With Print4All, show organiser Fiera Milano offers a new event show concept to the printing and converting industries. Flexo & Gravure Global asked some exhibitors about their opinion concerning their assessment of the new concept and their individual expectations and products on display.
Federico d’Annunzio – Strategic products marketing director web-fed business unit Bobst (Source: Bobst)
1) What are your expectations for Print4All?
The innovative format of Print4All, which fosters cross-industry synergies, and its co-location with the events in The Innovation Alliance, which combines different but interrelated production sectors, makes attendance an attractive proposition for both exhibitors and visitors. For this reason, we expect it to be a busy event with the potential for developing interesting contacts amongst a wider spectrum of different stakeholders in the supply chain. Print4All is a great opportunity to bring Italian and foreign printers and converters in the flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugate industries up to date with the constant flow of innovations and upgrades that are distinctive features of Bobst production.
2) Why should industry professionals attend?
For all the reasons stated above: the co-located exhibitions are a global showcase of the technology of today and tomorrow across the entire supply chains of a range of sectors: from graphic arts; commercial and industrial printing; packaging and labels to plastics processing; logistics and distribution.
3) What will be special or unique about this trade show and conference?
The extent of the integrated exhibition offer is a distinctive element. The content of the show also benefits greatly from the main Italian industry associations pooling together to collaborate with the show organizer.
4) What will your company be highlighting and showcasing?
We will demonstrate how we continue to improve on our achievements supporting converters to meet the challenges that they have to contend with in their markets. For Bobst web-fed technologies, visitors will be interested to hear about the Bobst 20Seven launched in February 2018, which delivers expanded process consistency in CI flexo printing, both with conventional and extended colour gamut seven-colour printing. The latter is a very topical issue in the industry and Bobst offers its longstanding experience in narrow-web inline UV flexo printing alongside Bobst Digital Automation and the REVO Digital Flexo concepts. Information on the new K5 Vision vacuum metallizer, processes like the AluBond and the AlOx Conversion, and the new extended range of CO coating machines will also be highlighted. Bobst organises an open house in the competence centre in S. Giorgio Monferrato, to run alongside the show. The Mastercut 106 PER 3.0 die-cutter features production speeds up 11,000 sheet/h and new generation devices that optimise the line performance. The Masterfoil 106 PR, and the new Masterfold 75 I110 lead on performance and innovation in hot foil stamping and folding- gluing respectively. Also in the foreground will be inline systems such as the Accucheck for zero fault packaging, the Accubraille for Braille embossing and the Speedwave 3 for high-speed production of crash-lock bottom boxes. Bobst will also provide information on its latest equipment service packages.
5) What else are you looking forward to seeing, learning or being a part of at Print4All?
We look forward to the opportunity provided by the event to engage on a broad scale with a wide range of customers, prospects and suppliers to understand the challenges facing the industries and market sectors we serve that Bobst can support.