The new Meteor DP8700 multi-substrate digital press from MGI.
The Nordson MiniPUR melter system.
The LD610 series of thermal transfer and direct transfer label printers from OKI Data Americas.
Three-quarter Size Format
Debuting at Drupa, Sakurai Graphic Systems' new 80SD series is a 235⁄8x311⁄8˝ offset press equipped with a coater and extended delivery. Available in four- through six-color configurations, the fully automated 80 SD series operates at 15,000 impressions per hour. Features include plate changers; sheet size presets (feeder, delivery and impression); automatic, programmable blanket and ink roller washers with water rinsing; CIP 3-4 with JDF compatibility; and QSS (Quick Standby System) with pre-inking and de-inking features. New safety features have been incorporated to further protect operators. Sakurai's three-quarter size format provides up to a 50 percent productivity boost to half size printers. —www.sakurai.com
16,500 Sheets Per Hour
Komori America's Lithrone G40 press combines technologies from the Lithrone SX40 with the award-winning features of the Lithrone S40. With Komori's KHS-AI technology at its core, and a maximum printing speed of 16,500 sheets per hour, the Lithrone G40 is the backbone of Komori's innovative "Offset-on-Demand" concept. It features a Suction Tape Feeder Board equipped with one belt in the center and no brushers or rollers to ensure stable, accurate feeding regardless of paper weight. The Komori Lithrone G40's automatic blanket washing system is enhanced with the use of pre-soaked cloth for blanket and impression washer cleaning. The full APC (automatic plate changing) is faster than previous systems, and employs the use of a benderless clamp, eliminating the need to bend plates and making plate discharge and feeding more efficient. —www.komori.com
Mid-production Digital Presses
Canon U.S.A. has launched the Océ VarioPrint DP line of light to mid-production monochrome digital presses. With engine speeds of up to 135, 120 and 110 letter-sized images per minute, Océ VarioPrint 135/120/110 digital presses combine Océ's print technology, engine and PRISMAsync controller with Canon scanning and finishing solutions. Océ DirectPress technology does not use light, high temperatures or electrical charges to create an image. Océ HeatXchange technology reduces energy consumption by transferring heat used to fuse toner onto paper from printed sheets to new sheets entering the print path. —www.usa.canon.com