UV DAYS 2013: The future of print at IST METZ
Printing has a future – that will be the clear message of IST METZ GmbH at the UV DAYS in June. At the biannual event that will take place at the company’s headquarter in Nürtingen near Stuttgart representatives of the international printing industry will meet. One highlight will be a multifunctional folded box manufactured in UV sheet-fed offset printing that appeals to all the senses by means of high-class coatings and an embossing. During the curing of inks and varnishes especially energy-efficient UV systems of IST METZ are used as interdeck and end-of-press dryers. Thus filigree coating effects can be realized on the folded box. “At the UV DAYS we will of course show all the possibilities our UV curing systems offer. But we do also think outside the box and will present opportunities beside printing and finishing that will make print products stand out in the future”, says Dirk Jägers, Managing Director of IST METZ. The combination with computer-based media e.g. creates an added value to the folded box at the point of sale.
The folded box will be printed live on the on-site printing press of IST METZ. There will be further printing demonstrations on the topics of digital label printing and LED UV technology on a flexographic printing press. Matching the slogan “Future of Print”, visitors of the event also awaits a big exhibition of renowned companies from the printing industry, amongst them printing press manufacturers, ink and coating producers as well as other suppliers. Recent examples of printed electronics and possibilities for the combination of print products with digital media will also be presented.
“We are providing the approximately 600 expected trade visitors, who are coming from all over the world, with superb opportunities to experience great products and learn about new processes, not to mention explore new business fields and thus increase the value of services provided to their customers,” says Jägers. Guided tours held in the IST METZ plants complete the programme. On these tours, visitors will be shown the production of UV lamps and power supply devices, the coating of UV reflectors, as well as the assembly of entire UV units.