Mohawk showcased its new Dimensional Portfolio—a new line of pre-scored and perforated products designed for digital presses—and its new Digital Swatchbook. The Mohawk Dimensional Portfolio is a new line of pre-scored and perforated products designed to run on digital presses and dry toner equipment. The Portfolio currently includes sheets of pre-scored and perforated shapes and formats. Templates include a cube box, gift box, table tent card, pocket folder, golf ball sleeve, wine bottle box, greeting card, and door hanger, with plans to expand later this year. These products are available on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell i-Tone, Mohawk Via Linen i-Tone and Mohawk Color Copy Ultra Gloss.
Mohawk has one the largest offering of papers and substrates for digital printing in the industry—with more than 450 skus— and each product is listed in the new Mohawk Digital Swatchbook. The new swatchbook is a 3x9-inch screw-posted sample deck that serves as a one-stop shop for Mohawk digital papers and substrates. Dscoop8 attendees were able to preorder a book at the conference for shipment as soon as it is available. A wide selection of fine papers, production papers and specialty digital substrates are sampled in this handy reference along with complete stock charts including the new HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press sheet sizes 28 x 20 (text) and 20 x 28 (cover) and Mohawk’s new Dimensional Portfolio. It’s also important to note that Mohawk’s Digital Portfolio offers matching envelopes for all papers within the portfolio.
Through a new distribution agreement between Mondi and DotworksMedia, Mondi Fine Uncoated Papers are now available in North America. The combination of DotworksMedia, RSI and Mondi wasn't by chance. Dani Herzka, the industry veteran who brought the companies together, said that he wanted to bring HP Indigo sites more choice and highest quality, through an established distributor with presence throughout North America. Two highlighted products: Color Copy indigo, the extra smooth paper for full color printing; ideal for marketing communications, invitations, photo books and brochures; and DNS indigo, a high-white paper with a natural touch and feel, and ideal for high impact text, graphics and color printing such as books, promotional materials, catalogues, and transpromotional documents.
SmartSoft presented the latest features and enhancements for PressWise at Dscoop 8. The new items to be shown at Dscoop include:
1.Enhanced Estimator – The PressWise estimating feature has been rebuilt. Job entry is now faster and smoother than ever before with more control over costing, price locking, and many more details to create a fully-featured and flexible quoting system.
2. New Visual Editor – A new intuitive WYSIWYG document creator helps service providers create and edit for their customers and quickly get them online. The new editor offers many advanced features such as collapsible text and objects that can be grouped and edited together.
3. Redesigned User Interface – A fresh, new, more intuitive UI design is easier to learn, encouraging more rapid employee adoption.
4. Mail Tracking – Print service providers can now offer Mail Tracking services on every mailing job they run for their customers. Customers no longer need to ask if their mail has dropped – they’ll be able to see the progress of their direct mail campaigns as they progress through the postal system, generating real-time charts and graphs which are shared with customers through an online portal. Additionally the service lets you generate unique QR codes for each mailpiece, with real-time scan alerts for your customers every time a recipient scans a code on their Smartphone.
Duplo USA Corporation unveiled the new Ultra 300Ai UV Coater fully integrated in-line with the HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press. The Ultra 300Ai adds richness to its colors and protects them from scratches and scuffs at higher speeds up to 148 feet (45 meters) per minute. A high quality gloss or satin finish can be applied to a wide range of digitally-printed applications up to 350 gsm, and paper sizes up to 13x19-inches can be processed in-line with the HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press. The electronic interface provides bi-directional communication that will alert the press to stop in the event a paper jam occurs in the UV coater. The Ultra 300Ai can also be used near-line or off-line using an optional high capacity, air suction feeder.