The annual GraphExpo is taking place in Chicago’s McCormick Place. This year’s show was a little smaller than last year.
We are excited to say that new products were introduced by many of our vendors. Soon, you will see those products on Lloyds of Indiana.
So, let’s do a rundown of what we saw that will be of interest to you.
Formax has a new Colormax 7 printer. It is a great printer for printing color onto your envelopes and other media. It is also great for printing on-demand stickers, cards. Look for it on our site in the next week.
They also introduced a great envelope stuffer. The Formax FD6102 can easily take a folded document, return envelope and stuff it into a mailer. The estimated man hours for an individual to stuff manually is 4 to 6 man hours for 800 versus 1200 in an hour for the FD6102.
Rhin-O-Tuff Binding Machines
Rhin-O-Tuff continue to improve on their Onyx line of commercial binding machines. They are some of the most reliable binding machines that many of our customers use and are extremely happy using. You can see the full line at our Binding Machine Store.
Akiles is another supplier of excellent binding machine equipment. They also supply us with their Diamond Series line of Round Corner Machines. This year, they have introduced 3 new pouch laminating machines. Their Pro-Lam Ultra series have gotten bigger. You can now run pouches through an 18.9” opening.
We will have these machines on our website this week.
MBM has introduced a new line of creasers called the ICrease. We are really excited about these new creasers because they can be set up to feed a UV Coating Machine. They come in three different varieties. The counter top iCrease Pro, the iCrease Excel and the iCrease Air. The interface is easy to program. We are excited about these new machines.
UV Coating Machine Update
There were no new UV Coating Machine manufacturers to report. Lloyds of Indiana continues to carry both Tec Lighting and American Ultraviolet machines. The Als Co UV Coating has now been rebranded as American Ultraviolet. American Ultraviolet has been in the UV market since 1960. They only recently purchased Al’s Co and are bringing their expertise and support to a good brand.
The other 2 primary manufacturers of UV Coating machines are still Duplo and Graphic Wizard.
We are happy to report that Lloyds of Indiana’s own REVO low odor uv coating fluid works in all these machines. Our low odor uv coating fluid takes the smell out of your production and finishes with a shine.
Stay tuned to this blog, we will be going through each of these new developments over the next 2 weeks.