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PackPrint to make global debut at Print09

Press release from the issuing company

Reston, VA—PackPrint, a trade show within-a-trade-show covering all aspects of package printing, will make its global debut this fall at PRINT 09, the year’s largest and most comprehensive global graphic communications exhibition and conference. Boasting 49,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, PackPrint offers products, services and information to help both veteran package printers and attendees seeking to enter the package printing market. PRINT 09 and PackPrint will take place September 11 – 16, 2009, in Chicago’s expansive McCormick Place.

“Package printing is one of the fastest growing segments of graphic communications, so it only makes sense for PRINT 09 to feature the latest in package printing technologies and demonstrate for graphic communications professionals the business opportunities that exist in this area,” explained Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company. “By showcasing this diverse segment into one specialty trade show, we help attendees target their trade show strategy, maximize their time on the show floor and allow them ‘one-badge’ access to not just one, but two world-class events.”

PackPrint will feature products and processes from the top vendors in the package printing market, in all areas of package printing, including:

* Digital printing
* Flexible packaging
* Converting
* RFID and printed electronics
* Labels: tape, tags, film and foil
* Folding/gluing
* Diecutting
* Substrates
* Supplies.

Highlights at PackPrint include:

* Bobst (booth #3605) will demonstrate a range of finishing equipment, including Expertcut 106-LER, a 41-inch, 9,000 sheet-per-hour diecutter, featuring print-to-cut side register capability, quick-lock tooling and a chase changer for fast makeready; and the Expertfold 110 A-2 CS, a flexible folder/gluer able to run a variety of different carton styles. Expertfold includes an Accubraille module, which reportedly allows for the embossing of Braille characters or regular letters.

* In a 2,400-sq.-ft. booth, Korber PaperLink (#3600) will offer multiple live equipment demonstrations: The Kugler-Womako ProBind W wire-binding machine boasts up to 35 binding cycles and 105 punching cycles a minute, while the Pemco SHM 1650 DR dual rotary high-precision folio-size sheeter will be equipped with a new automatic splice and high-speed automatic pallet change system during PackPrint.

* The 106CE Tornado next-generation, 29 x 41-inch auto-diecutter will be showcased in the Brausse (#3622) booth. Capable of running at a maximum true production speed of 9,000 sheets per hour, the 106CE Tornado allows for the precise sheet feeding of a wide range of stock, from thin paper to B flute corrugated board.

* For those entering the RFID market is the affordable SmartOne T250 wet inlay and label assembly machine from bielomatik jagenberg, Inc. (#4411), which reportedly converts pressure-sensitive diecut inlays and conventional labels into RFID smart labels at a speed of up to 60,000 inlay insertions per hour. Also in the bielomatik booth will be the P32-49, for quick-turnaround, short-run binding. Output rates, of 24 to 60 books per minute, are reportedly five times faster than current technology.

* Garrido Printing Equipment (#S-5114) will display more than 20 models of a new line of equipment that it recently introduced under its own trademark. Advantage Machinery models at PackPrint will include an automatic case-making system, double-wire forming and closing machine, high-speed puncher and more.

* The new Premier 36 folder/gluer system from B & R Moll (#4025) is reportedly one of the highest-performing, and most versatile, systems of its type on the market today. B & R Moll will also be showing its Vantage 720 folder/gluer system, for producing straight-line boxes, table tents, sleeves, CD wallets and auto-lock bottom boxes.

* Diversified Graphic Machinery (DGM) (#3613) offers the Majestic series of die-cutting, hot embossing and stripping presses. DGM also supplies high-speed stamping, embossing and diecutting machinery, pile turners and aerator joggers.

* At PackPrint, Best Osako (#3626) will demonstrate a complete job changeover of two different book sizes, each in less than five minutes, on its fully automated Tener Alpha saddle stitching system, part of the new Osako “Alpha” series of saddlestitchers. A live job will also be running on the highly automated Estar Alpha saddle stitching system.

* Young Shin USA (#4806) will demonstrate its Revotec 106SB, a blanker that can reach speeds of 7,500 sheets per hour. The Revotec reportedly offers sheet sizes of up to 41.7 x 29.3 inches, precise registration of +/- .004 inch, operator-friendly controls and quick makeready.

PRINT 09 is expected to welcome more than 650 exhibitors demonstrating the entire gamut of printing-related equipment, products and services this fall. The global graphic communications show will fill the North and South halls of the expansive McCormick Place with the latest technologies in commercial and quick printing, publishing, high-volume transactional output, package printing and more.

For complete information, visit: www.print09.com.