Graphics of the Americas 2011 (GOA) exhibitors are among the world’s best, and are showcasing cutting-edge solutions at this year’s Super-Event with co-located FESPA Americas, ISS Orlando and cre8 conference. The 36th annual show is being held in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center from February 24-26, 2011.
George Ryan, GOA President, says, “GOA is hosting some of the most distinguished companies across the globe, and many are waiting until our multi-show platform to debut their newest solutions. Our position as the first major international show for the graphic communications markets - now combined with the inaugural FESPA Americas event - is a huge draw for both exhibitors and attendees alike to attend.”
The latest industry offerings all under one roof
Exhibitors are showcasing the latest in industry solutions at GOA 2011. Given the volume of breaking news taking place, ongoing news will continue to be shared until the show opens. The following details what some exhibitors are planning to show, and talk about, at GOA 2011:
Presstek (booth 737) will demonstrate its environmentally-friendly Presstek 34DI digital offset press and Vector FL52 two-page metal CTP system.
The highly automated Presstek 34DI delivers high quality, short run four-color offset printing, economical in run lengths from 500 to 20,000. Presstek DI presses bridge the gap between conventional offset and digital toner-based presses. According to InfoTrends, Presstek DI delivers a 50 percent cost savings on average per letter-size page when compared to a high-volume color digital press, and job profitability is 13 percent higher on a DI when compared to a conventional offset press.
The Presstek 34DI has a maximum sheet size of 13.39 x 18.11 inches and prints at 7,000 sph. It supports 300 lpi and stochastic screening without incurring additional time or expense, and can handle a wide range of substrates from onion skin to heavy card stock, as well as synthetics.
The Presstek Vector FL52 system provides an affordable, small-format (52cm and under), chemistry-free CTP solution - and brings the added benefit of imaging high quality metal plates for about the same price as polyester. Freedom Pro plates are cleaned in water in the Vector’s integrated washer; no baking, special cleaning fluids, or gumming is required. The result is great press performance, as well as less waste material. The system supports run lengths up to 25,000 impressions.
MGI (booth 722) will be featuring a trio of award-winning digital printing and finishing solutions at GOA 2011: Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate digital press, JETvarnish digital inkjet spot UV coater and the DF360 5-in-1 digital paper finisher.
A versatile digital press in the global graphics market, the Meteor DP60 Pro offers users the widest range of substrates available (paper, plastics & envelopes), the largest sheet size available (up to 102 cm / 40” in production), laser-safe prints, Fogra certification, no click charge and an economical total cost of operation, plus offset-comparable output quality. The Meteor DP60 Pro is quickly becoming the solution of choice for graphics professionals in a wide range of industry segments, including commercial printers, plastic card manufacturers, in-plants, book printers, photo printers and governments, among others.
MGI’s revolutionary JETvarnish digital inkjet spot UV coater provides a 100% digital solution that simplifies the spot UV process, allows for personalization and costs drastically less than traditional silk screen or offset methods. Ideal for operations with offset and/or digital presses (sheet sizes up to 20 x 40” / 52 x 105 cm), the JETvarnish is the perfect offline solution for spot UV coating on runs from one to thousands, providing printers with true value-added services.
With the introduction of the DF360, MGI combines 30 years of digital printing and finishing experience in order to produce the most efficient, all-in-one unit on the market. Unlike other offline, multi-function machines currently available, the DF360 includes lamination along with the other standard features (cutting, slitting, creasing and scoring). In combination with digital presses, the DF360 allows true print-on-demand applications to be combined with all-in-one finishing, resulting in quick delivery to the customer. The expanded sheet size (up to 14 x 29” / 360 x 740 mm) accommodates longer sheet lengths ideal for panoramic photos, book covers with flaps, signage, quad-fold brochures, pull-out maps and other applications.
Also on display will be MGI’s laminating and die cutting solutions for plastic card manufacturing.
Van Son (booth 1223) will be exhibiting its complete line of high performance, commercial sheet-fed printing inks. The company’s VS Series is designed to offer a product for every individual printing application. These include inks for standard four color process on coated and uncoated surfaces, UV curable and coatable inks, oxidizing inks for non-absorbent surfaces, inks for waterless printing systems, and environmentally friendly, low VOC formulations.
Van Son’s newest offering, Quickson Premium, is among the fastest setting and drying inks. It provides crisp, sharp dots with a high gloss, rub resistant surface. Also now available in the Quickson family is “Select” Process formulation. This ink is well-liked by press operators and is known for its trouble-free performance on press, and overall ease of use. It produces vibrant color, is also fast setting and drying while remaining solvent free.
All Van Son process and PANTONE inks are available packaged in vacuum sealed cans, 4.4 and 8 pound tubes and kits or drums.
Limited exhibitor space available
Exhibitor space is limited, but is still available. To inquire about exhibiting at GOA 2011, please call + 1 407 240 8009, or visit: www.goa2011.com.