Spiel Associates’ Sterling Coilmaster III plastic coil binding system creates plastic coil from plastic filament, automatically inserting it into the book from the first hole onwards and then automatically cutting and crimping. This machine eliminates the need to store plastic coil. The cost savings of producing 12-inch lengths of coil from filament is more than 50 percent. The Coilmaster III incorporates the latest advances in automatic plastic coil binding, including an angled roller for speedy jam free binding, a spreading device that allows for any size margin, and the ability to bind books with any pitch with round or oval holes. The Coilmaster III delivers the capability of binding books up to 40 mm in diameter at speeds of up to 700 books per hour.
Rochester Software Associates, Booth 4634
QDirect software from Rochester Software Associates controls and automates digital workflows, routes jobs, and manages output across an entire organization. QDirect allows customers to consolidate printing and maximize equipment utilization, by handling many workflows—from simple output management to complex multi-location, multi-vendor workflows. QDirect accepts jobs from any source, including the network, mainframes, hot folders, other RSA applications such as WebCRD and M.I.S. Print, and popular industry applications. The software centrally manages and routes print jobs to destinations that can include production printers, the fleet, archival systems, email, or submission to external prepress and workflow applications. The software supports numerous file formats, including PostScript, PDF, PCL, LCDS, EBCDIC, ASCII, IPDS, and VIPP.
Extend QDirect’s capabilities with several add-on modules. QDirect Dynamics automates processing transactional and transpromo variable data using PDF template-based documents created with popular VDP software. The QDirect Make Ready module enables QDirect to process and re-ticket files created by digital production make ready and prepress tools to print on production devices from major print vendors. QDirect.SCAN and QDirect Accounting allow distributed MFPs to scan hardcopy documents with ticketing, submitting them to a centralized print shop without operator intervention, simplifying workflows and eliminating manual processes, tracking budget allocation, and usage reporting.
Mark Andy, Booth 1273
The Mark Andy Performance Series flexo printing presses are available in three different models—P3, P5 and P7—which all feature the same dynamic print station design. The models are differentiated by price points and the primary drive systems, from dual servo, intuitive system found in the P7, down to a standard electronic drive system found in the P3.
The print station features integrated self-setting components feature a load and lock ink system that loads in less than 20 seconds, self-locating reference discs that lock print cylinders into place with a touch of a button and sets impression automatically, and servo technology that consists of an intuitive registration system, using exclusive algorithms and Vari-Print programming.
With simplified, intuitive on-board controls at each station, combined with easy-access to webbing and viewing the press, set up, and changeover speeds are reduced by up to 50 percent. Additionally, reducing the web paths for UV printing has drastically cut the amount of material or substrate in the web.
All Performance Series platforms are offered in 10-inch, 13-inch, and 17-inch web widths that can print at 750 fpm on a variety of qualified materials with a variety of drying and curing options.
W+D, Booth 3922
W+D is premiering its new W+D BB700 S2 with TIprint 4dL, a direct mail inserter that operates at speeds of up to 16,000 envelopes/hour. The BB700 S2 prints a blank, unfilled, flat envelope before inserting materials into the envelope. Printing flat envelopes enables the inserter to print on the front and back side of the open seal flap in a single pass without having to turn the envelope or add additional inkjet printing capabilities.
Offset competitive quality can be printed on standard 24-pound white wove envelope stock. This is a function of the high-speed vacuum transport belt that moves the substrate through the machine and positions it as close to the inkjet print heads as possible. The formulation of Hi-Def water base inkjet inks produces a vivid and wide color gamut on standard envelope paper. Quality improves on papers optimized for inkjet and exceeds offset in many print categories.
The BB7002S uses an 8.66-inch wide inkjet print head. Combined with Hi-Def water based inkjet inks, it yields the lowest cost per imaged unit for any current generation DOD inkjet systems in its class.