Make in India has revealed a new dimension at Printpack with the running demonstrations and launch of a digital book press with inline finishing and binding. The Jetsci X1/X2 Series, described as an industrial inkjet system, at the show is actually a complete digital inkjet press in which you put a reel of paper and can get a complete bound book block at the other end.
There are several options that are being shown at Stand B13 in Hall 3, such as a sheeter which is apparently and remarkably a variable print length sheeter. There is a feeder for printed covers also that can be attached to the book block. Overall, it was an impressive breakthrough demonstration and one of the HOT PICKS for the best of Printpack of which we have made a video for our YouTube channel.
The digital book press shown at the Pressline, Welbound Worldwide and Monotech stand is a collaboration amongst the three companies with Pressline’s web paper movement, processing and integration, Monotech’s JetSci inkjet array and Welbound Worldwide’s folding and binding solutions.
The Jetsci X1/X2 series press being shown is a monochrome press with a native resolution of 1200 dpi, which is needed to properly print books on uncoated papers. It prints on both sides of the web without the use of a turner bar and can be configured to run at a speed of up to 300 meters a minute.
Definitely one of the highlights of the Printpack India 2019 show.