GRAPH EXPO 15 on Its Way to Chicago
Embrace technology at GRAPH EXPO 15 from Sept. 13 to 16 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, Illinois. 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 550 exhibitors. Over 50 educational seminars will be offered, 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 PostPress subscribers:
Absolute Printing Equipment
Exhibiting a KAMA 76 diecutter with foiling, stripping and blanking, along with a 115 Perfecta TS-AWR with a microperf bed cutting system.
B&R Moll Inc.
Demonstrating three different systems: the new Insignia 7 Versafold system, running an eight-up mailer; the Vantage 920 inline system, running two-up packaging work; and the companys flagship machine for commercial print, the Regal system, which will fold and glue an iron cross with a tipped-on card.
Binding Industries Association (BIA)
Serving as a postpress resource and dedicated to supporting its valuable members through networking and education on the latest innovative technologies. Members enjoy access to value-added resources that allow them to be more competitive and profitable.
Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc.
Showcasing the new Kluge OmniFold 3000 fully modular folding and gluing system and the new OmniCoat 2000 UV roller coater, which is designed to be used inline or offline. Also showing the Kluge EHD diecutting and foil stamping press.
Demonstrating equipment for the Cast & Cure™ process, which is suited for the short run and digital printing market.
Showcasing an assortment of adhesives for the graphic communications industry, including liquid and hot melt adhesives (PURs and glue sticks).
Challenge Machinery Company
Displaying paper cutters from 15″ to 61″ in width, as well as three-knife trimmers, folders, single- and multiple-spindle drills, joggers, cornering machines, stock trucks and padding presses.
Colter & Peterson
Introducing the 45″ Prism® P115 paper cutter, which features a new slotless table and a Microcut® 15″ touchscreen. Various Microcut control systems also will be on display, including the PLUS WS, which allows programs to be uploaded from a network connection with a USB device.
Displaying the companys latest range of cold foil and Cast & Cure™ application modules, as well as showing the newest digital modules, flexographic machines and the popular CF1000 units for offset presses. Also sharing the new special effects digital machine in partnership with Scodix.
D&K Group, Inc.
Exhibiting the Diamond Hard Velvet Matte Finish, a high-end scuff-resistant matte finish that now is available with SuperStick digital adhesive for digital prints of all types.
Dorstener Wire Drawing
Showing the companys full line of its US-manufactured POWERBIND™ stitching wire, along with BINDSERVE™ wire lubricants, transport equipment, die spoolers and drum unloading systems. Also on display will be the companys torsion and twist-free wire system.
Duplo USA Corporation
Exhibiting the new 600i Duetto booklet system, which produces saddle-, side- and corner-stitched booklets, as well as letter landscape applications, at a speed of up to 5,200 pieces per hour.
Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA)
Distributing PostPress magazine, a quarterly publication that serves as a resource and educational platform for print enhancement and bindery technologies. FSEA focuses on such areas as foil stamping, embossing, cold foil, specialty coatings, laminates and laser cutting.
Gateway Bookbinding Systems
Displaying the companys entire equipment lineup, including the PLASTIKOIL® Concept QS Interline system for in-house coil manufacturing and automated insertion.
Highcon Systems Ltd.
Introducing the Highcon™ Euclid II S digital finishing solution. Also demonstrating the Axis web-to-pack. Peter Dahman, paper artist, will be showcasing his popup designs live in the booth.
Featuring stacking/bundling systems, palletizers and trimmers from RECMI Industries, as well as Penn Graphics PGE350 semiautomatic log maker for operation inline with flat sheet folding machines.
Lake Image Systems, Inc.
Showing the Discovery MultiScan, which pulls together the images and data from a variety of cameras, RFID readers and scanners, and the Discovery Enterprise, winner of a Must See Em award at GRAPH EXPO 2014, which provides a single point of control for managing integrity and print quality across printing and finishing devices.
Match Machinery, Inc.
Discussing SBL Platinum folder-gluers, foil stampers and diecutters, as well as Heiber+Schröder window patching/tray forming machines.
Displaying the SEI Paperone, a laser diecutter, as well as sharing information on foil stamping by Gietz and finishing solutions by ESS Technology.
Demonstrating the new iFOIL T toner-based digital production foiling system integrated inline with the Meteor digital press series, the new Meteor DP1000 high-speed digital press and the new DF Pro Solo finishing solution.
Showcasing paper handling equipment, including Triumph® cutters and trimmers, digital finishing solutions, collators, folders and bookletmaking systems. Also offering a full line of print support products that include joggers, business card cutters and more.
Offering adhesive applicators and melters with EVA and PUR dispense systems for digital printers or full-scale commercial binders.
Precision Finishing Systems
Introducing 10X full-width vacuum transports, which are built to support full-sheet applications for inkjet, folding or affixing. Also displaying the new 10X bump turning device, which enables users with a 10X vacuum transport to easily change the direction of a product at high speed.
Showcasing the Insignia Series, a new class of sheet-fed rotary diecutters, which is capable of diecutting, kisscutting, perforating, scoring and cut-scoring papers, plastics, magnetic material, PVC and styrene up to 24pt. Also displaying the Jetstream+Auto-Collator, which trims, slits, scored, perforates and cuts sheets of multiple-up products in one pass.
Debuting the Scodix Foil Station, which runs inline with the Scodix Ultra Pro digital press to enable high-quality foil for profitable short runs in-house.
Debuting the Sterling Looper, a semiautomatic tabletop wire binder capable of binding up to 500bph, and the Wiremaster Pro, an economical automatic wire binder that can bind up to 3,000bph. The company also will showcase the fully automatic Sterling Digibinder Plus, a perfect binder, as well as the Sterling Coilmaster, an inline automatic plastic coil former and binder, and the Sterling Coilmaster Jr.
Standard Finishing Systems
Showcasing a broad range of postpress and paper handling solutions, including a complete lineup of Horizon perfect binders, folders, saddlestitchers, trimmers and diecutters, as well as Hunkeler pre- and post- continuous-feed print solutions.
Demonstrating the NSF Excel Foil Press, the RAS-mc right angle slitter, the Zip digital finishing machines, RDC-3852 rotary diecutter and foil-fusing equipment.
Vivid Laminating Technologies
Exhibiting with DataBind Corporation in a new partnership, the company will be showcasing its full range of laminating equipment and showing print service providers how they can increase productivity and decrease costs.
WCJ Pilgrim Wire
Showing various stitching wire sizes and spool weights, as well as de-spooling equipment, colored wire, spiral binding wire and baling wire.