Scratch off labelling system, KR 500 die cut box feeder, KR 219IJ Vacuum transport base system, KR Netjet HP TIJ 2.5 inkjet system, KR 215SP Stop Pin base with KR 203 Pick & Place system.

Drohmann EasyCut offers Dies for punching, cutting, embossing, creasing, perforating. Sei Laser will showcase CO2 laser cutting machines, CO2 laser combined cutting and marking machines and CO2 laser marking engraving machines. Serviform offers – Automatic Bending Machines and will display Ecologica, Idea and Tacto 2.0 Machines.

Martin Miller is World-wide known and international recognized brand in the post printing and folding box industry. They offer steel rules for die shops, printers and packing companies in flat bed and rotary diemaking. PrintGuard offers antimarking jackets and Sheets for Heidelberg, Mitsubishi, Komori Machines. B&R Moll Inc offers folder gluers and specialized bindery in finishing equipment.

Buhrs is a leading worldwide provider of mailing and fulfilment solutions. They will be displaying the new Dedicated Paper Wrapping System up to 30,000 products per hour The Buhrs 5,000 system.

W+D Marketing Solutions is a leading provider of envelope inserting systems and fulfilment solutions for direct marketing and transactional applications. Folien Fischer offers films and paper for print processing and packaging industry. Indian visitors to these stands can interact with CGSASP officials, who would be available, help them in not only making a right choice but also offer after sales support to them.

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