Supplier Trade Fair


Print Embellishment Conference

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Absolute Printing Equipment is the North America distributor for the German company KAMA who manufactures the PC 58 foil stamper/die cutter, PC 76 with or without foil/die cutter, CPX positioning system, Flexfold 52i automated set up folder gluer and the Profold 74 commercial folder gluer. In addition, we are also the distributor for all BaumannPerfecta products which is also a Germany company. Products include paper cutters from 31.5” to 88”, automated jogging systems, stacklifts, unloaders, pile turners, and robotic handling systems.  |

Established in 1999 our many years of distributing and supporting our top-quality book binding manufacturing partners have taught us what successful printers need: trusted, reliable, and committed knowledgeable technology partners.

Our Mission: Provide complete support at an affordable price to small-medium- and large size companies for deluxe LayFlat binding and finishing systems.

Our Vision: APS Binding Solutions, Inc, the go-to source with unique expertise and experience. Supported by knowledgeable worldwide manufacturers specializing in layflat book technology and technical personnel, we will work closely with all businesses to select the right binding systems to manufacture high value-added LayFlat books.

As a one-stop source for all your LayFlat binding and further equipment such as laminating, coating, or printing needs, we are committed to making our unique technology accessible to our diverse clientele ranging from creative professionals to corporations.

We provide Classic LayFlat binding systems for simplex (one-sided) printed sheets and our patented V-Shaped hinged LayFlat binding for duplex (double-sided) printed sheets. Both binding techniques ensure that your premium books will display a continuous image when opened.

We are committed to providing the best quality service and prompt support to our customers by ensuring that our superior binding technology is always evolving and efficient. 

BOBST are one of the world’s leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries. We open the way to an infinite number of folding carton packaging applications. Discover the wide range of services and exceptional equipment that BOBST offers its customers at


Capital Adhesives offers high-quality liquid and hot melt adhesives to meet demanding requirements in industries such as folding carton, corrugated containers, bookbinding, and more. Our commitment to the highest manufacturing standards and flexible manufacturing capabilities allows us to serve both small and large businesses with a range of packaging options. Our team of experts, from application specialists to in-house chemists, are always available to provide the support and care our customers deserve. Trust us as your expert partner for quality adhesives and high-performance technologies.

As part of Harry Otto Printing, Exclusive Bordering first began in Chicago, enhancing cards and stationery with Hand Bordering and Hand Deckle Edging. Now over 80 years later they continue to enhance, embellish and add value to the printed piece with their proprietary services including Bevel Edging, Foil Gilding, Letterpress Printing, Sheet Pasting, Digital Die Cutting, Edge Painting/Tinting, Foil Stamping and more.  

Duplo USA is the leading provider of innovative print finishing solutions for the graphic arts industry. In recent years, Duplo has expanded its product offerings to bring on demand print embellishment, packaging, and B2 finishing technologies to market. Visit us at for more information.

For over 50 years, H+M USA has been leading the way as a supplier of sustainably produced engraved brass dies, with a global presence spanning seven locations. The company’s state-of-the-art CNC technology ensures that customers receive speedy turnaround times on an impressive range of dies, including Foil stamping, Embossing, Combination, Kisscut, inline Embossing, and the sought-after Easy-Fix Die Lockdown System. But that’s not all. H+M USA goes the extra mile with a comprehensive range of make-ready supplies and hundreds of standard MicroEmboss and Texture patterns that are sure to leave a lasting impression. With the company’s commitment to consistency and reliability, all CNC programs and Master die molds are meticulously preserved at its facility, ensuring exact replication at a later date.

Infinity Foils, Inc. is a worldwide supplier of hot, cold and digital foils, as well as, a complete line of makeready products. The superior quality and amazing selection of our products will help you create breathtaking projects every time. Our foils maintain brilliance, along with exceptional adhesion and excellent scratch and chemical resistance. Infinity Foils carries metallics, pearl, clear, holographic, scratch-off, gloss, and pigment foils.  We have the most sought-after shades and some very special shades- you are going to love our array of shades and patterns! Our company also features security enhancement foil and can even create a 2D repeating custom holographic patterns from customers’ artwork. Infinity® Foils makeready line is very extensive and the products have all been specially selected and time-tested to produce the most optimum results.

