The countdown for Printpack India 2015 has started. The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) is enthused by the response of the printing and packaging industry for the 12th Printpack India exhibition to be held at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida from 11 to 15 February 2015. The gross area of the exhibition is more than 50,000 square metres.
IPAMA has organized more than 40 promotional meets which include road shows, press conferences and participation in overseas exhibitions like Print Pack Sign Expo in Kenya, interpack in Germany, All in Print China, K-Printin Korea, Print Technology in Malaysia and Bangladesh. Apart from the exhibition, there are two value additions inthe 12thPrintpack India – one is the NPESICC Colour Conference and second is a seminar on the web offset printing industry. Both these events will be addressed by prominent speakers from different institutions.
Major companies from the printing industry like Kodak, SL Kulkarni Cyril Graphics, Malhotra Graphics, Boettcher India, APL Machinery, Manroland India, Apsom Infotex, Fujifilm, Hunkeler Systems, Insight Communication & Print Solutions, Line O Matic Graphic Industries, Manugraph India, Valco Melton India, Provin Technos, Ronald WebOffset, Creed Engineers, Canonare gearing up to showcase their latest technology and branded equipment.
APL Machinery Hall 1 Stand A20 and A 30
APL Machinery will showcase the Dripp Off UV machine, which can do full coating on sheets. The machine which has a UV dryer with a conveyor and a delivery table for collecting sheets is ideal for UV coating and curing (hardening of coating by ultraviolet radiation) on digital prints. This fully automatic coating and curing machine is capable of UV and aqueous coating up to 1,500 sheets an hour. Moreover, on display will be the LED-UV system, fully auto UV coating and curing machines, screen printing machine with auto take off, UV dryer, auto stacker and the Digi UV machine for generating digital output.
Apsom Infotex Hall 7 Stand D2
Apsom Infotex will display the Polo XE, Soft Jet Grand and Verve printers from Color jet India whereas Roland DG will be showing its RF-640 and LEF-20 printers. The Polo XE with over 100 installations is a high-speed solvent printer, built on a heavy duty structure with printheads from Konica Minolta. The Color jet R&D combines performance with economy. The Soft Jet Grand is a 3.2 metre high-speed direct-to fabric printer, which can be configured with various ink options –disperse, pigment, reactive and acid for the user to meet diverse fabric print needs. Verve is a flat bed UV printer, which can print on a rigid surface. It supports a white ink option, enabling print on clear or dark surfaces.
The VersaExpress RF-640Ais Roland’s adaptable 1,625 mm (64-inch) wide printer using eco-solvent inks to meet market demand for both outdoor and indoor graphics. Engineered for long, unattended production runs, the RF-640A features Roland’s latest printhead technology which reproduces the finest details with vibrant, high-density color. The LEF-20 can print directly on materials such as acrylic, wood, board, paper, card, PET, ABS, PVC, polycarbonate and other plastics as well as soft materials like leather and fabric.
AS Print Aids Hall 1 Stand A4
AS Print Aids will be showcasing Hunkeler’s pre and post digital finishing systems for alltypes of continuous feed printers for books-on-demand and print-on-demand, web finishing and direct mail applications; lamination equipment and silkscreen machines from Ecosystem; a full range of diecutting products from CITO; Martin Miller’s steel rules; rule bending machines from Richly Top; printing ancillaries from the Tresu Group; DRD’s samplemaker, waterjet systems and pertinax; Cutlite Penta’s laser cutting systems; and, Kirk-Rudy’s innovation in inkjet printing and paper handling solutions.
Moreover, on display will be Drohmann’s flexible and solid dies; wrapping systems and packaging solutions from BUHRS; inserting systems from Winkler+Dünnebier; Nor Graphic’s nick-grinder and rotary waste stripper; cutting plates and stripping pins from Perivo BV and anti-marking jackets and orange hide sheets from Print Guard.
Bobst Hall 10 Stand F12
Bobst’s main thrust atPrintpack India 2015 will be to invite customers to its event – Open House Competence ‘15 which will be held in Pune from 26 to 28 February 2015, wherein it will be showcasing technologies like Novacut 106 ER, a new entry level in-line blanking machine, Expertfold + Accucheck, an in-line state-of-the-art inspection system and Lila II 145 forthe corrugated board and litho laminated boxes. The company’s main focus will be to demonstrate that automation is the key to be more cost-effective for profitable growth.
