Newsweb Signs Contract for TKS Jetleader 1500 Inkjet Web Press

PLANO, TX—Oct. 4, 2012—Newsweb Corp. and TKS have signed a contract for the Jetleader 1500 inkjet press that ran daily at drupa 2012 last May. This will be the first Jetleader series press installed in North America.

Newsweb, a leading commercial printer in the Midwest, will use the Jetleader to print existing products as well as to develop new markets.

“We are working on understanding the market in order to determine the best possible jobs to be placed on the Jetleader 1500 as well as preparing for the new work we can and will be bringing in,” commented Rodd Winscott, president of Newsweb Printing Division.

Yoshikazu Shiba, president of TKS, said, “Our Jetleader is a leader in its field being the world’s first digital inkjet printing system that produces sectionalized newspapers inline. TKS has always been a technology leader and, looking into the future, vies for the Jetleader to be in the forefront of innovation in this area of technology.”

“It is always very special to me when we bring a new customer into our TKS family,” added Nobuyuki Nakajima. “We look forward to working with Newsweb in introducing this new technology to the world and having the opportunity to bring in customers during the upcoming Graph Expo show.”

Jetleader main specifications are as follows:

4/4 Process Color Printing units:
• Print head: Piezo Electric Drop On Demand
• Maximum Printing Speed 492 ft./min. (150m/min)
• Maximum Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi

Online Newspaper Folding System:
• Maximum Number of Pages: 72
• Maximum Number of Sections: 5 sections

About TKS

TKS founded in 1874 is a industry leader and manufacturer of a full line of printing presses, material handling and post press equipment. The ColorTop series of offset presses range from the singlewide ColorTop 3500 all the way up to our triple wide ColorTop 9000. The JETLEADER 1500 is a digital ink jet web fed press.