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SCREEN Exhibits at Think Smart Factory 2019 in Kyoto

October 17, 2019

SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GA) will take part in “Think Smart Factory 2019 in Kyoto”, to be held at Miyako Messe convention center from November 11 (Mon) to 13 (Wed). SCREEN GA will stage demonstrations linking its high-speed roll-fed inkjet presses with postprocessing systems that introduce several of its latest solutions for book and commercial printing. A wide array of related samples will also be shown. The exhibits will provide a unique opportunity to experience the cutting edge of the printing business.

Exhibit features

eGAN191017img_01.jpg This exhibition will bring together many leading companies, including manufacturers of digital presses and postprocessing systems, that will introduce the technologies required to develop smart print manufacturing. Visitors will be able to experience a range of solutions from MIS and W2P to postprocessing systems that combine multiple vendor.
SCREEN GA will present its latest smart print manufacturing solutions based around its EQUIOS solution platform. EQUIOS eliminates gaps between processes and significantly automates overall print production by linking with various kinds of other software and devices from major solution providers.

Exhibit overview

eGAN191017img_02.jpg■Truepress Jet520NX
The Truepress Jet520NX high-speed roll-fed inkjet press will feature a monochrome option that enables throughput of up to 180 meters per minute. This option will be making its international debut at the exhibition. The system will also be connected inline with Horizon’s Smart Binding System to provide a demonstration of an automated solution for variable perfect binding.
In addition, SCREEN GA will highlight the Truepress Jet520NX’s advantages when linked with EQUIOS. These include its ability to group and print different kinds of books by individual shipping addresses, greatly improving efficiency from order receipt through to sorting and final delivery. EQUIOS is also able to transfer error data for printed materials from an inspection system installed in the engine to postprocessing systems. This function allows rejected items to be automatically removed during processing on the binding line.

eGAN191017img_03.jpg■Truepress Jet520HD series
SCREEN GA will also exhibit a new model added to its Truepress Jet520HD series of high-speed roll-fed inkjet presses, which enable the production of on demand books using offset coated paper and high-quality variable direct mails. The Truepress Jet520HD can be linked to EQUIOS as well as postprocessing systems provided by Horizon, and a variety of samples made with this production line are to be displayed at Think Smart Factory 2019.
These samples will include richly colored, saddle stitched booklets and pamphlets with various sizes and fold processings as well as tourist guides with the sharp, eye-catching photos required for this type of media. Visitors are invited to inspect actual samples output by the above systems, which have outstanding expressive capabilities designed to meet diverse commercial and publishing print needs.

Think Smart Factory 2019 will mark the world debut of Simple Job Controller, a new function for EQUIOS that uses a redesigned GUI to enable easy operation from a tablet device. The software greatly simplifies the execution of commands for job creation and output to CtP, allowing any operator to set up a prepress workflow. This exhibit will also include the demonstration of a hybrid workflow featuring EQUIOS and a digital press supplied by Konica Minolta.

eGAN191017img_05.jpg■CTP Transporter
SCREEN GA will also introduce its CTP Transporter lineup. These plate transfer automation systems eliminate all steps that previously required manual operation, allowing the creation of a fully automated CtP workflow. The range can be linked with EQUIOS to automate operations including printing of job data onto plates, bending of plates for individual presses and sorting of plates. Together, these functions support comprehensive automation of plate transfer, processing and sorting.
Note: This series is only available in Japan.

eGAN191017img_06.jpg ■Proof Jet F1100AQ
The Proof Jet F1100AQ is a high-speed automated inkjet proofing system with the ability to output directly onto offset stock without an anchor coat. The highly anticipated model was released earlier this year in August. Samples printed using both the Proof Jet F1100AQ and an offset press will be displayed for comparison. The exhibit will allow visitors to inspect the new level of proofing now available with the latest technology.
Note: This system is only available in Japan.

SCREEN GA has extended an invitation to Jun woo Jang, president of South Korean company Alaskaindigo, to appear at Think Smart Factory 2019 as a lecturer. Alaskaindigo is involved in a wide variety of print applications such as books, study materials, catalogs, coupons and stickers and is a dedicated user of cutting-edge digital equipment including the Truepress Jet520HD.
Mr. Jang will hold a seminar in which he details his own company’s business model: Total Printing Service and Solution. The key strengths of this approach include resolving issues from planning and design through to production, creating a strong proposal oriented business that makes active use of digital printing, and implementing both comprehensive automation and efficiency measures based on Web to print and process linking.

Lecturer: Jun woo Jang, president of Alaskaindigo
Date and time: November 12 (Tue), 10:30 to 11:15 am
Capacity: 150 attendees
Online reservations (priority will be given to those who preregister)

Note: Truepress and EQUIOS are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. in Japan and/or certain other countries.

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