Mitsubishi Unveils Plans, New Press for Drupa 2008
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN—03/20/08—At drupa 2008, Mitsubishi will be exhibiting the largest number of printing units the company has ever brought into a single event. All presses are sheet-fed models from the new Diamond V3000 Series first introduced last September at the International Graphic Arts Show in Japan, but in model variations that have never been shown before.
“Net Production Nets Profits” is the theme on Mitsubishi’s stand at drupa, and press demonstrations will focus on the unparalleled levels of productivity that each different model delivers.
Mitsubishi’s lineup will include a six-color Diamond V3000LX with coater and extended delivery, an eight-color DIAMOND V3000R convertible perfector and a 10-color Diamond V3000TP Tandem Perfector. All three presses accommodate sheet sizes of up to 1050mm x 750mm and print at a maximum speed of up to 16,200 sheets per hour.
High value-added printing quality is the keyword for Mitsubishi’s presentation on the wide stock range V3000LX. In addition to highlighting the numerous production and design advancements found in the V3000 Series, the four daily demonstrations on the V3000LX will feature a strike-through varnish technique refined by Mitsubishi’s Paper & Printing Research & Development Center.
Mitsubishi’s new convertible perfector – the V3000R – will be presented in four demonstrations a day along with the company’s unique dedicated perfector – the V3000TP. Maximum perfecting speed on both presses is rated at 16,200 sph, the fastest perfecting speed in the world.
To highlight the merits of “SimulChanger,” Mitsubishi’s fully automatic plate changing system that removes old plates and mounts new plates at every unit simultaneously in less than 75 seconds, the V3000TP will run three different jobs during each presentation.
The TP, along with the other two press exhibits, will be linked to the Mitsubishi Color Control System (MCCS-V), which scans all image data on the printed sheet in a single measuring operation and feeds back deviations to ink keys at individual printing units of the press via the IPC press control console.