drupa 2012 is one of the largest print trade shows in the world. It is held every four years in Dusseldorf, Germany, and will take place this year from May 3-16 at the Messe Dusseldorf fairgrounds. Here is a look at some of the products that will be on display.
Pitney Bowes IntelliJet Printing Systems
Pitney Bowes IntelliJet Printing Systems feature higher print speed options, including an optional print speed of 244 meters (800 feet) per minute for monochrome production for the IntelliJet 30 and IntelliJet 42 Printing Systems. The IntelliJet 20 Printing System’s speed can be doubled to 122 meters (400 feet) per minute for color printing. They also offer expanded paper printing range, including coated papers.
Epson SureLab SL-D3000
Epson SureLab SL-D3000 is a six-color digital dry lab for high-quality photo print production. The unit can print on glossy, matte, and luster media up to 12 inches wide with a maximum resolution of 1440x1440 dpi. Epson’s UltraChrome D6 6-color photo ink-set achieves a color gamut that exceeds that of silver halide. The dry lab uses significantly less energy than a wet lab, and does not need a water supply, air filter or chemicals, and no special skills are needed to operate it.
The Xerox D95/D110/D125 Copier/Printers and D110/D125 Printers deliver sharp black-and-white image quality. The copier/printer models are available in speeds of 95, 110, and 125 ppm and scan up to 200 images per minute at 2400x2400 dpi. The printers are available in speeds of 110 and 125 ppm. Options include the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server, Xerox EX Print Server powered by Fiery, Xerox Tape Binder, GBC e-binder 200, and the Plockmatic Pro30 Booklet Maker.
ODM Super Sewer XXL
On Demand Machinery’s ODM Super Sewer XXL is an automatic side sewing machine designed for on-demand photo books up to one inch (25 mm) thick. It features Back Tack Technology—a reverse lock-stitch on the head and foot of the book block—ensuring a strong side sew. The unit can sew up to 400 books per hour and features a touch screen LCD color control panel, high speed drill station, and vacuum drill waste removal system.
Xanté Excelagraphix 4200
The Xanté Excelagraphix 4200 is a 42-inch wide inkjet printing system that is powered by Memjet wide-format color printing components and technologies. It runs jobs from short-run and variable data color printing to packaging, including folding carton and corrugated cardboard. Xanté’s exclusive substrate support gives customers the ability to print indoor signage and design graphics through a simple print path height adjustment on the printer.
Mimaki UJF-3042 Desktop Flatbeds
The Mimaki UJF-3042HG (high gap) desktop flatbed printer can print up to 15cm-high objects, making it ideal for the promotional, trophy, and commercial proofing markets. It offers multiple ink combinations such as six colors plus white and clear, as well as an automatic priming feature, allowing it to retain the look and feel of the substrates while reducing time spent on manual priming and waste. The FX version of the printer outputs directly on materials up to 5cm thick, with print quality up to 1440x1200 dpi and energy-efficient LED curing.
EFI Fiery Dashboard
EFI’s Fiery Dashboard is a cloud-based service that provides 24/7 access to real-time production data from any Internet browser, including mobile phones and tablets. The dashboard view can be customized to focus on specific printers or groups of printers, define targets for engine utilization, or choose different date ranges to measure daily, weekly, quarterly, or even annual growth. Managers can see engine utilization and status, jobs and pages printed by media, and the split between color and black-and-white. There is also a range of metrics that identify the source of production inefficiencies, from job errors and cancellations to paper jams.
HP Indigo 5600
The HP Indigo 5600 Digital Press prints more than two million color pages or five million monochrome pages per month. The press prints color jobs at 90 ppm and monochrome jobs at 272 ppm. Up to seven on-press ink stations enable use of HP Indigo’s full digital color gamut, including special effect inks; four, six, or seven process colors for accurate Pantone emulations; and true spot colors, mixed off press, for Pantone-certified solids. It is also compatible with more than 2,500 certified substrates, can produce security printing, and is field upgradeable.
Mutoh ValueJet Eco Printers
The Mutoh ValueJet 1324-54" and ValueJet 1624-64" printers are targeted at the sign and display market and are suited for the production of long term outdoor posters, signs, and banners, backlit signage, POS displays, vehicle graphics as well as durable prints for indoor use. Incorporating new print head technology and Mutoh’s Intelligent Interweaving print technology, the printers deliver typical production speeds up to 14.5 square meters per hour and top speeds up to 29 square meters per hour.
Xeikon 8000 Series
The Xeikon 8000 Series of digital color presses come equipped with Xeikon’s new Toner Optimization Mode (TOM), which can reduce toner usage up to 50 percent. All models feature high precision LED-array imaging technology, which combines true 1200 dpi resolution and 4-bit per spot color depth to offer the ideal solution for microtext applications. They are also suited to printing of transactional work, text books, photo books, direct marketing, short-run commercial work, point of sales, and wallpaper production.