PRINT 17, produced and owned by NPES, is the largest tradeshow in North America for the graphic communications and print industry. Taking place in Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 10-14, PRINT 17 features hundreds of exhibitors offering cutting-edge technologies and solutions. With a promise to “Grow YOUR Business,” attendees can take advantage of the pre-show conference OUTLOOK 17, in addition to educational seminars and hands-on labs, panel discussions, Distinguished Leader Speakers, live demonstrations and Learning Experience Theater presentations on the show floor. With several educational and networking opportunities available, show goers will expand their knowledge, collaborate and connect during this informative five-day event. For more information, visit www.print2017.com.
The following PRINT 17 exhibitors may be of interest to PostPress subscribers:
Absolute Printing Equipment Service, Inc.
Debuting the KAMA FlexFold to the North American market during PRINT. See the award-winning, quickest changeover ever for folding cartons, along with the rest of the KAMA, Perfecta and Baumann line. It’s all about cartons at PRINT.
ACTEGA North America
Featuring inks, coatings and adhesive experts with unbeatable service, available when and where needed. Consistent performance from ultra-reliable products, ensuring repeatable batch accuracy and customized products with individual service, specifically developed for individual processes, press and personnel. Offering the fastest product delivery because responsiveness counts.
Providing UV technology since 1960, its UV curing and coating equipment and feeders and stackers are 100 percent designed and manufactured in its Indiana and California manufacturing facilities. Its standard line of UV roll coaters can handle substrates from 16″ up to 80″ wide. American Ultraviolet also can design and build custom equipment to fit specific needs. Stop by and talk about the new LMS option on the AUV-Coat units, allowing fast and precise switching between substrates of varying thicknesses.
Manufacturing and distributing a range of high-power laser machines. Its machines are made for engraving large and heavy objects, while also having the precision to cut and engrave small, thin objects. 40-100W CO2 lasers make marking and cutting paper, cardboard, wood, plastics and fabric a breeze. The patented, open-architecture makes quick work of materials like brick, granite, coated metals, slate, glass and more.
B&R Moll, Inc.
Showcasing its complete line of folder-gluers and specialized finishing equipment at PRINT 17, with an operating digi-mollPAK compact inline folder-gluer demonstrating fast, flexible performance for complex packaging projects, as well as the self-contained Rego Taping System continuously applying double-sided tape and the Premier 36 folder-gluer system.
Highlighting Xtend3, the next generation of intuitive operator interfaces. Featuring a 21.5″ touchscreen using gesture technology, Xtend3 centralizes information for extrusion gluing, hot melt and the array of quality control devices available. The system can be configured to collect production data and is connected to the network for remote access troubleshooting. All Baumer hhs sensors are supported by Xtend3.
BindRite Dealers Association
Introducing the Universal Punch pattern, an innovative solution to the proliferation of binding hole patterns, which includes a new interchangeable die module. The new die module allows machine operators to produce the full range of popular binding patters without having to purchase a new die for each pattern.
Brandtjen & Kluge
Leading the industry in print finishing solutions, Kluge will demonstrate the new ApexFoil, Kurz Digital Metal®, OmniCoat 3000 and the OmniFold 3000. From advancements in diecutting, foil stamping and UV coating to packaging folding and gluing, Kluge has all print finishing needs covered.
Showcasing an assortment of adhesives for the graphic communications industry. The ISO 9001-certified manufacturer of liquid and hot melt adhesives (including PURs and glue sticks) focuses on building bonds through consistent products, technical support and devotion to the customer. When speed, consistency and quality matter, call Capital Adhesives.
The Challenge Machinery Company
Showcasing the new CMT 330TC three-knife book trimmer capable of trimming landscape-formatted perfect bound books such as photo albums. The TC features large color touchscreen interface, integrated bar code reader and integrated inline and offline book feeding components.
Colter & Peterson
Featuring three new products: The new E-Cut series, a 45″ SABER® paper cutting system with automated knife adjustment and a 31″ PRISM® paper cutter. The last two machines represent the company’s premier brand lines and will be showcased with the industry-leading Microcut® electronics package that can increase production by as much as 50 percent.
