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Delphax Will Produce 200-Page Books Every Five Seconds At On Demand

Press release from the issuing company

MINNEAPOLIS, March 31 -- Delphax Technologies Inc., a global provider of high-speed digital printing and publishing systems, will be producing complete 200-page books every five seconds, and 400-page books every 10 seconds, at On Demand Booth #3335 to demonstrate its powerful, ultra high-speed printing solutions for on-demand applications. All of the books produced during the live demonstrations of its Delphax CR1300 continuous-feed digital printing system will be donated to New York City schools through the unique Books For Schools program launched at the show by Delphax and its industry partners. The 2003 On Demand Printing and Publishing Expo will be held April 7-9, 2003 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Visitors to the Delphax booth will see the CR1300 system running from roll stock to delivery of finished softcover books at a throughput speed of 300 feet per minute. The press and production line in the booth will run continuously, stopping only to change paper. Driven by the new Unify™ Delphax HV Print Server dynamic front end, the CR1300 is capable of producing an industry-leading 1,300 pages per minute throughput at 600 x 600 dpi. Delphax also will be demonstrating the Imaggia II, the industry's fastest and largest media format digital cut-sheet press. Two direct mail applications, a post card and a coupon book, will be demonstrated on the press at the Delphax booth. The Imaggia II provides excellent print quality with its unique offset-like printing process. It produces up to 300 (8-1/2 x 11) pages per minute, and handles a wide range of paper weights, sizes and finishes. Both the Delphax CR Series and Imaggia II Series digital printing systems offer publishers a dynamic, user-friendly solution for their high-volume PostScript, PDF and PCL printing requirements. The versatile digital printing systems in the Delphax line are capable of handling a wide spectrum of substrates, ranging from ultra-lightweight paper to heavy stocks. This level of flexibility is important to publishers and direct mailers, and other customers who need systems capable of handling a wide range of potential jobs. "For the On Demand audience, the CR1300 is an important solution for publishers and direct marketers," states Kevin Mitchell, vice president of sales and marketing for Delphax. "For companies exploring ways to increase revenues and improve margins, Delphax digital presses offer exceptional speed, flexibility and quality levels. This translates into significant productivity gains and opportunities to develop new applications and enter new markets." Partnering at the On Demand Expo with Delphax, with products and services, are Boise Paper Solutions, Stralfors Inc., Shuttleworth Inc., Muller Martini Corporation, and Amatco. The live production line in the Delphax booth will produce classic titles including The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Homer's The Odyssey, and A Short Collection of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Arthur Conan Doyle. The resulting books will be completely finished and available as show samples as well as donations to the schools. Production during the show will be configured to change titles every 30 to 35 books to fully demonstrate the capability of the CR1300 to handle very short runs to full-length production runs.