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No dryers or gutters

Jun 1, 2008 12:00 AM


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Graham Trevett, vice president of sales for Goss Intl., says potential M-600 Folia applications include books and magazines. “It's [competitive] with a dedicated perfector doing signature work,” he says. Unlike a sheetfed press, the M-600 has a fixed cutoff, but Trevett notes this potential limitation is offset (so to speak) by several factors. The blanket-to-blanket M-600 units print simultaneously on both sides of the web, enabling full-format printing of sheets up to 27.5 × 40 inches without the nonprint gutters required for conventional sheetfed perfecting.

In addition to eliminating the gripper issue, the dryerless press might be an attractive “green” option for printers who would otherwise face permitting requirements.