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ADAST Promotes Automation in Achieving Affordable Short-run Color at Graphics of the Americas 2007

Press release from the issuing company

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL; February 21, 2007 – ADAST a.s., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of multicolor offset printing presses, in early March will present how its concept of offset automation promotes affordable short-run multicolor printing here at the 2007 Graphics of the Americas Exhibition in Booth #342. On hand in the ADAST booth from March 2-4 will be representatives from ADAST and from United Graphic Systems, Inc. United Graphic Systems recently expanded its territory to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. states, enabling them to sell and service the entire ADAST line of affordable offset presses from Maine to Florida. Strong Reliance on Automation Visitors to the ADAST booth will be able to learn about the ADAST “Automation Affordable” feature set, which the company combines with CIP3/CIP4 compatibility and perfecting options to offer quality offset presses for short-run multicolor work at affordable prices. The ADAST Automation Affordable package includes: · Semi-automatic plate changers with Bacher registration that accept metal or polyester plates straight from CTP to press; · ADAST CIP3/CIP4-compatible AdaControl computerized press console with flat touchscreen, ink and register control including plate cocking; · Automatic blanket washers, each allowing different combinations of solvent, water and cycle to match printing conditions; and · Automatic ink roller wash-up with auto-spray to disperse ink wash-fluid. This strong reliance on automation promotes fast make-readies and overall productivity, enabling ADAST customers to compete aggressively in the market for quality offset color, at run lengths from as few as 500 impressions. “Our line of affordable and highly automated offset presses will appeal to a broad spectrum of the commercial and in-plant printers expected to attend GOA 2007. The market for print increasingly is moving toward shorter press runs while maintaining demands for high quality,” noted Eva Tucková ADAST area sales manager for the US. “ADAST Automation Affordable offers especially smaller shops the opportunity to buy a new precision-manufactured press that produces the short-run 4- and 5-color work the market demands, and at the level of quality every printer needs to make money and grow their business,” she added. Three Product Lines ADAST builds three distinct product lines, all with Automation Affordable plus optional easy-changeover perfecting and in-line aqueous coating. These product lines include: · ADAST 507 Series: 15 x 20-1/2-inch, 2-up format available in two-, four- and five-color configurations; · ADAST 707 Series: 19-1/8 x 26-inch, 4-up format available in four- and five-color models; · ADAST 807 Series: 20-1/2 x 29-inch, 4-up B2 format available in two-, four, five- and six-color configurations. Special ADAST accessories (including an in-line aqueous coater equipped with hot and cold air knives, IR dryer and circulator) increase productivity, speed turnaround time and extend the scope of jobs that can be printed on an ADAST press in a single pass.