Innovative digital production print and finishing @ Hunkeler Innovationdays
Hunkeler Innovationdays is all set to hold from February 27 to March 2, 2023, in Lucerne, Switzerland. This international print industry event is focused on high-performance digital printing and finishing.
Once again, the world’s digital paper processing elite will gather at the Lucerne/Switzerland Exhibition Centre. In its fourteenth edition, the Hunkeler Innovationdays will be held from February 27 To March 2, 2023, at the Lucerne Exhibition Centre (Switzerland). It is an important industry meeting that once again stands for many innovations and further developments in digital printing and finishing.
The Hunkeler Innovationdays have always been distinguished by an interdisciplinary concept. In a comparatively small space, all renowned manufacturers in the industry meet owners, managing directors, management and experts. This makes this international industry meeting unique worldwide. Visitors gain an insight into versatile scenarios with a high practical relevance.
Every two years Lucerne is the global center for “high-performance digital printing.” Around 6,500 visitors from 100 nations traveled to Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019, compared to 6000 visitors from 50 nations in 2017.
Digital printing applications…
Inkjet printing is expanding its application diversity into:
- Direct Mail
- Security print finishing
- Special solutions
Focus on the 2023 edition…
The focus of the 2023 edition is next-level automation. Hunkeler booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023 will showcase:
- Nearline Next Gen Hunkeler book solution with book sorting module
- Nearline Next Gen Hunkeler book block solution with Media Changer RX8 and single plow web folder WF8
- Nearline Gen8 cut-stack with an interface to Horizon LBF-500 with BQ-500 binder
- Nearline Gen8 direct mail solutions with DP8 scoring and Horizon folder
- Nearline Hunkeler DocuTrim with new cut sheet module (for formats up to B2+)
- Info Point Vision Systems
- Info Point Tracking Solutions
- Info Point Hunkeler Data Capture & Hunkeler Analytics
- Info Point Hunkeler Services
New showcase @ Hunkeler
Hunkeler will launch the Next Gen Hunkeler book solution with a book sorting module and the Next Gen Hunkeler book block solution with Media Changer RX8 and single plow web folder WF8. The company will also launch New DocuTrim B2 for B2+ size sheet finishing solution for transactional / transpromo documents, direct mailings, and commercial print with brochures, flyers, and cards.
Kodak to debut KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press
Delivering on its promise to provide best-in-class solutions that are the most innovative, Kodak will showcase its latest technology for high-speed digital production printing and end-to-end workflow management at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023.
Offset-quality output and exceptional productivity in action
The KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press will be the highlight at Kodak’s booth P5 in Hall 2. The recently launched inkjet web press will be on display for the first time in Europe. Taking full advantage of KODAK ULTRASTREAM Continuous Inkjet Technology, PROSPER ULTRA 520 delivers outstanding offset-quality print at high speeds, offers great application flexibility, and enables printers to profitably shift more jobs from traditional
offset to digital.
Kodak will present a roll-to-roll configuration in which PROSPER ULTRA 520 is integrated with a Hunkeler UW8 unwinder and RW8 rewinder along with the Hunkeler WI8 web inspection system via its open architecture interface. The press will print live three versions of a “magalog” (a blend of magazine and catalog)with different editorial and marketing content. The demanding application includes large high-resolution images and a compelling design that leverages PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press’s ability to print heavy ink coverage on standard offset paper at 150 mpm (500 fpm).
Show attendees can also expect to see an extensive collection of finished applications printed on the PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press as well as the PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press, the world’s fastest digital press with speeds of up to 1,345 fpm (410 MPM). The impressive range of samples on display will include trade publications, color books, newspapers, catalogs, postcards, and direct mail.
