GRAPH EXPO’s Press/Finishing/PackPrint/Photo Imaging show floor sections feature a host of new products—including product debuts and MUST SEE ’EMS winners. Now spanning the realm of print, online, and mobile, this year’s show will display the hottest new technologies and create a ‘must attend’ event for graphic communications professionals.
GRAPH EXPO product debuts
This year in Chicago, a number of exhibitors will take the opportunity to debut new products on the show floor.
The Xerox Nuvera 314EA Perfecting Production System (Booth 1200) is the latest addition to Xerox’s production black-and-white printing system lineup. The system produces 314 8.5x11"/A4 images per minute at a 4800x600 dpi resolution and can print on a variety of coated and un-coated stocks. It can also be configured with customized finishing to meet the needs of books/manuals printers to transactional printers.
The future of commercial-grade printing starts with OKI proColor (Booth 2844) and a new generation of printers. The new OKI pro511DW digital web press offers enhanced features and functionality, including a Proactive server, Harlequin RIP, and hybrid front-end software, plus a heavy duty rewinder with a pre-assembled slitter.
Scodix (Booth 1658) is demonstrating Scodix Rainbow, the world’s first in-house digital inkjet glittering station. Scodix Rainbow prints glitter on selective areas, creating a sparkling, shiny experience that brings the glamour of glitter in graphic communications to digital printing. The Scodix Rainbow supports VDP with an easy setup process. The Scodix Rainbow station must be attached to a Scodix S line press.
MUST SEE ’EMS Winners
Three winning products from the MUST SEE EMS fall into the “Pressroom - Digital presses” category and will be on display at GRAPH EXPO.
Kodak (Booth 1221) NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions will be demonstrated along with the newest additions to the solution suite. Gold metallic, sparkle effect using a gold-tinted Dry Ink can be used for applications such as direct mail, certificates, photo, tickets, and many others.
HP’s (Booth 1227) Indigo 10000 Digital Press is the first offset-quality digital press in a B2 size format suitable for printing nearly any size commercial offset job. The 29" sheet-fed press can print 98% of all commercial jobs with high print quality, compatible with more than 2,500 certified substrates in the three to 18 pt. thickness range.
HP’s Indigo WS6600 Digital Press is a web-fed press for label and package printing. The press boasts a finishing connectivity interface for increased automation and uptime. Also, with “One Shot” Color technology and the widest color gamut on the market, the HP Indigo WS6600 matches 97% of all PANTONE colors. An optional, in-line priming unit expands the range of media choices to enable printing on synthetics as well as standard substrates.
Other press highlights
MGI Digital Graphic Technology’s (Booth 3623) new Meteor DP8700 S joins MGI’s Meteor series of dry toner digital presses. Supported formats range from 3.92x5.83" up to 13x19", with a total input capacity of 8,300 sheets in five trays. It can print up to 3,300 full color envelopes per hour in sizes such as #10, 6x9", and 9x12" with a full bleed on three sides and with or without windows. Oil-free dry toners ensure that the Meteor DP8700 S’s prints are laser-safe (run back through a desktop laser printer with no smudging or ghosting).
Presstek (Booth 3417) is showcasing its automatic perfecting and UV curing options for its 75DI digital offset press. A perfecting device on the 75DI can be automatically converted between normal printing and perfecting. Up to 10 towers can be included in the perfecting configuration.
The 75DI can now be equipped with interdeck UV dryers and a UV coater, making possible high-value-added printing on specialty substrates such as film, metalized paper, and other non-absorptive media, as well as lenticular printing. UV printing also shortens drying time for faster finishing.