Here are a few more products/technologies/ services on offer at drupa 2016


Heidelberg presents digitised
future (Hall 1, stand C)

Heidelberg will be presenting the industry’s digitised future under the motto “Simply Smart” at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. In an industry environment that is still changing rapidly, print shops need to continuously improve their efficiency and respond to the global demands of end customers in ever faster and more flexible ways. It is important when doing so to shape the digitization of their own business model and involve print buyers in this process.

The new Primefire 106 digital printing system from Heidelberg will have its world premiere at the show. The company has joined forces with its Japanese partner Fujifilm to develop a new portfolio for industrial digital printing in less than two years. Following the presentation at drupa, the sales launch is scheduled for 2017. “Integrated print shops fare better in a difficult market environment. Automation is the key to remaining competitive in the printing sector. The digitised value chain will be indispensable for most printing companies simply to remain fit for the future,” said Stephan Plenz, member of the management board responsible for Heidelberg Equipment.

The basis for this is an integrated software platform enabling a continuous flow of data – from job acceptance to the machines and on to order processing. Heidelberg has combined its entire portfolio in the Prinect print and media workflow. In conjunction with a completely new control system design and concept for sheetfed offset presses, an increasing number of steps for automatic pressroom operation are making their way into the printing systems.

With the new Speedmaster generation from Heidelberg, the reality of an autonomous pressroom is getting ever closer, which makes customers far more productive and profitable. “In the Smart Print Shop of the future, we will be demonstrating that Heidelberg is more than the sum of its machines. The benchmark will no longer be the break-even point for individual systems, but the performance of our customers’ entire value chain. We offer solutions for everything – from completely new business innovations to highly efficient overall processes,” stressed Plenz.

The collaboration between Heidelberg and its customers will also change significantly in the digital age. The company is working on a new cloud-based service platform that covers the entire Heidelberg service portfolio and makes it easily accessible. This platform is based on the Remote Service network operated by Heidelberg, which links over 10,000 machines and a further 15,000 software products to the Heidelberg service portfolio. Associated services such as Remote Monitoring and Performance Plus are provided on this platform and help customers with press availability, but also with improving their overall productivity. The large number of machines in the network is key to the quality of the individual service products and productivity recommendations.

Customers gain access to the service platform via a customer portal that includes various apps. All the information, support, and contacts customers require from Heidelberg are to hand – from an overview of their installed equipment and available updates to fault messages and self-help tools.

“In the digitised world of the future, customers will have all the information they need to optimise their company’s operations at a glance. We also offer our customers concrete solutions to maximise machine availability, increase their overall productivity, and obtain very easy access to consumables tested by Heidelberg,” said Harald Weimer, member of the management board responsible for Heidelberg Services.

Heidelberg already generates nearly 50 percent of its sales with service and consumables and is continuously expanding its service portfolio. Postpress plays an important role in the value chain in print production. On the one hand because it’s where the final product is produced, and on the other hand because the machines are intended to be integrated into an overall workflow and timed in such a way as to achieve optimum overall productivity. The top priority for commercial printers is maximum productivity, while for packaging printers it is quality coupled with reliable and fault-free production. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has the right solutions for all these requirements.

“We have consistently enhanced our postpress range in order to optimise the entire production process, and will be showcasing new machines for both commercial and packaging printers at drupa 2016 which will help our customers to be successful and competitive in their production”, explains Harald Weimer, member of the management board responsible for the Heidelberg sales and services segment and in charge of the Postpress Division.

Flint Group marks its position as
global leader in print consumables
at drupa 2016 (Hall 3/B53)

Building on drupa’s vision, Flint Group will demonstrate its “One Team, One Future, One Flint Group” concept with a vast range of inks, coatings, pressroom chemicals, flexographic plates and equipment, mounting sleeves, printing blankets and print services and solutions. And now, with the establishment of the Digital Printing Solutions Division, Flint Group’s presence at drupa will be bigger and more visible than ever before.

Flint Group will have three distinct spaces at the exhibition: Hall 3 in the south of the fairground will be home to a small Flint Group information booth, which is situated in the heart of the ink and print consumables suppliers’ area. Ideally positioned to catch passing visitors looking for alternative print consumable partners as well as a meeting hub for existing customers and dealers.

Hall 8b in the northern sector of the show will house a 245m2 Flint Group prepress stand. This stand will be shared between the Flint Group Flexographic Products Division and Thermoflex, who joined them with Xeikon, and is part of the new Digital Printing Solutions Division. With this joint booth the commonalities in the prepress area will be presented to the visitors.

