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Newsweb and TKS Sign Contract for JETLEADER 1500

Friday, October 05, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Newsweb Corporation and TKS have signed a contract for the JETLEADER 1500 digital ink jet press which ran at Drupa 2012 last May. This will be the first JETLEADER series press installed in North America.

Press startup will be in October in time for this year's Graph Expo  (October 7 through 10). Graph Expo is at McCormick Place in Chicago located close to Newsweb's printing plant in Chicago.

Newsweb a leading commercial printer in the Midwest will use the JETLEADER to print existing products as well as to develop new markets.

Main specifications are as follows:

4/4 Process Color Printing units

  • Print head: Piezo Electric Drop On Demand
  • Maximum Printing Speed 492 ft./min. (150m/min)
  • Maximum Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi

Online Newspaper Folding System

  • Maximum Number of Pages: 72
  • Maximum Number of Sections: 5 sections

"We are  working on understanding the market in order to determine the best possible jobs to be placed on the JETLEADER 1500 as well as preparing for the new work we can and will be bringing in", according to Rodd Winscott, President of Newsweb Printing Division.

Mr. Yoshikazu Shiba, President of TKS, Ltd. Said, "Our JETLEADER is a leader in its field being the world's first digital inkjet printing system that produces sectionalized newspapers inline.  TKS has always been a technology leader and, looking into the future, vies for the JETLEADER to be in the forefront of innovation in this area of technology."

"It is always very special to me when we bring a new customer into our TKS family" said Nobuyuki Nakajima. "We look forward to working with Newsweb in introducing this new technology to the world and having the opportunity to bring in customers during the upcoming Graph Expo show."


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