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At Graph Expo, Mitsubishi Introduces Special Press Features for High-Quality Printing on Plastics

Monday, October 02, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Marking, warping and static are common problems when printing on plastics. Thanks to a new package of optional features, the Diamond 3000LX wide stock range press makes short work of plastics and synthetic paper. To help ensure no wet-side contact with printed sheets, an air management system in the feeder, antistatic bars, a water-cooled air pan in the extended delivery and a water-cooled jacket in the UV dryer can be added to the press. The series of air pans allows sheets to ride on a cushion of water-cooled air through the extended delivery. This is especially important for projects using clear or white plastics, which scratch easily. Printers frequently adopt hybrid and ultraviolet (UV) technologies to improve print quality on heat-sensitive substrates. Water-cooled jackets dissipate heat from UV lamps to prevent warping. The sheets travel more freely in the delivery. Mitsubishi also implemented static-reducing measures. An air management system in the feeder gives sheets a blast of air to reduce the amount of static. Antistatic bars in the feeder and delivery further reduce static on sheets entering and exiting the printing process. At Graph Expo & Converting Expo 2006, the Diamond 3000LX demonstration press in the Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses booth (#2612) will incorporate the plastics package for printing on plastics, along with UV coating capabilities and a UV drying system from Grafix LLC.




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