Press Accessories

EPG to Purchase GRIPdigital
August 18, 2008

CENTERBROOK, CT—August 18, 2008—EPG (Essex Products Group), a global leader in the manufacture and integration of color control systems, announces that it signed an agreement to purchase GRIPdigital, Inc., and is expanding its KeyColor™ line to include color measurement products. GRIPdigital, founded in 1998 by Greg Imhoff, specialized in color and production hardware and software solution advancements for the graphic arts industry. Imhoff, President of GRIPdigital, industry veteran, color expert, and a G7™ (GRACoL) Expert Consultant, has joined EPG as Director of Color Solutions to drive the company’s new color measurement product development and global sales. GRIPdigital products, including new patent-pending color measurement technology,

Air Motion Systems Relocates to Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area
July 24, 2008

ARVADA, CO—July 24, 2008—Air Motion Systems, Inc. (AMS), a leading North American manufacturer of high-performance UV curing systems, IR/Thermal Air drying systems and related accessories for the printing industry, has announced its relocation to a new, greatly expanded facility in River Falls, Wis. – centrally located just east of Minneapolis/St. Paul and a few hours north of Chicago. The 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility doubles the size of the company’s existing operation in Arvada, Colo. and more than triples its production capacity. The new building also was designed and built from the ground up to be eligible for ‘green’ certification based on LEED (Leadership in

technotrans Supplies Ink Roller Technology for manroland
June 9, 2008

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY— 2008-06-09—As part of a strategic partnership, technotrans AG and manroland AG have agreed that technotrans AG ink roller temperature control units will in future be fitted as the original equipment on manroland sheet-fed presses. technotransAG, a leading systems supplier of peripheral equipment for offset printing, has for many years been one of the leading players in the market in this product category. “We have taken this decision in the interests of using resources optimally along the entire value added chain and in line with our product strategy for peripheral equipment,” explained Rudolf Hartmann, Area Head of Purchasing at manroland in Offenbach.

MEGTEC Introduces New Ironman Integral Web Cooling Process System
May 29, 2008

DE PERE, WI—May 29, 2008—MEGTEC Systems announces the market introduction of the innovative Ironman Integral Web Cooling Process System for web offset presses. “More and more printers are producing high quality work with lower grade paper and higher ink coverage. To work profitably the printing press needs to operate at or near optimum conditions – at maximum possible printing speed and with minimum paper waste” said Phil Strand, Vice President of MEGTEC Americas Printing Products Group. “It is not unusual to have ink coverage or ink characteristics that push up against the limits of the dryer specification, or beyond them. And when difficult-to-dry

xpedx to Distribute World’s First Led-UV Print Curing System for Offset Presses
May 20, 2008

KANSAS CITY, KS—May 20, 2008—xpedx® announced today that it will be the exclusive U.S. marketer and distributor of the world’s first LED-UV print curing system, an offset printing technology from Ryobi® that provides significant environmental, pressroom and financial advantages. A 14”x20” RYOBI 525GX will be the initial platform for the LED-UV curing system, with plans to extend the system to press models such as the 23”x31” RYOBI 750 Series in the future. The new technology will be demonstrated at drupa 2008 in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 29-June 11. The new RYOBI LED-UV curing system cuts power usage by a minimum of 70%, eliminates ozone

Eltex Electrostatic Innovations – Upgrade your Productivity in Print and Print Finishing
May 15, 2008

WEIL AM RHEIN, GERMANY—05/15/08—Eltex Electrostatic GmbH develops and sells highly efficient electrostatic systems for higher product quality and profitability throughout the printing and finishing process. For over 50 years, Eltex innovations have met the most stringent requirements and provided valuable process optimization for many industrial areas. Static electricity occurs in a large number of industrial processes. One problem is that it is inevitable, with negative consequences that can be severe. Thus it must be eliminated or controlled. However, electrostatics can also be used profitably, in a targeted manner. In both applications, electrostatic systems from Eltex provide outstanding, brilliant results. Individually tailored to the

Scheffer Web Finishing to Launch New Offline Finishing System
May 15, 2008

MERRILLVILLE, IN—May 15, 2008—Scheffer Web Finishing - the world’s leading supplier of inline and offline web finishing equipment - will debut its all new QCC (Quick Change Cassette) offline finishing system on its stand 13 B91 at drupa 2008. The newly released QCC line allows printers to quickly and cost efficiently finish pre-printed rolls from multiple press lines with different web and cut-off sizes. The system can be custom equipped to meet each printer’s specific needs. From simple systems with entry level components to sophisticated multi-web systems that can perforate, apply remoistenable pattern glue, spot and flood coat, die cut, stack multiple ribbons,

QuadTech to Acquire Print Inspection Technology Innovator Vigitek
May 1, 2008

SUSSEX, WI—May 1, 2008—QuadTech, Inc., announced today that it has purchased Vigitek, a leading designer and manufacturer of 100 percent print inspection technology. The acquisition strengthens print quality solutions for printers and converters in the packaging industry by bringing together QuadTech’s advanced register guidance system with Vigitek’s state-of-the-art print defect detection technology. Vigitek will operate as a subsidiary of QuadTech, and will continue to function as its own entity. “We are excited to combine our companies’ products and know-how to benefit the packaging industry worldwide,” said Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech. “Vigitek excels at continuous defect detection across the entire press web. QuadTech excels

Air Motion Systems Will Launch ‘Bullet-Proof’ P3 UV on World Stage at drupa 2008
April 24, 2008

ARVADA, CO—April 24, 2008—Air Motion Systems (AMS), a leading North American manufacturer of high performance UV curing systems, IR/Thermal Air drying systems and related accessories for the printing industry, will introduce its third-generation P3 UV system to the global market at drupa 2008. The P3 marks a significant milestone in the ongoing transition to UV printing taking place in the graphic arts industry. At Graph Expo 2007, the P3 system was the only technology in the UV Coating and Curing category to earn a coveted “Worth-A-Look” award in the independent “Must See ‘Ems” recognition program sponsored by the North American Graphic Arts Show Company

NELA Exhibits at Drupa 2008
April 22, 2008

OAKDALE, MN/LAHR, GERMANY—April 22, 2008—For drupa 2008, NELA has chosen the motto „Pre-press to Press Automation“. The company which headquarter is based in Germany will present a complete range of products which close the gap between CtP-room and press while ensuring absolute quality control. During live demonstrations on NELA’s booth, Drupa visitors will experience that total automation of the pre-press area has truly become reality: imaged, punched and bent plates are delivered at the right time directly to the right press cylinder. Paper waste, delays caused by wrongly mounted printing plates and problems to adjust color register on press are eliminated. Peak production