New cutsheet finishing solutions from Tecnau

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New cutsheet finishing solutions from Tecnau

Tecnau will be exhibiting a new cutsheet finishing solution at Print4All, which will be held from 29 May to 1 June at Fiera Milano Rho, near Milan.

In Stand C36 – Pad 20, Tecnau, in collaboration with BÖWE SYSTEC S.p.A., Tecnau’s exclusive distributor for Italy, will showcase the new sheetfed cut and stack solution ­— Stack 1010. The system can convert multiple-up impositions on B3 and smaller sheets into trimmed, stacked finished pages ready for use or for further binding or stitching processes.

Stack 1010 slits, cuts, trims, removes gutters/bleeds and stacks a wide array of applications from transactional and direct mail to commercial book and magazine products, without offline guillotining.

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The solution can be configured with additional modules for dynamic perforating and punching to make possible on a single run a wide array of commercial applications, such as spiral coil bound booklets, calendars and workbooks with tear-off pages.

“The line is targeted at customers with high-volume sheetfed printers. While keeping the full flexibility of cutsheet production with varying paper types and formats, the Tecnau solution simplifies and automates the finishing process, dramatically reducing manual handling and ensuring document integrity through the complete process,” says Stefano De Marco, sales and marketing director at Tecnau.

All finishing modules are compliant with the Industry 4.0 standards set by the company, including remote diagnostics, real-time production supervision, software download and data analysis. The powerful tools quickly support products in the field and allow Tecnau to stay close to every customer, irrespective of where they are located.

The sheetfed Stack 1010 joins Tecnau’s family of production finishing solutions – roll-fed systems offered by Tecnau include unwinders and rewinders, cutting and stacking systems, dynamic perforating and punching units, vision and data integrity control systems and Libra solutions for book on demand, including dynamic binders and three-side trimmers.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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