At Ipex in London’s ExCel this week, Technotrans announced a European partnership with Air Motion Systems | AMS UV, that is aimed to accelerate the adoption of LED UV-based energy curing systems in the sheetfed offset, web offset, narrow web flexographic and digital print markets.
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ May 2011 edition
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY— 2008-06-09—As part of a strategic partnership, technotrans AG and manroland AG have agreed that technotrans AG ink roller temperature control units will in future be fitted as the original equipment on manroland sheet-fed presses. technotransAG, a leading systems supplier of peripheral equipment for offset printing, has for many years been one of the leading players in the market in this product category. “We have taken this decision in the interests of using resources optimally along the entire value added chain and in line with our product strategy for peripheral equipment,” explained Rudolf Hartmann, Area Head of Purchasing at manroland in Offenbach.
Print UV Conference Deemed a Success LAS VEGAS—Nearly 100 printers and suppliers attended the inaugural Print UV 2008 Conference, held here at the Wynn Resort in early March. Produced and sponsored by Air Motion Systems, the event also served as the launching pad for the Print UV Association and a platform for the expanding Print UV online community (www.printuv.com). Discussion topics included how to market and sell UV; innovative UV printing and coating techniques; and the benefits of going 100 percent VOC-free in the UV pressroom. A panel of experts from major press OEMs, as well as UV equipment, ink, coating and
SASSENBERG/GERMANY—February 2008—technotrans AG, one of the leading system suppliers for offset printing will be highlighting three main themes at the world’s largest exhibition for the printing industry: efficient processes, stable production and environmentally sound printing. One of the highlights of the technotrans’ stand at this year’s trade fair is the first ever presentation of the entire product range of blanket cleaning systems. In addition, the low-energy combination unit for dampening solution circulation and ink unit temperature control will be demonstrated. Cloth and brush-based series of cleaning systems With the contex product range, technotrans offers for the first time its comprehensive range of
KENNESAW, GA—February 1, 2007—Heidelberg today announced that it has taken system responsibility to a new level by providing three years of full service coverage on UV systems and chilling components built with long-time strategic partners IST Metz GmbH and technotrans AG. Heidelberg is the only supplier to offer this level of coverage and service support for UV systems, which are primarily available on Heidelberg’s Speedmaster CD and XL models as well as on some SM presses. The print industry leader will continue to develop seamlessly integrated UV systems, working closely with IST and technotrans, and provide state-of-the-art service coverage through its systemservice 36plus program.
American Firms Win High Honors BUDAPEST, HUNGARY—Winners of the Sappi International Printers of the Year awards for 2006 were announced at a gala event held here at the Museum of Applied Arts. The nine winners were chosen from 33 finalists in the following categories: annual reports, books, brochures, calendars, catalogs, general print, magazines, packaging and labels, and printer’s own promotion. North American firms bringing home the cast bronze elephant trophy included Nahan Printing, St. Cloud, MN, for its Bergdorf Goodman Magazine Resort/Holiday 2005 in the magazines category and Cenveo Anderson Lithograph, City of Commerce, CA, for the 2006 Cadillac XLR brochure in the brochures
Hot air and infrared (IR) dryers, like their cousin, the UV curing system, play an important role in the print production process, much like a field goal kicker for a football team. Think about it. When everything is going right, no one pays much attention to the kicker. But in critical situations, a missed field goal or botched extra point quite often results in dire consequences. Likewise, a sheetfed press’ drying/curing system generally doesn’t garner any attention, unless it doesn’t perform the task at hand. Instead of boos from 50,000 people, the result is screams from one unhappy customer. “I have always taken the
Heidelberg Showcases Equipment Range CRANBURY, NJ—Heidelberg USA held an open house here at its Tech Center East showroom early last month, attracting about 150 people. Demonstrations of equipment included its Suprasetter thermal and Prosetter violet CTP platesetters, Quickmaster DI 46-4 Pro with smart spooling mechanism and Speedmaster SM 52-5P+L with retractable in-line coating unit presses, Stitchmaster ST 100 saddlestitcher, Stahlfolder TH series folder and Polar 115 XT cutter, among others. Seminars held the same day featured Bill Bonallo, technotrans america, on trends in UV coatings; Mark Tonkovich, Heidelberg USA, on thermal platesetter innovations; and Paul Keuchenius, Heidelberg USA, on long perfecting press innovations. KBA North
BY MARK SMITH Heavy iron, a moniker for presses that conveys size and brute force, has been supplanted by talk of electronic controls, digital integration and computerization. Lest anyone forget, the real magic of lithography still happens when ink and water (fountain solution, to be precise) meet on the plate. Mechanical systems are what make a press, even if an increasingly more electronic face is being put on them. None play a more central role in the offset printing process than the dampening system. The fundamentals are the same for web and sheetfed press applications, but the solutions of choice tend to differ. Delta