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.
Here are a few of the latest products available for the in-plant market:
Multi-substrate Digital Press
Introduced at Graph Expo, the new four-color Meteor DP8700 multi-substrate digital press from MGI Digital Graphic Technology, supports up to a 13x40˝ sheet (13x47˝ with manual bypass) and prints up to 71 ppm (letter-size) with a maximum 3,600 dpi resolution. A new auto-adjusting offset feeder table eliminates skew and keeps registration consistent at ±0.2mm (L-R). New high definition, silicone-free dry toners (CMYK) have a smaller particle size and are formulated using renewable and organic components. —www.mgi-usa.com
MiniPUR Melting System
The Nordson MiniPUR melter system provides a complete, cost-efficient polyurethane (PUR) application solution in a single box. The tank-based system adeptly handles up to four liters of PUR material from various formats including slugs and pellets/pastels. Low-volume users can now easily premelt PUR adhesive to feed small bookbinder wheel pots. PUR adhesives are important for digitally-printed books as fuser oils, inks and toners common in digital printing hinder binding with ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) adhesives. MiniPUR melters deliver affordable PUR adhesive capability to these low-use processes. The closed system protects PUR from the moisture in air that can prematurely cure PUR. —www.nordson.com
Cloud-based Mailing Software
Lorton Data has released A-Qua Command, an automated, cloud-based, enterprise mailing software that integrates directly into mailers' workflows. It provides a Windows command line interface for users to configure templates and scripts that automate repetitive or similar address quality and mail list processing jobs. No mailing software is needed. Services such as ZIP + 4, NCOALink processing, Postal Presort, Intelligent Mail barcodes, and more are accessed in the cloud, saving money over using on-premise mailing software. Cloud computing eliminates upgrade fees and costs for dedicated computer equipment. —www.lortondata.com
Negative-working Thermal Plate
Presstek's new PhD 830 thermal preheat digital plate is a single-layer negative-working thermal plate that is compatible with the industry's leading thermal CTP systems. The plate offers significantly less chemical consumption, longer chemical bath life, and wide preheat temperature latitude. An ablation-free plate, it uses less laser power and supports screen resolutions of 1-99 percent at 300 lpi. The FM screening certified plate is resistant to pressroom chemicals and on-press abrasion and is ideal for UV printing applications. It supports run lengths of up to 250,000 without post-baking and more than a million with post-baking. —www.presstek.com
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
Finishing Inline with Inkjet
Rollem International's Jetstream automated trimming, slitting, perforating and scoring system can now be configured to run inline with inkjet printing systems. Eight-up postcard sheets are fed into the system, personalized, UV coated, edge-trimmed, perforated and slit in two directions to deliver 51⁄2x81⁄2˝ postcards. In this new configuration the Jetstream can produce 7,200 sheets or 57,600 postcards per hour. —www.rollemusa.com
Thermal, Direct Transfer Label Printers
OKI Data Americas has introduced the LD610 series of thermal transfer and direct transfer label printers. The series consists of the Direct Thermal LD610DT model and the Thermal Transfer LD610TT model. The LD610 Series was designed with performance in mind as a convenient printing solution for barcode label and tag production. Built for mid- to high-volume applications, the printers boast 203-dpi quality at speeds of 100 mm (3.9˝) per second. —www.okidata.com