Graffica welcomes new supplier launches at drupa

Neil Southerington, owner of printing packaging and converting company, Graffica is excited to announce new launches from suppliers Kolbus, Century Machinery and Wonder Digital at drupa.

“My three major suppliers all have a strong presence, with large stands, and multiple exhibits including genuine new releases,” says Southerington.

“Because of the delay in drupa timing, it seems many things have happened, and advances in technology marches on, with companies chomping at the bit, to get their latest and greatest out there on the world’s biggest stage,” continues Southerington.

First Graffica supplier, Kolbus has always been a major presence at drupa and Southerington says it has several new machines, including a wide format Flexo printer slotter / die cutter and the all-new built ground, custom box maker BX Motion 2600.

Southerington says the Kolbus BX Motion will interest the ANZ market, where custom boxes in short runs are the norm.

“The Motion 2600 offers many integrated great features in one relatively small footprint, with one operative. To name but a few features – multiple out in length and width. Built in lead edge feeder, in-line gluing, in-line digital or Flexo print, waste removal and shredding, and much more. Kolbus also has an array of machines in the Luxury packaging sphere,” says Southerington.

In addition, Graffica supplier, Century Machinery will launch the new model 1060Q high-speed die cutter, 8,500 s.p.h., with a thinplate system and triple-action stripping, at Hall 10 C01. The large-format 1850 semi-auto die cutter and the new 1670 fully auto machine will also be demonstrated.

“Century Machinery is a well-known name in ANZ with 13 installations to date, mostly in the larger formats fully auto and semi-auto 1050 to 2500,” said Southerington.

In Hall 5 D 08, Wonder Digital will display the WD 200 Single-pass high-speed water-based printer with UV coater and slotting with Rotary die cutting in line. Southerington says this is a first and must see for ANZ packaging companies. The single pass high res UV printer Printmaster, as well as the multipass WD 250- 32A high res printer ideal for shorter run corrugated and folding cartons will also be displayed.

“Wonder Digital has exhibited at many drupa shows in the past, being very early suppliers of corrugated and carton board printers to the world and the first to incorporate slotting and die cutting in-line,” says Southerington.

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