Ipex, the international trade show, returns to the NEC in Birmingham this month with 140 print exhibitors.
The focus of the 2017 expo is technology and innovation in action, meaning active demonstrations and an emphasis on exhibitors bringing their machines on-site for customers to see.
HP user group Dscoop are collaborating with Ipex to host an “event within an event” which will include networking, education and tutorial sessions hosted by industry experts and solution providers, but only open to Dscoop members.
Among the exhibitors showcasing technology for the event will be Apex Digital Graphics, which will debut the RMGT Ryobi 928P press, which is equipped with LED-UV curing. It will also premiere three new CTP systems from Cron, including a B1 UV device that will be producing plates for the 928P.
Watkiss Automation and Xerox reseller Zerographic are set to collaborate on a technology demonstration that will showcase a full production journey from job input to finished booklet output. The display will include a new Watkiss PowerSquare PSQ160X bookletmaker and a Xerox Versant 3100 Press.
Ricoh has also just signed up to exhibit.
Other exhibitors include Friedheim International, launching the MBO K80 high-speed combination folder and the Bograma Servo 550 Basic short-run die-cutter for the first time in the UK. Duplo’s stand will host the international launch of its DuSense DDC-810 sensory coater that uses inkjet technology to print clear UV spot varnish and create a variety of effects.