by Industrial Print Magazine Staff
Focusing on the future, the industry zones in on the added value and potential the latest in finishing and embellishment bring to all segments of print.
Above: Look to Xerox in booth 801 for new opportunities to simplify production of print embellishments.
Presented by the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), Amplify is a first-of-its-kind event that takes place from June 14 to 16, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN.
Targeting print finishers and binders, carton and label manufacturers, digital and offset printers, direct mail service providers, greeting card and invitation manufacturers, book and publication producers, and creatives and brand owners, Amplify aims to connect all contributors in the print finishing cycle, from design and embellishment to binding and direct mail.
Throughout the three-day event, attendees are invited to take part in educational tracks on UV coatings, direct mail, digital decorating, metallic decorating, value-added sales for print, cannabis packaging, workflow improvements in folding carton finishing, and bindery efficiencies.
From the Technology Zone with live interactive equipment demonstrations, to the expansive exhibit hall with the industry’s leading brands, to educational seminars led by experts, and beyond—Amplify is where it all happens.
Within the Technology Zone, exhibitors offer interactive equipment demonstrations. Here’s some insight on what to expect.
Bobst, booth 319, showcases both NOVAFOIL and NOVAFOLD at Amplify to provide an opportunity for attendees to hear about Bobst’s latest hot foil stamper and folder gluer technology. INFO# 180
Duplo USA, booth 201, displays its print embellishment and packaging solutions. Experience the DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater to produce applications with an added dimension of tactile effects, spot coating, and texturing on demand. See the DPC-600 Digital Die Cutter in action and learn how you can enter brand new markets by producing custom boxes and pocket folders, as well as point of purchase retail displays in shorter runs. INFO# 181
Heidelberg, booth 506, presents information on its range of commercial and packaging finishing solutions—including Stahlfolder and POLAR. Its industry experts are on hand to discuss Heidelberg solutions for die cutting, foil stamping, and folding gluing—with a special focus on the capabilities of the Diana GO 85. INFO# 182
KAMA GmbH, booth 321, exhibits with its U.S. distribution partner, Absolute Printing Equipment. The event hosts the U.S. premiere of the KAMA ProCut 76 Foil die cutting and embellishment machine, Packaging Edition. The German-based machine manufacturer further developed the all-in-one machine with the new generation of KAMA’s patented, tool-free stripping and blanking system and the AutoRegister AR3 with skew adjust for a perfect print-to-cut registration. Also displayed, the rapid positioning system KAMA CPX 76. INFO# 183
KURZ, booth 825, showcases the DM-UNILINER. DIGITAL METAL creates digitally printed labels and packaging with real metallic embellishments. As part of this system matched technology family, the KURZ DM-UNILINER provides flexibility and efficiency for roll-to-roll application processes. This stand-alone unit produces extremely high gloss effects on coated and uncoated substrates for maximum flexibility for printers and converters. The DM-UNILINER is an inkjet on transfer technology that is unmatched in the industry today. The result is a breathtaking metallic embellishment that is 100 percent sustainable and recyclable. INFO# 184
Nobelus, booth 805, presents the Komfi Amiga 36 Laminator, a fully automated production unit with on demand and long-run versions. This bottom-feed model includes a variety of features, including inline perforation, inline film slitting, burst separation, and a sleeking attachment that enables variable data foiling. Demonstrations showcase Karess 1.2 mil Laminate, which has a premium, velvety soft touch; EcoElement CLS Laminate, a completely plastic-free option made from responsibly sourced wood pulp; and SmudgeProof Laminate, a smooth, scuff-resistant OPP that hides fingerprints for flawless presentation. Each laminate accepts a variety of post-print embellishments, including spot UV, embossing, and stamping. INFO# 185
Rollem International, booth 520, hosts live demonstrations on the Insignia6 sheet-fed rotary die cutter. This feature-packed system delivers die cutting, kiss cutting, scoring, perforating, embossing, matrix removal, and optional inline folding and gluing. It’s fast and easy to operate using flexible dies. Die cut, strip, and deliver folding cartons, packaging inserts, labels, photo cards, card carriers, component overlays, and the list goes on. The Insignia6 is manufactured in the U.S. and sold and serviced by Rollem technicians. INFO# 186
Scodix, booth 605, is excited to take part in this comprehensive new event, which aims to bring specifiers and brands together with finishers and converters. The Scodix booth features customized posters personalized for attendees as well as samples on hand that explore its nine application methods. It offers scheduled demonstrations at Carlson Printing, a short drive from the event, and will be arranging transport and refreshments for all demonstration registrants. There, it showcases the new 40-inch Scodix digital enhancing solution with interactive print projects. INFO# 187
Skandacor, booth 225, showcases its speciality finishing and embellishment solutions designed to help grow, expand, and diversify your business. Come see its systems run live in the technology zone and learn how you can successfully bring digital label printing with speciality finishing in house economically. INFO# 188
THERM-O-TYPE, booth 831, demonstrates the NSF Excel Mk II foil stamping, embossing, and die cutting press. THERM-O-TYPE is a leading manufacturer of digital finishing equipment. Products include Glue-Tech sheet-to-sheet gluing machines, RDC-Flex rotary die cutter, and the Zip line of programmable cutter/slitter/creasers. INFO# 189
Xerox, booth 801, offers new opportunities to simplify production of print embellishments and provide new value to clients. Print silver, gold, mixed metallics, clear, white, and fluorescents inline with traditional CMYK printing and make your piece stand out from the crowd with increased impact. With the ability to produce short runs and custom individual pieces without any secondary equipment or processes, digital embellishments offer a whole new world of possibilities. INFO# 190
See You There
After a long hiatus from in-person events, we’re happy to have the opportunity to walk the show floor in Minneapolis, MN. We hope to see you there! IPM
Jun2022, Industrial Print Magazine