Press Accessories

Draabe Introduces New Double Function Humidification System at Drupa
March 17, 2008

HAMBURG, GERMANY—March 17, 2008—Draabe, the world’s leading manufacturer of humidification systems, will be introducing a new double-function humidification system at Drupa, the industry’s premier printing show in Düsseldorf, Germany, scheduled for May 29 to June 11. Draabe will display the new system in Hall 16, Stand 16D43. Draabe’s DuoPur, the completely new air humidification system designed for rooms with low humidity requirements, is particularly geared towards the economic and technical requirements in the digital printing sector, CTP areas and small printing establishments. The system includes a new multifunctional water treatment system, a new generation of high-pressure atomizer and a digital control, all offered

technotrans to Highlight Three Themes at Drupa—Efficiency, Stability and Sustainability
February 29, 2008

SASSENBERG/GERMANY—February 2008—technotrans AG, one of the leading system suppliers for offset printing will be highlighting three main themes at the world’s largest exhibition for the printing industry: efficient processes, stable production and environmentally sound printing. One of the highlights of the technotrans’ stand at this year’s trade fair is the first ever presentation of the entire product range of blanket cleaning systems. In addition, the low-energy combination unit for dampening solution circulation and ink unit temperature control will be demonstrated. Cloth and brush-based series of cleaning systems With the contex product range, technotrans offers for the first time its comprehensive range of

Fujifilm Dimatix Targets Drupa to Introduce Ink-jet Solutions
February 14, 2008

Santa Clara, CA—February 14, 2008—Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc., the world’s leading supplier of piezoelectric ink-jet printheads for industrial applications, will use Drupa 2008 for its first major appearance on the international print industry scene since Spectra, Inc. was renamed Dimatix in 2005 and subsequently acquired by Fujifilm Corp. Under the banner “Fujifilm Dimatix - Building Businesses One Drop at a Time”, the company will prominently display and demonstrate the latest capabilities of its industry-leading piezoelectric drop-on-demand ink-jet technology at Messe Düsseldorf, in Hall 8b, stand B03. Billed as the world’s leading exhibition for the printing industry, Drupa is expected to draw an international audience of

GRAFIX Strengthens Its Product Line and Acquires ConTemp Gmbh
September 12, 2007

STUTTGART, GERMANY—September 12th, 2007—The German based GRAFIX GmbH announces the acquisition of ConTemp GmbH, a leading manufacturer of chilling and fountain solution systems. ConTemp has been producing a high quality product for sheetfed offset presses for the last 10 years. Until now GRAFIX has offered anti-offset spraying systems including powder extraction and drying systems. Drying systems include UV, IR and hot air. “The acquisition of ConTemp strengthens GRAFIX as a whole provider for the printing industry.” says GRAFIX CEO Hans-Georg Platsch. GRAFIX LP located in Chicago, Illinois, is part of the large GRAFIX worldwide service net and offers a 24/7

Overbridge Technology Introduces Two New Versions of Award-winning EclipseCount
August 13, 2007

EMMAUS, PA— August 13, 2007—Overbridge Technology has responded to the needs of the web printing industry with two new additions to its line of award-winning EclipseCount products. The original EclipseCount (now renamed EclipseCount-DL) has been joined by EclipseCount-XA and EclipseCount-CB. With the addition of its newest enhancement, FlexCount, EclipseCount-XA now has ‘no comparison’ in the industry due to the technology and methodology it uses for signature counting. Principal Mark Daugherty described the new version as ‘the signature counting and log monitoring solution for presses equipped with sophisticated automated signature handling and robotic palletizers.’ With the FlexCount enhancement on EclipseCount-XA, there are many options to use -

Pamarco Global Graphics Displaying Automated Ink Dispensing System
August 1, 2007

The GTP-1 GreenTrac Performance Pumping system, a remote-controlled automated ink dispensing system designed to fit in tight, restrictive areas, will be introduced at Graph Expo ‘07 by Pamarco Global Graphics. Using ultrasonic sensors, GTP-1 monitors ink in the fountain and adds the required amount when and where it is needed. Ink is pumped to the…

Kompac Technologies to Debut new UV/Aqueous Coating & Curing System
July 31, 2007

SOMERVILLE, NJ—July 2007—Kompac, an ISO 9001 Certified company, will be introducing its new UV/Aqueous coating and curing system at the upcoming Graph Expo Show, September 9-12, 2007, at McCormick Place South in Chicago, Il. Kompac Kwik Finish, the new coating and curing system, is an offline solution that offers Offset and Digital Printers a quick and easy method to apply and cure UV and aqueous coatings and primers to a variety of substrates. This simple to use offline system, is designed to flood or spot coat, easily control coating thickness, and feed a variety of stock thicknesses from onion skin to board stock. “The Kompac Kwik Finish

Flint Group to Acquire Day International
April 20, 2007

Transaction will strengthen position as global supplier of graphic arts consumables LUXEMBOURG—20 April 2007—Flint Group, the world’s largest privately-owned supplier to the printing, converting, and graphic arts industries, has announced an agreement in principle to acquire Day International, a world leader in the supply of printing blankets, sleeves, image transfer media and pressroom chemicals. Day will operate as a business unit within Flint Group, and the combined group will rank among the largest pressroom consumable suppliers in every region it serves. Nearly 8300 employees will serve customers from 170 sales, service and manufacturing locations on five continents. Combined revenues for 2007 are estimated to

Overbridge Technology Presents Eclipse Count, now with the Power of FlexCount Innovation
April 20, 2007

EMMAUS, PA—04/20/07—With the addition of its newest enhancement, FlexCount, Overbridge Technology’s Eclipse Count now has ‘no comparison’ in the industry due to the technology and methodology it uses for signature counting. Prior to FlexCount, deriving a net count was the result of weight waste and subtracting it from a good count. With the enhancements, waste weighing can be part of the solution. Now with FlexCount, there are many options to use - either in addition to, or to replace waste weighing: • divert conveyor stream monitoring • stacker stream divert monitoring • in-stream signature counting • stacker log count monitoring The varying methods can be used singularly or in combination as the

Baldwin Acquires Hildebrand Systeme GmbH
April 11, 2007

SHELTON, CT—April 11, 2007—Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. (AMEX: BLD), a global leader in accessories and controls technology for the printing industry, announced today that it has acquired Hildebrand Systeme GmbH in Switzerland, a leader in the field of high performance web cleaning. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Baldwin Technology’s President and Chief Operating Officer Karl S. Puehringer said, “This acquisition is the logical result of the very successful partnership that has been developed between Baldwin and Hildebrand. That relationship, first started in March of 2005 when Baldwin Jimek became the exclusive global marketer and distributor of Hildebrand’s web cleaning