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Mitsubishi Graph Expo Demonstrations Emphasize Printing on Plastic Substrates

Press release from the issuing company

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — The Diamond 3000LX sheetfed press will occupy center stage in the Mitsubishi exhibit area (Booth #2612) at Graph Expo & Converting Expo 2006. Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (MLP U.S.A., Inc.) will showcase the Diamond 3000LX's efficient, high-quality printing on cellulose-type paper, carton stock and plastics. The demonstration press at Graph Expo will be configured with six printing units, an inline tower coater and delivery extension. The press also will be equipped with a new package of optional features for printing on plastics and synthetic paper, as well as with an ultraviolet (UV) curing system from Grafix LLC. The 28 x 40-inch Diamond 3000LX handles a wider range of stock types and thickness than conventional carton presses. It significantly increases production capacity by printing on lightweight paper all the way up to heavy packaging board. The press accommodates 0.002 inches to 0.040 inches of thickness at 16,000 sheets per hour. The Diamond 3000LX excels at printing standard folding cartons, posters and point-of-purchase displays. Its trouble-free production on plastics and synthetic substrates ensures high quality and fast turnarounds for restaurant menus, recipe books, maps and credit/gift cards. Available with up to 10 printing units plus coater for applying aqueous or UV coatings, the Diamond 3000LX is an excellent choice for printing multicolor projects requiring special colors, coatings or spot-varnishes. Stable, contact-free sheet travel and pages that are free of marks, scratches or smearing are hallmarks of the Diamond 3000LX. Skeleton transfer cylinders, vacuum and air pressure elements, and an optimal sheet-guiding system are all standard features. Air bars above the impression cylinders help prevent heavier stock from marking. Individual air chambers located at each printing unit enable the press to run lighter stock. A gripper height adjustment device and changeable gripper pads minimize problems handling thick substrates. The press can be equipped with features to prevent marking, warping and static problems that are common with synthetic substrates. These features include an air management system in the feeder, anti-static bars in the feeder and delivery, a water-cooled air pan in the extended delivery and a water-cooled jacket in the UV dryer. At Graph Expo, the Diamond 3000LX will be connected to the new Mitsubishi Color Control System V (MCCS-V). The MCCS-V scans the entire print image to ensure the highest level of color process control. Also featured in the Mitsubishi booth will be Portable DRA, a new version of Mitsubishi's exclusive Digital Register Analysis technology. Portable DRA measures and analyzes the press performance of any size or model of press right at the printer's facility. As a leader in JDF workflow development, Mitsubishi will present a digital network linking the Diamond 3000LX to a CIP4-compliant prepress system and management information system (MIS). The ColorLink CIP4 server will transmit makeready data from electronic prepress for ink presets. Remote workstations will allow visitors to observe how the MIS captures production data and job status information. Graphic panels, stationary displays and audiovisual media will provide information about the Diamond series sheetfed and commercial web press lineup, MAX-Saver software program for commercial web presses and other efficiency-enhancing technology.