Sheetfed Presses--Lean, Mean One-pass Machines
Mitsubishi's 3F (40˝), with speeds of 16,000 sph, incorporates sheet slowdown at infeed to ensure stability of substrate. Tapered roller bearings on impressions and transfer cylinders are enlarged to the same size as the company's 51˝ models. The press includes the Delta Dampening feature.
Polly USA's midsize four- and five- color 26˝ 466 and 566 models with perfecting are versatile and affordable midsize options.
xpedx (formerly ResourceNet International) distributes the Ryobi 662PFH A2 size, 2/1-color offset press, featuring Ryobi's satellite perfecting system. The double-diameter impression cylinder configuration for two-color, front-side printing eliminates gripper changes. Also available is the Ryobi 662H, an A2 size, two-color offset press. Features of both presses include Ryobi's Aqua Automatic Control (AAC) system and the "Ryobi-matic" continuous dampening system.
Sakurai USA's offerings include the Oliver-ED II series of multicolor presses with the Sakurai Plate Changing (SPC) system, automated ink roller washup and blanket cleaning, sheet size presetting and plate cylinder register system. Also available is the Oliver-58EII series, the Oliver-72EII series and the two-color Oliver-2102EPII convertible perfecting machine.
—Carolyn R. Bak