Currie showcases trade fair tech in Melbourne
The global printing industry’s foremost trade fair, drupa 2012, is done and dusted, but Currie Group is bringing a fair whack of the drupa technology showcase to Melbourne during July and August.
The company will have the doors doors of its new state-of-the-art demo centre open from the end of July and into August for customers to see for themselves some of the latest technology available to the market in this drupa year.
Currie Group is billing the demo centre open house as the place to be for those who missed out on being present at the huge trade fair in Düsseldorf in May, with the Hawthorn-based demo centre display set to feature the some of the company’s most recent acquisitions, including the new Scodix S74 and the HP Indigo 7600 digital press.
The Scodix S74 digital press (pictured right), along with its sibling, the S52 are members of a digital enhancement press series that feature the Scodix SENSE ‘experience’ which uses advanced jetting block and multiple independently controlled inkjet nozzles that deliver Scodix’s proprietary PolySENSE clear polymer in small drops.
Additionally, the presses feature the patented Optical Print Alignment (OPA) camera system, which executes enhancements with pinpoint accuracy, scanning each sheet to ensure exact delivery the PolySENSE clear polymer onto the substrate.
As a standalone unit compatible with offset, laminated sheets and digital print feeds, the S74 will process a broad range of substrates and formats, including weights from 135 to 675 gsm, to a thickness up to 0.7mm. The clear polymer can reach thicknesses up to 250 microns, enabling the production of Braille letters and graphic elements.
The other star that will be shining at the Currie Group demo centre display is the HP Indigo 7600 (pictured right), which is the fastest 13 x 19 inch format digital sheetfed press in the market. The 7600 model comes equipped with new intelligent automation that maximises uptime. The unit’s Automatic Alert Agent identifies print defects in real time, while automated calibration keeps registration and other parameters on track.
The 7600, which is compatible with a whopping 2500+ substrates, makes use of HP’s Indigo liquid ElectroInk technology, which provides one of the widest digital colout gamut’s out there – with up to seven ink station on press at any given time.
Currie Group will also be showcasing its brand new Horizon finishing equipment, including the BQ-270V, a high-speed bookbinder that can produce books up to 50mm thick at a rate of 500 cycles per hour. The binder will be joined by the CW-8000NL all-in-one near line booklet maker equipped with the SF-100 sheet feeder.
Currie Group’s demo centre will be open from late July to mid-August in Hawthorn, Victoria. To book a demonstration, contact Erica Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or the local Currie Group sales representative to book a demonstration.