SMALL-FORMAT SHEETFEDS -- Small Press Envy
Komori has also answered the call for improved performance in its small-format press line. Its 20˝ Lithrone press is available in configurations from two to six colors with coater. Full press automation packages, as well as a full press console at the end of the press, are optional. Komori also offers its two-color Sprint series press, which is available in 26˝ or 28˝ widths. These presses can be equipped with automation and convertible perfecting capabilities.
The 20x28˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 1000 sheetfed press can be configured with solid cylinders for high-quality general commercial printing, according to Santie. With a stock range of 0.0016˝ to 0.024˝, it is capable of handling substrates for different markets, such as brochures, manuals, advertisements, point-of-sale materials and software packaging. Mitsubishi also offers the Diamond 2000, a 23.5x29˝ press that delivers four- or six-page signatures at speeds to 16,000 sph.
The new 20x29˝ MAN Roland 200 is an affordable, five-color press that equips printers with the ability to add spot colors or varnish to their process color work. Cerfontaine says it designed for printers looking to move up to four-up, four- or five-color printing, and for any facility seeking to add extra productivity to its pressroom.
From Onion Skin to Board
The 13,000 sph press handles a wide range of stocks, from onion skin paper to 0.032˝ board and foil. "Its advanced operator console is integrated into the delivery to simplify setup and to expedite press runs," Cerfontaine concludes.
Heidelberg USA markets the Speedmaster SM 52 for the small-format press market, in addition to the Printmaster GTO 52, Printmaster QM 46 and Quickmaster DI 46.
The Speedmaster SM 52 is the benchmark for the 20˝ format; it offers the latest technology utilizing CP2000. The SM 52 is a 15,000 iph press available with up to six printing units and in-line aqueous or UV coating. The press comes standard with the Heidelberg Alcolor dampening system and with automation such as Autoplate, remote register control, preset feeder, and seven programmable washup programs for rollers, blankets and impression cylinders. It is also available with a fully automatic sheet-reversing device.