Newsweb Corporation and TKS signed a letter of intent for Newsweb’s second JETLEADER 1500 digital ink jet press to compliment and run in parallel with its existing JETLEADER 1500 which went into production last October. Included in the bill of material are the new sectioning accumulator unit, new variable cutoff folder and variable data printing for both presses. Main specifications for both presses include:
4/4 Process Color Printing Units
- Print Head: Piezo Electric Drop On Demand
- Max. Printing Speed: 492 f/min (150 m/min)
- Max. Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
Online Newspaper Folding System:
- Max. Number of Pages: 72 pages
- Max. Number of Sections: 5 sections
- Variable cutoff
Variable data printing
“Now that we have actual experience with this press and technology we know in much more detail how digital ink jet can supplement an offset operation. We have the ability to procure new business that was not available before, including small run titles. Adding variable printing capability and variable cutoff really maximizes the package. We also find their open source policy on ink and paper very important in keeping our print cost down” according to Rodd Winscott, President of Newsweb’s printing division.
Mr. Yoshikazu Shiba President and CEO of TKS, Ltd. said, “We think this validates the JETLEADER 1500 position in the market place as an industry leader. Our partnership with Newsweb has been outstanding. Newsweb’s ability to speak about this new technology on an international level is of great value in explaining what the future will bring when investing in print”.
Mr. Nobuyuki Nakajima, President of TKS (USA) said, “Newsweb has provided a great showplace for the JETLEADER 1500. Newsweb has invested both time and resources to demonstrate and prove ink jet printing is a very important part of the printing industries future. Now with the new variable cutoff folder and variable data printing they will show the maximum flexibility of our JETLEADER platform”.