Labelexpo Americas 2012 Product Preview
Labelexpo Americas 2012 takes place September 11-13 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, USA, just outside of Chicago.
Published July 10, 2012
On exhibit will be the newest and best products from hundreds of industry suppliers. Over the next several pages we present a selection of equipment and consumables that will be on display at the show.
Mark Andy Booth 319
Since introducing Performance Series technology in 2009, Mark Andy has continued developing leading flexo solutions. The Performance Series P5 and P7 presses will be on display, featuring a new die station design which will redefine changeovers by slashing die change times by more than 80%. Cutting edge drying and UV LED curing technologies will be displayed, as well as a new short run label solution. Live demonstrations will be held daily.
Chesterfield MO USA
UPM Raflatac Booth 1339
Visit UPM Raflatac’s booth at Labelexpo Americas to discover how the company’s all-new Label Solution Center, new Menu Service, and new Small Roll Service allow it to offer its customers a wider range of specially designed labeling products. UPM Raflatac is constantly renewing its prime and VIP product portfolio with products like Polyjet WFPP, a VIP film that prints on-demand and remains totally waterfast throughout its life cycle.
Mills River NC USA
MCS Booth 6447
UV inkjet system
MCS will be exhibiting an Eagle UV inkjet system – printing bar codes, numbering and variable graphics in an 8.5" format on BOPP at speeds over 300 fpm on a typical label rewinder. With 600 dpi resolution and print widths from 4.25" to 17", the Eagle is perfect for integration into existing flexographic presses and rewinders.
Gaithersburg MD USA
PC Industries Booth 1411
PC Industries will showcase the Guardian PQV 100% Print Defect Detection System and the Guardian OLP Off-line Proofing System. The combination of Guardian technologies provides complete print process quality control from conceptualization to shipment, including Braille verification and ANSI/ISO 1D/2D bar code grading. Additionally, Graphic-Vision RX series web viewers will be shown featuring LED lighting and more compact industrial computers and camera housings. Other products include register controls, repeat length monitors and strobe lights.
Gurnee IL USA
K Laser Technology Booth 1321
Foils and holographic materials
K Laser Technology (USA) Co., Ltd. (formerly AMAGIC Holographics) will feature its full line of KOLDfoils, HOLOfilms and KASTINGfilm materials. The product range features more than 15 conventional colors, over 48 decorative holographic patterns, and both generic and custom security holographic patterns. All holographic materials are available in both silver or transparent versions.
Garden Grove CA USA
Loparex Booth 1617
Loparex will show Cling Vinyl, an important segment of the demanding graphics market. Loparex’s Lopasil-CK Liners for adhesive-free cling vinyl applications offer improved performance and value for both manufactures and users of cling vinyl graphics. Loparex was at the forefront of developing air egress liner for premium graphics applications. Today, Loparex offers Poly Silk Air release liners with air egress technology for the global spectrum of graphics arts applications.
Cary NC USA
Nilpeter Booth 3105, 3205
At Labelexpo Americas 2012, Nilpeter is “Taking You to the NEXT Level.” Nilpeter says its customers’ challenges are its commitment, and with Nilpeter’s increased focus on technology and innovation, it is optimizing production efficiency and providing customers with great new opportunities in the printing process. Don’t miss the chance to experience Nilpeter’s new developments being launched exclusively at Labelexpo.
Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Booth 711
AVT will present its full range of quality assurance and process control solutions for presses and rewinders, including the PrintVision/Helios II 100% automatic inspection system with additional tools and modules, a complete workflow system and a remove ink control for narrow web offset. SpectraLab is a new add-on module to the Helios II family, featuring in-line spectral measurements according to ISO standards. It provides absolute color measurements to match brand owner’s color standards.
Hod Hasharon Israel
Avery Dennison Booth 119
Label and packaging materials
Visit the Avery Dennison booth during Labelexpo Americas 2012 and discover how its innovations are redefining labeling. Committed to providing converters and brand owners label and packaging materials solutions, Avery Dennison experts will be on-hand sharing information regarding a variety of innovations, including: metalized Global MDO, Avery Dennison ThinStream, Avery Dennison Shrink PS and its extensive Prime Film Portfolio.
Mentor OH USA
Rotoflex Booth 319
Rewinders and diecutters
Rotoflex provides complete inspection, slitting and rewinding solutions. On display will be the compact footprint VSI and newly redesigned VLI rewinders, as well as the accurate DSI diecutter. All equipment features superior inspection capabilities, exclusive Genesis advanced control system and eDrive 2.0, an integrated drive and motion platform for managing web tension and movement from unwind to rewind. Dedicated customer support experts will be on hand to discuss special applications or requirements related to your existing equipment.
