The PRINTING United Digital Experience Showcases the Latest Advancements in Dry and Liquid Toner Technology

Written November 9, 2020

Categories: Commercial Printing, CP News, Press Release, SM News, Software / Hardware, Supplier & Manufacturer

For Immediate Release  
November 9, 2020

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Third Commercial day of the three-week live event on Tues., Nov. 10, highlights the latest solutions from Duplo USA, Graphic Whizard, HP, day-sponsor Konica Minolta, and Xeikon 


Fairfax, Va. —  The PRINTING United Digital Experience presents highlights in Commercial technology, specifically with a focus on Dry and Liquid Toner solutions, on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The Daily Guide detailing the day’s agenda can be viewed here. Registration to this, and all other days of the powerful online event, is free at digital.printingunited.com

Spotlight On: Commercial - Dry and Liquid Toner 

The third day dedicated to commercial technology, this twelfth day of the PRINTING United Digital Experience, sponsored by Konica Minolta, brings to life the many product launches that OEMs were planning to share earlier this year. As part of the product demos today, attendees will have the unique opportunity to finally see the latest groundbreaking products from Konica Minolta, HP, Xeikon, Duplo USA, and Graphic Whizard.

10:00 a.m. ET — Research: Industry Outlook 
Lisa Cross, Principal Analyst, NAPCO Research presents the latest NAPCO Research survey data exploring the reasons printers are investing in dry and liquid toner devices, and why buyers are specifying work produced on those devices.

Education

10:15 a.m. ET — Keynote Address 
Electrophotography - Digital Print of the Past and Future! 
Presenter: David Zwang, Principal, Zwang & Company 

Toner printing technology and products ushered in the age of digital printing, and then with the introduction of production inkjet, people were starting to write off toner. However, not only is toner still viable, it is going through a renaissance and becoming more competitive, giving inkjet and even analog printing technologies a new run for the money. 

Panel Discussions 

11:15 a.m. ET — Commercial Printers Drive Their Businesses Forward With Toner-Based Digital Printing 
Moderator: Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief, Printing Impressions 
Panelists: David Bennett, President, Bennett Graphics and Lawrence Chou, CEO, Printivity

Amid consolidation in the segment and new approaches for differentiation, successful commercial printing companies are making careful choices to maintain profitability and productivity with toner-based digital printing devices. Join Mark Michelson, editor-in-chief of Printing Impressions magazine, as he discusses with two commercial print owners how dry and liquid toner-based presses are helping drive their success. 

12:30 p.m. ET — Finding Success with Digital Toner- vs. Inkjet Printing Processes. It’s Not Necessarily an “Either/Or” Scenario
Moderator: Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief, Printing Impressions 
Panelists: Cheryl Kahanec, CEO, Quantum Group and Joe Maloy, President and COO, Polaris Direct 

While the emergence of production inkjet printing technology captures the majority of the headlines, dry and liquid toner-based press adoption continues to grow and make technological improvements. Hear from two leading printers who have embraced both digital printing processes within their operations.

New Product Launches and Demonstrations

10:45 a.m. ET — KONICA MINOLTA  
Dino Pagliarello, senior VP, Konica Minolta, gives attendees an exclusive glimpse into the company’s new AccurioPress C14000, a breakthrough in digital, featuring next-generation printing capabilities. Konica Minolta is rethinking and reimagining print to help users enhance experiences and open up new opportunities for growth, ensuring customers come back time and time again.

“Considering the obvious challenges faced by the print industry this year, we are encouraging customers to ‘rethink the future of print,’ and have enjoyed engaging with and supporting printers during the PRINTING United Digital Experience as they further embrace convergence,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning. “Our ongoing investment in growth businesses through our products in categories of decorative print, wide format, high-speed ink, packaging and labeling and production color will create new opportunities for our customers to increase revenue as they recover from the effects of the pandemic.”

11:00 a.m. ET — HP 
HP Inc. will showcase its newest HP Indigo presses designed for print service providers and converters to digitally print significantly higher volumes profitably. The B2-format HP Indigo 100K Digital Press for commercial print, the first press in the new Series 5 platform, is engineered for higher productivity to deliver more than one million B2 duplex sheets per month. The portfolio also delivers continued innovation in additional presses including: the B2 HP Indigo 15K, the HP Indigo 7K, and the HP Indigo 12000 with VP. Value packs with upgrade options will allow existing customers to benefit from these new features and capabilities. 

