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"Furthermore, the need to complete the digital workflow process will transcend traditional plant functions, creating the need for computer-integrated manufacturing across prepress, pressroom and bindery operations."
The DGM 850 from Dauphin Graphic Machines is an eight-page perfecting unit with a rated speed of 50,000 iph straight, or 25,000 iph collect. The DGM 850 is available in 22˝ and 22.75˝ cutoffs. Standalone floor unit or stacked two- and three-high for maximum printing flexibility. All rollers and cylinders are balanced to ensure smooth operation. Maximum web width of 36˝.
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The Heidelberg Sunday 2000 gapless press is available in a traditional 16-page format, as well as a wider 24-page format. Makeready features, including automatic or semi-automatic plate changing and the Prinect Prepress Interface, make the Sunday 2000 well suited for shorter runs and fast changeovers. Heidelberg offers a complete range of auxiliary options to support the Sunday 2000, including zero-speed or flying splicers, Ecocool or conventional dryers, and pinless combination and former folders.
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The KBA Compacta 215 is a 16-page commercial web offset press with new developments in press engineering such as individual shaftless drives, decentralized intelligent control systems, paper-saving minigaps on plate and blanket cylinders, and the automatically adjustable gripper folder. A wide choice of configurations from the simple straight-on press to two-level presses are available. Automation modules to enhance productivity include automatic plate changing, automatic web infeed, automatic reel logistics with KBA PATRAS A, digital link to prepress via CIP3 interface and KBA LOGOTRONIC multilevel production management system.
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The Komori System 20 is a long-grain, eight-page web offset press with a maximum printing speed of 45,000 iph. Its rugged frame and bed structure and new inker alignment system create high printing quality. The folder outputs a wide variety of products. All units, from the printing unit to the folder, are designed to handle short-run production. Maintenance needs are said to have been reduced to lighten the load on the operator.