Many exhibitors presenting digital machines focus on customers from the polygraphy sector as well as on packaging specialists, and especially due to them it is possible to find large-format machines among the innovations presented. A trendy strategy in the field of digital printing is to offer an added value not only in the field of high-quality printing but also the subsequent finishing and refinement. In the case of modern digital printing it is possible to see also the possibilities of digital sleeking, structural varnishing or implementation of metallic effects.
DataLine and HP Indigo
The first digital printing machines of the B2 format were presented already at Drupa 2012 and enjoyed an enormous interest. The development of large-format digital machines has further continued since that time. The Dataline Technology company will present the unique printing machine “HP Indigo 12000” in the Czech Republic for the first time. One of large benefits of this technology is the possibility of implementation of jobs at larger volumes at a digital machine of the B2 format. Another advantage of the B2 format is naturally the printing of the jobs which cannot be suitably implemented on the A3+ machine in terms of formats. This may typically concern printed matters of the A4 format in a landscape form, book wrappers, folders with turnovers and other products. Another possibility is the printing of boxes which could be implemented on smaller machines in a very limited way only, and printing of bags which could not be implemented at all. The printing of posters is a matter-of-course.
Konica Minolta and added value of printing
Besides its current range of digital printing machines of the AccurioPress series, the well-known digital technology market player, Konica Minolta, will present at the Exhibition Centre also the application aimed at extended reality and known as KM Vision, Calso printing calculations or examples of the industrial use of inkjet printing heads “Konica Minolta”. Various possibilities of advanced refinement and finishing will not be missing either. From this product range the company will present there various possibilities of digital 3D finishing of prints by using the MGI JetVarnish technology, with applications of UV varnish and metallic foils. A benefit is easy and fast application of partial pressure. Basically it is sufficient to specify the places which need emphasising or application of the 3D effect and the JETVARNISH 3DS machine will apply partial pressure with the help of Konica Minolta inkjet heads. This means that the entire process takes place without any complicated preparation and thanks to the UV technology the output is immediately cured and prepared for further processing. Thanks to the fact that digital printing (unlike conventional prints) facilitates personalisation of prints without any additional cost increase, every printout may have its unique design.