Small- and Medium-format Sheetfed Presses -- Automated Workhors
Sakurai also manufactures a slightly larger, compact 26˝ model that is also loaded with automatic plate changers, perfector changeover, sheet size presets, roller washers, CIP4 interface, blanket washers and more.
In the full half-size market Sakurai manufactures the 72 series with all of the same automation found on both the 58 and 66 series.
Sakurai offers free press comparison studies that help printers cost-justify the benefits of automation and selection of a press with the right sheet size.
Heidelberg USA offers the Printmaster GTO 52, now with two new enhancements: the ClassicCenter console and the Baldwin blanket washer, which is ideal for small-format printers.
The Printmaster GTO 52 with ClassicCenter console provides quick makeready with remote control CPC ink fountain, remote register control and acceptance of CIP3 information, which pre-sets ink keys and provides the ability to store up to 50 jobs per memory card. The Baldwin automatic blanket washing device reduces blanket solvent and saves paper waste and time. The Printmaster GTO boasts more than 60,000 owners worldwide.
MAN Roland offers three distinct press lines in the half-size format. Two of the models actually expand half to three-quarters by providing six-up capabilities to deliver 50 percent more productivity on every printed sheet. The three lines are the Roland 200, the Roland 300 and the Roland 500.
A new five-color model of MAN Roland's affordable 29˝ press, the Roland 200, equips printers to add spot color or varnish to their process color work. Also available in 2/0 and 4/0 configurations, the compact Roland 200 is a 13,000 sph, 20x29˝ format sheetfed press reportedly offering users superb print quality with ease of operation.
The press handles a wide range of stock from onionskin paper to 32-pt. board and foil. Its advanced operator console is integrated into the delivery to simplify setup and expedite press runs.