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Highcon Euclid Wins PIA Award

YAVNE, ISRAEL | Highcon has received the 2015 InterTech Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America (PIA) for the Euclid digital finishing technology. PIA says recipients were chosen based on their innovation and likelihood of advancing the performance of the graphic communications industry.

The Highcon Euclid machines incorporate several new approaches to finishing. First and most important, company says, is the application of digital technology to this last analog process, eliminating the need for a die. This translates into rapid set-up time and the ability to edit, correct, or change the layout at any stage in the process.

The heart of the system is the patented DART (Digital Adhesive Rule Technology) technology, which makes use of state-of-the-art resin to write the creases on the DART foil

“The judges immediately recognized the sizeable benefit from Highcon Euclid Digital Finishing Technology,” says Dr. Mark Bohan, VP, Technology and Research, PIA.” Apart from the ability to produce intricate cutouts and highly creative structural designs, finishing is often seen as the bottleneck in production. This changes the balance with reduced turnaround time and no money spent on dies. The DART technology was an innovative approach to create crease lines—all in all, it makes short-run conversion of paper, labels, folding cartons, and microflute more economical than ever.”

Highcon president Vic Stalam says, “We are proud to have received this prestigious award which recognizes the truly innovative value of the Highcon Euclid solution. One of the most rewarding aspects of applying for this award was the amazing comments made by our customers in the testimonial letters. For us, this is the true measure of Highcon’s technology—its successful application in the real world.”

Company will be exhibiting at Booth 1939 at Graph Expo 2015, September 13–16, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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