ITW ShineMark is a global manufacturer of sustainable metallized and holographic transfer products, allowing a broad range of packaging and label applications.   ShineMark is a turnkey supplier with a range of capabilities for both offset and flexo applications including Hot & Cold metallized films, recyclable metallized transfer substrates and MetPet laminations. Our in-house design consultancy works with Printers and Brands to ensure effective and efficient differentiation. Proud to manufacture in the United States, with additional facilities in Canada, Europe, Korea, and China, we offer a secure and redundant global supply. A company of Illinois Tool Works Inc. Learn more at

Founded in 1988, K Laser Technology is a global manufacturer of holographic and metalized print substrates. Committing to evolving with the printing industries needs, K Laser Technology has unveiled Viridian™ holographic Eco-paperboard®, the sustainable alternative packaging solution for holographic paperboard.

K Laser Technology’s Viridian™Eco-paperboard® eliminates laminating film traditionally added to paperboard, resulting in a fully renewable, sustainable, and recyclable product. Viridian™ holographic Eco-paperboard® is your comprehensive solution for eco-friendly paperboard that commands attention.

Established in 2018, the Design Lab was first established at the Hsinchu, Taiwan headquarters as a service unit and collaboration center for creatives, designers, and brand owners. With their exponential growth and success, the Design Lab formally made its way into the Americas, landing in Sarasota, Florida in the summer of 2022. We are currently serving North, Central, and South American markets.

For over 100 years, Kluge has been the industry leader for short to medium run finishing and decorating. Add eye catching value to any printing piece and transform the ordinary to the extraordinary with Kluge presses. Kluge print applications include the widest range of substates and embellishments to make Folding Cartons, Oversize Foil Images, Announcements, Hologram/Security Foiling, Labels, Packaging, Specialty Book Covers, and Letterhead/Stationary jobs standout and differentiate from your competitors. There is a reason Kluge has been the finishing industries choice for quality die cutting, foil stamping and embossing for over 100 years. Come and meet with us to learn how a new or remanufactured Kluge press can help expand your business and increase profits. Kluge is a division of Mark Andy Inc., the industry leader in Flexographic print systems.

Konica Minolta’s business technology offerings include IT Services, intelligent information management, video security solutions and managed print services, as well as office technology and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta’s digital print embellishment technology helps products stand out, engaging the target audiences’ interactive and sensory perceptions by adding digital spot UV coating, 3D embossing, hot foil and more. With bold and bespoke packaging created with Konica Minolta Digital Embellishment, customers can boost revenue and increase market share.

Konica Minolta’s production and industrial print equipment is continuously recognized by industry organizations such as Keypoint Intelligence, DPS Magazine, The Imaging Society of Japan and the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.

Sustainability also continues to be a key driver for the company. As such, Konica Minolta Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years and has spent six years on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. For more information, please visit Konica Minolta online and follow its accounts on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

KURZ ( is the world leader in manufacturing and distributing thin film technologies for Hot Stamping, Cold Transfer, Digital Transfer, Plastics, and Security applications. KURZ focuses on continuously expanding its knowledge, capabilities and creative thinking to meet the marketplace’s demand for metallic decoration in labels, packaging, web-to-print and commercial-print applications. This is evident in the advancements shown by KURZ over decades of innovation in decoration technologies and related equipment solutions.

This dedication and holistic market approach has led to a significant investment in digital-embellishment technology, with results displayed in a large assortment of applications. KURZ system-matched machines, consumables, software and service solution are designed to support any metallic embellishment requirement. Top benefits include a simplified supply chain, scalable engineering solutions for any process, reduced cost, and improved flexibility and service. DIGITAL METAL® uses a diverse selection of techniques and substrates without sacrificing efficiency, accuracy, flexibility, quality, or customization. Giving brand owners, designers and other creatives the freedom to conceive and commercialize their vision.

Luxfer Graphic Arts offers a full range of pre-sensitized magnesium, copper and zinc plates, along with associated chemicals, for the production of foil-stamping and embossing dies. Non-sensitized polished brass and magnesium plates are also available for computer numerical control (CNC) engraving. With manufacturing plants in Madison, Illinois USA and Manchester England, as well as an extensive worldwide distribution network, we provide unparalleled product selection, quality, innovation and service to the photoengraving industry.

Metal Magic is proud to be celebrating our 35th Anniversary. Since 1988 Metal Magic has been focused on providing the highest quality copper and brass engravings with unsurpassed service to customers with one press to those with multiple presses. We are proud to work with our customers to solve difficult applications in a timely fashion. Metal Magic manufacturers copper, brass, duplicate dies, pre-made counters and many other custom made CNC products. Visit our website: to see our process in motion.

Nobelus distributes a variety of specialty laminates and films along with the highest quality laminating systems in the industry. We serve a wide range of clients across the print, publishing, photo, packaging, and prime label markets by providing industry-leading service and support. Nobelus solutions are driven by continuous innovation, ingenuity, and a desire to see our customers succeed.