Hall 8a is the location of its main 1,200m2 stand. Joint branding of Flint Group and Xeikon will clearly highlight the exciting pairing of Flint Group and Xeikon, the leading digital solutions provider.

These three showcases in three different halls, announce the leadership position Flint Group now has in the print industry, globally. In addition to the official stands, Flint Group will of course have their very popular Schrebergarten, open from 4pm until 9pm each day of the fair, excluding 10th June.

Xaar to announce major
new technology platform
at drupa (Hall 6/C05)

Xaar, the leader in industrial inkjet technology, will present its range of premium inkjet printheads and products, announce a number of exciting new developments and launch a new Thin Film silicon MEMS technology platform at drupa (Hall 6 Stand C05). Xaar will highlight the Xaar Print Bar System, the Xaar 501 printhead, the new Xaar 1003 printhead (launched March 2016) and more.

The Xaar 1003 family of printheads, which incorporates Xaar’s unrivalled TF Technology, is the latest generation of the trusted Xaar 100x series of printheads. It sets a new benchmark for industrial inkjet printing and achieves the longest maintenance-free production runs in the industry. With its all-round superior performance, high productivity and versatility, the new Xaar 1003 builds on the market-leading Xaar 1002 and its predecessor, the original and ground-breaking Xaar 1001.

The Xaar Print Bar System adds single-pass inkjet capability to analogue web presses. Launched at Labelexpo last year, the Xaar Print Bar System allows users to take advantage of the benefits of digital printing easily and economically to deliver more creativity to their customers. This is a versatile, easy-to-configure solution ideal for personalised, variable data, special effects and short-run printing for a range of applications, including labels and packaging, and saves the considerable cost and time associated with analogue production methods. The feature-rich Xaar 501 printhead delivers excellent reliability, high production up-time and exceptional print quality. It incorporates the unique PrecisionPlus architecture which optimises the printhead actuator performance to give more uniform drop formation across the print swathe and, therefore, exceptional print quality. For added reliability, particularly key for harsh environments, users can benefit from Xaar’s TF Technology.

Goss to highlight the value
of partnerships at drupa
2016 (Hall 15/D51)

Goss International will be demonstrating its visionary approach to partnerships at drupa 2016 (Hall 15, stand D51), affirming that partnering with like-minded, market-leading suppliers and printers will be the key to future industry success. Under the theme ‘Achieving more together’ Goss will demonstrate how bringing complementary brands and solutions together is the most logical way to support Goss customers and prospects considering investments in new products and services.

The company will also be highlighting its unique commercial, newspaper and packaging press portfolio, for which these partnerships also provide great value and added benefits for new and existing customers.

Goss’ commitment to product development and technological innovations that meet the needs of its customers, will be evident on the stand at drupa 2016. With spotlights on the many production, automation and quality benefits of Goss’ product portfolio, the company’s comprehensive product range will be showcased via interactive digital communications. Products h i g h l i g h t e d include the Goss Sunday Vpak press for highquality, shortrun packaging applications, the Magnum Compact press for short- to medium-run book, newspaper and semi-commercial applications, and Goss’ flexible, highly-productive M600 and Sunday commercial web presses In addition, Goss will demonstrate to visitors how its wide range of Lifetime Support Services can help its valued, existing customers remain competitive and maximise the productivity and efficiency of their Goss equipment.

The Goss booth will also highlight the latest Contiweb technologies. Contiweb is renowned for the supply of splicers and dryers to the world’s premier web offset printers. However, recent Contiweb developments for digital web printing in affiliation with HP will be of particular interest to drupa visitors. Examples from the Contiweb digital unwinder and rewinder series will be running on a number of booths at drupa 2016.

Also part of Contiweb technologies is JetWeb’s industry-leading finishing systems and VITSRotocut sheeting and specialised finishing components; both of which will be a focus on the Goss drupa stand.

Mohit Uberoi, CEO comments, “Goss has a long history of working in cooperation with different suppliers with the ultimate aim of really providing a solution that will enable our customer to thrive. When installing or enhancing our customers’ presses, or developing a hybrid solution that incorporates a variety of technologies, we work with other industry leaders for color control, ink, dampening, blanket washers, chilling, CTP and customer MIS interfaces. We embrace partnering with these manufacturers so that our customers can maintain their existing supplier relationships and get the best possible solution for their print facility.

High-speed rotary sheet-fed
& variable web-fed converting
technology from Schober
technologies (Hall 11/C06)

With the RSM-DIGI-VARICUT, Schober technologies has developed a new generation of hybrid drive technology especially designed for digitally printed flexible packaging materials which combines continuous and vector rotary die cutting technology in re-registration mode, thus a wide range of formats can be processed with a single tool. In fully modular design, the RSMDIGI- VARICUT is designed to convert web width up to 770 mm, and with repeat or format length of up to 1220 mm.

