Once again, GRAPH EXPO provides an all-inclusive and comprehensive package printing show floor section for today’s diverse package printing industries. Attendees can find PackPrint sharing space in the exhibit hall with the Press/Finishing/PackPrint/Photo Imaging special floor area. In this section, package printers will be able to see, touch, and explore the products and processes business owners need.
Opportunities in packaging
Today, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, a special free session entitled “Digital Printing Opportunities in Packaging—A 360-Degree View”—sponsored by Caslon Packaging—is taking place in Room S102 in McCormick Place. Attendees will be able to explore the trends, opportunities, and challenges in the packaging industry for major stakeholders including brand owners, packaging converters, and technology providers. The session will be presented based on recent research conducted by Caslon and Company.
In the exhibit hall
It’s all in the details in the Press/Finishing/PackPrint/Photo Imaging section at GRAPH EXPO. From start to finish, this dynamic and expansive show floor section is where your customers—and customers to be—will come to find exactly what they need to produce printed and finished products. Traditional and niche market printers alike will find the newest array of sheetfed offset and digital presses and finishing innovations for runs of all sizes and types.
Eastman Kodak (Booth 1221) will have the KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System on display. This high power laser engraving produces superior quality press-ready elastomer sleeves with increased production throughput.
EFI (Booth 2000) will demonstrate its Jetrion 4900 industrial inkjet system. It allows users to go from a print file directly to a finished roll without interruption.
GPA (Booth 2047) is showcasing a new addition to its collection of Ultra Digital Synthetic Substrates: Double Opaque and Near Dead Opaque Styrene for HP Indigo presses. Ultra Digital Styrene is HP Indigo and RIT certified for guaranteed performance on HP Indigo presses. It has earned RIT’s Triple-Star rating for ink adhesion on the HP Indigo 5000 and 5500.
Esko (Booth 427) is showcasing Suite 12. Enhanced 3D capabilities are pushing the “first moment of truth” further upstream in the supply chain. Packaging management tools in WebCenter 12 provide an overview on the entire packaging project and more control over each step in the process. And with Color Engine 12, a major breakthrough is set for consistent and accurate color reproduction.
Hewlett-Packard’s (Booth 1227) Indigo WS6600 Digital Press is a web-fed press offering unmatched productivity and application versatility to open labels and packaging customers up to new markets and increase profitability.
LasX Industries (Booth 2254) specializes in high quality laser finishing equipment and contract service options ideally suited to the commercial print, flexible packaging, label, and folding carton industries. Using LaserSharp technology, these on-demand laser processing solutions accurately cut, score, perforate, kiss-cut, and etch papers, plastics, and adhesives in roll and sheet-fed formats.
MGI Digital Graphic Technology’s (Booth 3623) JETvarnish 3D inkjet spot UV coater can accommodate sheets from 8x11.8" up to 20x42" and substrate thicknesses from 135 to 600 gsm. In 3D mode, the JETvarnish 3D features speeds up to 500 20x29" sheets per hour, with coating thicknesses averaging 50-60 microns and up, producing beautiful tactile effects.
Xeikon (Booth 2238) is demonstrating its new digital printing presses for short-run commercial applications and package printing from entry level to high-production levels.
PriscoDigital (Booth 201) offers turn-key workflow solutions that allow commercial and packaging printers to capture new business opportunities from within their existing customer base. For the demo, prepared files are processed through EskoArtwork i-cut suite software, RIPed through the Caldera RIP, where color management also takes place, and then printed utilizing the HP Scitex FB700.