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Lasermax Announces LX700 High-Speed Stack System

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Ljungby, Sweden (April 29, 2008) – Lasermax Roll Systems will be demonstrating the first modules of its new LX700 product line for roll-fed digital printers at Drupa 2008. This demonstration will be in their stand B61 in Hall 6 and will showcase significant advances in technology for cutting and stacking forms in-line with the fastest continuous feed digital printers.

"The LX700 product line is being developed to support the increasing requirements of new digital printers and the anticipation of even greater speed increases in the years ahead," says Bill Carroll, President and CEO for Lasermax Roll Systems. "The system that will be shown in our stand at Drupa also includes several new capabilities for handling lightweight paper in response to increasing needs by our customers."

The LX700 is being designed and built around the highly successful LX500 platform. Since 2001, the LX500 products have provided unprecedented reliability to digital print operations. Today, the LX500 products have the largest market share worldwide (for digital pre and post-processing) and demand for the products continues to increase. "The ultimate introduction of the LX700 products to the market will expand on the proven technology of the LX500 products providing additional capabilities as well as ensuring speed compatibility with new digital printers in the years to come," states Carroll.

Lasermax Roll Systems is currently developing two versions of cutting and stacking solutions for its new LX700 product line. The first is targeted at the commercial print market and has many special features designed to reliably cut and stack lightweight paper at very high speeds. This is the version that will be demonstrated in their stand at Drupa 2008. The second version is targeted at both the commercial print and transactional markets to run applications in standard paperweights at high speeds or with frequent stack deliveries.

These LX700 stacking solutions will be capable of operating in-line with the highest speed roll-fed digital printers to produce 1-up, 2-up, 3-up or 2-up merged stacks from a wide range of media including lightweight paper with or without tractor feed holes. Both solutions use a new stack alignment section to guide sheets and separate 2-up or 3-up stacks. Jobs or book blocks can be automatically offset within the stacks for easy operator handling. New stacking technology also includes an internal accumulation during delivery cycles, which drastically reduces or eliminates the need for a large web-buffering device after the printer.

Operating at significantly higher speeds, the LX700 solutions will initially support printer speeds up to 600 feet per minute using improved rotary cutting technology for maximum reliability and accuracy. The cutter design includes a reject gate to divert "waste sheets" created during load routines, incomplete jobs, and with many of the current color digital printer models.

Many other productivity enhancements have been incorporated into the LX700 products with an overall design focus on maintaining maximum control of the paper through the entire web path both within product modules and the paper loops between modules.

The LX700 line will be capable of an in-line connection to third party finishing equipment to produce signatures, saddle-stitched booklets, perfect bound books or newspapers in-line with the printer. This is especially important to the commercial print market and to service bureaus to provide a complete end-to-end document solution.

As with the LX500 products, the LX700 line will continue to include user-friendly, touch-screen control panels, ergonomic designs with easy-to-reach operator adjustments, a guided support system, on-board diagnostics, and a UP3i compliant interface.




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