Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) exhibitors are lining up to show the most cutting edge, in-demand solutions in the industry today at its 40th annual show, being held on Feb. 26-28, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami. Registration is available online at: www.goaexpo.com.
George Ryan, GOA President, says, "GOA is the prominent industry meeting place in North America, South America, Latin America and the Caribbean; everyone looking to invest in their companies, now and in the future.
"GOA is the spot for networking with current and prospective customers. Exhibitors here demonstrate solutions that are in high demand, and that will help companies secure their position in the industry for years to come. We invite all to come see what is in store for this 40th anniversary year."
Graphics of the Americas 2015 Exhibitor Showcase
Technology being displayed at GOA 2015 spans the gamut of applications: offset printing, digital printing, commercial printing, flexo/label printing, wide-format printing, sign printing, book printing, specialty printing, direct-to-garment printing, mailing and fulfillment, bindery/converting, and more.
Exhibitors are starting to share summaries of what they will show in Miami Beach in February, including:
OKI Data, a GOA Platinum Sponsor, will debut both new and enhanced digital printing and finishing systems. Also being demonstrated are select devices from its innovative LED digital color production printing portfolio for use within the graphic arts market.
MGI will show the JETvarnish 3D spot UV coater with in-line digital foiling iFOIL module and the multi-substrate Meteor DP8700 XL+ digital press with the brand new inline DF Pro finishing system.
MGI's JETvarnish 3D is more powerful with a new field upgradeable option, allowing for doubling ("T2") production speeds and the ability to digitally coat up to 300 microns in one pass on formats up to 52x105cm (20x40''). In addition to the increased speed, the new barcode reaction camera system allow users to digitally emboss or spot varnish variable data by reading printed barcodes and recalling the correct images in the workstation to varnish with ease.
The JETvarnish 3D "T2" can be connected to MGI's iFOIL module to create 100 percent digital hot foiling in-line. The iFOIL does not require use of dies, plates or makeready, allowing the innovative duo to create a tactile elegance never seen before in on demand environment.
Rollem will host live demonstrations of its new Delta Short Run Sheet-fed Die Cutter. Attendees will learn more about flexible dies and the variety of products capable of being produced, including boxes, labels, cartons, presentation folders, ID cards, door hangers, and more. Rollem's unique Delta encompasses a wide range of sheet capacities for both digital and offset printing, ranging from 15x20" up to a full B2 24x30" size.
At the GOA Print Shop Live booth, Mutoh will demonstrate its RJ-900X and ValueJet 1638WX technology. The RJ-900X is a compact, affordable and versatile 42" printer; and the 64" Mutoh ValueJet 1638WX is renowned for everyday sublimation printing.
In the Mutoh/3M Vehicle Wrap Center, Mutoh will demonstrate the ValueJet 1624. Also being shown is the ValueJet 1324, a 54" high-performance, small footprint, Eco-solvent printer featuring cutting edge print technology and precision engineering at an affordable price. Attendees will also have the chance to see the ValueCut 1300 cutting plotter and ValueJet 426UF tabletop, UV-LED printer.
USI Inc. will showcase roll and pouch lamination products including WrapSure™, its newest pouch lamination line. The kit includes the WrapSure 12" thermal pouch laminator, 50 WrapSure 3mil letter wraps, 100 vertical luggage tags, and 100 clear plastic loops.
Esko will showcase its full Suite 14 collection of preproduction software tools for packaging, signage and display production; which includes structure software, automated workflow solutions, and 3D visualization. Live demonstrations on the Kongsberg cutting table featuring cutting on various substrates will take place, and attendees will receive free samples!
Konica Minolta Business Solutions will feature its popular bizhub office printers and bizhub PRESS production print solutions at Graphics of the Americas. Attendees will have a first-hand look at the company's award-winning color, and monochrome, multifunctional products (MFPs).
Printware will demonstrate its iJetColor Press family of inkjet presses, powered by Memjet technology. The iJetColor Envelope Press, a compact, table top, 4-color inkjet press, is suitable for supporting production paper stocks as heavy as .02 inch/.5 mm or up to an 8.5" by 17" substrate.
The iJetColor Label Press is also a compact, table top, 4-color inkjet press; in this case supporting production label stocks for product packaging personalization, variable data barcoding, shelf labels, product labels for retail and industrial applications for product personalization.