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showcased its latest
equipment with the Apex
1290 digital label press
and the new Swift Color
Label digital inkjet colour
Ali Rezaki, sales and
said, "We have digital
equipment and digital
nishing equipment on display and we are using
PacPrint to put our name out there for label printers
and live web printers and give them the knowledge
that we have products that can save them money
and do the job for them."
Gulmen showed the Apex 1290 digital label
press ideal for short to mid run production and the
Swift Color Label S digital inkjet colour printer.
Rezaki said, "The Swift Color prints at speeds of
200mm per second and has a 1200dpi. It is a multi-
colour printer with a single pass printhead design
which are ideal for end users, not just label printers
but for people to use labels on jars and bottles."
Ali Rezaki (l) and
Optimus in the Cloud
are adopting the
Optimus Cloud in big
numbers, according to
its managing director
launched at drupa last
year, was the highlight
of the PacPrint stand.
Essentially, it allows a sales rep to connect into the
Optimus MIS Dash over the internet wherever he
or she is.
Bissett said, "This means if the rep is with a
customer he can give instant quotes by using their
tablet or smartphone to connect into the Dash. This
means instant buying decisions. There is no 'We'll
get back to you with a quote in a couple of days.' It
is there and then, meaning it is much easier to win
Optimus Cloud also allows online ordering and
online stock ordering.
Bissett added, "Optimus Cloud is a powerful
sales tool that takes the print o ce to the
In the Cloud: Nicola
Bissett, CEO Optimus
Kalker runs Super Stitch
range of stitching
wire for the
for book binding
with the new
machine on display
for the rst time.
national sales manager, DSM Kalker said, "The new
Super Stitcher is appropriate for book binding, it runs
at a variety of speeds and up to 100 to 200 books
an hour can be stitched. It is targeted at small to
medium size printers."
The Super Stitch wire stitching machine model
JW-35 has automatic threading and a single table
equipped with adjustable side and back guides.
It requires round wire for all applications, and has
a wire snipper for increased threading e ciency.
"We hope to generate as much interest as
possible in wire and in our new machine and
hopefully we can reach out to new customers and
service their requirements," concluded Kalker.
Daniel (l) and Herman Kalker
with Super Stitch
Kingtech introduces its KTM UV Digital Coater
KINGTECH Machinery had its KTM 350 UV
gloss coater on display as part of the Lanier
stand. Clyde King, director, Kingtech said,
"We showed the new KTM 350 multi-pattern
coater suited for small to medium sized
copy shops but it also has other applications
suited for the commercial print industry.
"The machines are made to our order
and our speci cations, the lamp is custom
made for us in the UK and the re ector
is also made in the UK. The UV varnish is
manufactured locally in Melbourne. The
main features of the machine is the result
that you get, it gives you a million dollar
result for a low cost. It will coat digital or
o set prints and give it a deep shiny gloss/
matt protective nish either in ood or
stunning embossed look patterns that has to
be appreciated, and is under $10,000."
"Lanier heard about our product and we
did some samples for them which they loved
and they basically said we have to have that
machine on the Lanier stand to show our
customers. We have had a great result, there
has been a lot interest in our machine both
from commercial printers that run digital
machines and also digital printers."
Clyde King with the KTM 350
Quote & Print keeps clients mobile
SOFTWARE expert Quote & Print had
news about its new cloud-based solutions,
keeping busy with enquiries from visitors.
Shanti Kumar, managing director of
Quote & Print, says, "We have a team of
eight sta working on the new cloud-based
product. It will run on three platforms:
Apple, Android and Microsoft, meaning
print companies will not have to invest in
expensive IT equipment. They can use their
smart phones, iPads and so on, while they
talk to their clients.
"It makes print selling mobile. Ours is
one of the oldest and largest manufacturing
industries in the world but we can't keep
sitting at our desks. We need to go to our
customers and talk to them and help them
with their business, so we can help them
with their web design; help them with their
prepress; advise them on the post press and
"You must go the extra mile: be a
strategic business partner. You can do that
by making it easy for your customers; help
your customers to help their customers. For
instance, when a print business goes to their
customer and say, 'We will help design a
marketing programme for your customers,'
that business is saying: 'I will help you grow
your business.' That is where the industry is
going; providing information, anytime and
Shanti Kumar, managing director of
Quote & Print, sees future for print in
Jet launched digital labels
JET Technologies launched the
new Screen L350UV digital UV label
press at the show, which o ers
print speed at 50mpm, a 350mm
web width and there is no need for
Jet managing director Jack
Malki, said, "Screen has unrivalled
engineering prowess in imaging
technology and this press combines
upper fast output with consistent
quality and reliability of production.
Jet showed the Italian built Ecosystem laminator, whic has a non-
stop feeder and a non-stop stacker, as well as the use of higher pallets,
up to 1600 mm high.
Malki said, "The large diameter lm rolls and rotating lm shaft
allow users to reduce make readies to a minimum."
He added that the Modulo thermal laminators can process all
types of thermal lms such as OPP, PET, acetate with gloss, matt,
metalised or holographic nish.
He concluded, "Most of them can be tted with a productive, laser
guided hot knife for separation of metalized or structured lms.
Jack Malki (r)
Digital paper from Icon and BJ Ball
BJ Ball's Icon business was busy throughout the show, with digital
printers discovering they could have their paper supply managed
externally through the iConsignment solution.
The Icon concept is for BJ Ball to stock a printer with its paper,
the printer then uses the paper, each time it opens a ream the printer
scans it, and when stocks have been drawn down to a certain level
it triggers an auto replenishment function at BJ Ball and the paper
merchant automatically sends new stock.
The company said that the iConsignment solution is designed
to make life easy for digital printers. Print and copy shops don't have
to worry about reordering, they can keep their focus on selling and
producing. Of course if they need to order extra reams for a big job
they can do that.
The paperstocks supplied by BJ Ball for digital printing have all
been created for that process, and are suitable for both dry toners and
the Indigo process.
BJ Ball has a range of papers for digital printers. The company
added that the iConsignment solution means that small print business
owners will be assured they always have stock to print.
BJ Ball will even supply the racking for the reams.
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