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  • Innovative and technically advanced Digital and Web Finishing solutions
  • Creators of the Printer On-line Paper Processing (POPP) production series – handling paper web widths up to 762 mm
  • Modules available for unwinding and rewinding, cutting, punching and stacking, plus merging, turning and separating
  • System solutions cover in-line or off-line processing of paper rolls, plus stack and sheet production
  • Continuous print and quality monitoring of all processes ensured by web inspection system
  • Cost-effective processing of forms, book signatures, newspapers, mailings, transpromotional products, pharmaceutical and other applications

Success through Automation – Hunkeler InnovationDays 2019


The 13th instalment of the now world famous Hunkeler InnovationDays is around the corner. February 25-28 will see the world of Digital Print and Finishing descend on the idyllic town of Lucerne, Switzerland. Over the four days, best-in-class manufacturers from across the globe will be presenting high performance technologies for the next generation of; digital printing and finishing, workflow software, quality control, finishing materials, and consumables for book, brochure, mailing, transactional, transpromo, large format and security printing.


Stefan Hunkeler, “We’ve made the Innovationdays event slogan “Success with automation.” This refers to the convergence of important customers, technology and worldwide experts in Lucerne. We are very excited to present the broadest state-of-the-art solutions portfolio for the digital printing and finishing sector, and we look forward all our worldwide customers visiting in Lucerne!”


With every major printer vendor taking a press and over 100 leading suppliers, visitors will see over 40 practical solutions across two exhibition halls. Many exhibitors will be unveiling premiers at the event with Hunkeler leading the way with their latest solutions for their Generation 8 system including: 

  • “Excellence in Paper Processing 4.0” featuring many innovations for greater automation
  • Intuitive operating platform and maintenance-friendly design
  • New modules for processing paper web widths of up to 22.5 inches with industrial-duty design
  • Investment protection: be equipped for future printing speeds thanks to higher production speeds today
  • Processing of a broad range of printing substrates, from offset and coated papers to light- and heavy-weight papers
  • Dynamic finishing for perforation, punching, folding, chip-out, cutting and stacking
  • Safeguard document integrity: integrated web monitoring, document tracking and reporting

Robin Brown, Friedheim’s National Sales Manager for Digital Solutions said “We will be taking over 100 UK customers to the event, including technology leaders who will influence and set the pace for the next stage of industry innovation. Continuous workflow automation will be a focal point for transactional printers, direct mailers, book manufacturers and commercial printers. With Bograma, Palamides and Komfi also taking innovative solutions to the event, visitors will see what the future holds for Digital print and finishing up close and personal at InnovationDays 2019.” 

Roll to Roll Solutions
The Hunkeler roll to roll solution with different configurations for continuous feed digital presses.  High-speed Hunkeler unwinders and rewinders ensure efficient, productive downstream processing in the transactional, direct mail, print on-demand and packaging industries, coupled with inserters and other finishing systems.

Roll to Fan-fold Solutions
The modular Hunkeler roll to fan-fold solution with optional vertical stacking systems and carts for efficient print and mailroom operation. Reliable inline high speed operation with digital continuous feed printing systems in a space saving package and many modular options such as forms processors, web inspection, stack turner, etc.

Roll to Stack solution
The modular Hunkeler roll to stack solution for sheeted stack output with digital continuous feed printing systems. Innovative non-stop stacker or large sheet stacker with single cut sheeter or variable chip-out rotary double cutter for full bleed products in the Transactional/Transpromotional and Print on Demand segments.
With its PC7 primer coater module, Hunkeler presents a world’s first. This innovative solution can be used for primer application (pre-coating) or varnishing (top-coating). The PC7 coating module undoubtedly gives inkjet technology an additional impetus as an interesting alternative to established printing processes.
Depending on the intended use, the PC7 is integrated either before or after the digital printing process. Off-line configurations are also possible. Depending on the application and varnish a dryer / evacuation system may be required.

The modular Hunkeler newspaper solution for the production of variable on demand tabloid and broadsheet newspapers offline or inline with digital continuous feed printing systems.

Line or dot gluing option for collated tabloid newspaper, brochures or signatures.

Modular book block solutions

The modular Hunkeler book block solution for the production of optionally glued book signatures inline with high speed digital continuous feed printing systems up to 30" wide. Reliable high performance solution with folding, cutting and stacking for today's on demand book production.

Signature and loose leaf production

At a speed of up to 200 meters per minute, the Double Plow Folder PF7 can be used for the most powerful full colour digital printing systems available on the market. Apart from the production of signatures, loose leaf stacks can also be made by opening the fold with an edge trim in the CS6 cutting module. With its Double Plow Folder PF7, Hunkeler has consolidated the open concept which assures maximum flexibility for users. The processing line can be used as an offline or inline configuration with any desired printing system.

The modular Hunkeler punch and perf processor solution for static or dynamic operation with digital continuous feed printing systems. Reduction of paper and labour cost with inline converting of plain paper when needed with tractor feed holes (remaliner), register mark printing of top of form mark (TOF), cross perforation (dynamic or static), vertical perforation (dynamic or static), file hole punching, and custom punching patterns.

Hunkeler presented an innovative, patented laser process for safety punching and perforation. The areas of applications include the production of checks, coupons and direct mail pieces where the dynamic stamping of distinct individual shapes for safety characteristics or any arbitrary dynamic perforation pattern is required.

System consisting of:

  • HL6 Hunkeler Laser Module
  • 1 Chiller per laserhead
  • Exhausting system for paper waste and dust
  • WI6 Web Inspection System
  • Use of the WI6 web inspection system from the Hunkeler Control Platform ensures the in-line monitoring of security punching and perforations.