Sheetfed Presses--Lean, Mean One-pass Machines
Advanced Graphic Equipment features its Impulse 26 series of four- to six-color formats. Continuous feeder and delivery systems accommodate long runs.
Akiyama Corp. offers the J Print press, a multi-unit perfecting sheetfed press, available in 28x40˝ and 32x44˝ sheet sizes. The series features a patented "straight through" design. Due to its over/under configuration, a 10-unit 5/5 40˝ J Print press will fit into an area required for a conventional six-unit 40˝ press.
Heidelberg USA's Speedmaster long-perfecting presses, the SM 102-8-P and SM 102-10-P, are capable of one-pass productivity and are available with in-line coating towers and extended deliveries, running at speeds of up to 13,000 sph. The SM 74-8-P eight-color perfector runs at a rate of up to 15,000 sph.
KBA-Planeta's large-format Rapida 130-162 series features a high level of automation and handles a large range of stocks. Standard configurations extend from two- to eight-color versions and feature convertible perfecting units, and a choice of coating and drying systems. The Rapida 104 outputs up to 15,000 sph in straight printing and up to 12,000 sph in perfecting.
Komori offers its midsize Lithrone 26 and 28 sheetfed presses, featuring the Komori Monitoring System (KMS), which integrates to the K-LAN closed-loop control system. The K-LAN utilizes a database server to direct real-time digital job ticketing/scheduling, press monitoring and process control. Lithrone presses are equipped with the Komori PDC-S system, a closed-loop scanning spectrodensitometer.
MAN Roland features its Roland 700, a 15,000 sph press with a 28x41˝ format. The fiber-optic press includes the award-winning PECOM networking system and is CIP3 compliant. It provides a TPP workstation, Pre Press Interface (PPI), and automation features.
Omni-Adast offers the 705C DI, a waterless, digital direct imaging press in a 26˝ format. Available in two-, four-, and five-color configurations with perfecting standard and in-line coating optional.