The standard configuration of the RSM-DIGIVARICUT includes a high speed programmable robot-automated stacking and counting system (Spider) which combines extreme acceleration, velocity and precision at continuous web speed of up to 50 m/min.

Second machine on display will be the redesigned SL106-SHEETLINE (rotary sheet-fed converting machine) for the production of IML and folding boxes. The SL106 is equipped with a high-speed belt stream feeder combined with a well proven suction head technology, a heavy duty die cutting station as well as a robotautomated stacking, counting and piling system. Additional technologies to be highlighted at the show include die cutting, sealing/embossing, punching, cut & place, scoring/grooving, gluing/ bonding, cutting, collating and product delivery. A large selection of our consumable inventory such as round, square and profile punches and dies, crimp punches and dies, circular knives, perforating and cutting wheels and blades, quick change clamping bars will also be shown on the booth.

Scodix unlocks new enhancement
and profit-generating
opportunities for the folding
carton market (Hall 4/D60)

Making its debut at drupa 2016, the Scodix E106 is a digital press delivering enhancement solutions for printers in the packaging sector. Offered in a B1 (1060mm x 760mm) format and enabling ultra-fast production (up to 4,000 sph) the press makes medium to short run lengths viable that were previously unachievable. This unique combination of features, exclusive to Scodix technology, provides clear benefits for folding carton printers and converters to differentiate their offering and boost profit margins.

“We expect the Scodix E106 to be highly disruptive in the packaging sector. Despite not being officially launched, we have already taken eight press orders from prospective customers – many claiming that this was the kind of unique capability they urgently needed,” states Roy Porat, CEO at Scodix,

Landa to unveil ultra-fast, meterwide
webfed nanographic printing
press for flexible packaging

Landa will unveil its new Landa W10 Nanographic Printing Press for flexible packaging at drupa 2016. The meter-wide (41 in.), high-speed web press prints up to 8 colors at 200 meters per minute (656 ft./min) on plastic packaging films, paper, carton board and aluminum foil.

“Fourteen years of nanotechnology research has enabled us to make tremendous breakthroughs in the quality, speed and cost of printing for flexible packaging. The Landa W10 Nanographic Printing Press produces gravure quality printing – at production speeds – on a broad range of substrates from plastic packaging films to metal foils, from paper to carton. Finally, there is a solution that meets the needs of the flexible packaging industry for affordable short-tomedium run lengths of highest gravure-quality packaging materials – with flexo-competitive costs and productivity,” says Benny Landa, chairman of the Landa Group. “We expect visitors to our stand at drupa to be completely blown away by the amazing performance of this this press – for which we will be taking orders at drupa.”

Landa will double the size of its drupa 2016 stand to 3,000 m2 and will conduct live demonstrations of all of its products, including the Landa W10 web press. In addition, the Company will be showing its lineup of sheetfed Nanographic Printing Presses, including the Landa S10 for folding carton and POP and the Landa S10P perfecting press for commercial printing. Landa will also be unveiling its newest technology, Nano- Metallography, a zero-waste metallisation process that will halve the cost of metallised printing. Landa will hold theater presentations five times a day for the entire duration of the exhibition. Reservations for the theater presentation can be requested in advance at drupa, or, subject to availability, may be booked at kiosks on the Landa stand (Hall 9) during the exhibition.

Komori to focus on ‘Open
New Pages’ (Hall 08/A65)

First of all, Komori’s main theme at drupa 2016 will be “Open New Pages,” a continuation from IGAS 2015. “We will propose new business models by connecting customers with Komori, linking offset with digital, and connecting the management factors related to printing plant production and quality. For this purpose, “Connected Print” will be our subtheme.

We will convert the achievements of the structural transformation and business model innovation in sales activities shown at IGAS into solutions and ideas for customers to Open New Pages and show them at drupa,” tells Satoshi Mochida, representative director, president and COO, Komori Corporation. Second, in digital printing systems, drupa will begin regular sales of the Impremia IS29, their inkjet UV printing system, jointly developed with Konica Minolta.

Third, they will release the new Lithrone G29 29-inch offset printing press. The design has been renovated, and the press has been reborn as a high-end machine meeting the printing needs of increasingly advanced and complex markets. In the future, this base machine will be developed into a system with productivity surpassing digital printing systems. Also, the Lithrone GX40RP equipped with the latest technologies will show the ultimate short makeready using parallel control and high productivity of 18,000 sph printing, while the Lithrone GX40 with coater will demonstrate new printing control and a highprecision print inspection system that enable high-speed package printing. All offset presses will be equipped with the H-UV innovative curing system and demonstrated using K-Supply H-UV ink.

