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Report on GRAPH EXPO 2012 Exhibition

GRAPH EXPO 2012, an exhibit for the overall print industry, was held in Chicago for four days from October 7th to October 10, 2012.  Being the equivalent of JGAS in Japan, GRAPH EXPO 2012, reflecting the times, had quite a number of digital printers exhibiting.

About 460 companies and 21,000 people made their appearance at the show at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

TKS was also present in the Newspaper Production Section with a booth that included panels and a video presenting our JETLEADER 1500.  Copies of the Wall Street Journal that were printed on that same day with our JETLEADER (which was just recently installed at NEWSWEB CORPORATION) as well as the Chinese newspaper "World Journal" were handed out to the visitors.  

NEWSWEB CORPORATION has its head office near the exhibit site in Chicago, and its corporate umbrella covers printing operations and radio and TV stations.  In their printing operations, besides printing daily and weekly newspapers and commercial products, they also specialize in contract printing of newspapers in various languages.


At the Newspaper Production Session during GRAPH EXPO 2012, Mr. Rodd Winscott, President of NEWSWEB's printing division, gave a presentation on how they came to a decision on the JETLEADER.

The proceedings and the presentations of the session were made available on the website of the leading U.S. magazine for newsapaper production technology, "NEWS & TECH".  In the website Mr. Rodd Winscott discusses about the JETLEADER and the general trend of the newspaper industry as shown below in the website.

Meetings with many newspaper and commercial printers also went on in the TKS booth providing very encouraging insights for TKS into the possibilities of the JETLEADER.

JETLEADER demonstration at the NEWSWEB plant

With the kind hospitality of NEWSWEB CORP. the JETLEADER demonstrations were held on two days (Oct. 8 and 9) during the GRAPH EXPO show.

It took about 20 minutes by car from GRAHP EXPO to NEWSWEB CORPORATION.

Approximately 70 people in all were able to witness a very successful open-house demonstration.

During the open-house demo, that day's "The Wall Street Journal" was printed.  Immediately after start of printing copies coming out of the folder were handed to the guests who marveled at the small waste and high print quality.

The guests showed great interest in the fact that the newspapers came out all folded with distinct different sections which drew a lot of questions.

After a switchover time of 3 minutes printing of the Chinese newspaper, "WORLD JOURNAL", started.  The start button was pushed by someone randomly selected from the onlookers attesting the to the fast job changeover and ease of operation.

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