KODAK PRINERGY On Demand Business Solutions manages all production, customer collaboration, and business processes
To enable efficient and profitable production in the digital print environment and to realize a “smart factory” concept, a powerful overarching workflow is needed. Kodak will be demonstrating KODAK PRINERGY On Demand Business Solutions, the first end-to-end workflow solution for the printing industry. Powered by PRINERGY On Demand workflow automation and Microsoft Azure cloud, PRINERGY On Demand Business Solutions removes complexity by bringing together print-specific E-commerce, MIS/ERP, and collaboration software solutions, fully integrated and solely managed by Kodak.
At Hunkeler Innovationdays, PRINERGY On Demand Business Solutions manages the digital print workflow and tracks the entire production process of the magalog job all the way to the saddle-stitched end product.
In addition to its activities on the exhibition floor, Kodak will talk about its solutions for seamless and efficient workflow integration in the digital printing environment at the DOXNET on-site Conference, which will be held on February 28 as part of Hunkeler Innovationdays.
“We are excited to use Hunkeler Innovationdays for the European premiere of the KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press. This breakthrough inkjet press eases printers’ transition from offset to digital production with its quality, productivity, and application capabilities,” said Jim Continenza, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, at Kodak.
“KODAK PROSPER Presses, with their high-speed architecture and use of proprietary water-based nanoparticulate pigment inks and optimizer agents, provide complete solutions for high-output, cost-effective printing of a broad range of applications in all segments of the
Hunkeler display profile…
The company will also showcase the Gen8 roll-to-stack solution with loose leaf sheet stack transfer into Horizon perfect binder BQ500 for applications like books, and commercial print with brochures, flyers, and cards.
Also on display will be the Gen8 roll-to-stack solution with loose leaf sheet stack transfer into Horizon perfect binder and Gen8 roll-to-buckle folds direct mail line with dynamic processor DP8 for perforating and scoring.
The company will also showcase Web Inspection WI8; line control software system: Hunkeler Workflow Manager HWM and other software like RemoteAssist and KnowlwdgeScout.
Partner booth and applications…
HP will showcase the new HP Advantage 2200 with Hunkeler roll to roll while Ricoh will showcase the new Ricoh VC70000e with Hunkeler roll to roll and Ricoh V20100 with Hunkeler roll to roll.
Canon will showcase Canon ProStream with Hunkeler roll-to-roll and cut-stack combination line while Screen will showcase Screen Truepress Jet520HD with Hunkeler roll-to-roll and cut-stack combination line and Screen Truepress PAC520P with Hunkeler roll-to-roll for paper-based packaging products.
Kodak will showcase Kodak Prosper Ultra 520 with Hunkeler roll-to-roll and WI8 while Xerox will showcase Xerox cut sheet printers with nearline Hunkeler DocuTrim and BlueCrest will showcase Bluecrest high-speed inserter with Hunkeler unwinder UW8.
Also on display will be Meccanotecnica sewn book blocks
from roll with Hunkeler roll feeder UW8 – CS6-HS; Horizon Stitchliner Mark V with Hunkeler roll feeder UW8 – CS8; Horizon Smart Binding System with Hunkeler roll feeder UW8 – CS8;
Müller Martini stitcher with Hunkeler roll feeder UW8 – CS8; Müller Martini softcover and hardcover book production; Kern high-speed inserter with Hunkeler unwinder UW8; Xeikon’s SX30000 with Hunkeler cut-stack line; and BOWE SYSTEC Fusion inserter with UW8-T – RW8-T.
The side events will include Hunkeler Dealer & Printer Partner Conference 2023. Dealer Conference will be held on February 25 & 26, 2023. While, the Partner Conference will be held on February 26, 2023, which will feature a keynote address, panel discussion, and exhibition tour.
Already for the 9th time DOXNET members and friends meet in Lucerne for informative presentations and interesting networking on February 28, 2023.
Other side events will include Hunkeler Press Conference and tour and Hunkeler employee evening.
Hunkeler is a family-owned company in the 3rd generation. With its headquarter in Wikon, Switzerland since 1922, it is a world market leader in Digital Production Print Finishing, with 100+ years of experience in the paper processing industry and 40+ years of Digital Print Finishing experience. The company has a strong market position with over 7000 installations worldwide.