Fourth, they will exhibit the Apressia CT137 cutter as a part of their PESP business. “We will demonstrate cutting of printed sheets that have been cured by the H-UV system and finishing as final products. Further, we will propose Komori ICT (Information Communications Technology) Solutions, a powerful tool supporting the visualisation and automation of processes, labor saving, and productivity enhancement,” he said.

Look to the future with
Muller Martini (Hall 2/A49)

Hybrid print products are the future. That is why Muller Martini, in line with the buzzword of Finishing 4.0, will demonstrate live at its drupa booth in Hall 2 how variable magazines and books are produced using a fully connected, highly automated machine line-up consisting of sheet-fed offset, web offset and digital printing elements.

Offset and digital printing of magazines and books is one thing, the efficient print finishing of hybrid products is another. With its key drupa topic of Finishing 4.0, Muller Martini will demonstrate in Düsseldorf how signatures from both printing methods can be processed according to a smart workflow on a dayto- day basis. Hundreds of copies of over 20 different print products will be produced live each day using no fewer than nine connected systems to demonstrate the concepts of smart automation and touchless workflow. To enable hybrid products, the print finishing systems must naturally be digital ready. Muller Martini systems have met that requirement for many years. Numerous further developments and new developments will be presented at drupa in all segments (saddle stitchers, perfect binders, thread sewing machines and booklines), such as a brand-new solution for the three-sided trimming of softcover books in ultra-short runs. That will underline Muller Martini’s position as a market leader and innovation leader, and provide visitors to the booth with a glimpse of the future of print finishing.

The complex hybrid products at the Muller Martini booth will include a bilingual “in-flight magazine”, which will be produced sequentially in sets of four copies, with varying page counts, in A4 size using the Presto II Digital saddle stitcher. Since hybrid products are not limited to saddle stitching and are gaining in importance in the softcover segment – especially when it comes to high-quality customised business reports and school materials in the B2B segment – Muller Martini will also present the relevant perfect binding solutions. For instance, a digitally printed book block will be produced using the SigmaLine and fed using the book block feeder to the Alegro perfect binder, which will be showcased in a new digital version at drupa. The hybrid softcover product will be finished with offset signatures that are fed via the gathering machine.

Muller Martini will also be represented at the drupa booths of two digital printing press manufacturers. Two identically configured Presto II Digital saddle stitchers, each with an unwinding system, cross cutting unit (both from Hunkeler) and pocket fold unit (from Heidelberg), will be used at the booths of the Muller Martini partners Canon Océ and Xerox to stitch several of their trade fair products live.

The US company DS Graphics, a Muller Martini customer, which specialises in Variable Data Print (VDP) and uses a Primera Digital saddle stitcher for that purpose, is proof that customised and personalised magazines, brochures and catalogs result in a win-win situation. “The publishers save money because they can save distribution losses by using targeted print products, the end customers save time because they only receive products that they are genuinely interested in, and it’s an attractive business model for our company,” says DS Graphics President and CEO Jeff Pallis.

CMC ‘boxed’ plans for drupa
2016 (Hall 3/A33)

CMC, the provider of industrial paper wrapping, envelop inserting, film wrapping, packaging and parcel storing technologies, will present its latest technovations along with its Partner XPROMA. Team VINSAK will be at drupa, where they will showcase dazzling new award winning technology of CMC, where visitors will experience a unique journey of the solutions that inspire them to be cost-effective, more efficient and improve their operations.

The highlights include the multiple Innovation Award winning, fully automatic CMC shipping and payment solution “CartonWrap” for up to 1,000 packages / hr, which provides shippers and fulfilment providers to strategic and scalable handling and price advantage in ecommerce.

The CMC CartonWrap 1000, a unique box on demand solution is capable to wrap orders of single and multiple products using corrugate fed from a fanfold stack. Orders are scanned to create the exact dimension box required, eliminating the void in the carton and the need to add additional filler materials. The order is automatically placed in the carton, the carton is sealed and the shipping label is automatically printed and applied to the parcel.

Also on display would be the CMC 400 Evolution Envelope Inserting System, the single system for all formats. The optimised design allows a maximum rate of up to 25,000 envelopes per hour. Quick changeover allows C5, C6 and C4 (flats) formats to be processed with filled envelope thickness to 12 mm.