Compact Foilers Ltd.
Manufacturing a wide range of machines for producing special effects in the offset, digital and flexographic printing industry. Popular machines include the CF1000 and CF1000PM for inline cold foiling and Cast and Cure™ and the new CF1400FLX offline web-fed machine. Working closely with Scodix to create the first fully digital cold foil module to work inline with Ultra and E106 presses.
Hightlighting the AutoKote Pro, a fully automated laminating solution with a small footprint. The AutoKote Pro includes a sheet feeder, one-sided laminator and a diagonal cutter, all on a compact frame. The diagonal cutter is capable of separating thick laminating films that other compact bursting systems cannot process.
Highlighting and conducting demonstrations with over 30 machines from RENZ, Argos, Vivid, Stago and CreaseStream. Stop by to experience the breadth of professional print finishing processes and machines including punching, binding, stapling, folding, round-cornering, paper jogging, creasing and new unique laminating and foiling processes.
DERPROSA Specialty Films USA
Introducing new SoFT TOUcH® products and other spectacular films. Visit DERPROSA™ to discover the qualities and properties of its exclusive films and the perfect way to turn any print job into an unforgettable experience. DERPROSA™ brings a world of special effects in printable and overlaminate films. Its multi-sensory films are designed to capture the senses and emotions of the most demanding customers in the graphic arts industry.
Duplo USA Corporation
Spotlighting its new DDC-810 digital spot UV coater. A compact and design-driven solution, the DDC-810 utilizes 600×600 dpi inkjet technology, UV lamp curing and camera image registration to deliver production output with texture and depth by applying a gloss varnish to defined areas of the substrate.
Specializing in lithographic cold foiling, an inline process performed on a sheet-fed offset press that allows a metallic foil to be placed anywhere on a printed sheet with litho precision. Attendees will have the opportunity to see three Eagle Systems machines on-site. The CFM74 designed for 29-30″ presses and the VLFM145 designed for 56″ presses will both be debuting at the show. The CFM105 for 40″ presses also will be on display.
Distributing PostPress magazine, a quarterly publication that serves as a resource and educational platform for print enhancement and bindery technologies.
Gateway Bookbinding Systems Ltd.
Demonstrating its entire equipment line-up, the makers of PLASTIKOIL. The PLASTIKOIL Concept QS Interline series for in-house coil manufacturing and automated coil insertion. The PBS 2800 Koilmatic – a fully electric tabletop automatic coil inserter. All the way to simple countertop production machines. PLASTIKOIL – 45 colors / lead and phthalate free. Gateway Bookbinding – The Plastic Spiral Experts.
Designing, specifying and manufacturing turnkey LED UV systems. Customers benefit from knowing that all components are designed to work together so compatibility and reliability are guaranteed for the long term. 100 percent system testing before shipping and installation by GEW engineers ensures projects are delivered on time and to specification every time.
Martin Yale Industries
Featuring the latest breakthrough in knife folding machines, Martin Yales new COUNT™ KF-250, the first standalone knife folder designed to quickly and easily fold heavier-weight digitally produced media (up to 350 GSM). The Count™ NumberJet, the worlds fastest inkjet numbering machine, capable of handling 40,000 sheets per hour, also will be showcased.
Match Machinery, Inc.
Specializing in finishing and binding equipment, including diecutting, creasing, embossing, foil stamping, cutters and folder-gluer machines. Whether for converting, finishing, binding or any other request, Match strives to provide the personal care and assistance necessary.
Providing innovative finishing products to meet the demands of todays digital and offset print finishing industries. Its product line includes world-class Triumph® cutters, Aerocut digital print finishing systems, folders, creasers, collators, booklet makers and more. New to its line of products are the ideal.™ air purifiers, GoCrease creasers and a new line of folders. MBM products are backed by a team of factory-trained technicians, customer support specialists and one of the best warranty packages in the industry.