Boettcher India Hall 12 Stand H22
Boettcher India will be introducing the vita range of products, which meet the test criteria of the machine manufacturers and it is approved by the ISEGA. Vita products are appropriate for applications in food packaging printing.
Canon Hall 7 Stand D14
Canon will display commercial and wide-format printing zones along with its Dreamlabo Gallery, Oce Arizona Gallery, Production Printing Zone and Solution Zone atPrintpack 2015. The equipment showcased atthe commercial printing zone includes the imagePress C600, imagePress C800, imagePress C7011VP and imageRunner Advance 8295. Wide-format printing equipment are Oce Plot Wave 500/360, imagePrograf 605 and imagePrograf 8410SE.
Creed Engineers Hall 9 Stand E-10A
At Printpack India 2015, Vinsak, the solution provider for the printing and packaging industry will be giving live demonstration of Vinsak LVPI(Variable Data Printing and Inspection System) and Vinsak Brand Protection Solutions. When it comes to personalizing security labels with variable information or frequently changing data Vinsak LVPI is the right solution. The machine offers reliability, flexibility and high performance with low cost of operation versus print quality with a variety of options in the inkjet printing systems, UV curing or IR dryer and inspection systems.
The Vinsak Brand Protection Solution consists of security inks, security software, security substrates and track-and-trace solution to address applications such as rail tickets, ID cards, passbooks, driving licenses, certificates, road permits, cheques, tax revenue stamps with various features like anti-copy, void pattern, micro-text, hidden images and more. Moreover, the substrates include security threads and fibres for the supply chain.
Fujifilm’s UV inkjet press Hall 5 Stand C17
Fujifilm will be launching its new products in India – the wide-format UV inkjet flat bed and Acuity LED hybrid UV inkjet press, the Jet Press 540W(digital inkjet web press),Press max pressroom chemicals, water washable flexo plate Flexnex FW series, low-chem technologies, and process-less thermal digital plates.
Insight’s Komori LA 37 Hall 3 Stand B16
Insight Communication & Print Solutions will display the Komori LA 37 multicolor press which is a product designed forIndia and emerging markets. The Lithrone A37 achieves short makeready time that is demanded by the quick turnaround, short-run market of today. This new machine delivers high print quality with a wide range of paper sizes. With its tool-free plate clamping system, Komori’s benderless semi-APC(semi-automatic plate changer)improves plate register accuracy and reduces makeready time.
Kodak Hall 3 Stand B14
Kodak India will be displaying the Kodak Sonora XP process-free plates – a new class of thermal plates that deliver reliability, quality and productivity of mainstream processed plates without any processing and chemistry. The Sonora XP processfree plates allow printers to be competitive, save money and reduce environmental impact. Sonora plates work with existing platesetters (including automation) and do not need special inks, set-ups on press orfountain solutions.Sonora plates offer the cost andwaste reductionbenefits of process-freeplates inadditiontodelivering quality, productivity, and print capabilities of mainstream processed plates.
Kodak will also showcase the Kodak trendsetter CtP platesetter – an output device that delivers high image quality with good reliability and consistency along with the award-winning Kodak Flexcel NX system and plates for packaging. In digital printing, Kodak will display a wide range of applications including those from the newly launched Kodak Prosper 6000 Press. Kodak’s Inkjet heads and the Prosper S-Series will be highlighted as well.
Line O Matic’s notebook making machines Hall 3 Stand B1
Line O Matic Graphic Industries will showcase its range of exercise notebook making machines with the latest technology and high-speed online automation solutions. The range of exercise notebook making machines will enable customers to produce high quality exercise notebooks with a good price performance ratio. The live demonstration of the exercise notebook making machines will help existing customers to upgrade their setup and guide new entrants who are looking for diversification and want to explore new business opportunities.
Malhotra Graphics Hall 5 Stand C25
At Printpack 2015, Malhotra Graphics will display a host of end-to-end prepress solutions for both flexo and offset as well as high-end finishing solutions for digital printing. Its prepress portfolio comprises of CtP systems, platemaking equipment, workflow solutions and color management tools. Special focus is on solutions for the packaging segment as labels and packaging represent growth markets. The packaging prepress solutions that will be highlighted include Xeikon ThermoflexX Digital Imagers. One of the key benefits oftheThermoflexXimagers is aunique 5080 dpi imaging resolution. This is an ‘open’ solution allowing printers and repro houses to expose any ofthe leading flexo and letterpress plates. These imagers accept 1- bittifffiles fromanyworkfloworfront-end.Other productswhichwill be showcased include Packz, Studio RIP, Techkon and Spectro Dens.
