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Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM
At PRINT 09, Presstek (www.presstek.com) earned Must See ‘Ems accolades for its 52DI-UV and 34DI-UV digital offset presses. In November, the vendor teamed with Cyber, a multinational turnkey solutions provider and a Presstek distribution partner, to host an open house attended by more than 200 customers. Cyber is headquartered in Singapore and also distributes the Presstek 52DI in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia. The Presstek/Cyber distribution partnership was announced in October 2009.
Diamond Packaging's (www.diamondpackaging.com) 30th annual corporate calendar showcases capabilities that include creative design, offset printing, MiraFoil spot coating, foil stamping and multilevel embossing. In December 2009, the company installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105. A flexo unit up front puts down ecofriendly metallic coating effects while a dual flexo unit on the end applies UV, aqueous or specialty coatings.
manroland (www.manroland.us.com) hosted an open house for the North American Packaging Assn. (NAPA) this past fall. Highlights included a Roland 700 DirectDrive demonstration. Four production jobs of about 300 sheets each were run in less than 22 minutes, including standard pulls for quality checks. UV printing highlights included a Roland 900 presentation detailing its support for heavy stocks (up to 48 pt.) and plastics, as well as UV's role with the Inline Foiler Prindor.
Folding carton manufacturer Century Packaging (www.centurypackaginginc.com) installed a 6-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX press equipped with aqueous and UV coating capabilities. The Diamond 3000LX prints on paper, board and plastic from 0.0016 to 0.04 in. thick.
xpedx, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Ryobi presses, showcased two new Ryobi presses at PRINT 09: the Ryobi 1050-6 and 756G with LED-UV curing unit.