Mike Coughlin

Direct cylinder imaging, variable cutoffs, gapless and mini-gap printing, pinless folding, shaftless press drives, digitally preset ink, computer-to-plate workflow and data management systems. Web press manufacturers call these technological advancements. Printers consider them survival techniques—survival of the technologically fittest. In today's highly competitive heatset web offset market, presses are being designed with high quality, high speed, folder flexibility and paper savings in mind. Manufacturers are constantly improving upon existing technologies and incorporating new automation innovations into their equipment designs. However, technology is only a tool. It's up to the printers to grow their own business, then reap whatever they sow. Statistics show two promising

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