GBC spans offset and digital with brand new machines for PrintEx

The distributor has brought products from all of its key agencies, including Duplo and Multigraf, as well as new Powis Parker machines thanks to its recent acquisition of Fastbind.

GBC’s national sales manager, Grant Churchill (pictured right), told ProPrint that he expected digital printers to be interested in the Multigraf Eurofold Touchline CF375, which is getting its first showing outside Europe here at PrintEx11.

The touchscreen-operated machine, first seen at the Digi:Media in Düsseldorf last month, is aimed at short-run jobs and can get through 6,000 A4 sheets per hour. It handles stocks up to 400gsm and can be spec’d as creasing only or as a crease-fold device, all in a single pass.

A key feature is the innovative “Swing Bar” system for continuous creasing without toner cracking.

Churchill also expected big things from one of the smallest products on the stand, the FastBack FB20 desktop binding machine. “It is ideal for print and copy shop because it is very quick.”

On the heavy metal end of the stand, GBC is also launching the Sagitta laminator. The “pallet in, pallet out” kit is said to be the fastest single-sided celloglazer in its class and is being targeted at medium to large commercial printers.

Beyond the bindery, GBC is also thrilled to be showing the new Riso ComColor. The device may look like a photocopier, and be priced at just $30,000 to $60,000, depending on spec, but it has a blistering top speed.

Raj Dang, director of business development for Asia-Pacific, said: “It prints at 150 pages per minute. If you wanted to get that speed from another machine, it will cost you half a million dollars.”

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