Lithographic Printing: 'Heavy Iron' Comes Up Light
Likewise, TKS was riding high on the heels of its four-color Jetleader 1500 digital inkjet web press introduction at drupa, where it printed daily production runs of the current day's U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal. Chicago-based Newsweb Corp. installed the first Jetleader series press in North America, just in time for interested Graph Expo attendees. The commercial shop plans to use it to print existing products, as well as to develop new markets.
In a sampling of other litho press-related developments...Graph Expo marked the U.S. launch of the Grafix PowderMax spraying unit, which features a plate-dosing system with reliable dosing control for all printing powder types and powder applications...Diversified Graphic Machinery promoted the DGM Foildex system that applies cold foil in-line on a lithographic press. The unit allows foil to be applied only where necessary and stops the foil from the back of the last image to the front of the next sheet. Segmented shafts also allow multiple rolls of foil to be run across the press.
Also worth noting, the Vision/Vision SP, from DG Press Services, is a short-makeready web offset printing press that is claimed to combine shaftless technology with near-limitless in-line options...innoINK, a self-learning, cloud computing-based ink presetting system from Innolutions Inc., is designed for web and sheetfed offset presses equipped with motorized and non-motorized ink keys and ink sweep...Van Son Holland Ink debuted the Van Son/GFI ink dispensing machine, which offers printers the ability to mix custom colors and mixes on-site. PI