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GRAPH EXPO Preview

The Binding Edge

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GRAPH EXPO 14 will take place Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL.

Embrace technology at GRAPH EXPO 14 from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL. GRAPH EXPO, an all-encompassing commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition, is where top executives come to learn, network and make informed purchasing decisions.

Over the course of four days, attendees will see the full spectrum of the newest equipment, products, technologies, applications and services, from more than 300 exhibitors on seven specialty show floors. More than 50 educational seminars will be offered in 28 categories, plus numerous special presentations throughout the event. GRAPH EXPO features a large display of equipment demonstrations and an unprecedented number of industry networking opportunities.

For more information, visit www.graphexpo.com.

The following GRAPH EXPO exhibitors may be of interest to The Binding Edge readers:

ACTEGA Kelstar
Booth #3243
Displaying coating technologies, including strike-through, MiraFoil® silver, grit, raised, pearlescent, soft-touch, glitter, OptiOne white and ACTDigi® digital coatings.

AzTECH Converting Systems
Booth #4413
Showcasing the MATRIX, a modular laser finishing system offering many finishing features for processing flexographic and digitally printed labels and related applications. Additional processing capability includes varnishing, printing, lamination, rotary diecutting, slitting and sheeting.

B&R Moll
Booth #3218
Demonstrating three systems – the Premier 36 folder-gluer, which will be folding and gluing a complex product; the Vantage 720 inline folder-gluer, which will fold a carton at high speeds; and a mailing system featuring scoring, inserting, folding and gluing.

BAUM
Booth #4704
Showcasing its latest equipment introductions, including the BAUM 20 VFM versatile finishing modules, as well as other bindery and finishing products. In addition, BAUM also will be featured in other booths at the show with live demonstrations of its feeding and finishing equipment.

The Binding Edge
Booth #3949
Displaying issues of The Binding Edge, a quarterly magazine from the Binding Industries Association. Each issue features a range of business topics, a profile of a bindery or loose leaf operation and information on the latest technologies, new products and industry trends. Free subscriptions are available for qualified readers.

Bobst North America Inc.
Booth #4327
Learn about the new BOBST NOVACUT 106 ER diecutter. Explore with BOBST experts how BOBST's range of innovative equipment, services and training solutions can be customized to benefit the productivity, efficiency and profitability of postpress operations.

Brandtjen & Kluge
Booth #3617
Exhibiting a ComFold folding/gluing system and a remanufactured 14x22" EHD foil stamping, embossing and diecutting press. A laser cut box will be foil stamped and converted in live demonstrations.

Breit Technologies LLC
Booth #4422
Featuring the Cast and Cure™ process, a low-cost, sustainable and highly-effective decorating process designed to enhance the shelf appeal of a wide range of products. Also showcasing the FoilSave™ feature that reduces foil waste for inline cold foil applications on a sheet-fed press, as well as offline Cast and Cure™ finishing for the small-format market.

Capital Adhesives
Booth #3948
Meeting specific customer needs by providing quality product, outstanding customer service and excellent technical support on a consistent, ongoing basis. A leading manufacturer of industrial liquid and hot melt adhesives.

The Challenge Machinery Company
Booth #3621
Manufacturing graphic arts equipment since 1870, The Challenge Machinery Company will display paper cutters, trimmers, folders, single- and multiple-spindle drills, joggers, cornering machines, stock trucks, padding presses and other bindery equipment.

Colter & Peterson, Inc.
Booth #3617
Introducing two new Microcut® automated backgauge programs for paper cutters. The Microcut® COLOR WS and Microtrack II can improve productivity by as much as 50 percent. Also displaying the C&P Microsystems B-65 control system and a Saber® 45" paper cutter.

Compact Foilers Ltd.
Booth #4227
Launching its new low-cost CF1000PM press-mounted module, which enables customers to transform their printing with cold foil to create metallic colors, fine detail, half tones and large areas on paper, plastics and board. It also can produce 3D holographic effects in UV varnish (Cast and Cure™).

D & K Group
Booth #4055
Showcasing its range of automated laminating systems and wide-format laminating and mounting equipment. D&K’s range of premium laminating films and adhesives also will be exhibited.

Dorstener Wire Drawing
Booth #461
Displaying the complete line of low carbon POWERBIND™ stitching wire, as well as Flat Wire and specialty coated wire. In addition, the full line of BINDSERVICE™ de-spooling and transport accessory products will be available.

Duplo USA Corporation
Booth #2613
Exhibiting the latest in digital color finishing, including the new DC-616 PRO and DC-646 slitter/cutter/creasers, as well as the UD-300 diecutter with a new separator/conveyor unit.

Eagle Systems
Booth #2461
Showcasing the Eco-Eagle Cold Foil machine, as well as Eagle Foil Sync. The Eco-Eagle is a fully automatic module designed to eliminate wasted product caused by improper tension and foil pressure. It accepts multiple foil widths from 2", runs smoothly without operator intervention and installs in two days. Foil Sync allows for the reuse of foil for significant savings.

The Foil and Specialty Effects Association
Booth #3949
Distributing InsideFinishing magazine, the 2014 FSEA Membership Directory, The Designer’s Guide to Foil Stamping & Embossing and more. The Foil & Specialty Effects Association serves as a resource and education platform for print enhancement technologies, including foil stamping, embossing, cold foil, specialty coatings, laminates and laser cutting.

Gluing Machinery and Systems
Booth #4204
Displaying the HM25, HM10, micromailer® and microgluer®. The microglue hot and cold glue systems feature a wide range of controllers, applicator valves and accessories.

Masterwork USA Inc.
Booth #3802
Displaying the MK21060SER Duopress automatic platen foil stamping and diecutting machine with stripping and the MK420 Mini Q carton inspection machine.

Match Machinery, Inc.
Booth #4613
Offering sales and service of used converting equipment, exclusive North American agent for SBL Platinum folder gluers/ foil stampers and Platinum diecutters. Western Regional agent for Heiber+Schröder window patching/tray forming machines and Goodstrong GMC-TC 1600 sheeters.

Matik, Inc.
Booth #4819
Offering innovative, high-quality European solutions, including hot foil stamping/embossing machines from Gietz, such as the Foilcommander and ROFO 910 web-fed; MABEG reel sheeters for sheet-fed presses and sheeting inspection and individualization systems; and ESS Technology high-performance web finishing and stacking solutions.

MBM Corporation
Booth #4051
Offering Destroyit paper shredders along with Triumph paper cutters and other state-of-the-art finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries.

MGI USA
Booth #3013
Displaying the JETvarnish 3D spot UV coater with iFOIL module, along with various other MGI equipment. The iFOIL is a 100-percent digital hot foiling and embossing module for use with the JETvarnish 3D.

Mohawk Paper
Booth #3240
Showcasing Mohawk Synthetic Paper with i-Tone, Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress (for digital printing), new swatchbooks and inkjet media, as well as new embedded, dimensional and pressure-sensitive substrates and more.

Nordson Corporation
Booth #3840
Nordson PURfect adhesive binding equipment offers efficient EVA and PUR dispense systems for digital printers or full-scale commercial binders. Closed dispense systems help protect adhesive bonding characteristics and reduce production waste and maintenance time.

PVC Spiral Supply
Booth #3819
Offering high-quality plastic coils, as well as binding equipment and supplies. Trained experts can help customers choose from an inventory of more than 50 colors and 100 diameters of pre-formed coil.

Roland
Booth #4253
Showcasing its next-generation VersaCAMM® VSi Series printer/ cutters; its flagship Pro 4 XR-640 and XF-640 wide-formats; innovative VersaUV® LEJ, LEC and LEF series printers; the VersaStudio® BN-20 desktop printer/cutter and the new Roland DisplayStudio® digital sign system.

Rollem International
Booth #2640
Demonstrating automated finishing demonstrations, including the new Delta, a sheet-fed rotary flexo magnetic diecutter; the Mailstream automated direct mail finisher; and the Jetstream high-volume 36-up business card slitting system. Each system demonstrates economical and efficient finishing automation for today’s high-value products.

Spiel Associates
Booth #4036
Debuting two new double-loop wire binders: The Sterling Looper, a semi-automatic, tabletop wire binder capable of binding up to 500bph and the Sterling Wiremaster Pro, an economical, fully-automatic wire binder that can bind up to 3,000bph. Also displaying the Sterling Coilmaster and Coilmaster Jr., two automatic plastic coil binders, and the Sterling Digibinder Plus perfect binder.

Spiral James Burn
Booth #1941
Featuring the complete James Burn International® line of automatic punching and binding solutions, the Foliant® line of laminating solutions and other postpress finishing solutions.

Standard Finishing Systems
Booth #1923
Featuring Horizon and Hunkeler inline and offline feeding and finishing solutions for both the conventional offset and rapidly expanding digital print markets. The new Standard Horizon RD- 4055 rotary diecutter also will be featured.

THERM-O-TYPE Corp.
Booth #4031
Demonstrating two new products – the RAS-mc right angle slitter and the NSF Excel platen press – as well as the Zip-CSCL and TS2L programmable finishing machines and foil fusing equipment and supplies.

WCJ Pilgrim Wire
Booth #3625
Showcasing various wire sizes and spool weights along with the proper de-spooling equipment, including the new Smart Pull Wire System.