The latest business development and expansion proposals – at the COPIS Expo from 2 to 4 October

Almost a month ahead of this, we have chosen to present only a small part of the more curious highlights that await us at the Inter Expo Center halls

The only specialized exhibition in Bulgaria presenting the latest trends and the developments of the technologies in the field of printing and advertising communications will open doors for the seventh time in a row. The forum grows at sustainable rates and is undoubtedly established as key to the region, attracting professionals and entrepreneurs from across the country and around South-East Europe. Currently, over 120 direct exhibitors have declared their participation; over 20% of them are foreign. The companies are from Bulgaria, Germany, Romania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and China.

The full picture with the rich variety of products and their application will be revealed during the exhibition, in the first week of October. Almost a month ahead of this, we have chosen to present only a small part of the more curious highlights that await us at the Inter Expo Center halls.

New technologies for successful development

Successful business is inextricably linked to the introduction of the latest technology. Gathering together companies from Bulgaria and abroad, COPIS 2018 will turn into an arena for demonstrating the latest products in the sector.

The digital UV system for enriching printed products with partial and 3D varnish, as well as the MGI Jetvarnish 3DS hot foil stamping will show their features. Offered by Konica Minolta, it has a wide range of applications for creating business cards, leaflets, calendars, packaging, catalogues and more. The four-color B2 AccurioJet KM-1 digital press will also be presented allowing printing of substrates up to 600 microns at a speed of up to 3000 sheets per hour and full control over supplies.

The products offered by Cantek – the Ricoh PRO C5200S and Ricoh PRO C7200 color systems –promise high quality build, problem-free operation and maximum performance. The Ricoh PRO C5200S is a new light device for full colour production printing, and the Ricoh PRO C7200 color system creates high-quality images and increases productivity. To all companies wishing to expand their production in wide-format printing, TEPEDE will offer the practical HP LATEX 335 Print & Cut working on film, vinyl, paper, backlit and display films, canvas and textiles.

Customisation and autonomy

Fully in line with modern trends, MicroASU will allow us to immerse in the customization capabilities through the RICOH Ri 3000, Ri 6000 and Ri 100 direct printing printers. The high technology built into them make them suitable for the areas of fashion, interior design, advertising, visual communication, tourism, sports and more. Regarding the intriguing sphere of engraving, ANONS will present CO2 lasers for engraving and cutting of non-metals, as well as FIBER lasers for engraving and marking of metals and non-metals during COPIS.

The visitors to COPIS will also be able to touch the printer that can be operated without direct operator intervention – the HP Latex 375, offered by Mirage Group. The company will also unveil the possibilities of the SummaCut D160 cutter, equipped with a technology for reading registration marks for contour cutting.   

Workflow automation

Automation is at the basis of modern processes. Accurio Flux will also be presented at COPIS 2018. This is the professional application for complete workflow automation when processing print queries, reducing mistakes and increasing production capacity.

Extending its activities in the field of white and full-colour self-adhesive and non-self-adhesive labels on rolls, Dilcom Bulgaria announced TOSHIBA's innovative thermal transfer tag printer. The product combines optimal print speed and high resolution.

Distributors of promotional products compete to offer their customers something distinctive. Vivatia will offer two options for interesting customised gift wrapping – the luxury chocolate box Lux made of high-quality cardboard with a logo or hot foil stamping. A compact metal box with bulk tea – a delicate and memorable customised gift for each client or partner can also be added to the stylish gift thanks to the full-colour print on the cap.

The full and colourful product range representing the growth of one of the most dynamic sectors awaits its visitors at the seventh COPIS Expo from 2-4 October at Inter Expo Center. For the first time, along with the exhibition, TMT Expo – the event dedicated to materials and technologies in the textile industry – will also be held on a total area of 10,000 square metres. Please visit copis.com for additional information on COPIS 2018, and tmtexpo.bg to find all about TMT Expo.