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GraphExpo New Products

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 AM

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Color proofs on Diamond Jet papers
Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM), Inc., (booth 4629) has released a new color proofing solution using Diamond Jet proofing papers. With a new RIP proofing plug-in for Canon W6400 or W8400 imagePROGRAF printers, the solution also is designed to work with Mitsubishi’s RipMate RIP, which powers the DPX family of platesetters, and the SDP RIP, which drives the Eco1630III platesetter. The plug-in ensures file integrity, as the same RIP is used to drive the proofer and the platesetter.

The bundled solution comes with the new RIP proofing plug-in, a Canon W6400 or W8400 printer, Gracol 7 profile, starter roll of Diamond Jet Contract Proofing Paper and one set of inks. Both the plug-in and bundle are available to SDP RIP and RipMate customers through Mitsubishi’s authorized dealer network.
Circle 180 or visit

Offset inks, all press sizes
Van Son (booth 3854) will show its complete line of offset printing inks available for the largest multicolor commercial sheetfed press or the smallest duplicator. Visitors will see Van Son’s Quickson line of process inks, including Quickson PRO, as well as its high performance Vs3 and Vs5 series available exclusively at ink company partners located strategically throughout the United States.
Circle 181 or visit

Tabletop bookbinding
Look for Spiel Associates in booth 3623. The Sterling Coilmaster Jr. is a tabletop unit that automatically inserts coil into the book from the first hole onwards. It then cuts and crimps automatically. The Coilmaster Jr. allows for the speedy binding of books with healthy margins of up to 3?16 inch, with round or oval holes.

Tooling is available for all sizes between six and 22 mm. Bind books automatically at speeds of up to 500 books per hour.
Circle 182 or visit

Workflow solutions
HELIOS Software GmbH (booth 5261) will introduce its HELIOS UB unbreakable server solutions for Mac OS X Intel and Windows servers, with image management, remote workflow, PDF workflow, workflow automation and proofing solutions. HELIOS PDF-native OPI is an industry first for Adobe InDesign transparency support.
Circle 183 or visit

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity
DRAABE will bring a full display of its humidification and water treatment systems to booth 3448. Three different versions of its high-pressure TurboFog systems will be shown: TurboFog 4, designed for prepress or offices with low ceilings; TurboFog 8/16 (shown here), designed for print shops, production and storage with high humidification requirements; and TurboFog 32, designed for areas with high ceilings and the highest humidification requirements. All three TurboFog systems feature a pulsating hydraulic flow and titanium nozzles that atomize water to a microfine aerosol directly in the room.

Also on display will be DRAABE’s PerPur water treatment system, which produces ultra-clean, partically desalinated water.

At the heart of all DRAABE high-pressure nozzle systems is the HighPur high-pressure pulsation system that generates the required hydraulic flow and permits drip-free atomization of the pure water. The humidifier water in the circuit is degerminated continuously in an electric bioreactor during operation. An additional automatic flush system for the pipe network ensures the water is always fresh.
Circle 184 or visit

Expand from print to packaging
Esko will showcase a broad range of products for the entire packaging supply chain in booth 5268. Expert Esko consultants will staff the booth and be available to discuss all the typical business and technology challenges for companies that want to expand from commercial print into packaging. The company will demonstrate its new Scope 3 packaging software, the Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) Spark 2530 flexo imager for narrow-web platemaking and the Kongsberg XE10 (pictured) samplemaking table.
Circle 185 or visit

PDF solutions
Enfocus (booth 5229) will showcase its newest solutions: PitStop Professional 7, a newly enhanced version of this PDF preflight, auto-correction and editing software; and PitStop Automate, an affordable automation application for consistent and reliable output.

Also on display will be Instant Barcode, a plug-in that allows users to create, verify, fix and read barcodes directly within Adobe Illustrator, available for download online at Instant Barcode supports the most commonly used barcode systems, including EAN-8, ISSN and ISBN for easy integration. It automatically verifies that barcodes are accurate and provides warnings when they don’t meet correct parameters. The preflighting capabilities enable users to check a wide range of parameters, such as barcode types, height, scaling, overprint setting and color use. It also allows users to save preflight profiles for reuse at a later stage.
Circle 186 or visit

CTP on display
RIPit (booth 5454) will demonstrate its SpeedSetter VM CTP solutions, the Speedsetter VM and VM4, both featuring RIPit’s Adobe PostScript 3-based RIP technology. Also being shown is RIPit’s P24 PlateRunner Processor. RIPit will be performing live demonstrations on the show floor of popular OpenRIP Symphony workflow technology for small and midsize printers.
Circle 187 or visit

Punching and bending
Glunz & Jensen K&F will introduce the Precision Edge punch bender for offset web newspapers and commercial printers in booth 4646. The Precision Edge is ideal for mid-range circulation weeklies, daily newspapers or commercial printers with production managers who are looking to complement their CTP engines without breaking the budget. It can be ordered as a free-standing machine or as an inline solution for automated production. As a free-standing punch bender, plates are fed in by hand to a belt conveyor, which transports the plate into the bender. It performs the registration, punching and bending, then feeds the plate back out via belt conveyor to the operator. The Precision Edge can be ordered new or upgraded in the field to an inline system capable of turning any plate production room into a lights-out operation. It is compatible with any CTP engine.

