What to Watch For at Graph Expo
Here's an exclusive, pre-show preview of some of the new products exhibitors will be displaying next month at Graph Expo in Chicago.September 2012
Digital and Offset Presses
Fujifilm will showcase its inkjet and workflow technology, featuring the J Press 720 inkjet sheeted press, INCA S40i inkjet flatbed press, Acuity HS and LED 1600 wide-format presses. With the launch of XMF Workflow v5.0, Fujifilm will also highlight its latest workflow featuring XMF ColorPath and XMF Remote.
Only one year since announcing its partnership with Ricoh, Heidelberg will present the new Prinect Digital Workflow Integration together with the Heidelberg-branded Linoprint C901 professional-class digital printing solution that takes full advantage of Heidelberg’s color management applications and services.
Hewlett-Packard will debut several products in North America, including the HP Indigo 5600, 7600 and 10000 presses. The HP Indigo 10000 is the first B2-size digital press suitable for printing nearly all commercial jobs. It maintains multiple paper sources and duplexing capabilities to offer greater efficiencies and productivity.
Several new products will be unveiled by Kodak. New printing features for the Kodak NexPress platform will be shown, along with a demonstration of the Kodak Prosper S-Series imprinting system for hybrid applications. Also highlighted will be Kodak’s Prinergy workflow, Kodak Sonora XP plates, new Kodak Flexcel systems, Kodak Service and Support options, customer success stories and more.
The new ValueJet 1638, a 64˝, dual head, eco-solvent printer will be on display by Mutoh America. The ValueJet 1638 can print at speeds of more than1,000 sq.ft./hr.
The new OKI pro511 digital web press is a commercial-grade printer that can affordably produce thousands of production-quality, color labels per day. Enhanced features and functionality include a Proactive server, Harlequin RIP, Hybrid front-end software, heavy-duty rewinder and pre-assembled slitter.
The Ricoh Pro L4000 series printers, which debuted at drupa 2012, feature the next generation of Ricoh’s piezo-electric print heads with durable and eco-friendly aqueous latex ink in seven colors—CMYK, light cyan, light magenta and white. This platform offers extensive media support (including PVC, paper and textiles), high productivity, and its durable ink makes the Pro L4000 ideal for both outdoor and indoor applications.