Graph Expo: Sheetfed/Web Offset Printing -- Still Making Impressions
Some other show news and booth highlights included:
o Timsons Ltd. signed an agreement whereby HP’s new 30? Ink-jet Web Press will connect with Timsons’ digital book finishing system.
o Aside from video presentations on its new M-600 Folia commercial web press equipped with a custom VITS sheeter, Goss International announced that Quad/Graphics will be the first printer in the world to retrofit a gapless Sunday web press (an eight-unit Sunday 3000) with Goss’ DigiRail inking system.
o Sakurai’s five-color, 235/8x31? 575SDC press with aqueous coater on display was sold to Multiscope Inc. in Pennsylvania. A Sakurai Maestro silk screen press also demonstrated glitter application.
o Presstek 52DI and 34DI digital offset presses now offer UV printing capabilities.
o Akiyama discussed the MEGA Jprint 40 series sheetfed press with double coaters and Supertech presses that debuted at Drupa.
o Web Press Corp. promoted its Quad-Stack 4/4 color printing unit for adding color to existing single-width, one-around press lines or as components within complete lines.
o The Tensor Group talked about its single-width models designed for the semi-commercial, insert and newspaper markets.
More Graph Expo coverage on new and improved pressroom consumables, color control systems and press accessories will follow in future issues. PI