14 September 2020 Events

The Print Business online calendar

More and more suppliers are turning to online events to launch products, services or simply to keep themselves in communication with customers and prospects. Print Business will use this page to provide a listing of relevant online dates that printers should be aware of.

Landa Digital Printing

In lieu of Drupa and the now celebrated presentations by founder Benny Landa, there will be a Q&A session with Landa Digital Printing’s management on 16 September. The event begins at 17.00 and is scheduled to run for 45 minutes. Benny Landa and CEO Erik Gordon will take questions after presentations to cover the technology, the products, the company itself, further updates and related topics.

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Fujifilm/Harris & Bruno/Highcon

The Real Production Show is a three-way shared event on 24 September. It connects the Fujifilm Advanced Print Technology Center in Brussels where a job will be seen printed on the Fujifilm Jetpress 750S B2 inkjet press. The same job will then undergo coating at the Harris & Bruno plant in Germany before being seen at Highcon in Israel where the same job will be cut and creased into a finishing ready carton blank.

“Attendees will also be able to learn about the added value of digital printing and finishing from a long-time customer of both Fujifilm and Highcon,” says genial host Mark Stephenson. Attendees will also be able to request finished samples of what they have seen.

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Horizon’s Future Finishing is being conducted via Zoom. Intended at first for a German speaking audience, the company has expanded the event to include English language presentations on each day.

These cover the use of a robotic arm to lift a book block from the HOF feeder into the BQ270 single clamp binder; the first appearance of the BQ500 four clamp binder, able to cope with single copy production; the HT300 three side trimmer with the ability to handle fold out flaps on a cover design and the IceLink cloud workflow and integration platform.

Enlist language sessions are 12-2pm on 29 September and again on 30 September from 4-6pm.

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Agfa is returning to Studio 5D10 to host a three day event to present what it had planned to show at Fespa earlier this year or at Printing United, the US show that has also been forced online because of the pandemic.

Over 6-8 October, Agfa will run two hour long sessions a day, at 9.00 and 15.00, over the three days. The first day’s focus is the wide format opportunity for sheetfed commercial printers. The second day has corrugated packaging as its theme and the topic for the final day is the syncing of inkjet components for the best result.

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Canon’s European annual ideas event, the Future Promotion Forum, timed so that visitors to Point can enjoy the Munich Beer Festival, is moving online on 14 October.

The day long programme has been condensed into a two and a half hour session starting at 13.00. In line with is focus on brands and market trends, the keynote speaker, Mark de Bruijn, discusses the importance of a human touch in an automated world and how to achieve exceptional customer service.

More practical presentations look at how data and print combine to create new style marketing pieces.

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