Equipment Line-Up Announced for the 2011 IADD•FSEA Odyssey

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL | A strong starting line-up has been announced for the 2011 IADD·FSEA Odyssey, to be held May 4 - 6, 2011, at the Convention Ctr. in Nashville, TN.  The 2011 Odyssey, with a theme of "New Game, New Rules," provides a game plan to attendees in the fields of diecutting/diemaking, print finishing, folding carton, corrugated and specialty markets, beginning with up-to-date equipment and the latest technologies.

Among several pieces of state-of-the-art machinery featured in educational sessions on the Techshop floor, the Odyssey has announced that Heidelberg = will showcase the Varimatrix 105 C/CS. Built on quality, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, the Varimatrix 105 C/CS diecuts and embosses a wide range of stock from paper and paperboard to corrugated. It boasts speeds up to 7,500 sheets per hour and a maximum cutting force of 331 tons. Sheet formats range from 14.57-in. x 15.75-in. up to 29.53-in. x 41.34-in.

As a cost-effective solution for diecutting and embossing, the Varimatrix 105 C/CS has user guidance via a touch screen display, ensuring easy handling. Additional features such as a variable chase, a pre-piling device, reversible side lays, and double-sheet detection in the feeder itself ensure quick makeready.

Also on display will be the Bobst EXPERTCUT 106 PER die-cutter, incorporating the latest diecutting and embossing technology for 41-in. diecutters with blanking and full sheet delivery; the Bobst EXPERTFOLD 110 A-2 CS folder-gluer; the Gerber Innovations Combination Laser and Profile Routing Systems; the NSF Elite high-speed foil fusing press from Therm-O-Type; the Rotary Converting Platform (RCP) from Preco Industries; the AutoClamTM diecutting, foil stamping and embossing press from My Press Needs; as well as other machinery from Adams Technologies, Associated Pacific Machinery and more.

The Odyssey's one-of-a-kind Techshop environment simulates a working production shop floor where technical sessions on diecutting, diemaking, folding/gluing, foil stamping/embossing, and other print finishing processes are taught on-press throughout the three-day event. Cutting-edge video equipment and live-action feeds allow attendees to see all action on the presses up-close and in real time.

To learn more about the 2011 IADD·FSEA Odyssey, sponsored by the Intl. Assn. of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) (www.iadd.org) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), (www.fsea.com) visit the new Odyssey website, (www.OdysseyExpo.org) email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact the IADD directly at 800-828-IADD; 815-455-7519, or the FSEA at 785271-5816.


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