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IntegraColor Acquires Two 41-Inch Mitsubishi Sheetfed Presses

IntegraColor Ltd. has purchased two new 41-inch Mitsubishi presses to expand beyond its current sheetfed production capabilities with its seventh and eighth Mitsubishi press purchases. The company plans to take delivery of the six-color Diamond V3000LX and five-color Diamond V3000LS in May. Offering fast printing speeds and a high degree of Mitsubishi automation, the presses will expand the company’s capabilities while dramatically lowering its overall costs.

Located in Mesquite, Texas, six miles from downtown Dallas, IntegraColor is a privately held visual communications firm with a 56-year history providing specialized print and web-based solutions. Diversified technologies and products, including traditional offset, digital, screen, web and flexo printing, and Internet-based managing, profiling, print and purchasing solutions, are focused on meeting the needs of commercial clients.

The new Mitsubishi presses answer the need for short turnarounds and high-quality printing. The Diamond V3000LX features a printing speed of 16,200 sheets per hour. The press accommodates a wide range of standard and specialty stock from 0.0016 to 0.040 inches. IntegraColor’s Diamond V3000LX incorporates a Mitsubishi tower coater with Harris & Bruno chamber/anilox system and conventional ultraviolet curing system from Air Motion Systems, Inc.

The Diamond V3000LS prints on 0.0016-inch to 0.024-inch stock at the rate of 16,200 sheets per hour. IntegraColor chose a Mitsubishi tower coater, Harris & Bruno chamber/anilox system and Grafix infrared dryer and powder sprayer.

Both new presses use Mitsubishi’s SimulChanger system for fully automated plate changing. SimulChanger simultaneously replaces old plates with fresh plates on every unit in one operation in a little more than a minute. IntegraColor also equipped the presses with Diamond Color Navigator to automate color corrections and basic press functions. Press operators employ a touch screen color wheel to fine-tune colors on press without having to make complicated and repeated ink key moves manually for each printing unit.

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