April 28, 2023 By PrintAction Staff
Print automation community Web Connect+ is planning a turnkey, end-to-end automated print production experience at Graphics Canada, Toronto, May 11-13.
From designing a personalized product to pre-flighting, digital printing and finishing, attendees will be able to see an entirely seamless workflow in action at the Web Connect+ booth 5222. Web Connect+ consists of six partners, both software and hardware providers.
Attendees will be able to create and personalize a product using the Infigo web-to-print platform at the first stage of the experience. The job will then be processed by Significans Automation, a solutions integrator that helps printers customize their workflow. It will then be sent on to imposition and planning software, Phoenix (distributed by Enfocus), and lastly to Enfocus for pre-flight checks.
Motionalysis, which connects estimating, work order management and real time data collection, will provide live tracking and shop floor analytics of printing and finishing equipment.
Ronik will showcase their innovative flatbed printer, producing prints that will then be transported across the length of the booth for finishing.
Elitron, manufacturer of digital cutting systems, will begin the material cutting process, so you can see the finished product take shape right before your eyes.
As well as seeing the entire workflow in operation, attendees will be able to book individual, in-depth demonstrations with each provider.
Chris Minn, global marketing manager for Infigo, said he couldn’t wait to see the automated workflow in operation. He said, “At Infigo we have always stressed the importance of integration and we have always tried to come up with more creative ways of demonstrating the product within the workflow.”
Marc Raad, president of Significans Automation, said, “Embracing best-in-class technologies and envisioning the future is crucial for staying ahead in today’s rapidly evolving print production landscape. From RPA to robotics, it’s clear printers must adapt to the latest advances to remain competitive. Obviously you can show different technologies in isolation but when they are tied together, attendees will get an entirely different perspective.”
Elitron’s Marc Rannow added, “Attendees will see how you can not only keep the machines working 24/7, with very little manual intervention, but also how you can ensure enough jobs are coming in to feed these high-speed presses and die cutters.”
Piet De Pauw, head of marketing, Enfocus, commented, “Graphics Canada provides a platform for our incredible, technology-forward community to come together, and not just talk about automation, open platforms, and connectivity, but actually show how these three drivers are imperative for today’s printers.”
Erin Hollandsworth, co-founder of Motionalysis, said, “We are seeing a significant shift in the printing industry. Gone are the days of taking large orders from a small number of clients to keep the presses running. Now we are seeing unprecedented demand for small personalized runs from a higher volume of clients. To meet this demand printers will need to keep up with the latest workflow innovations and there will be no better opportunity than to see this in action than at Graphics Canada.”
Rimpy Bhullar, marketing manager at Ronik, added, “We are seeing a new age of print, enabled by digitization and driven by an increasingly connected society. We can’t wait to show off our latest print-on-demand solutions but to see it as part of an entire workflow, will be as thrilling for us as it will be for the attendees.”
To register for the expo, visit https://graphicscanada.com/register. Use code GC23WEBCONNECT to save on admission for the entire show.
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