Manroland’s Cromoman 4 x 1 press Hall 12 Stand H36
At Printpack 2015 Manroland India will showcase the Cromoman 4 x 1, a press which has especially been designed forIndian conditions and has been running at the Times ofIndia inPune and Kolkata.Also,the companywould behighlighting its digital finishing solution along with Printservice and press consumables. The main features of Cromoman are – a printing unit speed of 70,000 copies an hour, no need for air-conditioning, variable web width, powerfluctuation tolerance, and no web severance on powerfailure.
Manugraph’s Ecoline press Hall 9F-10 Stand 174
Manugraph India will display the Ecoline press which is a single-width, single circumference press for newspaper printing and offers 4-color printing on one operating level. Its compact footprint of 8.5 feet height and single level operation allows installation in pressrooms with minimum floor space and ceiling heights. Shorter web leads between printing provide better print quality, improved color registration and less waste. Introduced to the market in 2014,the press is available with a speed of 25,000 copies an hour.
Microgluer from Valco Melton Hall 11 Stand G49
Valco Melton India (VMI) will be displaying its microgluer family of small format folding and gluing machines designed to simplify and streamline the folding and gluing operation for mailing applications. Itis available in formats starting from basichalf and letterfold, with or without glue,tomore complexmailers that include remoistenable glue, Z fold, and micro perforation. Moreover, VMI will showcase the micromailer, which is a high speed vacuum assisted plow folding table with in-line perforating and scoring. Standard items would include a 20-inch friction feeder, 36- inch register section, in-line perforation and scoring unit, microglue two channel, two gun hot glue system, 1.5 metre vacuum section with left and right plow folds, and a hang-on style delivery stacker.
Monotech Systems Hall 1 Stand A16
MonotechSystems will be displaying the Konica MinoltaC1100/1085 digital print production system; Konica Minolta C1060 digital print production system; Pixeljet UV flatbed printer; Scodix S75 digital enhancement press and book press from Monotech Systems.
Provin Technos’ Ryobi LED-UV Hall 1 Stand A19
At Printpack India 2015, Provin Technos, the Indian distributor of Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology, Japan, will unveilthe new versionof Ryobi’shighest selling 36- inch press in India. Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology is upbeat about the Indian market and this is evident from the fact that for the first time the world premiere of a product will be done outside Japan.
The new version of the Ryobi press with the LED-UV curing system will be shown running at Printpack 2015. The 920 series – 36-inch format of Ryobi is the most popular press in the 36-inch segment in India with more than 30 installations so far and is available with all possible configurations such as in-line coating, perfecting and automation. With a very small foot print for the control panel, the Ryobi LED-UV has press advantages like instant curing, nowarm-up or cooling time, latest-generation automation, broad substrate capabilities without heat generation or emission of ozone and very low power consumption – 15% compared to the conventional UV system. The LED-UV lamps quickly adjust to paper size and are claimed to yield more than 15 times the lifespan of conventional UV lamps.
Ronald 4Hi tower Hall 9 Stand E35
Ronald Web Offset will be displaying the new design Ronald 4-Hi tower which is capable of high quality multicolor printing on various kinds of papers of different thickness, used in the newspaper and book printing industry. The tower can help a newspaper printer to save around 2.5% paper wastage while keeping the printing area more or less the same as before. The machine will occupy less space length wise since the 4Hi tower will be integrated with an auto reel paster. A heavy duty special folder which accepts up to eight webs for folding up to A3 size will be displayed.
SL Kulkarni Cyril Graphics Hall 10 Stand 10
SL Kulkarni CyrilGraphics (SLKCG) and sister company Sergusa Solutions will be participating in Printpack India 2015.SLKCG will not display any machines, but will showcase Goss International’s range of web offset products, Shengli’s range of postpress products for mono, duplex and corrugation cartons manufacturing and the Fuchu Shiko range of rigid box making machines with a variety of finished box samples.
Sergusa Solutions will showcase some machines – high-speed printing quality inspection for cartons as well as PDF verification and proofreading of large format printed sheets from Beijing Daheng Imaging. Sergusa Solutions will also introduce an ERP/MIS software product ‘Sol Print’ which has been developed in the UK and designed exclusively for the printing and packaging industry.
The February issue of Indian Printer and Publisher will continue our Printpack 2015 preview as will the weekly newsletters of both the magazines. The Printpack 2015 review will appear in the February issue of Packaging South Asia and in the March issue of Indian Printer and Publisher.