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GMP strengthens its collaboration and integration with HP Indigo presses before DRUPA
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GMP strengthens its collaboration and integration with HP Indigo presses before Drupa

Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (May 25, 2016) – GMP, a leading manufacturer of laminating solutions will exhibit a wide range of GMP equipment at Drupa this year. The lineup includes the GMP PODMASTER, an off-line sheet-fed laminator optimized for digital prints for photo embossing, and GMP Digital Sleeking, a value-added effects solution for HP Indigo digital prints, both of which will be shown at the HP booth in Hall 17.

The GMP PODMASTER features a combination of offline lamination, proprietary GMP Sleekingä technology, photo embossing, and slit-book technologies. With its superior capabilities, the GMP PODMASTER advances far beyond traditional lamination, creating a high-value added solution.

GMP Sleeking is the first solution for creating special effects on whole or partial surfaces of prints, with a single machine, in a simple and economical in-house process. Optical effects that can be created include metallic sleeking of gold and silver, holographic impressions, and digital sleeking in gloss and matt.

The photo embossing technology that will be demonstrated is the result of a collaboration between HP Indigo and GMP to replace silver halide wet chemistry technology. With GMP photo embossing, it is possible to produce prints with quality that is virtually indistinguishable from, or even better than, silver halide photographs. In-line operation enables lower production costs on large quantities.

Slit-book technology utilizes GMPs sophisticated cutting and laminating knowhow to create a new concept of the lay-flat book: thin, and with special lamination effects such as Sleeking. With the GMP PODMASTER, it provides a simple and low-cost alternative to traditional lay-flat book methods.

Additionally, the GMP P
ODMASTER is equipped with an induction heating roller that precisely controls the temperature at a range of 1, enabling more consistent quality in laminated products.

The GMP PODMASTER is undergoing qualification for in-line integration with the HP Indigo 7x00 series. It can also be
used as an off-line system to serve multiple finishing devices, such as the GMP Smart Cutter-350 (currently being qualified to work in-line with the HP Indigo WS6800p Digital Press), to process products as small as business cards up to book covers, with even greater production efficiency.
The advanced technology of HP Indigo digital presses makes the production of print significantly simpler and easier versus conventional printing methods. This same level of simplicity and efficiency is replicated by the technology incorporated in the GMP PODMASTER for finishing products and processes, with its cantilevered design providing the easiest visual approach, from initial operation to long-term maintenance.
We are delighted with our ongoing collaboration with GMP to help our customers innovate in new ways, said Gershon Alon, WW manager, Workflow Solutions and Partner Program, Indigo division, HP. With GMP expertise in lamination and various print embellishment innovations, we are able to offer our customers added value digital enhancement of packaging and commercial applications, and a new clean and effective way to produce high-quality photo prints. 
"On the basis of recent rapid expansion of POD market, the customers require simple, compact & automatic solutions to process the high volume of small laminating orders efficiently." said YP Kim, Chairman & CEO of GMP Co., Ltd. He added "the PODMASTER will help customers maximize their finishing productivity and profit in the current circumstance of POD market.".

The GMP PODMASTER will be displayed in the HP booth located in Hall 17 of the Messe Düsseldorf at Drupa 2016. The Smart Cutter will be shown in the GMP booth C81, in Hall 6. To schedule a meeting in advance, please contact:
Seongsoo Kim / GMP Overseas Sales Team Director

About GMP
GMP Co., Ltd, based in Korea, is a global leading manufacturer of laminating solutions in the market. GMP has continued to create the finishing technologies for the printed substrates including the optimum solution for POD (Print on Demand) market. It also has met the customers high requirement with user-friendly, convenience-focused and value-enhanced products. GMP has a global sales and service network of independent dealers in over 100 countries.