12:00 p.m. ET — XEIKON 
Xeikon is a spotlight sponsor of the PRINTING United Digital Experience Commercial - Dry and Liquid Toner day, and will showcase the Xeikon SX30000 single pass duplex digital production press during the day’s event. With so many important choices for printers to consider, toner is just as viable offering high productivity for high value applications, according to Donna Covannon, Director of Marketing, Xeikon North America. 

“With the SX30000, Xeikon is first and foremost aiming at high value applications, usually featuring high coverage color content on high-quality papers combined with superior quality requirements. This can be in the book printing segment or high-quality direct mail, but because of the versatility of the technology, it might also be in retail and signage materials, security printing, digital wall decoration and other general commercial print. We are further looking at customers who need higher productivity combined with lower running cost and a compelling overall TCO,” said Covannon.

“We have been the pioneers of dry toner technology, and we continue to see opportunities to further enhance it and improve on it. The technology has been named SIRIUS – after the brightest star in the night sky and in reference to its role in helping people to navigate and set course in various cultures throughout history. We believe this platform will lead the way towards a profitable business for our existing and future customers.” 

12:15 p.m. ET — DUPLO USA 
Si Nguyen, VP of sales for Duplo USA, joins us from the Duplo showroom in Orange County, Calif. Utilizing inkjet technology, the DDC-810 applies a gloss varnish to defined areas of the substrate giving images a raised effect with texture and depth. Its CCD camera recognition system ensures image-to-image registration, and its PC Controller software offers an easy-to-use operation. Performing up to eight slits, 25 cuts, and 20 creases in a single pass, the DC-646 eliminates white borders and prevents toner cracking on fold lines up to 30 sheets per minute, and also offers optional rotary tool and cross perforating modules — both with strike-perforating capabilities — for increased versatility. Processing up to 4,000 sph, the UD-310 utilizes a magnetic cylinder and interchangeable flexible dies that affix to it to process paper, laminates, adhesives, and synthetic stocks up to 400 gsm.

“Duplo USA is a proud sponsor of the PRINTING United Digital Experience,” said Diana Blanco, Marketing Operations/Media Manager, Duplo. “The unique Digital Experience platform allows us to showcase our leading solutions to a worldwide audience and gives customers and those looking to learn more about our cutting edge technology an inside peek at our showroom in Orange County. While we cannot be together in person this year, we are pleased to have the opportunity to share all Duplo has to offer the market, virtually!” 

1:00 PM ET — GRAPHIC WHIZARD 
The Graphic Whizard PT 33LSC is the world’s first fully automated laminator that slits and cuts to finished size, saving hours of trimming and cutting after the laminating process. Designed to meet the demands of the digital short-run printer, the PT 33LSC not only cuts to bleed, but has pouch mode where users can choose their encapsulation size or perform true singled sided laminating with the ability to easily control the curl with the anti-curl device. Automatic setup, productive speeds, and the efficient pile feeder makes for a “set it and forget it” laminating experience.

“Graphic Whizard is eager to show off all that the company has worked so hard to bring to market in 2020 to this global audience, including the preview of a special flatbed die cutter,” said Steve Allen, president and CEO, Graphic Whizard. “PRINTING United Digital Experience attendees will clearly see why Graphic Whizard has such an exemplary reputation for manufacturing and distributing the finest quality finishing equipment. We invite you to join us this day to learn from the best!” 

The PRINTING United Digital Experience – Day 13 Focus on Industrial Printing 
The thirteenth day of PRINTING United Digital Experience will highlight advancements in Industrial Printing. Register for the complete PRINTING United Digital Experience, free, at: digital.printingunited.com.

PRINTING United 2021 Sponsorship

Sponsorship for PRINTING United 2021, being held October 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, is available through Jack Noonan, VP of Business Development, PRINTING United Alliance: jnoonan@printing.org

About PRINTING United Alliance

PRINTING United Alliance is the new entity borne of the merger between Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). In a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially combined in 2020 to create the largest, most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States.

Members now have unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media.

PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. For more information, visit PRINTINGUnited.com.