Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019

Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 Showcased the Next Generation of High Performance Digital Printing and Finishing

February 25-28, Lucerne, Switzerland


From February 25-28, print industry leaders and best-in-class manufacturers converged on the Messe Lucerne exhibition center in Lucerne, Switzerland, for the 13th iteration of Hunkeler Innovationdays, the essential industry event in high-performance digital printing.

Innovationdays 2019 featured groundbreaking innovations, exciting world debuts, and a full range of practical solutions, including Hunkeler’s own Generation 8 systems. Across two halls and four days, subject matter experts from nearly 100 leading suppliers presented high-performance technology for the next generation of digital printing and finishing, including integrated quality-control systems, workflow software, and finishing materials.

Visitors were able to see 40 live production solutions running a highly diverse lineup of applications focused on commercial printing, book production, brochure and mailing production, transactional printing, and more. The showcase included the latest updates to Hunkeler’s Generation 8 roll finishing, featuring plowfolding and the capability to stack B2-size sheets in-line with high-speed inkjet presses. Also unveiled was Hunkeler’s latest innovations in high-efficiency, high-speed unwinders and rewinders, digital cut-sheet finishing, integrated web monitoring, and document tracking and reporting. Standard manufacturer Horizon also had a large presence in the finishing arena in partnership with Hunkeler, showing end-to-end solutions from roll to finished product.

6,500 visitors from 100 nations traveled to Lucerne for Innovationdays 2019. Despite continual growth, Innovationdays is still built around the intimate and engaging atmosphere that has been a hallmark of the show since its inception. “We’re really proud of the way the show has retained its unique identity,” explained Stefan Hunkeler, President, Hunkeler AG. “Innovationdays allows attendees to examine the latest developments in our industry in a very concentrated way, in a compact, easy-to-navigate venue. We always push to emphasize current trends and developments, as well as how these affect real world production environments, so that our visitors can maximize their opportunities to discover, learn, and share.”

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