GRAPHCOM Open House in Thessaloniki, October 14th & 15th "Going Digital with new applications"

Published Monday, 19 September, 2011

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Leading Balkan printing companies meeting at the “1st Balkan Open House – Going Digital with new applications” by GRAPHCOM, Thessaloniki, October 14th & 15th



A unique chance to meet with the leading Balkan printing companies and exchange opinions and experiences on the current situation of the printing industry and the emerging business opportunities – this is what the “1st Balkan Open House – Going Digital with new applications” is all about.


The event will take place in Thessaloniki, October 14th & 15th, and is co organized by GRAPHCOM, GRAPHCOM.RS d.o.o (Serbia) and GRAPHCOM.AL.Ltd (Albania), with the support of MGI and Seiko. During the two-day event, the organizers aim to stimulate a creative brainstorming through an open discussion; for this reason they have asked key players and independent experts in the field of graphic arts and visual communication to participate. Sales and Product Managers from MGI and Seiko together with professional printers will form the speakers’ panel, while members from the Local & Balkan Printing & Packaging Unions and editors from leading graphic arts magazines will join them at the open discussion following the presentations.


The Balkan printing industry today, worldwide market trends, digital printing and new potential through innovative applications and markets are the main topics for discussion among participants and experts - the list naming some of the most prestigious printing companies in Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Albania, FYROM and Cyprus. Meanwhile, in a separate exhibition area, the audience will get an extensive product tour on the new digital printing & finishing solutions by MGI and Seiko, starting with the new Meteor DP8700 XL digital press, in its official launch at the Balkan market.


The new Meteor DP8700 XL is the latest member of the Meteor family of 4-color multi-substrate digital presses, with worldwide installations at customers within key markets such as commercial printing, in-plants, plastic card manufacturers, book printers, photo printers, governments and many others.


While it incorporates the key features that make the Meteor series the most versatile in the industry, including laser-safe prints, true multi-substrate versatility for paper, plastics and envelopes, offset comparable output and no click charge, the Meteor DP8700 XL also includes new features designed to maximize production and optimize ease of operation, such as:


-          Largest sheet size among sheet fed digital presses (up to 330x1020 mm)

-          Largest print size, up to 321 x 1011mm (Super Format)

-          Superior output quality up to 3600 dpi/270 lpi

-          Powerful RIP including 20 regular line screens & 5 stochastic ones

-          A wide range of coated or uncoated substrates: Paper (70-350gsm, including standard offset media), Plastic (100-400 μ), Envelopes (C5, DL & C4, with/without window)

-          Increased production speed for up to 4,260 A4/letter pages per hour and up to 2,280 A3 pages per hour

-          Superior output quality at 3600 dpi (8 bit printing) and more than 20 line screen variations ranging from 95 to 270lpi, plus stochastic. Users also have the option to choose up to 2 different line screens within the same print job.

-          High capacity integrated pneumatic loader

-          New auto-adjusting offset feeder table, which eliminates skew and keeps registration consistent at an industry-leading ±0.2mm (L-R)

-          Infrared system for an improved productivity

-          New high-definition dry toner, silicon-free, finer grained

-          The new EnvelopExpress Pro®, featuring an updated design for the Meteor DP8700 XL, increases production capabilities and improves job efficiency (optional)

-          Monthly duty cycle of 600.000 pages

-          Powerful Fiery® RIP for maximum processing power and graphics management. Support for VPS & PPML 2.2, plus Adobe PostScript Level 3, TIFF and PDF, JDF compliance, as well as APPE (Adobe PDF Print Engine).


Other key features of the Meteor DP8700 XL include a built-in light table and a standard spectrodensitometer for a professional color calibration.


Special applications with spot varnishing will also be produced in MGI’s award-winning JETvarnish, the only commercially available and patented digital inkjet spot UV coater with a worldwide install base, which includes book/yearbook printers & publishers, finishing houses, large commercial shops and package printers.


The 2011 edition includes:


-          Sheet size capabilities up to 52 x 105cm now offered as a standard feature. Ideal for packaging, tri-folds, calendars, banners…

-          Addition of a 2nd print line to be used with either a single ink color (perfect for barcodes and other Variable Data Printing applications) or a 2nd coating formula

-          Left and right guides which allow for alignment to offset gripper marker on either side of the sheet, resulting in the most precise registration +/- 200 microns

-          New matt varnish formula (optional)

-          New Spot Varnish Editor software with JETvarnish Cost Calculator, for a more efficient production planning.