Capable of producing 290 plates per hour, plates are registered on three sides and use electrical edge contacts to initiate the punch and bend operations. The edge contacts can be set to register the same side of the plate as the CTP engine. The Precision Edge incorporates the AutoLube punch system, which automatically lubes the punches to reduce galling and extend the life of the punches.
Circle 188 or visit

Laminating machine
Visitors to booth 154 will see demonstrations of the MINI 76 TPHS, Autobond’s most successful laminating machine from its MINI range. The model on show will be a one- and two-sided thin film thermal laminator with stacker, running inline with Autobond’s new cross cutting device, the CC 76. The laminator incorporates a Heidelberg Speedmaster feeder that allows a throughput of laminated work at 200 fpm. It has a maximum sheet size of 30 x 40 inches and the flexibility to handle stock as small as 81?2 x 11 inches. It can be used with stock from 80 lb. to 24 pt. and will handle matte or glossy polypropylene, polyester, nylon and acetate thermal film.

Autobond also will show the new CC 76, a standalone cross cutter that runs at a top speed of 200 fpm with pinpoint accuracy. This cross cutting machine, driven by a servo motor on the infeed and a servo motor on the cutter, cuts across nylon and polyester in a transverse direction and ensures a flat delivery of the sheets into a jogger. It can be used in conjunction with any other make of laminator by changing the blade. The CC 76 is fitted with Siemens Sinamics and Simotion electronics, and a remote diagnostic facility is available via an Internet connection.
Circle 189 or visit

3D conversion
HumanEyes will highlight new 3D technology in various partner booths, including HP (248) and KBA (2029). On display will be its ability to re-use photographic sequences for multiple printing sizes and depth effects to convert existing 2D to 3D.

PrintPro 2.0 is a multi-faceted, easy-to-use 3D creation and production application developed for designers, photographers, ad agencies, brand owners and printers. Working with PrintPro 2.0, the user has complete control of the 2D picture’s conversion to a 3D image, without needing to understand or manage the underlying complexities.
Circle 190 or visit

Don’t touch those nip roller settings
Goss Intl. (booth 2429) will highlight developments within its Sunday, M-600 and M-500 press systems, as well as its Pacesetter and Universal binder finishing systems. The company also will present updates on several unique features, including its Automatic Transfer, Ecocool, DigiRail, Goss Web Center, pinless folding and shaftless finishing technologies.

Goss also will highlight its Lifetime Support capabilities and enhancements, training, parts and service options to maximize the performance of existing Goss systems.
Circle 191 or visit

Embedded paper marks
Mohawk Fine Papers announces the addition of DigitalMark into the product line, accompanied by the release of the new DigitalMark promotion. The DigitalMark promotion explores the proprietary process from Mohawk that makes it possible to embed a corporate mark or finely detailed logo into 13 of Strathmore Script, Strathmore Writing 25 percent Cotton and Strathmore Pure Cotton papers, including some 100 percent post-consumer waste, FSC-certified options. Samples throughout the book illustrate how the process provides an alternative to traditional watermarking. In approximately four to six weeks, and with only a two carton minimum order, companies of all sizes can create personalized stationery with a lasting impression.
Circle 192 or visit

Easy on-press perforating
H.S. Boyd Co. has unveiled ProSheet, a plotted overlay sheet that is accurately printed on an XY plotter. It is produced using .pdf, .ai, .cdr and .dxf files. Application can be accomplished on or off press to provide exact registration of the printed material. The ProSheet is mounted to the carrier (PPP) sheet or applied directly to the cylinder according to provided instructions.
Circle 193 or visit

Installations and expansions

  • Heidelberg(Kennesaw, GA) announces the following installations: a six-color Speedmaster CD 102 with coater at Etheridge Printing Co. (Dallas); a Speedmaster XL 105 at Moquin Press (Belmont, CA); a Speedmaster SM 102 with perfector at Malloy Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI); a Prosetter 74 CTP device and a five-color Speedmaster SM 74 with perfector and coater at Palm Printing (Sarasota, FL); a six-color Speedmaster SM 74 with coater, a Stitchmaster ST 90 saddlestitcher and a Stahlfolder USA B 26 at Target Graphics (Sarasota, FL); a two-color Printmaster PM 74 at Our Town Publications (Winter Park, FL); a two-color Printmaster PM 74 with perfector at Chapman Printing (Huntington, WV); a four-color Printmaster PM 52 at St. Johns Press (Jacksonville, FL); a two-color Printmaster GTO 52, a two-color Printmaster QM 46 and a POLAR 78 X high-speed cutter at Trademark Press (Longwood, FL); a Suprasetter 74 CTP device with Multi-Cassette Loader at HealthSouth (Birmingham, AL); a two-color Printmaster PM 46 and a POLAR 78 X high-speed cutter at Abbott Printing Co. (Paris, TN); a two-color Printmaster QM 46 and Quicksetter 300 E platesetter at Communicorp (Columbus, GA); and a two-color Printmaster PM 46 at CBS Music City Printing (Nashville).
  • PacBlue Digital Imaging (Vancouver, Canada) has added a KBA (Williston, VT) 74 Karat digital offset press.
  • Kohler Print Group (St. Louis, MO) has installed an HP (Palo Alto, CA) Indigo 5000.
  • The Offset HouseMuller Martini (Hauppauge, NY). The Offset House also added a Muller Martini Prisma SB saddlestitcher.
  • Pacific Printing and Fulfillment (Redwood City, CA) has purchased its third Kodak (Rochester, NY) NexPress 2100 digital production color press.
  • Excell D├ęcor (Mississauga, Canada) has purchased a Xeikon (Itasca, IL) 5000 digital color press.
  • Budford Lewis Co. (Nashville) has installed a six-color Diamond 3000LX from Mitsubishi (Lincolnshire, IL).
  • Emerald City Graphics (Kent, WA) has added a Rollem-Durselen (Anaheim, CA) PB-15 inline drilling system.

Correction: Last month, we cited Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses U.S.A. as being located in Irvine, CA. MLP U.S.A., Inc., actually is headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL.