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PRINTING United: tech overview of ‘the biggest show of the year’

The countdown is on for PRINTING United - the biggest show in the printing industry this year according to organisers SGIA and NAPCO Media - as word spreads about the newest equipment, software and substrates that will be shown in Dallas this month (October 23-25).

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Exhibitors representing all industry segments will be showing live demonstrations of latest solutions for apparel, graphics/wide-format and functional printing applications, as well as commercial, packaging, in-plant printing technology, and more.

“Our comprehensive PRINTING United program has something for every market segment,” said Ford Bowers, president & CEO, SGIA. “But it’s not only the equipment, substrates and technologies on the show floor that are exciting; the solutions being shown here can and will equip printers with clear-cut ways for them to differentiate, and expand, their businesses.”

Napco’s Printing Impressions has put together an overview of what attendees can expect to see at the inaugural event (formerly the SGIA Expo) in Dallas. 

 

WIDE-FORMAT TECHNOLOGY

 EFI: Pro 30f flatbed printer, with 120x79”-bed, is the first EFI printer to give users ability to print on media up to 4” thick.

Durst: P5 350 hybrid printing system for roll and board printing up to 3.2 m wide.

Summa America: L3214 Laser Cutter is designed for cutting textiles and combines continuous scanning of material with continuous cutting, simultaneously.

Colex: Sharpcut Pro SX1732 and Sharpcut Creator SX1717 are longer and wider than earlier models and feature a steel welded frame, triple interchangeable tool head, energy efficient vacuum system, and more.

Drytac: Polar Chrome is a reflective satin silver PET film, suitable for billboards, POS displays, and more.

Fisher Textiles: GF4022 Nirvana Purity Shine is a shiny, soft signage fabric for frontlit framing systems.

Verseidag US: Ultra Heavy Knit 9 oz is created specifically for dye-sub transfer.

SA International: FlexiDYESUB is an all-in-one workflow software designed for dye sublimation.

Onyx Graphics: ONYX 19 software is the newest version release of the company’s wide-format RIP and print workflow software and introduces the Spark Engine and DeviceLink+.

 

COMMERCIAL PRINT TECHNOLOGY

 Screen: Truepress Jet520HD+ inkjet web press can produce offset quality printing on standard coated stocks for applications, such as commercial printing, direct mail books, labels, and more.

Fujifilm: J Press 750S sheetfed inkjet press is a B2-format device that incorporates the newest generation of Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads.

Riso: VALEZUS T2100 full-colour, cutsheet inkjet printer for double-sided printing at 320 ppm or 19,200 pages/hr.

Ricoh: Pro C9200 digital press series is a cutsheet, toner-based digital press, ideal for book jackets, 6” brochures and other inkjet applications.

Konica Minolta: AccurioLabel 230, the latest in its digital toner press portfolio, is designed for short-run labels.

Kodak: NEXFINITY digital press, featuring five-stations with speeds up to 152 ppm and a new LED writing system for image quality and consistency.

Heidelberg: Debuts the Digimatrix 60 C/FC diecutter and foil stamper with a small footprint, suitable for a variety of short-run and small-format jobs.

 

IN-PLANT TECHNOLOGY

 Canon Solutions America: Océ Colorado 1650 UVGel technology with new ink formulation for maximum flexibility is great for applications that need to be folded, wrapped or bent. Increased ink savings and self-monitoring.

Ricoh: Pro L5160 latex printer is a durable second-generation technology with AR latex inks for vivid long-lasting colour and scratch resistance. Great for banners, posters, vehicle wraps and more.

Mimaki: JFX200-2513 flatbed printer 2.5D allows users to create dimensional textured graphics.

 

FUNCTIONAL & INDUSTRIAL PRINTING

 Kornit Digital: Kornit Atlas is a heavy-duty system created for super-industrial DTG printing designed to deliver a typical annual production capacity of up to 350,000 impressions, optimizing production efficiency and cost of ownership.

Marabu: debuting its first piece of digital printing equipment, the M-Revo, a single pass semi-automatic printer designed for cylindrical objects.

Engineered Printing Solutions: Designed for photo-quality printing on cylindrical objects, such as bottles, cans, cups, cosmetic tubes, drinkware, and more.

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APPAREL TECHNOLOGY

 Anajet: Ricoh Ri 1000 Direct to Garment printer is great for small runs and prints high resolution images up to 1200x1200 dpi with an interactive touchscreen and smart notifications.

Lawson Screen & Digital Products: Zeus Digital Hybrid Squeegee-Jet can print DTG on all garment types. Also new is its Trooper Express EX, an automatic screen printing press that is easy to set up and maintain, and boasts a touchscreen interface with built-in training tutorials.

OmniPrint International: Cheetah Industrial DTG Printer + Wurk Software is a true, one-pass printing technology. The order process is simplified with a front-end website.

Roland DGA: VersaSTUDIO BT-12 is Roland’s first DTG printer which allows users to print full-colour graphics directly onto cotton apparel and accessories.

 

LABELS AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY

 INX International Co.: INXhrc High-Performance Inks are water-based inks developed specifically for food packaging and is certified safe in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Screen: Truepress Jet L350UV+ inkjet label press is designed for high-quality label printing at up to 197 fpm.

Fujifilm: Inca Digital OnsetX HS Flatbed Printers feature 50% increase in speed over previous models, and is ideal for corrugated board, packaging and non-PVC rigid plastics.

Heidelberg: The Diana Go 85, for entry-level packaging production, is a compact folder-gluer for short-run production in digital and commercial environments.

 

SOFTWARE

 EFI: The Midmarket Productivity Suite Workflow is the latest version of this solution suited for display graphics providers.

OneVision: Commercial Automation Suite sits between the MIS and RIP for end-to-end production workflow, and outputs print-ready PDFs.

Canon: Océ Touchstone software is compatible with the Océ Arizona 1200, 1300 and 2200 Series UV curable flatbed printers and ONYX Thrive software; making file creation printing exceptionally easy.

 

FINISHING TECHNOLOGY

 Muller Martini: Presto II Digital Saddle Stitcher for digital, traditional or hybrid products that integrates digitally printed with conventionally printed signatures.

MBO America: MBO’s CoBo-Stack collaborative robot does not require a protective cage and picks stacks up directly from tables and deposits them onto pallets which can be positioned on both sides of delivery for uninterrupted operation.

Challenge Machinery: Champ 150 & 185 Paper Cutters are portable floor models with hydraulic guillotine cutters.

MBM Corp: Debuts the VRCut Ready Triumph guillotine cutter featuring integrated prepress PDF creation for any experience level.

For a complete list of educational sessions within each of these categories, and to register, visit: https://www.printingunited.com/sessions