On the other hand in Hall 12, Stand B53, visitor can explore the CartonWrap technology that can transform the fulfillment process of e-commerce industry, B2B & B2C providers. Immerse yourself in the completely new designe form of advertising era “Packvertising“, that combines CartonWrap and digital printing to create opportunities, to produce personalised and customised messages on parcels that will truly capture consumer’s attention. In the growing segment of personalised packaging, Packvertising is an ideal way for ecommerce merchants to increase the value of the shipping carton beyond just a “box and a shipping label”. Add holiday and birthday themed greetings, use QR codes to direct recipient to additional or complimentary offers, provide branding opportunities. When combined with the award winning CartonWrap technology the result is a parcel that is not only right-sized, environmentally friendly, but also can carry a full color personalised message to the consumer from the minute it is received. CMC is represented in India by Vinsak.

Indian player Syntron to display for
the first time at drupa (Hall 3/B41)

“drupa 2016 starts for us just at the right time. It is a perfect platform for us to a broad, global audience and introduce SYNTRON to the industry. We want to intimate to the industry, that besides the current market status and supply contracts, there is a second qualitatively homogeneous, but mostly less expensive supply chain,” says Shrenik M Trivedi, CEO of Syntron Industries Pvt Ltd, a leading Indian manufacturer of high quality water based flexographic inks, pigment preparations, paper dyes (paper colorants) and other auxiliaries for paper and paper converting industry.

Syntron is active in the development of water based printing inks for non-absorbent surface like plastic and aluminum foils for some time past. It is the first time for Syntron experts to be around in the broadest audience for technical and advanc ed discussions at this big event in the printing industry. Syntron is hoping for a lot of new valuable partnerships,” adds Rushay S Trivedi, managing director of Syntron Industries Pvt Ltd. For more than 35 years Syntron is a term for quality in the world of paper stationery and paper products, setting standards, which are supposed to be set in the paper converting world as well.

Line O Matic exercise notebook
machinery @drupa (Hall 11/B3)

Line O Matic Graphic Industries, pioneer and trend-setter in exercise notebook machinery and other paper converting machinery segment, is participating in drupa 2016 with 363 sq m to showcase its latest fully automatic exercise book machine – Bolt RB104.

Bolt RB104 is a revolutionary product having a speed of 400 meters/minute & converting strokes of 60 cycles/minute to make staple pin type exercise notebooks from paper reel. Major benefits of the new Bolt RB104 include higher efficiency, increased productivity and reliability, higher quality output and more effective, operatorfriendly control systems. Line O Matic has been rewarded by exercise notebook and paper converting society in around 50 countries, with more than 2000 + installations across the globe.

CITO at drupa (Hall 10/E59)

CITO sets benchmarks and is your innovative and competent partner in all matters concerning print and paper processing. New products on offer will include CITO Cushion Crease for use with flat-bed and rotary dies. The self-adhesive version with EasyFix offers unbeatable advantages especially when using rotary dies. Also on display will be CITO ULTIMATE creasing system, developed using advanced hightech materials – ideal for the most stringent demands and offering ultimate reliability. CITO is represented in India by Capital Graphic Supplies.

Hunkeler innovative solutions
@ drupa (Hall 8a/C20)

Where do you find Hunkeler? Almost everywhere. In addition to their main booth C20 in Hall 8a, you can find their “Excellence in Paper Processing” in different exhibition halls with more than 20 solutions. There will be numerous updates and innovations from Hunkeler, which include: Flexible, high performance Book-on-demand solution; Dynamic book block feeding for various perfect binders; Highly dynamic Newspaper and glued booklet production with Folder Collator FC7; Web inspection and tracking with “huncontrol”; Laser cutting/engraving for security applications with Hunkeler finishing; Highly dynamic perforating and punching with new DP8 module; and High performance direct mail application. Hunkeler is represented in India by Capital Graphic Supplies.

Steinemann Technology AG
(Hall 1/B18)

Operating under the name Steinemann Technology AG, the Mechanical Engineering business unit of the Stürm Group (www. offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative sanding systems for customers in the panel industry, as well as varnishing and laminating machines for print finishing around the world. In these exciting markets, the technology leader offers its customers technically and economically ground-breaking systems, solutions and services – from innovative machines for maximum productivity, all the way to dependable maintenance and spare parts services, as well as high-quality consumables. The company is represented in India by SRK Technologies, which also represents Shanghai Yoco, China (Die-cutter, Foil stamping, Folder Gluer, Corrugated folder gluer etc); MTM, China (Lamination, PUR, Water base, Thermal); Albo system AB, Sweden (Pile turners); Gockel GmbH, Germany (Knife grinding machine); and Paperplast, Italy (PUR Lamination machine

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