LARGEST NEWS­PA­PER TECH CON­FER­ENCE TO FO­CUS ON IN­NO­VA­TION

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The IFRA World Pub­lish­ing Expo will re­turn to Ber­lin, Ger­many, on Oct. 9 for a three-day event that will fo­cus on the lat­est in printed pub­lish­ing so­lu­tions. The tradeshow and con­fer­ence will be held in con­junc­tion with the DCX Dig­i­tal Con­tent Expo, which will high­light the cre­ation, dis­tri­bu­tion and mon­e­ti­za­tion of dig­i­tal con­tent.

More than 3,000 pub­lish­ing ex­ec­u­tives from 100 coun­tries will at­tend the events, which will fea­ture more than 170 ex­hibitors cov­er­ing the range of the pub­lish­ing in­dus­try, ac­cord­ing to or­ga­niz­ers.

New are part­ners FIPP, a Lon­don­based trade as­so­ci­a­tion for global me­dia, the World As­so­ci­a­tion of Mag­a­zine Me­dia, and Google’s Dig­i­tal News In­no­va­tion Fund.

The Start- up Park has its own stage and space for net­work­ing. The Print In­no­va­tion Awards and ex­hi­bi­tion ar­eas for con­tent ser­vices and vir­tual re­al­ity will also be on tap in Ber­lin.

Tick­ets can be re­served at www. ifra-dcx.com.

Be­low is a sam­ple of ven­dors that will be show­cas­ing tech­nol­ogy at the event.

ABB will high­light its au­to­ma­tion and in­te­grated work­flow sys­tems for the news­pa­per in­dus­try. ABB’s sys­tems cover dig­i­tal work­flow, roll sup­ply, press au­to­ma­tion, mail­room and dis­tri­bu­tion up to the plan­ning and track­ing of the en­tire pro­duc­tion chain. ABB will present mod­u­lar press con­trol and drives retro­fit so­lu­tions for news­pa­per presses from all lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers. www.abb.com/print­ing

Agfa will show­case its new Avatar V-ZH plate, which does not re­quire pre-heat­ing. The plate will be avail­able world­wide early in the fourth quar­ter of this year. It will also show its next gen­er­a­tion of no-bake, lon­grun ther­mal print­ing plates, the ECO ³ . Live de­mos will show how to achieve a just- in- time pro­duc­tion with the pow­er­ful end-to-end Arki­tex Pro­duc­tion work­flow suite, ei­ther on site or in the cloud. www.agfa­graph­ics.us

DCOS will show­case so­lu­tions for drive and con­trol sys­tem retrofits and closed- loop in­spec­tion sys­tems. www.dcos.com

EAE ( Engi­neer­ing Au­to­ma­tion

Elec­tron­ics) will fea­ture con­trols, au­to­ma­tion so­lu­tions and soft­ware for news­pa­per print­ers. EAE’s so­lu­tions are be­ing used in all ar­eas of a news­pa­per print­ing plant — from pre­press to the mail­room. www.eae.com/us/home

Har­land Si­mon will be dis­cussing news­pa­per press con­trols and man­age­ment sys­tems and show­cas­ing its ex­pe­ri­ence in up­grade/ retro­fit of ex­ist­ing sys­tems. www.har­land­si­mon.com

Koenig & Bauer will fea­ture so­lu­tions for the cost-ef­fec­tive pro­duc­tion of high- qual­ity news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines and i nserts, f uture­ori­ented busi­ness mod­els in­clud­ing up­grades for in­line fin­ish­ing, new ad­ver­tise­ment for­mats in the printed news­pa­per as well as ser­vice quo­ta­tions aimed at re­tain­ing the per­for­mance and value of ag­ing web presses. us.koenig-bauer.com/us/

Krause-Bi­agosch will show­case prod­ucts and ser­vices in­clud­ing CTP sys­tems, de­vel­op­ing pro­ces­sors and pre­press work­flow so­lu­tions. www.krause.de

Man­roland web sys­tems will dis­cuss dig­i­tal fin­ish­ing and work­flow so­lu­tions as well as off­set presses and its merger with Goss In­ter­na­tional. www.man­roland-web.com

MWM Group will demon­strate sup­plies sys­tem so­lu­tions for print­ing and me­dia com­pa­nies. Print365 is a suite of mod­ules for quot­ing, sched­ul­ing, track­ing and in­voic­ing for print­ing com­pa­nies. Me­dia365 is a data ware­house plat­form for pub­lish­ers for dig­i­tal track­ing of on­line sub­scribers. www.mwm.se/en/

Muller Mar­tini will be show­cas­ing “Fin­ish­ing 4.0,” its ad­vanced in­sert­ing, zon­ing and work­flow op­ti­miza­tion tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tion. Demon­stra­tion will in­clude an op­ti­mized work­flow with in­tel­li­gent net­work­ing and in­sert­ing sys­tem so­lu­tions to fin­ish ris­ing vol­umes of in­serts and how to do so de­spite ever-smaller zones. www.muller­mar­tiniusa.com

NELA will high­light plate sort­ing and au­to­ma­tion con­cepts for news­pa­per print­ers. www.nela-usa.com/en

New ProI­mage Amer­ica will demon­strate its soft­ware prod­ucts for the news­pa­per pub­lish­ing in­dus­try and will fea­ture work­flow man­age­ment, print pro­duc­tion and color man­age­ment so­lu­tions. www.new-proi­mage.com

News­cy­cle So­lu­tions is a Min­nesota-based provider of soft­ware and ser­vices for the global me­dia i ndus­try. I n De­cem­ber 2017, it brought on Ac­quire Me­dia and its NewsEdge line of con­tent ag­gre­ga­tion soft­ware. In Fe­bru­ary of that year, it ac­quired Me­dia Ser­vices Group, whose Elan line of prod­ucts fo­cuses on the mag­a­zine and book pub­lish­ing in­dus­tries. In July, In­fo­maker joined the team with a suite of ed­i­to­rial con­tent man­age­ment so­lu­tions.

Q.I. Press Con­trols will be fea­tur­ing its op­ti­cal mea­sure­ment and con­trol sys­tems for web off­set and dig­i­tal presses. www.qipc.com/us/home

tech­no­trans will be show­cas­ing its cool­ing and fluid tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions. www.tech­no­trans.com

Ten­sor In­ter­na­tional will be fea­tur­ing its sin­gle-width print­ing so­lu­tions which are ca­pa­ble of print­ing 35,000 to 50,000 prod­ucts per hour with re­lated fold­ing equip­ment. www.usten­sor.com

Wifag Ser­vices will be dis­cussing its range of tai­lored retro­fit and mod­i­fi­ca­tion so­lu­tions to en­sure daily pro­duc­tion and to ex­tend the life­span of equip­ment. www.wifag-poly­type.com

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