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A.B.Dick Introduces New 4995A-ICS Four Color Press

Press release from the issuing company

Automated And Unique Portrait Press Increases Productivity September 16, 2002 -- CHICAGO, IL - Continuing with its approach to providing small format printers with everything they need to succeed, A.B.Dick has introduced the new 4995A-ICS. Designed to satisfy those printers looking to step up to four-color process work, the 4995A-ICS with Ink Control System offers unparalleled automation in a four-tower portrait press. It will be officially unveiled at the Graph Expo show (booth #3411) in Chicago, October 6-9. “We are tremendously excited to have the 4995A-ICS in time for the Graph Expo show. It reflects all of the automation our customers have been asking for in a high quality and affordable four-color press,” said Scott MacKenzie, A.B.Dick Vice President of Marketing. “We are confident these features on the 4995A-ICS will bring a handsome return on investment for any printer looking to further penetrate the four-color process market.” The A.B.Dick 4995A-ICS represents a new breed of four-color press. Digitally compatible with Computer-to-Plate (CTP) systems such as A.B.Dick’s Digital PlateMaster (DPM) line, it is automated and built with exclusive features that can’t be found on other small format presses. The 4995A-ICS increases productivity for short or long runs, provides consistent, repeatable quality, and accommodates polyester or metal plates. A truly unique streamfeeding vacuum conveyer and pull guide sets the 4995A-ICS apart from the competition. A sheet is simultaneously held down by a vacuum conveyor and pulled by the vacuum pull guide for accurate registration, even on lighter stocks and higher speeds. The pre-piling feature increases productivity with its preloading paper capability. The innovative Ink Control System (ICS) is another element that helps make the 4995A-ICS press remarkably different. This revolutionary system significantly reduces labor set-up time and delivers consistent ink balance and color repeatability job after job. Ink Volume Setter (IVS) software estimates the ink key settings for the ICS console for faster ink fountain set-up. The 4995A-ICS is operated with touch button simplicity. A semi-automatic plate loader removes the guesswork of registration accuracy and adjustments, dramatically reducing set-up time. Plates on the 4995A-ICS are loaded into proper position and tensioned by a pneumatic system. The continuous motorized film dampening system virtually ensures precise regulation of dampening solution volume to match paper stock, ink and plate materials. The dampening system achieves excellent printed results since it is further aided by pre-wet cycling, moisture level sensors and a chiller/recirculator. A.B.Dick officials expect the first 4995A-ICS units to begin shipment for installation in November. The 4995A-ICS will be on display and running work during the Graph Expo show at McCormick Place next month. A.B.Dick Company is a leading worldwide supplier to the graphic arts and printing industry, manufacturing and marketing equipment and supplies for all stages of document creation -- prepress, press and post-press -- as well as continuing service and support. For more information contact Scott MacKenzie, Vice President, Marketing, 7400 Caldwell Ave., Niles, IL. 60714. Telephone (847) 779-1900, fax (847) 647-6940, web: www.abdick.com.

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