North Andover, MA (October 12, 2023) – At Printing United 2023 in Atlanta from October 18-20, Tecnau and Kompac are pleased to collaborate together on a finishing line for those doing color digital printing of B2/B2+ sheets. In this first-time exhibition in Tecnau booth B2806, Kompac’s Phoenix 20 S coater flood coats and feeds B2+ sheets pre-printed by the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press to Tecnau’s Stack 1212 cut and stack system. The printed sheets are printed with a 9-up 6 x 9 postcard imposition or alternatively with an 18-up 4 x 6 imposition – the 1212 cross cuts, removes gutters and side trims, and presents finished postcards stacked on the exit conveyor. This partnership between Tecnau and Kompac now makes it possible for users to print, coat, and cut in a single pass with no substrate manual handling.
Stack 1212 allows users to process sheets in efficient multiple-up impositions without further offline finishing. The system features uni-directional sheet handling, guaranteeing highly accurate cutting as well as a relatively small footprint. Stack 1212 is a production-level system with right-sized automation, offering cut/slit cartridges for easy job changeover, making this a cost-effective solution for customers.
The Phoenix 20 UV and AQ flood coating unit allows maximum productivity with minimum downtime. Boasting numerous patented innovations, Kompac prides itself on a compact yet robust footprint designed for both efficiency and longevity. Innovative technology and American production make the Phoenix the most cost-effective coater with the highest quality output. Phoenix systems are the first to market with IOTech4 Industry 4.0, a platform that focuses on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. The modular design concept makes the machine especially customizable and capable of growing as the customers’ coating business grows.
“Both Tecnau and Kompac take a full business approach to the market, which translates to a service-first culture we are proud to be a part of,” said Sabrina Reed, Director of Sales and Marketing for Kompac. “We are excited to see this joint venture optimize workflow, reduce costs, and maximize the overall return on investment for press users. We look forward to many years of a fruitful and innovative partnership that places the customer’s productivity as priority one.”
“Tecnau is delighted to participate in this joint exhibition with Kompac,” said Scott Peterson, product marketing manager for Tecnau. “The integration of these two products offers customers a highly productive finishing solution, reducing labor requirements and giving them an opportunity to make the most of their B2 press investment.”
For further information, and to see the line in operation, visit us at Printing United, or speak to your Tecnau or Kompac sales representative about arranging a live or virtual demo after the show.
With 43 years in business, Kompac offers tried and true technology not found elsewhere on the market. Kompac’s versatile coating systems are meticulously tailored to meet the customers exact needs, whether print is digital or offset, sheet or web substrate, 3-30 pt (60-600 gsm), up to 30” x 40” max sheet size. Experience the ultimate in UV & aqueous coating equipment, designed for high-demand 24/7 production environment. With Kompac’s cutting-edge technology, customers can effortlessly prime their own paper, achieve flawless flood coating across an entire substrate, or expertly spot coat specific images with precision. Kompac coaters empower its users to produce visually stunning finished products with ease, from low volume runs to millions of impressions. Kompac’s unmatched versatility provides a solution for every coating and priming need, with expedient global service and support.
Tecnau offers a complete product portfolio dedicated to paper handling, monitoring, processing and finishing for the digital printing industry. We are devoted to providing integrated solutions to support the broadest array of applications for Transactional Printing, TransPromo, Direct Mail, Publishing, Graphic Arts, Book on Demand and Short Run. Global service and around-the-clock support help ensure our reputation as the industry’s reliability leader. Our products increase productivity, cut labor and paper costs, and even make new applications possible - Tecnau solutions truly empower digital print to help you do more with less.