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.
For fine-tuning of colors, all press exhibits are also equipped with the Diamond Color Navigator now integrated into the IPC console. This interface provides a revolutionary new approach to conventional color matching, greatly simplifying the skill-intensive task of color adjustments.
Mitsubishi web offset press presentations will cover the company’s line of both newspaper presses and commercial web offset presses. New inline color control systems for both press lines along with an update on the Diamond 16MAX-V web press with variable cutoff will be provided four times daily.
The Mitsubishi stand at drupa 2008 is located in Hall 15 – Stand No. D42, and occupies an area of nearly 1,600 square meters (17,000 square feet).
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of 3,068 billion yen in fiscal 2006 (year ended March 31, 2007). MHI’s diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning systems.
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