Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) announces that many of the industry's most prestigious exhibitors have signed on to showcase the latest industry solutions at the 2013 GOA show, being held February 21-23, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA.
"We are extremely pleased with the number of new and returning exhibitors coming to this year's Orlando show," says George Ryan, GOA President. "Attendees will have a first-hand opportunity to speak with senior-level representatives from companies such as Ricoh, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Xanté, Esko, Mutoh, MGI USA, Inc., to name a few. We invite our North and Latin American friends, and the growing populations coming from Asia and other overseas regions, to come see what they may have missed at drupa or Graph Expo."
Sneak peek at exhibitor news showcase
Several exhibitors have agreed to allow GOA to share new information regarding their GOA exhibits, including:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. will be showcasing its latest designs in bizhub of?ce printers and multifunctional products (MFPs), new bizhub PRESS production printers, and award-winning software innovations at Graphics of the Americas booth #501.
OKI Data Americas
OKI Data Americas, booth #523, will demonstrate its innovative proColor™ Series of high impact, digital color printers, including the pro511DW, pro900/905DP and, making its GOA debut, the new 711WT, featuring white toner. Ideal for short run printing, the proColor line delivers superior color accuracy and speed whether running labels, cut sheets or envelopes with variable data and variable graphics. Representatives will be available to speak about special financing options at the OKI proColor ™ booth.
Mutoh will be showcasing the ValueJet 1638 - 64-inch printer at GOA booth #971. The ValueJet 1638 is known for its staggered dual heads, which create vivid, high-quality prints at speeds over 1,012 square feet/hour. Mutoh will also be demonstrating print and cut solutions on the ValueJet 1624, the Wrapper's Choice printer, and new ValueCut Cutting Plotters.
In addition to Arlon's flagship digital vehicle wrap product DPF 6000XRP, the company will demonstrate its new Series 2300X – a specialty textured wrap film that comes in both carbon fiber and brushed metal finishes – in booth #971. Series 2300X is an ultra-conformable textured film that allows vehicle customization with special effects, while maintaining a professional look and finish. Arlon's X-Scape Technology permits quick and easy installation. Applied with heat, the film will stretch around simple and moderate curves, from bumpers to mirrors.
At booth #1135, Esko demonstrates a wide array of software solutions addressing artwork, management, design and prepress, color management, workflow automation and process integration - for commercial print, wide format and packaging. Esko Suite 12 introduces new productivity and efficiency benefits.
The new Kongsberg i-XN24,a highly versatile and productive digital finishing system, can be configured for the widest range of applications; from kiss-cutting to packaging mockups, heavy-duty milling, and simple to complex flexo plate cutting with ID marking.
Visitors can also learn about PantoneLIVE support. PantoneLIVE within Esko's workflows delivers an end-to-end color management and color communication solution.
Rollem will preview the 2D Automatic Finisher in GOA booth #409. The 2D Finisher is an entry-level, bi-directional slitting, scoring and perforating system for finishing multiple-up photo cards, greeting cards, mailers and postcards. This system eliminates the need for guillotine cutting and extra manpower, while delivering 100% accurate trimming and scoring on digitally printed products. Rollem will also display the multi-function Auto-4 CPS Numbering, Perforating, Scoring and Slitting system. The multiple numbering feature places up to 40 numbers on a single sheet. The computer control offers job recall at the touch of a button, and also offers batch counting features.
Nilpeter, booth #555 and sponsor of The FlexoZone, brings the state-of-the-art version of the industry's quality workhorse, the FB-3, to GOA. In the FB-3, the latest technology is integrated into a new, ground-up designed platform. The ergonomically designed printing stations include 5 servos for complete automation of all adjustments including job save, job load, and job change; as well as pre-setting, impression settings, and side register load.
The dual axis servo transport system ensures that the FB-3 will continually deliver the highest level of print reproduction, as well as unparalleled registration performance. Other features include Nilpeter's CLEANINKING system, quick-release anilox rollers, and plate cylinders, which combine with the available quick-change Revolver die-cutting system to make the FB-3 a natural addition to any lean printing environment.
Zund America, Inc.
Zund America, Inc., booth #571, is exhibiting the versatile and cost-effective digital cutting/routing system built for 24/7 production, the G3. The G3 M-1600, with an active cutting area of 52"x63", will be on display in the Wide Format Print Shop Live! As is the case with all Zund machines, this smallest of eleven G3 models can be equipped with a wide range of modular tools for kiss-cutting, through-cutting, oscillating and rotary cutting, creasing/scoring, and v-cutting; as well as 2D and 3D routing of materials up to 2" thick.
MGI USA, Inc.
MGI will showcase the new JETvarnish 3D inkjet spot UV coater in booth #723. The JETvarnish 3D gives graphics professionals a dual set of tools to increase profitability -- traditional flat spot UV coating, and new 3D raised effects -- together for the first time, in one production unit.
Also on display will be MGI's flagship Meteor DP8700 XL multi-substrate digital press, featuring a wide range of compatible substrates (paper, plastics & envelopes), sheet sizes up to 13x40" in production, laser-safe prints and no click charges.
Lithco is a manufacturer, master distributor and blanket converter - and now the home of Gaebel rulers. See a comprehensive selection of pre-press, press and bindery supplies available from one source at Lithco booth #514. Lithco will offer show specials on magnifiers, Pantone, Gaebel rulers, micrometers, Correct-A-Plate Pens, Myron L meters, and more.
Coastal Business Supplies
Coastal Business Supplies features the new wide format 42" Mutoh RJ-900X at GOA booth #1400. This newly upgraded model is ideal for everyday sublimation transfer printing for apparel, banners, hard surface substrates and more, due to its superior line sharpness, continuous tones, and smooth transitions in its photo quality prints. The new model features high print speeds and improved paper handling capability, as well as Intelligent Interweave technology to eliminate banding.
AFINIA, a division of Microboards Technology LLC, will be showing the L801 Label Printer at GOA 2013 in booth #1154. Based on market-changing inkjet technology from Memjet, the L801 is positioned to bridge the gap between high speed and desktop printing applications by putting variable, full-color print in the hands of a wide range of users.
MultiCam Inc., booth #343, is enhancing the digital finishing market with three affordable, easy-to-use, Computerized Numeric Control (CNC) cutting solutions that route, knife cut, crease and perforate at speeds up to 7000 IPM. The EZ Knife is an automatic knife-changing system that supports rotary, kiss-cut, drag, angle-knife, oscillating and ultrasonic cutting. MultiCam's exclusive MultiVision digital camera/software-based registration system recognizes fiducials visually, aligns images, and automatically corrects distortion and rotation.
Limited exhibitor space for GOA 2013 is still available. Those interested may contact Beth Mendez, at: 800-331-0461, Ext. 135; or Rick Brunsman, Ext. 116.