Posts Tagged ‘IGAS’

  • Screen’s ‘Digital Everywhere’ for IGAS

    The Truepress Jet520HD high-speed inkjet press will be the star of Screen’s ‘Digital Everywhere’ stand at the big IGAS trade fair in Tokyo later this month.

    ‘It’s well worth the visit’: Peter Scott, MD Screen GP Australia.

    “We look forward to warmly welcoming all IGAS visitors from Australia and New Zealand,” says Screen GP Australia MD Peter Scott. “Although the theme is ‘Digital Everywhere,’ Screen will also show latest developments in CtP and other products not yet available in our market. The venue is stunning and, of course, Tokyo night life after work is legendary. It’s well worth the visit.”

    Working examples illustrating the possibilities available with a digital printing business will be on show, including many items not possible with standard offset or flexo/gravure label printing, including mixed and small lot on-demand books, variable direct mail, security tickets, food packaging labels and shrink-wrap labels for beverages.

    At the core of the stand will be the EQUIOS workflow solution platform, which drives the range of Truepress Jet digital presses and can also interface with offset CtP for longer runs and mixed offset/digital production.

    The star of the show will be Screen’s Truepress Jet520HD high-speed inkjet press, running SC wide-gamut inks that enable digital printing onto standard offset coated stocks.

    The excellence of the 520HD + SC ink combination led to them receiving twin prizes in the US and Japan: a 2017 InterTech Technology Award from Printing Industries of America (PIA) and a 2018 technology award from the Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology (JSPST). Newly improved drying functions have further increased print speeds to 75 meters per minute even on offset coated papers.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to see a production solution built around EQUIOS that is linked from its front end, through to digital print and on to a cut and stack system provided by post-processing experts Tecnau.

    The exhibit will also include the debut of EQUIOS Online Version 5, the latest edition of the platform’s Web portal system.

    The Truepress Jet L350UV+LM will make its Asia-Pacific regional debut at IGAS. The high-end digital label press enables a significantly expanded range of applications including food packaging labels and shrink-wrap labels for beverages.

    A laser die cutting machine from Cartes will also be on display as a post-processing solution. Technologies newly developed by Cartes are highly effective for overcoming the issue of white edges generated during die cutting. The system’s capabilities will be introduced in a demonstration of high-speed cutting using variable data.

    Screen’s IGAS stand can be found in East Hall 2, No. 2-1, at the Tokyo Big Site from July 26th to 31st.

  • Komori rolls out new offset press at IGAS

    Press giant Komori will exhibit its latest offset technologies including the new the eight-color 37-inch Lithrone GL37P at next month’s IGAS 2018 trade show in Tokyo.

    Being shown for the first time, the Lithrone GL37P convertible offset press features an advanced perfecting mechanism and one-pass double-sided printing. The GL37P’s compact footprint expands installation possibilities for users with space restrictions and comes equipped with Komori’s H-UV L (LED) instant curing system. 

    The Komori Lithrone G37.

    Other offset technologies on show at the Komori booth – the largest in the exhibition – include the compact Lithrone G37 (GL37) (pictured, above). Debuted at drupa 2016, this press has been updated and re-engineered. It offers a 25 x 37-inch maximum sheet size and is ideal for a range of publishing and commercial printing on both light and heavy stocks. The GL37 press is equipped with Komori’s proprietary H-UV L (LED) instant curing system to enable fast turnaround.

    Demonstrations at the booth will feature Komori’s KP-Connect, middleware that connects processes and provides visualization of production status such as operating conditions and operating controls. Visitors will be introduced to the concept of Connected Automation, a process that maximizes production efficiency by linking prepress, press and post-press using the evolved KP-Connect.

    Komori’s inkjet UV printing system, the Impremia IS29, will also be front and center at the show. The Impremia IS29 is a state-of-the-art inkjet printing system capable of printing on a wide range of stocks, including ordinary offset paper. By taking advantage of UV inkjet characteristics, the IS29 is ideal for commercial print applications and package printing.

    Other technology at the booth will include the Highcon Euclid III digital cutting and creasing system, the Lithrone GX40 (GLX40) and Lithrone GX40RP (GLX40RP) – a 40-inch one-pass, double-sided press – as well as a lineup of new high-speed cutting systems, the Komori Apressia series.

    IGAS 2018 will be held in Tokyo from July 26 through July 31, 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight.

  • IGAS 2015

    The Japanese International Graphic Arts Show in Tokyo Big Sight is a comprehensive demonstration of the amount and diversity of the country’s contribution to the graphic arts industry. Despite the lack of English literature, and often  the failure to have anyone on the stand that speaks English, IGAS can provide an overview of the latest technology from one of the most developed printing industries in the world. IGAS still aspires to a place as a global trade show, a task made more difficult by the rising importnace of the Chinese exhibitions.

    Always worth a visit if you’re thinking of buying some digital – especially finishing – or even offset press equipment.