Tecnau, Formerly Lasermax Roll Systems, Unveils New Name, Features New Products at GRAPH EXPO 14
BILLERICA, MA—September 29, 2014—At GRAPH EXPO 14 this week, Lasermax Roll Systems has announced that its company name has changed to Tecnau, as the company will from here forward be identified with the same name as its corporate parent Tecnau.
Said Giuliano De Marco, CEO of Tecnau, "We are very excited that Tecnau and LasermaxRoll are now a single company known as Tecnau. This is more than symbolic, as the two companies have truly become one, with a close integration of our engineering and manufacturing functions. All of us at Tecnau are looking together toward the future, as we continue to invest in new products for our transactional, direct mail, and graphic arts customers."
Jeff Kewin, president of Tecnau—Americas and Asia/Pacific, also commented, "The new Tecnau offers the broadest product portfolio in the industry. We are committed to continued support of our existing products with our experienced team, and we look forward to future enhanced product offerings. Our GRAPH EXPO theme, 'Tecnau Now', reflects our firm belief that Tecnau is the right feeding and finishing partner for now and for tomorrow."
In addition to unveiling its new name, Tecnau (formerly Lasermax Roll Systems) is also unveiling a selection of new products at this year’s GRAPH EXPO 14. Sharing the spotlight are the Roll 30 thirty-inch wide web roll-to-roll solution, PageReady NL near-line cutting/stacking finishing solution for large sheet output from sheetfed digital presses, and Zero Speed Splicer u40 splicing unwinder system.
Tecnau shows a technology demonstration of the Roll 30 roll-to-roll solution in its booth #220 at Graph Expo. Roll 30 features the Unwinder u30 and Rewinder r30, feeding and rewinding rolls up to 30.5” wide to digital printers running at speeds up to 800 feet per minute. Featuring an innovative airshaft design, the Roll 30 runs a broad spectrum of media to accommodate a wide range of possible applications. The proven TC 8300 dynamic perforator is running in-line with the Roll 30 solution, demonstrating page-by-page on-demand perforating capability in response to a printed mark recipe.
PageReady NL also appears in Tecnau booth 220. The unit feeds sheets as large as 13x19" for trimming, cutting, merging and stacking multi-up output, automatically transitioning between jobs in response to JDF job information received from HP Indigo digital front ends. PageReady NL reduces manual print handling and consolidates labor intensive finishing operations into a single, efficient process.
Rounding out Tecnau booth 220 exhibits is Tecnau’s popular double-cutting Cutter c23, as part of the Stack 2320 cutting/stacking system for high speed digital web printers. Cutter c23’s double-cutting capability permits removal of flush-lines from color inkjet printer output, as well as processing of bleeds. Stack 2320, with added Unwinder 550 and Stacker s20 modules, features Smooth-Web technology for reliable operation (with all motors synchronized throughout the finishing line). The established WebVision quality monitoring system is shown on the Stacker 2320 line; WebVision’s new PreView remote programming station is also demonstrated.
Elsewhere on the show floor, the Tecnau Zero Speed Splicer u40 is feeding an Océ ColorStream 3900 in the Canon booth (#613). Zero Speed Splicer u40 allows roll changes with virtually no printer downtime, maximizing printer productivity and eliminating paper waste associated with printer stoppages due to roll depletion. The splicer was recently approved by Canon for installation on the ColorStream 3900 after a joint integration effort between the two companies.
Tecnau is the world's largest manufacturer of automated paper handling, quality assurance, converting, and finishing equipment for high-speed digital printing. The company offers a complete feeding and finishing portfolio to the transactional, commercial and graphic arts printing markets. Tecnau operates through three main production and R&D centers in Europe (Italy and Sweden) and the United States, covering the world through a direct sales and service force along with a reliable distribution network.