Home' New Zealand Printer Magazine : June 2013 Contents 35
Screen's digital label press pulled
THE world premiere of Screen's
new UV digital label press
generated high interest at the
Peter Scott, managing
director of Screen Australia, said,
"At 50mpm Screen's reputation
for engineering excellence the
new press was certain to be a
drawcard, I just underestimated
how many printers would be
on the stand."
Scott said the UV press will
print onto a range of o -the-
shelf media, with no need to
prime it rst. He says, It is UV
ink so in theory should print on virtually anything.
Web width on the new digital label press is variable
between 100mm-350mm, with a wide gamut of inks. Screen
is looking at inline nishing, although Scott said most people
have told him they would stick with o line.
Screen also had a busy time with visitors interested in its
Jetpress 520 inkjet web on the oor.
Tharstern brought its updates to PacPrint
DEMONSTRATIONS of the latest version of
EstimatePRO took centre stage at Tharstern's stand.
Using the software's Product Con gurator, estimators
run through a user-de ned check list of options for a
chosen product, typically inputting information such
as materials, pages, quantities and sizes. The system
then works out the most e cient equipment and
imposition for that product. It provides cost, sales
margin and sell price comparisons for every possible
imposition on each suitable press. It warns the user
if the entered details are actually outside of the print
shop's capabilities, to avoid surprises downstream.
Tharstern also launched its iPad app PRIMO Live. It
uses the same intelligent quoting engine of Estimate
PRO. Sales can create a quote and give the customer a
production and price perfect quote instantly and on
the spot. Tresta Keegan, managing director, Tharstern
Australasia, said, "PRIMO Live allows a sales team
to become self-su cient by quickly and accurately
creating fully priced production-ready quotes
whilst out of the o ce. PRIMO Live is also rich with
dashboards, CRM and Task features. Estimate PRO has
been used successfully in live environments for over
six months now."
HP shows off its new digital B2 sheetfed Indigo
PACPRINT proved to be a success for HP with
the sale of a HP Indigo 10000 to Aussie print
company Bambra Press, which now joins
Courtney Colour as the only two companies in
Australasia to so far have the new printers.
HP joined its ANZ distributer the Currie
Group to showcase the B2 format sheetfed HP
10000 digital press.
On the largest stand at the event, they also
showed the HP Indigo 76000, 5600, 35550 and
the WS6600 digital presses.
HP hosted a media brie ng attended by
Currie Group managing director David Currie
and HP's general manager of its Indigo division
Bar-Shany said, "The new HP Indigo's have
been successful for us and we are anticipating
the arrival of the newer and bigger versions
in mid-2014. The Currie Group has been
performing superb in the Australia and New
Zealand markets and we are proud to have them
as our distributer.
HP also worked with the Currie Group to
deliver a range of printing seminars.
Topics included Printing intelligently;
Scaling your digital platform: The Power of
web-to-print; Driving business growth through
B2 digital o set; Making print relevant with
Data and Colour; Print your future with digital
photos; Accelerate your business with photo
products; The next big thing in photo; Global
trends in labels and packaging; Work ow and
MIS in labels and packaging; Opportunities in
the changing publishing landscape; and Global
trends in publishing.
David Currie from the Currie Group (second
from left) and Alon Bar Shany from HP
Indigo's division (r) with HP representatives
Tharstern team at PacPrint, from left: Matt
Murray, projects consultant; Tresta Keegan,
managing director, Tharstern ANZ; Darryl,
technical director; Dylan Wheeler, technical
Interest: Peter Scott,
managing director Screen
Australia, with the new
Screen L350UV digital
Safe and easy handling
specialist Kockums showed
its lifting technology
designed to make handling
easier and safer.
Shaun Raebel, project
engineer at Kockums,
said, "Our vacuum lifters
and electric lift carts are
imported as components
from Sweden and we
manufacture the structure
in Australia. We do the installations and consult at the
clients' premises to determine the best solution for them.
We are not catalogue sellers and we provide full service and
"Just walking around the convention centre, we
have seen people struggling with rolls of material. There
is potential for injury in print, packaging and signage
businesses with materials that require lifting. "
"Any company that is handling material that weighs
more than 20kgs should look at what we o er. Basically,
this is a lot safer. Worksafe has determined that the average
cost of a back injury is about $45,000 -- the statistics are
readily available on its website. We supply to food, timber,
manufacturing, and chemical industries and we can see
a need in print, packaging and signage industries. The
vacuum lifters we have on display were the rst in the
"The show has been worthwhile for us. We have received
a good volume of enquiries."
A safe and easy lift: Shaun
Raebel, project engineer;
Cindy Smit, exhibitor
a new solution that
it said ensured fewer
longer blanket life,
fewer blanket replacements and greater dot
The company was showing its new
combined blanket and underpacking, with
Böttcher and Italian company Finito joining
forces to pre-package the blanket with the
Mitch Mulligan, Böttcher's managing
director and a frequent visitor to New
Zealand, says that the complete blanket and
underblanket package also eliminates the
need for press operators to have to change
the underpacking each time they change the
blanket saving time and money.
Böttcher is also a supplier of printing
press rollers for the likes of Heidelberg, KBA,
manroland, Ryobi and Komori presses. It also
supplies a full range of approved pressroom
chemistries rand cleaning products along with
the BöttcherTop range of printing blankets.
Konica Minolta cements
place in print
KONICA Minolta uesed this PacPrint to cement
its place, with hardware and software launches.
The company's bizhub Press 6000 will now
print on a sheet 1200x330mm, enabling eight
The company showed its second generation
HC printer, the 70HC, with its vivid colour gamut.
Konica Minolta says its colour management
solutions increase productivity by allowing a
faster more cost e ective turnaround of jobs,
by reducing set up times and o ering complete
consistency over re-runs."
The colour management solutions integrate
with Konica Minolta's bizhub Press colour
print systems. It o ers di erent levels of colour
The rst level of colour management
addresses the challenges of matching colour
with printed output from another bizhub press,
or from locations interstate, by maintaining
colour engines to a speci c standard which is
monitored remotely. The second level ensures
printed image density will not deteriorate over
the length of a run through a self-adjusting
engine which maintains the original density
value. The nal level of colour management
delivers standardised colour quality across
multiple engines, di erent brands of digital
printing systems and across di erent geographic
familiar face to
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