HEATSET WEB PRESSES -- A Heat Wave
In order to meet these evolving demands, Heidelberg has developed its Sunday Press series, according to Norris. "Our Sunday Presses remain the hallmark of our heatset press lineup. The Sunday 3000, which prints up to 100,000 iph, has clearly established itself as the market leader for long-run catalog and publication printing. This year, we are introducing the Sunday 3000i—a modified version of the Sunday 3000 and the first gapless press designed specifically for insert printing."
The Sunday 2000, which was was introduced last year, is also available in 16- and 24-page formats. Its make-ready features also make it well-suited for shorter runs and fast changeovers. For high-pagination printing, Heidelberg offers 48- and 64-page Sunday 4000 presses. In addition, the 16-page M-600 is a popular choice for high-quality commercial and publication printing. Finally, the 16-page M-130 is valued for its high quality, versatility and ease of use. "We have several customers that have bought the M-130 as their first heatset web press," reports Norris.
GSS Printing Equipment is also coming to the aid of commercial and direct mail printers who are being asked to provide higher quality and a more colorful product—in a shorter period of time—in lower quantities and at a competitive prices, notes John Sillies, president.
"As a web offset press manufacturer, we can help meet these challenges by providing increased automation throughout the press. Features such as closed-loop ink key color control, automatic ink washup, job save and recall of ink, as well as water settings, are just a few of the features available to reduce time and paper waste during makereadies" he adds. "To meet the demands of more colorful and higher quality printing, GSS presses are equipped with large ink trains to handle demanding jobs and automatic registration to assure quality throughout the run."
GSS offers web offset presses in widths from 20˝ to 40˝, with speeds up to 1,800 fpm. Many of its press models are capable of varying the cutoff size and are offered in circumferences from 14˝ to 40˝.