Manufacturing static control, compressed air technology and web cleaning systems, both contact and non-contact. Meech has specialized in industrial electrostatic control for over 50 years. This experience has led to R&D that matches changing customer needs. Meech pioneered the industrial use of pulsed DC technology for static control and now has thousands of systems installed in the plastics, converting, printing and packaging industries.
Providing demonstrations of innovative solutions that represent the future of finishing. Leading the way is Connex, a singular workflow system that oversees, directs, troubleshoots and validates the quality and integrity of the entire printing process, from prepress to postpress. Connex is compatible with all major print engines.
Manufacturing capabilities include offset and digital printing, foil stamping, silk screening, embossing and debossing, diecutting and fulfillment. Tabletop thermal binding equipment for hard- and soft-cover book binding and photobooks. Document packaging products for all formats of binding, ring binders, tabs, folders and custom-sealed vinyl products.
Punchmaster Tool & Die Ltd.
Showcasing existing tools and introducing a new product line. Punchmaster has been making top quality paper punching dies since 1993. With its in-house manufacturing process, quick turnaround times on many popular patterns are guaranteed. Offering custom tool production with short lead times, Punchmaster also services an assortment of brands of dies.
PVC Spiral Supply
Manufacturing plastic spiral coil and binding equipment for nearly 20 years. For bookbinding needs, experts are on hand to help customers find the perfect color and size of coil from an extensive inventory of pre-formed coil. More than 50 different colors and over 100 diameters are available to suit every taste.
Offering finishing demonstrations. Add embellishments and custom shapes to packaging, direct mail and labels with The Insignia Series. Diecut, kisscut and emboss with this flexo-magnetic diecutter – Shapes speak. Shapes Sell. Showing both the IS6 20×20″ and the IS7 30×24″. Learn about diecutting up close as 30 pt. ID cards are diecut. Demos include presentation folders, folding cartons, shaped mailers and cards. See a UV coater feeding coated menus thru the Jetstream for inline trimming and slitting.
Sakurai USA, Inc.
Showcasing its newly designated Maestro MS-102AX cylinder screen press. The 29 5/8″ x 41 1/2″ Maesteo 102AX prints on a wide range of substrates such as plastic film, paper, board and foil for accurate spot coating and specialty effects. Sakurai, the global leader in sheet-fed screen printing technology.
Showing its line of Digibinder perfect binders, five in all, including two PUR binders. Also on display will be two automatic punching machines, two automatic coil binders and two wire binders, including the Wiremaster Compact, an automatic wire binder capable of binding 2,000BPH.
Offering the EX610 high-speed automatic punch, the DocuPunch® PLUS automatic punch, the Wire-O® Bind 3500 (WOB) semi-automatic binder, the Pitney Bowes Relay 3000 folder inserter, the i.JetColor envelope printer, Spiral’s DIY photo finishing line and much more.
Standard Finishing Systems
Presenting an all-inclusive showcase of feeding and finishing, featuring live demonstrations, presentations and a range of application samples. An array of exciting new equipment will be on display, including the new Horizon BQ-480 perfect binder, North American debuts in folding and saddlestitching, and Hunkeler’s anticipated POPP8 machine generation.
Demonstrating the RAS-mc right angle slitter, RDC-Flex rotary die cutter, Zip-TS2L cutter/slitter/creaser, foil fusing equipment, the NSF Excel with inline waste stripping attachment and the new NSF Ultra foil stamping/embossing/die cutting press. THERM-O-TYPE is a leading manufacturer of digital finishing and enhancement technologies.
Trotec Laser, Inc.
Offering advanced, high-speed laser equipment for cutting, engraving and industrial marking and a wide selection of engraving supplies. Trotec systems are used to cut, engrave and mark a wide range of materials. The company’s extensive line of quality laser systems, coupled with its unmatched service and support offerings, have made Trotec one of the industry’s leading resources for computer-controlled engraving equipment and marking systems.
Demonstrating iQ Serialization for carton quality analysis, CXU 110 stainless steel pump for increasing adhesive performance and hot melt coating head solutions to expand portfolio offerings. W.H. Leary designs glue application and quality assurance equipment for folding carton lines with its customer’s customer in mind.