Hans Grohhi reports a hugely successful drupa 2016

Helen Jing.
Helen Jing.

At this year’s recently concluded drupa tradeshow, digital finishing was one of the major areas of interest. Specifically, in the realm of sheetfed laser die cutters, Hans Gronhi Graphic Technology from China reported excellent results.

“At the Hans Gronhi booth, hundreds of visitors enjoyed our daily demonstrations and took home printed die-cut samples,” said Helen Jing, General Manager of Hans Shinohara Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario. “In total, we demonstrated the Shinohara 75 Offset Press and several of our state-of-the-art sheetfed laser die cutters that can accommodate sizes of 19”x13″, 26”x19″ and 41.7”x23.6″.

What impressed visitors the most, said the company, was that these laser die-cutters are ideal for multi-shaped labels, cards and tags and packaging with scoring. The roll-to-roll model was an especially interesting machine for label printers.

Daily equipment demonstrations and die-cut samples proved to be extremely popular.
Daily equipment demos and die-cut samples proved to be extremely popular.

During the tradeshow, three laser die cutters were sold to customers from Turkey and Korea, with many other interested printers agreeing to sign contracts in near future. Hans Grohni also reported that one of the most attractive features of its machines was that they can accommodate short runs and custom shapes while at the same time reducing delivery times. Of particular interest was the Hans Gronhi’s 19”x13″ digital laser die cutter that can work in tandem with the company’s sheetfed digital printers.

Hans Gronhi is represented across the country by Hans Shinohara Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario. Established for over 6 years as a supplier to the digital printing and packaging industries, Hans Shinohara Canada is the exclusive North America distributor for Hans Gronhi and Shinohara offset press, New Bind perfect binders and other printing equipment made in China.

Hans Gronhi LD340S Laser Die Cutter was of particular interest to label printers.
The Hans Gronhi LD340S Laser Die Cutter was of particular interest to label printers.

Overall, products include Hans Shinohara and Hans Gronhi offset presses (full-colour and single-colour), sheetfed and roll-to-roll laser die cutters, CtP devices, PUR perfect binders, perfect binders, digital creasing machines, press parts and rollers, numbering and perforating machines and paper pile flip sorting machines.

The company’s professional tech team also supplies low-cost press parts in addition to after-sales service. Tech support can originate from Toronto, the USA or directly from the manufacturer, depending on the location of a customer’s shop.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.