Expressing Digital Technology
Back-end equipment manufacturer Roll Systems (www.rollsystems.com) demonstrated its DocuSheeter at Graph Expo by partnering with Heidelberg and Xerox. The DocuSheeter operated on line to a Digimaster 9110 at Heidelberg's booth and to a DocuTech 6180 at the Xerox stand. The unit allows up to 18 hours of non-stop paper feeding providing as many as 60,000 sheets per roll, improving productivity and reducing waste. The DocuSheeter runs all form sizes and paper weights handled by the printer and allows users to switch between A4 and A3 applications without changing rolls.
At the Xerox booth, Roll Systems showcased a DocuSheeter with the recently introduced Grain Rotator that produces long grain perfect bound books from rolls, combined with the savings associated with two-up printing. Using a module positioned between the DocuSheeter DT cutter module and the DocuTech, the Grain Rotator takes sheets from the cutter automatically and reorients them at a right angle to their entry direction, presenting grain-appropriate sheets to the DocuTech.
Sakurai introduced two new products in its 26-inch press series at Graph Expo-the 466 SIP and the 566 SIP-for the half-size and smaller printer. The fully automatic, four color convertible perfector press series features a compact design with a maximum running speed of 15,000 impressions an hour. Sakurai re-engineered both models to incorporate automated features such as automatic plate changers, a fully automated perfector changeover and the Sakurai Auto Set sheet preset device.
Scitex Digital Printing (www.scitex.com) displayed the Passport 4300 and the Liberty 7122, two imprinting products from its Dijit series line. Scitex designed both units to print on a wider variety of substrates, including glossy papers metal, film and plastic. The Dijit Passport 4300 provides 2.58 inches of print coverage in a single printhead, speeds to 330 fpm and crisp character resolutions with print resolutions of 300 by 300 dpi.