(WEST CHICAGO, IL) In addition to its press service, replacement parts and pre-owned press sales operations, Independent Graphic Services, Inc. announced that it has been named as a distributor for a number of new press accessories including: The InkZone ink slide presetting device; VANTAGE Plus chemical recycling system and a High-performance coating blade. These products and the full range of IGS capabilities will be on display in the IGS racing theme exhibit number 1886 at Print ’05 in Chicago. IGS has also announced the expansion of its parts, service and used press operations into Canada.
INK ZONE INK SLIDE PRE-SETTING DEVICE
IGS has been named a distributor for the InkZone Digital ink slide pre-setting device in North America by Digital Information Ltd. in Zurich, Switzerland. Ink Zone pre-sets the ink slides on sheetfed presses for greater productivity, efficiency and make-ready times. InkZone can be used with most popular press brands and presses without presetting can be upgraded simply and economically. The data from plate imaging delivers reliable information to the press for digital adjustment of the ink fountain. The result is increased production and quality, shorter start-up times, dramatic waste savings and 100% reproducibility with repeat orders. Ink Zone offers a valuable upgrade of existing capacity and lengthens the service life of presses.
VANTAGE PLUS RECYCLING SYSTEM
IGS has been named as a distributor for the Vantage Plus CTP chemical recycling system. The system can be connected to any CTP. The EPA approved Vantage Plus system takes the overflow from the discharge plate processing developer and divides in to two portions. Half is directed to a blending tank, where it is then fed through filters for removal of contaminants. The treated half is then blended with fresh chemistry. The result is a significant reduction in chemistry purchases and cost of meeting environmental regulations.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE COATING BLADES
IGS has added the Durablade High-performance doctor blade to its line-up of press accessories. This ceramic tipped steel blade with an enhanced working edge requires no run-in time and provides constant quality throughout its lifetime. The tip wears slowly and evenly, resulting in fewer blade changes and less press downtime. Blades are available in standard ceramic tip material and in both standard steel and stainless steel and in widths from 10 to 98.mm (0.39- 3.86”).
IGS CANADIAN OFFICE
IGS has announced the expansion of its operations with the addition of a Canadian sales, service and parts office in Orangeville, Ontario. Leading the Canadian operation will be industry veteran Alan Wright who has 30 years of printing industry experience in Canada having held senior service management positions with Heidelberg and MAN Roland. Wright will be located in the new IGS office in Orangeville, Ontario. Contact: Independent Graphic Services, Inc., 75 First Street, Suite 216, Orangeville, ON L9W 5B6 Tel. 519/942-5172 Email: [email protected]