ADAST Makes a Good Impression at Graph Expo 2006
ADAMOV, CZECH REPUBLIC—ADAST a.s., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of multicolor offset printing presses, announced that response to its exhibitor participation at Graph Expo 2006 exceeded the company’s expectations. A stream of attendees and customers to the ADAST booth (#3046) showed positive response, which included ADAST receiving a pending order for the Model 757 5-color press it demonstrated live on the show floor.
Attendees and customers responded enthusiastically to the ADAST “Automation Affordable” feature set, which the company combines with CIP3/CIP4 compatibility and perfecting options to offer quality offset presses for short-run multicolor work at affordable prices. The Automation Affordable feature set includes:
• Semi-automatic plate changers with Bacher registration that accept metal or polyester plates straight from CTP to press;
• ADAST CIP3/CIP4-compatible AdaControl computerized inking console;
• Automatic blanket washers, each allowing different combinations of solvent, water and cycle to match printing conditions; and
• Automatic ink roller wash-up with auto-spray to disperse ink wash-fluid.
This strong reliance on automation promotes fast make-readies and overall productivity, enabling ADAST customers to compete aggressively in the market for quality offset color, at run lengths from 500 to 5,000 impressions.
“The market for print is being squeezed by shorter press runs and fierce competition for fewer jobs. As printers’ markets and margins have shrunk, most press manufacturers have chased the larger printers at the higher end of the market, leaving smaller and medium-sized shops with the choice of financing a prohibitively expensive new machine or settling for used equipment,” asserted ADAST general director Radek Dudas.
“With our Automation Affordable presses, smaller shops can buy a new machine that produces the short-run 4- and 5-color work the market demands and at the level of quality every printer needs to make money and grow their business.”ADAST builds three distinct product lines, all with Automation Affordable plus optional easy-changeover perfecting and in-line aqueous coating. These product lines include: