In the NewsPrint Pavilion, Technology for More Efficient Production

The News Print pavilion is awash with products and technologies that help drive production costs down while increasing pressroom efficiency.

Here’s a sampling: alfa CTP Systems’ (Booth 2945) production publishing systems include FasTRAK-II, NewsXpress-II and Esprit-II violet CTP imagers with optional automatic plate loaders and PrintExpress production workflow software for major metro papers.

Beta Industries (Booth 3443) is showcasing the Betaflex Pro for HD Flexo with 3D dot structure imaging, portably measure to .5%, and direct image comparison, halftone color separation, and dot analysis. BetaColor Densitometers/Spectros, the newest LED based densitometer/spectro-densitometer technology, is user friendly, features automatic G7 compliancy, and instruments for auto density, dot gain, gray balance, and trap with printing tolerance red/green “traffic lights.”

DYC Supply Co. (Booth 2946) is introducing the S6000XL sheetfed blanket for commercial and packaging applications, and the latest UV blanket that compliments the K110. The new product will increase press life and resist embossing. The DYC Rapid Wash automatic blanket cleaning cloth uses 100% synthetic fibers for lint free blanket cleaning and saves the user money by shortening the cleaning cycle.

GammTech Corp. (Booth 3252), a premiere supplier of new and factory rebuilt stacking, trimming, and conveying equipment for the commercial printing and newspapers industries, offers a full line of new and used stackers and trimmers, as well as full parts and service support for all Gammerler equipment.

ImpoProof (Booth 3140) is showcasing its double-sided imposition proofing technolgoy for Canon and Epson printers.

imPRESSions Worldwide (Booth 2949) supplies used Goss single wide press equipment. It offers used and rebuilt presses, enhancements, upgrades, installations, service work, project consulting, and parts. It also provides new World 35 Towers.

Independent Printers Worldwide (Booth 2944) is a privately owned corporation that helps bring purchasing leveraging to independent printers, and guides them with strategic sourcing, supplier management, and spend analysis.

Kansa Technology (Booth 3241) designs, manufactures, and installs newspaper inserters, quality mailroom, and related material handling equipment. Attendees can learn about Kansa’s product offerings, including inserters, collators, overhead conveyors, stack distribution conveyors, bundle distribution conveyors, pressure sensitive labelers, ink-jets, quarter-folders, mail base, hot melt adhesive padders, Quadracart utility trucks, and Intelli-Jog electric joggers.

Manugraph Americas (Booth 3346) manufactures single-width web offset presses, with press speeds ranging from 35,000 - 60,000 cph. At PRINT 13, Manugraph is introducing the M360 press and digital drive system. Other services include: press rebuilding, conversions of floor units to 4/4 towers, used press sales, auxiliary equipment such as infeeds, web slitter/realigners, press removals, and installations.

McLantis Printing Equipments and Materials Group (Booth 3040) distributes high performance printing equipment and press consumables, including a CtP platesetters and processors, imagesetters, film processors, offset plate register punch, small-size offset presses, paper cutters, die cutters, folders, and laminators.

New Era Industrial (Booth 3150) specializes in producing thermal lamination film. Its product line consists of Soft Touch (velvet) Anti-Scratch, BOPP, PET metalized, and PET thermal lamination film, Super Bonding Film (for digital printing), embossing thermal film, and Angle Sticking thermal film.

Pressline Services (Booth 3248) is showcasing its press system utilizing a plate cylinder capable of printing three sheets in a single revolution. 3Volution or 3V is a three-around printing system that creates cutoffs between 15.75″ and 14.5″ depending on current press cutoff, and can run in a straight or collect mode. The press is capable of producing its original cutoff as well as its new cutoff. This system will work with single- or double-wide presses.

Print2Finish (Booth 3445) markets European, American, and Asian companies serving the newspaper, commercial printing and finishing industries. Its product portfolio includes revenue generating accessories such as in-line labeling and in-line gluing, along with technologies that streamline and improve production quality, such as press registration, press quality management systems, fan-out control, and closed loop color measurement systems.

RBP (Booth 3044) is a chemical technology World Class innovator and manufacturer of press room chemistry; fountain solution, press wash, plate cleaner and developer, and other specialty press room chemistry. It offers a full line of press room support products including: cutting bars, blankets, absorbents, health and safety, coatings, and other supports products. All chemistry products supported by 24/7 Technical Support.

Technotrans America (Booth 3343) produces chillers for digital printing, dampening solution circulators, ink unit temperature controllers, dampening solution fine filtration, ink supply systems, water preparation, washing agent recycling systems, and coating preparation. As part of a cooperation agreement with Merlin Technology, Technotrans will be featuring the Merlin humidification systems to control air humidity.