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The Print Show 2017: a platform for innovation

Having established itself as the UK’s leading print industry exhibition, The Print Show is not only home to hundreds of fantastic small and medium-sized suppliers, but it has also become a major stage for major manufacturers to unveil new kit to the market.

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The Print Show, which has an extensive educational, business advice, and cultural events programme, and hundreds of suppliers from across the UK print industry, has become a platform for major technology launches

For its 2017 edition, visitors once again will be the very first to see the new kit in action in the UK. Digital print heavyweight HP, which is exhibiting for the first time this year is a good example. It will be displaying its new HP Latex 115 Print and Cut solution for the first time in the UK alongside its portfolio of Scitex, Vutek, and Indigo print technology. HP says the new solution is the most “economical entry point” into sign and display printing services, using high-quality, water-based HP Latex technology.

Konica Minolta will also be launching its brand new Accurio Press C6100 Series of colour production printers at The Print Show, with the C6085 running at 85ppm and the C6100 at 100ppm. The new technology boasts an impressive array of new productivity, colour control, and efficiency enhancing features.

Elsewhere, Hybrid Services, the exclusive distributor of Mimaki kit in the UK and Ireland, will be launching the Mimaki UCJV300 LED UV integrated printer/cutter on its stand at The Print Show. A major technological development for the company that will no doubt give it a key strategic weapon. 

Konica Minolta will also be launching its brand new Accurio Press C6100 Series of colour production printers at The Print Show, with the C6085 running at 85ppm and the C6100 at 100ppm

In addition, Canon will show the Océ Colorado 1640, the first 64” roll-to-roll wide-format printer to feature the company’s new UVgel technology. This system has really caused waves, as its stated strength is offering the best of all competing technologies, without their drawbacks.

RISO, a supporter of the show since its debut back in 2015, will also use the event to show off its new RISO T2 tandem inkjet printing solution. With its small footprint and delivering an impressive 320ppm in duplex, it offers the ultimate in cutsheet productivity.

Duplo, which last year had a phenomenally successful event after finalising deals worth in excess of £400,000, will be showcasing its new Du Sense DDC, which is used to print clear spot UV varnish, with the option of raised and textured finishes that resemble embossing.

Fellow finishing specialist Morgana Systems will be handing a UK debut to its new Laminator Pro 450, a device that has a unique ‘heavy duty’ high pile feeder for true load-and-go operation. Meanwhile Renz, also an expert in print finishing technology, intends to display its new Bindomatic Accel Ultra and Bindomatic Accel Cube for the first time at The Print Show.

Among a host of other companies launching print and finishing technology at The Print Show is IST (UK) with its Hot Swap technology; Atlantic Tech with the new Ricoh Pro L4100 Series Latex printer with AR Latex inks; and Ashgate Automation with the new KASfold bookletmaker.



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