Following the success of its November 2020 event, the Post-Press Alliance is holding a further one from 8 – 11 June 2021, focusing on developments in creasing and folding.

Recognising the high likelihood of continuing travel restrictions due to the pandemic, the ‘Theme Days’ will be a mix of virtual show and live event. A virtual exhibition space will be complemented by the opportunity from mid-May to book individual live demonstration sessions from the various vendors’ showrooms.

Baumannperfecta will present a fully automatic jogging and cutting system for commercial print, first shown last November as an upgrade for label production. In the new version, finished end-products are cut fully automatically, including interlaced multi-product sheets. A robot handles storage and removal of partial stacks and the transfer of finished cut products to an unloader, based around its Basa automation platform and Bass robot cutting system.

H+H will introduce the M9, a 24-plate buckle folder whose plate and fold roller automation it says allows set-up time to be reduced from several hours to a few minutes, or by up to 95%, depending on the folding sequence and application type. The company claims that the M9 will ‘revolutionise’ the production of inserts, operating manuals and product information. The S45 small folding machine ‘concept’ will also be featured.

MBO is focusing on autonomous production with signature changes, and says it is launching ‘a completely new machine component that has not yet existed on the market and that represents a milestone on the way to fully automated post-press finishing’.  The company will also show fast set-up on the K8, folding small format jobs with the T50 and T800 buckle folders.

The Post-Press Alliance companies are represented in the UK and Ireland by Friedheim International.