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At Print 05, Muller Martini To Demonstrate Alprinta Web Press

Press release from the issuing company

Hauppauge, New York – The Alprinta variable size offset commercial web press from Muller Martini is among the world’s most advanced printing solutions. During Print ’05 (September 9-15, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois) Muller Martini will be demonstrating Alprinta for the first time in the United States, giving show visitors a first-hand look at just how advanced Alprinta is. The demonstration will take place at Muller Martini’s Print ’05 booth (#4018) and besides the impressively fast running speed of Alprinta, visitors will witness its makeready advantages – underscoring how quickly and easily jobs can be changed on Alprinta and readied for production. “With Alprinta, commercial printers can achieve a level of productivity that can add greater profit potential to their businesses,” says Werner Naegeli, President and CEO of Muller Martini Corp. “Alprinta has been specifically engineered to provide a unique combination of running speed and operational efficiency, which includes a proprietary makeready system developed exclusively by Muller Martini.” The cost-effective Alprinta offers print quality and flexibility rivaling many of the world’s finest sheet fed presses. However, Alprinta delivers the speed of a half web...at up to 1,500 feet per minute. Furthermore, Alprinta features Muller Martini’s state-of-the-art servo drive technology for maximum operational precision and superior reliability, as well as a robust ink train to ensure outstanding ink coverage. As visitors to Print’ 05 will see during the demonstration, makereadies on the Alprinta are incredibly fast, enabling rapid changeovers. The Alprinta comes standard with Muller Martini’s patent-pending, fully integrated and fully JDF/CIP4 compliant MRS automatic makeready system. Alprinta can preset such essentials as register and ink fountain profiles without prompting – letting operators complete other tasks while the machine’s unique and brand-new “artificial intelligence” takes care of the basics and handles set-ups for both new and repeat jobs automatically. Alprinta boasts several industry-first innovations from Muller Martini. Among these is the company’s variable-format offset insert (VOI), which allows the operator to keep the printing insert in the press at all times and perform a size change by simply removing the blanket and plate cylinders without any tools needed. There’s also Alprinta’s unique varnish cassette, which mounts easily on the backside of any printing unit, turning it into a varnish unit using a standard printing insert...ready for spot as well as continuous varnishing. The versatile Alprinta is available in 20-1/2” web width to handle jobs ranging from 17” to 30” or 29-1/8” web width for jobs 20” to 30”. Alprinta is well suited for a diverse array of print products, including: flexible packaging applications; direct mail pieces; brochures; sell sheets; financial and security printing; square-inch work and publication inserts; reply cards; magazine and book covers; and much more. Alprinta also provides timesaving and cost-efficient in-line finishing capabilities such as die cutting, perforating and many other possibilities. Visitors to Print ’05 are urged to stop by the Muller Martini exhibit (booth #4018, McCormick Place South Building) and see the new Alprinta variable size offset web press up and running. In addition to the live demonstration of the Alprinta, another highly advanced Muller Martini web press – the Concepta – can be seen running in a hybrid offset/digital configuration in the Kodak booth (#6707 – McCormick Place North Building) showing new capabilities for in-line customization for the direct mail and other commercial printing markets. Print ’05 is the world’s largest exhibition of equipment, supplies and services for commercial printing, package printing and converting. Print ’05 takes place September 9-15, 2005 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.