The North American market will get its first opportunity to see two of Autobond's highly-regarded innovative technologies in Chicago at Print 13 (8 - 12 September 2013), including the company's pioneering inkjet spot UV technology.
The Autobond stand (112) will demonstrate the company's most popular machine worldwide - the Mini 76 thermal film laminator - equipped with an in-line inkjet spot UV (SUV) machine and a high-speed flying knife cross cutter, neither of which have been exhibited in North America before. The resulting configuration - the Mini 76 x 105 TH-CC with a 52 SUV - is comprised of a one-sided, thermal thin film, sheet fed laminator equipped with a Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 feed-head, a highly accurate flying knife cross-cutter and spot UV varnishing machine.
Since it was launched in 2011, Autobond's inkjet spot UV technology has attracted global interest and sales from trade finishers and commercial printers wanting to diversify their service offering and grow new revenue streams. Capable of producing applications with stunning gloss effects, and braille-like feel, the technology uses inkjet print-heads to spot print UV varnish in-line with lamination, in a single pass. It can also be ordered as an offline unit with a top loading suction drum hopper feeder or optional rising pile Heidelberg Speedmaster feed head.
Meanwhile the flying knife cutter - available in widths of 30" or 41" - offers great versatility. Capable of running Polypropylene (OPP), Polyester (PET) and nylon applications, the cutter uses an arrowhead blade to physically cut the film along the under lap line at up to 200 feet per minute with great accuracy, leaving a clean edge. It can also be adapted to run two-sided thick film applications, edge seal and flush cut, or for pressure-sensitive applications such as floor and window graphics, magnet lamination and metalized film.
Earlier in 2013, Autobond sold a Mini 76 x 105-CC to Walsworth Publishing Company. The Missouri-based commercial and yearbook publishing company was looking to boost its lamination capabilities and reduce labor costs by 30% (for further information, please see the press release entitled 'Autobond celebrates first sale via social networking').
Oran Gilmore, VP of Autobond in the USA, comments: "We are really excited about exhibiting at Print 13. The North American market is really forward-thinking in the way it approaches obstacles, with customers seeking dynamic and innovative solutions to enhance their business. The Mini 76 x 105 TH-CC with in-line inkjet spot UV was built in response to customer demand as we look to help them gain a competitive edge, and I'm delighted we can debut our inkjet spot UV and cross-cutter technologies to the North American market for the very first time."
Please note the Autobond stand will be closed on Sunday the 8th September.