OWOSSO uses brass, copper and magnesium to make the finest dies in the industry. Since 1949 OWOSSO Graphic Arts, Inc. has set the industry standard for both craftsmanship and service. We produce dies for foil stamping, embossing, debossing, combination foil embossing, and letterpress printing in addition to thermal kiss-cutting, membrane switch overlay embossing, fabric embossing, soap & pottery stamps, heat sealing dies and many other applications.

Precise Digital Printing is a wholesale trade printer providing small and large format printing, Located just outside of Chicago.  They work with printers all over the country printing, full color Vinyl & cloth banners, signs, installation services.  They are also the only trade company that A printer can send their prints to PDP and they will SCODIX them and send them back. Scodix Can provide foil, spot UV, texture, glitter and variable data. 847-593-2645

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Sakurai will showcase screen printing and embellishment technology with its family of presses, available in both 43 3/8 & 31 5/8” sizes for specialty finishing, pressure sensitive, heat transfer and industrial printing applications.  Sakurai can custom design a screen printing, drying and curing system including LED-UV and hot foil finishing with its ScreenFoil LQM Series of in-line hot foil stampers.

Scodix is the pioneer and leading provider of digital print embellishment presses for converters, printers and trade-finishers serving commercial printweb-to-printpublishingfolding carton, and specialty printing. The effects possible with Scodix presses include foiling and UV, both with tactile height builds), glitter, Cast&Cure, variable data inclusion, and more! Now offering SHD (smart high definition), these quality results can serve as a direct replacement for traditional analog embellishments while being up to 80% more sustainable. No make-ready, no harsh chemicals or dies, and less energy make this a greener solution, as proven in our LCA report. Learn more about our economic, productive, and sustainable benefits at

The name Steuer has been associated innovation in the hot stamping machine sector as well as dealing with second-hand printing machines for more than 50 years. We guarantee the quality of our machines by our in-house development and manufacturing in the high tech region around Stuttgart.  Our technical innovations such as the rotary principle in hot foil stamping, but also the extraordinarily high quality of our hot foil stamping and embellishment devices have made us the the leaders of innovation and technology of our industry.

Tactive is a leading tactile marketing company based in Indianapolis, IN with clients around the globe. Founded in 2000, we specialize in creating innovative and engaging print & promotional marketing solutions that help businesses of all sizes connect with their target audience in meaningful ways. Our team is dedicated to delivering high-quality products and services that drive results and exceed our clients’ expectations.

At Tactive, we understand that in today’s digital age, it can be challenging for businesses to stand out in a crowded market. That’s why we offer a wide range of tactile marketing solutions that help our clients break through the noise and make a lasting impression. From custom promotional products and direct mail campaigns to branded apparel and company stores, we work closely with our clients to create personalized solutions that drive engagement and build brand awareness. Our team of experienced print + promo experts are passionate about creating innovative solutions that deliver results, and we are committed to helping our clients achieve their marketing goals. If you’re looking for a tactile marketing partner that can help you connect with your audience in a meaningful way, Tactive can help you bring your brand to (real) life. Find us at

Taktiful is a international consultancy, dedicated to helping printers, manufacturers and brands build up success and increase awareness by using the latest digital embellishment technologies to create #SexyPrint. Taktiful offers a suite of services aimed at helping grow the digital embellishment market worldwide and is based in Melbourne, FL, in the USA, with its partners covering North America, LATAM and APAC regions. To learn more about the story of sensory embellishment and the services on offer, visit

UNIVACCO 724 Series hot-stamping foil. The 724 Series was specifically developed for hot stamping on a wide variety of wine label stocks providing excellent transfer at high-speed stamping on rotary and vertical presses with wide range of coverage from fine to broad. The excellent performance on dry stock and uncoated paper of 724 Series enhances the quality of each wine’s label!

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Celebrating our 40-year anniversary, Universal Engraving, Inc. is a worldwide leading manufacturer of engraved dies and tooling for foil stamping and embossing.  We offer customers the widest product range, produced with state-of-the art technology and incredible artistic execution. Our unparalleled engraved dies/tooling, as well as, time-saving lock-up systems are made for both sheet fed and web fed applications. Offering copper dies, brass dies, Unifraxion® dies, Inline Embossing dies, UniFlex®, UniSphere®, Econofoil® 2mm, UniLock-Up®, SpeedChase® to name just a few products. We are committed to constantly innovating and creating solutions that make our customers’ jobs easier and faster.