Baldwin Demonstrates Leadership as a Manufacturer of Press Controls, Accessories
SHELTON, CT—April 10, 2008—Baldwin Technology Co., Inc., a leading worldwide manufacturer of press controls and accessories, will be setting some innovative trends at drupa, where it will be presenting its current extensive product portfolio as well as new technical developments. These will include systems for the sheet-fed, commercial-web, newspaper and semi-commercial sectors. A wide range of Baldwin equipment can also be seen in operation on many key press manufacturers’ stands throughout the exhibition. Baldwin’s systems lead the industry in their ability to improve print quality, plus press productivity and efficiency, while ensuring they have the least impact possible on the environment and supporting the sustainability efforts of the graphic arts industry.
Baldwin was founded in 1918 on Long Island, USA and drupa offers the ideal opportunity to celebrate 90 years of providing industry-leading technology in which constant innovation has resulted in several ‘highlights’. These include benchmarks at the end of the 1960s with the introduction of dampening solution preparation technologies and in 1976, when the company established, with great success, automatic offset blanket cleaning systems for the sheet-fed market. A few years later, Baldwin launched the first automatic blanket cleaning systems for commercial web and newspaper applications. Further milestones include the formation of subsidiaries in Japan (1968) and Germany (1971).
Today, Baldwin offers the largest selection of press cleaning systems, with products for offset blankets and printing cylinders as well as for guide, ink and chill rollers. Baldwin’s automatic blanket cleaning products are based on more than 30 years of experience of designing, building and installing systems, which has resulted in it having the largest customer base in this area. The company will be presenting further significant developments at drupa, which will offer even greater reductions in spoilage, VOC emission and use of materials.
Even within one specific technology, such as automatic blanket cleaning, Baldwin offers several options to the end user eg Impact Flex, which utilises dry or pre-impregnated cloth, ProTech, which uses ground-breaking brush cleaning technology or TowerClean, which is an inexpensive automatic blanket cleaning system offering a very fast return on investment. Products such as Jetstream, which removes dust from the paper web before it enters the first printing unit, are also becoming popular. With such a choice, customers have the option to best match their press, budget and work requirements.