Delta Industrial Services Booth 3523
Delta Industrial Services will showcase three converting systems at this year’s Labelexpo. The booth will feature a Delta Spectrum II finishing system and Delta’s new high capacity (18-24") converter. Delta will also participate in the Labelexpo Diecutting Workshop in Hall F, where the company plans to feature the Delta Edge Laser Technology, a system for tool-less precision multiple depth cutting in a single pass.
Minneapolis MN USA
DMS Rotary Booth 857
Hot stamping system
At the show, DMS will be using a 3-color 13" P3 platform press from Mark Andy and will be printing three colors UV plus using a New FV hot stamp system converting up to 350 feet per minute. On display will be other products such as a Torkit for measuring die pressure, embossing tooling, hot stamp tooling, cold pocket technology and patented air bar technology.
Lake Zurich IL USA
Computer Productivity Services Booth 5200
Business management products
CPS is a mid-range ERP software vendor that specializes in the label and flexible packaging industries. CPS features Microsoft Dynamics GP-based print, production, scheduling, sales, marketing, field service, supply chain, financial, payroll and human resource, electronic and credit card payment and web store solutions. CPS is fully Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SQL 2008 certified. Financing is available.
Impreglon Cellramic Booth 3410
Anilox rolls and sleeves
Impreglon Cellramic is a full service anilox manufacturer, providing overall value in new rolls and anilox sleeves, and resurfacing existing rolls/repairing journal bearing surfaces. HQP fiber-optic engravings provide smoother wall texture for better ink release/less plugging/easier cleaning. SS Collars prevent edge chipping. Ask about expedited service. In addition to anilox, Impreglon Cellramic offers release/traction coatings for ink pans, idler rolls and other components.
Milwaukee WI USA
Nuova Gidue Booth 5722
Digital flexo technology
Nuova Gidue s.r.l., a manufacturer of printing and converting machines for the labels and packaging industry, will demonstrate its M5 digital flexo technology, a fully automated system with digital register and print pressure adjustments, with no limitation of printable substrates. Also on-show will be the converting section for self-adhesive labels at high speeds – an advanced press for micro-short runs and very long runs at high speeds (180 m/min) on any label and packaging substrate.
Keene Technology Inc. (KTI) Booth 1040
Splicing, turret rewinders
KTI features a wide range of splicing and turret rewinding systems, including its brand new Modular Converting System. The system includes full and semi rotary diecutting, flexo printing and coating stations, laminating stations, hot/cold foil, inkjet printing, folding carton diecutting, pharmaceutical inspection and error detection. The new equipment line now allows KTI to offer a true turnkey solution to any offline converting application.
South Beloit IL USA
Technicote Booth 1547
Coated paper and film
Technicote is featuring a vast array of new label products at Labelexpo in 2012. Included are digital top coated paper and film label products, wine label products, membership card products and drum label products, along with a variety of additional specialty products.
Miamisburg OH USA
Electromatic Equipment Co. Booth 313
Check•Line’s new LS-LED fixed-mount, linear stroboscopes feature lifetime LEDs that never need replacement, making these high-performance strobes virtually maintenance-free. The company’s LED technology and custom optics deliver industry-leading brightness and uniform light distribution, while its construction can handle the toughest production environments. Three models (LS-5-LED, LS-9-LED and LS-18-LED) can be used singly or combined to accommodate virtually any web width. A complete line of hand-held and fixed-mounted Xenon and LED Strobes are also available.
Cedarhurst NY USA
DigiFlex Ltd. Booth 5321
DigiFlex’s inkjet CtP transforms the quality of analog photo-polymeric plates for flexographic, letterpress, dry-offset and silk screen printing technologies, to the digital era. After creating the image on the plate, the rest of the platemaking process remains unchanged. It is affordable for every printing facility, enhancing its profile. In-house full platemaking results in saving time and money, achieving control over the process, allowing to take more jobs of higher quality, better serving customers.
Kefar Sava Israel
AAA Press International Inc. Booth 947
New flexo press
AAA Press International is exhibiting a two-station print module of the new Legacy-10 press line. This flexo press features “Pod” technology that allows flexo printers to quickly configure the press with in-line combinations of printing, decorating and diecutting in any order. The Legacy 10 press is designed to easily disconnect a single station “Pod” module and install a print, die, hot-foil, rotary screen or digital converting module in 10 minutes or less.
Arlington Heights IL USA
Dice Graphic Technologies/Prototype Booth 5926
and Production Systems
Special application labels
Prototype and Production Systems is displaying its Dice GT full color inkjet module that mounts directly onto existing flexo presses, providing instant digital capability. The system uses existing dies, print stations and tooling. Print full color jobs without plates or set-up. Great for short and medium runs, bar codes and variable data. Less risk, lower investment, faster payback. Dice’s UV inks print to any substrate.
Plymouth MN USA
Lake Image Systems Inc. Booth 5620
Lake Image Systems will be displaying it new suite of variable data inspection tools: Roll Sequence, which is tailored to lanes of labels for presses and rewinders with or without turrets; Roll Review, which allows review of all defects to allow human pass/fail to build remake files; and SheetReader, for complex label layouts from 1 to 300 areas of interest to inspect. All new variable data tools ensure no duplicates.
Henrietta NY USA
CRC Information Systems, Inc. Booth 6012
Business management software
CRC provides comprehensive business management software created specifically for the graphic arts industry. CRC’s latest solution, Nucleus, is designed to provide the tools and information needed to maximize profitability. Nucleus includes fully customizable dashboards, industry-specific job estimating, extensive management reports, fully integrated browser-based CRM, easy-to-use navigation, extensive accounting tools, drag-and-drop production scheduling, comprehensive inventory management, and a complete e-commerce suite.
Scottsdale AZ USA
Nazdar Inc. Booth 455
Inks and coatings
Increasing competition makes choosing the right ink critical to quality and profit. Nazdar has applied 90 years of experience to focus on narrow web ink needs. Nazdar offers ink for a full range of applications, including UV offset, UV letterpress, UV and water-based flexo, and UV rotary screen, as well as UV overprint varnish and water-based coatings.
Shawnee KS USA
Prati Booth 717
Prati will show the VEGAplus Booklet, which was specifically designed for the off-line production of booklet labels and produces five kinds of labels: standard labels, coupon labels, flat, curved and thick booklet labels. This system, covered by a patent, enables label printers to manufacture high-speed one web, one pass BKL and coupon labels with ease. The Saturn Booklet, designed with a sharp linear web path, is the optimum solution to fit the booklet production workflow.
Interflex Laser Engravers Booth 1602
Anilox roll engraving
Interflex Laser Engravers is the industry leader in High-Definition Anilox roll engravings, using the latest in fiber optic laser engraving technology. Interflex offers technical laser engraving innovations to enhance specific print or coating process needs and solutions to dot gain, pin-holing, lack of color density, and other problems. Interflex has a technical alliance with Zecher GmbH in Paderborn, Germany.
Spartanburg SC USA
Precision AirConvey Corp. Booth 5429
The EcoPAC Baler combines streamlined recycling and waste removal with environmental responsibility. Using a proprietary rotary design, this “bale in a bag” system palletizes and condenses matrix or edge trim into a bagged cube for easy removal and recycling. It’s quiet and compact, using 80% less floor space than a traditional horizontal baler, and it self-contains trim to prevent it from entering the outside environment and for easy transport. The EcoPAC Baler is both eco-friendly and economical.
Newark NJ USA
Print Products Booth 354
David Cloud and the Print Products team will be featuring tesa’s new 52018 Plate Mounting Tape – offering better print quality and less edge lift. Stop by the booth for samples of 15 mil plate mounting tapes for the narrow web market. Also compete in the company’s plate mounting challenge for an opportunity to win a free manual plate mounter.
Fenton MO USA
NewPage Corporation Booth 1539
NewPage Specialty Papers products include UniSil release liner base papers as an excellent glassine alternative, as well as UniTherm thermal transfer base papers. Additionally, NewPage offers OptiLabel HB, a high brightness label facestock for multi-purpose high speed labeling applications and a variety of wet strength label papers such as OmniPoint which is designed for use in full wrap or wet glue applications in food, beverage, condiment and large container (glass, PET) applications.
Miamisburg OH USA
BST Pro Mark Booth 837
BST will show a breakthrough in on press color management: Q Spectral. Developed in co-operation with X-Rite, Q Spectral is an on-press spectral color measuring system that measures color from print at full press speeds and gives L, a and b readings that are 100% consistent with X Rite handheld units. BST will also show its new Q Center, the new modular solution to print quality management and productivity optimization.
Elmhurst IL USA
Propheteer International, LLC Booth 1401
Propheteer International has been associated with narrow web flexographic presses for over 40 years and was the first North American press manufacturer to introduce servo press technology at the Labelexpo 2000 in Chicago. The company’s press designs (custom and standard) provide an easy to use platform for production. Form and function combines to allow Propheteer presses to run more jobs, on more stock, with more control.
Lake Zurich IL USA
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Booth 1815
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and its Foundation (FFTA) work to advance the flexographic printing/converting industry through education, training, research, awards and scholarships. The organization conducts annual print/ environmental/technology awards competitions, offers educational seminars & online training programs through its TEST (Technical Education Services Team) program.
Ronkonkoma NY USA
iSys Label Booth 6515
Digital printing products
iSys will have live demonstrations of the APEX 1290 and EDGE 850. Designed with the user in mind, these digital press systems for short to mid run production give you the power to do more in less time. Features include quick changeover technology, coupled with management workflow software that allows operators to stage and print jobs in minutes rather than hours.
Calgary Alberta Canada
NAStar Inc. Booth 1247
NAStar is featuring pressure sensitive specialty products in easy-to-purchase quantities, including T1055 temporary adhesive in linered and linerless constructions. The adhesive removes cleanly from paper or glass; the same label adheres to wood and damp/cold surfaces. Other products include T2 Temporary Adhesive, pattern coated and “hinge” constructions, recyclable and compostable/biodegradable adhesives, Smart DOTS for signage and shelf markers, coupon alternatives (SnapOFFers and ValuOFFERs), and MailNotes labels-USPS approved RPNs.
Middleton WI USA
Sohn Mfg. Booth 3517
Small flexo presses
Sohn Mfg. will be exhibiting small flexo presses, rotary tooling, registration, rotary and semi-rotary diecutters and custom converting equipment at this year’s Labelexpo.
Elkhart Lake WI USA
Davis-Standard LLC Converting Systems Booth 1525
Davis-Standard LLC designs, develops and manufactures coating and laminating equipment, including a wide range of coaters and coating heads like the Series 4000 which offers maximum flexibility, changeovers in 15 minutes or less, and additional cartridges added with no modifications or downtime. Over 50 coating configurations are available. The machinery supports applications such as window protection and optical films, release and adhesive tapes, and special laminated products.
Fulton NY USA
Zeller + Gmelin Corp. Booth 1217
UV flexo inks
Zeller+Gmelin will be introducing its latest UV flexo offering, NUVaflex 36 Series Inks. The 36 Series is a low odor, low migration series of UV flexo inks, meeting global market requirements (FDA 21CFR 170-190 and Swiss SR 817.023.21 regulations) for indirect food packaging. NUVaflex 36 Series inks are designed for all universal applications – films, foils and paperboard. A full line of low odor/migration inks for all application methods are available.
Richmond VA USA
Cerm Management Software Booth 5925
Business automation software
Today’s label printers should expect MIS integration with third-party systems. The Cerm business automation software offers this seamless integration into systems like Esko, Gallus, HP and Xeikon. Cerm will demonstrate the power of its business automation workflow. To see a demonstration, visit the Cerm booth or visit one of Cerm’s preferred partners’ booths.
Roland DGA Corporation Booth 6412
Roland DGA Corporation
Roland will features its newest inkjet printers and printer/cutters for labels, packaging prototypes, specialty graphics and personalization, including VersaUV, VersaCAMM VS and VersaStudio models. Choose from metallic, white and clear ink options for premium custom effects and finishes. VersaWorks RIP software is included with all Roland printers, offering advanced features, including variable data printing, spot color matching and support for multiple Roland devices.
Irvine CA USA
Sanyo Corporation of America Booth 1937
Synthetic paper, films
Sanyo Corporation of America will show its Crisper polyester-based white opaque synthetic paper for various printing and coating purposes (optimal for RFID, smart cards, labels and tags). Also on display will be Shinebeam protective PET films (which are optimal for outside signage and the back sheet of PV modules), Trinc (a new generation of dust and static eliminators), and Heidon, a portable friction meter.
New York NY USA
Colordyne Technologies Booth 5824
Affordable printing systems
Colordyne Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high-speed color print systems powered by Memjet technologies. Colordyne will be showing the CDT-1600 PC Sprint, the first affordable production class printing system of its kind running both pre-diecut labels and non-diecut master rolls for post-print finishing. Colordyne also will be showing its color bench top printers: 1600 S Sheet Fed Printer and 1600 C Continuous Roll Printer.
Brookfield WI USA
Newfoil Machines Limited Booth 1829
Stamping and embossing machines
The fourth generation of Newfoil flat bed hot stamping, embossing and diecutting machines feature integrated motion and safety control. Productivity is doubled with reduced operator input, quicker set-up, reduced waste, lower noise levels, data logging and much more. Speeds up to 18,000 IPH (75 m/m). Web widths of 175, 250, 300 and 340 mm.