manroland web systems’ FoldLine digital finishing solution is able to produce newspapers in any format (tabloid, broadsheet, Berlin) in both in-line and off-line operations. Also included in the FoldLine portfolio are brochures, magazines, and individual book signatures. FoldLine is designed to produce up to 96 pages (48 pages broadsheet) with a web speed of up to 300 meters/min and a web width of up to 1,060 mm. The system can output up to 2,700 broadsheet newspaper copies with 32 pages, 9,100 bound brochures, or 14,000 16-page signatures per hour. FoldLine can quickly be prepared for new jobs: the makeready times for format and paper changes are minimal, and changes to volumes can be made without interrupting production.
Xerox Corp., Booth 1202
The Xerox Color 570 Printer is compatible with a range of substrates, such as polyesters and vinyl. It prints on coated and uncoated stocks up to 110-pound/300 gsm, and up to 80-pound/220 gsm auto duplex for most stocks. The multifunction features copy, scan, print, and fax, while the 2400x2400 dpi resolution and Xerox’s EA Toner produce high-quality applications with an offset-like finish. The printer outputs at 70 ppm color and up to 75 ppm black-and-white. Inline finishing options include stapling, hole-punching, folding, and face trimming. Users have a choice of print servers, enabling VDP capabilities. Xerox’s Mobile Print Cloud lets users print to the device from anywhere. List price is $44,495.
MBO America, Booth 531
MBO America’s M80 Modular Folding Machine is a 30-inch folder with modular design technology that can be reconfigured. Users can add or interchange certain components, according to specific needs. Other finishing lines will also be demonstrated live, including a Pop-Up Mailer solution, space saving Star Wheel Tapper, and a DFT 560 with selective fold plates that change fold configurations on the fly, based on reading a barcode.
Mutoh Americas, Booth 4250
Mutoh’s ValueJet 1324 - 54" Eco-solvent printer will be showcasing printing demos on 3M’s IJ180 adhesive vinyl material. Printing up to a 565 sqf/hr, the VJ1324 comes with Smart Printing features including Intelligent Interweave print technique, ValueJet Status Monitor App for remote printer monitoring, ColorVerify process control system, and is compatible with Mutoh's SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer for on-printer custom profile making. Mutoh will be cutting the VJ1324 prints on the new ValueCut Cutting Plotters. Known for precision accuracy during long-run cut jobs, the ValueCuts are available in three different sizes.
Ricoh Print Production Solutions, Booth 1931
Ricoh will showcase its enhanced end-to-end solution portfolio for commercial printers, complementary to its broad base of solutions already widely used in the transactional print market. The new commercial print solution enhancements include innovative software, hardware, and professional services. Ricoh will demonstrate how businesses can maximize the productivity and efficiency of their print operations with the InfoPrint 5000, its color and monochrome continuous forms inkjet family which has produced more than 40 billion production impressions across its customer installations worldwide.
The company will also show how to do more with less by implementing sophisticated workflow solutions with Ricoh Process Director and Ricoh Process Director Express, workflow management systems that support both native AFP and PDF. Recently-announced enhancements include the Verification Feature for the TotalFlow DocEnhancer, which allows barcodes to be inserted into print-ready PDF files for the tracking and reporting needed for integrity and compliance. Visitors to Ricoh’s booth will also experience how they can take full control of their workflow with customized solutions from Ricoh and its newest partner Avanti Systems, a leading provider of print Management Information Systems (MIS).
ACTEGA Kelstar, Booth 558
ACTEGA Kelstar's UV Soft Touch Coating for the Graphic Arts Industry has the following technical ranges for the commerical and packaging industry. Run/Application: On sheetfed presses, run speeds of 8,000 to 10,000 IPH are recommended, applying the coating with a 10-14 bcm anilox. (Higher volume aniloxes can be used, but, the cure speed will be slower).
Screen printing the UV-8820ST is possible, provided that extra precaution steps are taken. Some steps include using a water resistant “knock- out” emulsion on the screen, not leaving the coating sit idle for any length of time (see below), and not applying the coating thicker than with a 305 mesh. The coating will come out soft, but, will “post-cure” quickly. Cure Testing: A cured film of UV-8820ST will typically yield 10 to 20 MEK double rubs, have a gloss level