Digital to display DJet, SpectroPocket

Hall 8B Stand C07

Digital to display DJet, SpectroPocket
Hall 8B Stand C07

The company celebrates more than 3,000 offset press connections worldwide of InkZone, their JDF-based preset and closed-loop color control system with the launch of InkZone 8. The InkZone 8 features a newly developed user interface, full compatibility with Windows 10, document-oriented database, and wet-dry measurements in cooperation with all known color scanning instruments. For older versions of InkZone, an inexpensive update is available.

The DJet is a digital front/back printing system up to 43 inches wide (1,076 mm). The system operates from roll to cut sheet and is suitable for imposition proof printing and small print runs in paper formats up to B0. At drupa Digital will be demonstrating the Djet with the latest generation of printers from Epson. The Djet can also be seen at the Epson Stand A01-1 in Hall 5.

Digital’s SpectroPocket for Android is the world’s first smartphone system for measuring individual color patches on a wide variety of substrates. SpectroPocket works with commercially available spectrophotometers. The measurement data can be displayed on mobile Android devices such as smartphones or tablets as spectral reflectance values, graphs, LAB, XYZ and RGB values, as well as densities. Color differences are visualized by SpectroPocket as Delta E or Delta H value.

The Phoenix will be introduced for the first time at drupa. It enables imaging of printing forms in screen and flexo printing, exposure of letterpress and offset printing plates, as well as plates for pad printing. The Phoenix uses LED UV technology incorporating two wavelengths (380 and 405 nanometres) allowing imaging to the respective emulsion surface and depth curing. The exposure head can be moved in X, Z and Y directions. This allows one to image different levels of screen frames. The Phoenix is built in two sizes – up to 600 x 800 mm and 800 x 1,000 mm.

Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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