Mitsubishi unveiled its Diamond V3000 series of sheetfed presses. A six-color Diamond V3000LX with coater, extended delivery, and UV and IR drying demonstrated a new approach to strike-through coating. The press featured the Diamond Color Navigator system for touchscreen color control.
An eight-color Diamond V3000R convertible perfector incorporated new double-diameter sheet reversing cylinders, along with a new belt-type delivery, to enable printing speeds to 16,200 sph--during both straight and perfecting runs. And a 10-color Diamond V3000TP Tandem Perfector was equipped with Mitsubishi's SimulChanger fully automatic plate changing system. Also able to achieve rated speeds of 16,200 sph, the manufacturer touted both Diamond V3000 models to be the fastest perfectors available in the industry.
Video presentations were shown on the company's range of shaftless web presses, the "MAX-Saver" package of programs that reduce makeready times and the MAX Diamond-Eye quality control device.
Known for its smaller-format models, Ryobi used the show to enter the full-size, 40? press market by showing its new five-color, 16,000 sph 1050-5 model. The new 1050 series combines an attractive price point with features such as double-diameter impression cylinders; moveable, shell-type skeleton transfer drums; optional in-line PQS Print Quality Control System; new PCS-L dual-monitor control system; and semi-automatic plate changers (auto plate changers optional). Available in two versions, the S format has a maximum 41.34x27.95? print area and the larger XL, a maximum 41.34x30.31? print area.
Demonstrating value-added printing, a five-color Ryobi 755 was equipped with an in-line UV casting and foiling system, which enables hologram effects and foil application from a single unit at speeds to 15,000 sph. As a technology demonstration, a five-color 525GX model featured a new LED UV curing system. Advantages include up to an 80 percent reduction in power consumption, elimination of ozone emissions and LED lamps that last up to 12 times longer.