Print 05 & Converting 05 (September 9-15, in Chicago) will focus on the link between commercial printing and package printing, with many exhibitors offering equipment suitable for both, sometimes within the same machine.
According to show organizer GASC: “Commercial printing equipment manufacturers have seen that some of the needs of package printers can be met by similar quality equipment to that used by commercial printers with some specific alternations or modifications. This cross-over approach is one that commercial printers are using to diversify their own service offerings, differentiate and expand their businesses.”
GASC says this trend is reflected in the Print 05 & Converting 05 event, which “blends commercial printing equipment and package printing equipment on the same exhibit floor”. Show visitors will be able to compare features and specifications of the various presses directly, and see “a multitude of options” from different manufacturers in the same place.
Exhibitors offering products suitable for both high quality commercial work and package printing include Bobst, Creo, Esko-Graphics, Gallus, Heidelberg, Kampf, KBA, Komori, MAN Roland, and Standard Paper Box.
Eric Frank, vp marketing for KBA-North America, comments: “We’ve seen the lines between commercial work and package production increasingly blur over the last few years, and have expanded our portfolio to offer equipment that is more flexible to the end user over a wider range of jobs and substrates”.
Print 05 & Converting 05 will encompass over 750,000ft2 of exhibits presented by 800 companies from around the world.
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