Rahul @Drupa: 35 Indian firms at show. Line O Matic to make a mark

Rahul Kumar will be attending the 2016 Drupa Media Conference from 29 February to 2 March in Düsseldorf.

03 Feb 2016 | By Rahul Kumar

35 Indian companies have confirmed their presence as exhibitors. Indigo Prints is the new name in the list.
The company that’s stealing the limelight is, Ahmedabad-based Line O Matic which is at the show for the first time. The ISO 9001:2008 company, has booked 300 sq/m area which will showcase the fully automatic exercise book machine (Bolt RB104) with 500 meters per minute and having 60 converting strokes. Readers of PrintWeek will recall the same kit was the cynosure of all eyes during the PrintPack India 2015 exhibition.
To-date, Line O Matic has installed more than 2,000 machines across the globe. A company spokesperson says Line O Matic is committed to provide technologically superior product and high-quality services to achieve total customer satisfaction.
Line O Matic’s production facility is spread over 200,000 sq/ft area in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Indigo Prints at 600 microns
Established in 1994, New Delhi-based Indigo Prints has also confirmed its presence in Drupa 2016. Indigo prints plastic cards, laminated printed plastic cards and PVC cards. 
The digital printing company manufactures and exports plastic cards, which have their applications in access validation, attendance marking, authority identification, among others. 
Indigo Prints is capable to print up to 600 microns of any material, HICO and LOCO encoding, silkscreen printing and high-speed inkjet imaging. 
Meanwhile, here is what the big daddies are planning. 
Komori and its Open New Pages
Komori is evolving from a specialist printing press manufacturer to a print engineering service provider (PESP). The Japan-based company will expand the new potential of printing by offering offset presses, digital printing systems, printed electronics (PE), materials and equipment. 
Further, Komori will evolve in innovative ways by aiming for “connected print’.  
“Komori will exhibit a lineup of hardware that includes offset presses, digital printing systems, and post-press equipment, along with software products for the integrated control of these systems as well as K-Supply products that support quality and productivity. Satoshi Mochida of Komori, says, “We will also present proposals of new business models by demonstrating values and solutions created by connecting these products.” 
Add more KBA at Drupa
Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) plays a decisive role in print applications with its broad range of technological offerings for various print markets from banknotes, through manifold packaging solutions to magazines and newspapers. This is why “Add More KBA to your day” is the press manufacturer’s slogan for Drupa 2016.
Claus Bolza-Schünemann, president and CEO, says, “Together with our customers, we make the world more colourful by transferring ink with a high level of precision onto a raft of everyday products. We wish to back this claim with our Drupa motto and our trade fair stand.”  
KBA 4.0 is the company’s strategy to make its customers even more profitable by taking advantage of increasing digitalisation with new products and services. KBA develops additional potential for added-value from existing digital data. The first results will be unveiled at the trade show. The focus here is on performance, reliability, quality and economy. 
At Drupa 2016, the KBA will be in its usual place in Hall 16 (Stand C47) presenting new and enhanced products, processes and service offerings. 
Irodori at RMGT
At Drupa 2016, RMGT (Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology) will introduce its new symbol mark, new corporate message, and a lineup of printing equipment featuring a new uniform design inspired by the exhibit theme of “Irodori — colouring the world together.” 
The exhibit will feature three press models, the RMGT 10, 1,050 mm format offset press and RMGT 9, A1-size offset press, both with an LED-UV curing unit, and the RMGT DP7, B2-size liquid toner type digital offset press being jointly developed with Miyakoshi Printing Machinery.
RMGT will be at Hall 16/Stand D24. The booth will feature products with a new design combining the external design and strengths of the former Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing and Packaging Machinery’s 1,050 mm format and larger presses with those of the former Ryobi A1-size and smaller presses. 
AMS: Two systems in India
Air Motion Systems (AMS) has installed two LED UV lamps in India. In 2015, Coimbatore-based Shree Maruthi Printers commissioned India’s first LED UV lamp on its ten-colour Heidelberg. Recently, Faridabad-based Infinity Advertising Services commissioned a 40-inch LED UV lamp on its four-colour Komori LA37. 
Stephen Metcalf of Air Motion Systems, during a conference on UV held in Delhi in January 2016, said, “We are happy with the responses from around the world, as well as from the Indian market. Both the Indian printers are happy and producing fantastic jobs. For Drupa, we are ready to amaze the printing community with new applications and results of LED UV.” 
Drupa, the world’s biggest exhibition on graphic art industry, will take place from 31 May to 10 June 2016 at Dusseldorf, Germany.  
PrintWeek India is a cooperating media partner at the show.