Small- and Medium-format Sheetfed Presses -- Automated Workhors
The 23 1⁄4 x 29 1⁄8˝ format Roland 300 makes six-up jobs possible. The R300's PECOM control console consolidates all major printing functions, and equips any pressroom for computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM). Working with JobPilot, the networked system enables off-line makereadies, saving 10 minutes on every job. The press runs at 16,000 sph in the straight mode and 15,000 sph when perfecting.
The six-up Roland 500 operates at 18,000 sph to help half-size printers compete against 40˝ equipment. The press can handle substrates from 1pt. to 40pt., equipping commercial printers to enter such markets as packaging, plastics and labeling. Its PECOM operating and automation system speeds setup between jobs and is CIM-ready. The 500 can even print on microflute and corrugated, without options or accessories.
The latest model press introduced by Hamada of America is the Impulse 452P. This press is a 14 3⁄4 x 20 1⁄2˝ four-color convertible perfecter with a maximum speed of 13,000 iph or a straight four-color. The Impulse 452P was introduced at Graph Expo 2002.
Hamada also offers the B552HIRC with in-line aqueous coating and extended delivery. The B552HIRC, B452A and B252A come standard with auto plate loading, blanket wash and dry, sheet decurler, static eliminator and many other standard features. The B Series presses have become Hamada's fastest selling presses worldwide.
The Ryobi 750XL series from xpedx/Import Group comes in four-, five- and six-color models and is based on the popular features of the 680 series, but is offered in the 23 x 29˝ format.
The 750XL has a maximum image size of 29.53 x 22.83˝ and a maximum paper size of 31.02x23.62˝, providing six-up capability with added working space.
Among its features: double-diameter impression cylinder and transfer drum; semi-automatic plate changing without the need to bend plates; suction tape feeder board; plate cylinder cocking device; program inking for faster job changes and makereadies; and automatic blanket and roller washers.