PRINT 13 is the largest graphic arts trade show in North America. The quadrennial printing equipment extravaganza will be held in Chicago, IL, September 8-12. Here are some of the top products to look for at the show. You can follow news and announcements from the show as well as hundreds of product descriptions by linking to the official PRINT 13 Show Daily from MyPRINTResource.com.
The theme for PRINT 13 is “Innovate, Integrate, Communicate”, giving attendees the word up front that this show will focus on print driven multi-channel communications for each of 12 key market segments. Every aspect of the show has been crafted to stimulate 24/7 networking between industry experts and peers, and to facilitate connections among buyers and vendors to find the solutions that are just right for them.
This year the Chicago-based global print event is joined by the CPP EXPO, which will showcase package printing and converting technology along with a related education track. PRINT 13 also welcomes more than 60 other co-located events—conferences, user-groups, galas, meetings, and more.
PRINT 13 will host nearly 600 exhibitors who will fill the South Hall of McCormick Place and present their wares to the 12 targeted market segments: Commercial Printers, In-Plant Printers/Corporate/Government/Education Print Centers; Sign & Display Shops/Wide-Format Printers; Package & Label Printers & Converters; Quick /Small Commercial Printers; Photo Imagers & Retailers; Transactional Printers; Mailing & Fulfillment Professionals, Book Printers/Publishers, Newspaper Printers/Publishers, Marketing/Creative Services Professionals, and Media/Print Buyers. It is significant to note that 80% of attendees at this global marketplace are decision makers and key influencers.
The newest show floor attraction at PRINT 13 is the Inkjet Candy Store, a special wide-format inkjet area that will deliver live demonstrations of the latest technologies. DELIVER!, the newly re-imagined mailing and fulfillment center, is sponsored by the USPS and the Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP), formerly MFSA. It is still the world’s largest mailing show anywhere.
Also new for 2013 is Photo Finish—The Photo Imaging Pavilion, sponsored by Photo Imaging News and SPI Convention & Shoot-Out. It will bring together services for photo, photo book, wide-format and all-sized imaging, creation, finishing related equipment, products, software, substrates, and more.
Another new feature for this year's show is Sidelines—The Expanded Revenue Streams Pavilion. This special floor section will open the doors to a broad array of new revenue sources, including specialty printed products and advertising specialties.
PRINT 13 has also re-engineered the Wide-Format Pavilion into an area that is now simply called BIG. Sponsored by the International Sign Association (ISA), this dedicated section will host all things big and wide, including output devices, software, media/substrates, inks, finishing equipment, and supplies.
Other show highlights include The Marketing Theater, the return of the Printerverse, Future Print, Education Main Street, and GREENspace. Industry gurus will be available at four "Ask the Expert" stations throughout the show floor. There are also four Learning Theaters on the exhibition floor for wide-format, mailing, marketing, and cutting edge technologies.
Whatever you may be looking for to take your company to the next level, you’re sure to find it at PRINT 13.
manroland web systems, Booth 3143
Producing with print-on-demand to optimize costs and being fast on the market: these are the challenges of digital book production. The FormerLine system from manroland web systems is the industrial-strength solution to these challenges. Both inline production and offline finishing of pre-printed reels is possible. Together with the VBC collator, the system generates stacked signatures of up to 6,000 auxiliary-glued book blocks up to 100 mm thick, per hour.