Heatset Web Presses -- War Heats Up
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MAN Roland's Rotoman S web press can print at speeds of up to 85,000 cph, thanks to an array of innovations led by its sleeve-offset technology. The advancement virtually eliminates gap bump and the vibrations that go with it. The smoother-running results also improve print quality, as does Rotoman's 1:1 cylinder configuration. The format is made possible by the press' no-gap blankets. Conventional plates are used on the Rotoman S with narrow-gap plate lockup. The press can print heatset signatures of up to 24 pages in a single-web configuration.
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Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses' (MLP U.S.A.) Diamond Series web presses are available in eight-page to 128-page formats. All Diamond Series web presses feature a totally shaftless drive, which contributes to greater stability during high-speed operation. Mitsubishi's Diamond 8 is an eight-page, half-web press with a long-grain format. The Diamond 8 features a 23˝ cutoff, with a 20˝ web width. It is rated at a maximum speed of 1,500 fpm (47,000 iph) and incorporates such features as the DiamondLink computerized press control system, auto-register control and CIP3 digital interface, which allows the operators to set the ink keys automatically through the PPC server.
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Available in 381⁄2˝ widths, and operating at speeds up to 1,500 fpm, the RDP 380P perfecting press from RDP Marathon features the Maraflo V four-form roll design, with an integrated dampener to ensure superior ink laydown at all production speeds. Drive train precision ensures exact register and reliable performance at high speeds—a capability vital to commercial markets.
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The Sanden USA 1500SP incorporates all of the advanced printing technologies found in the Quantum XP line. The result is a commercial blanket-to-blanket, variable-size perfector press that can utilize either heatset or UV drying systems. The versatility of this press, including five models in widths from 21˝ to 381⁄2˝, variable print repeats from 17˝ to 36˝, line shaft or shaftless configurations, and variable size finishing units (such as signature folders, gluers, etc.), provides a flexible print solution.