But as one observer cynically remarked just recently, "The storm is a long time coming." When the Dusseldorf jamboree opens on May 31 of this year, Landa Digital Printing (LDP) will be showing four models, including one web-fed press
. This is a mid-web machine mainly designed for flexible packaging.
The drop-on-demand, web-fed press
can print a multitude of multi-section broadsheet newspaper and commercial products and formats finished inline.
Machinery includes an Intaweb web-fed press
which can combine up to seven colours of flexographic and two colours of intaglio printing as well as die-cutting, hologram application, rotary screen printing, numbering and variable data printing in one pass.
So what role will this new, web-fed press
play in the printed newspaper transformation?
Sun Chemical will showcase a significant development in digital label production with SolarJet, a four-color web-fed press
designed to meet the needs of label converters.
The Xeikon 3300 is Xeikon's primary narrow web-fed press
designed for labels and packaging applications.
Single-pass sheetfed and web-fed presses
are now available and are firmly aimed at most printing applications.
In addition, the fact that Xeikon offers continuous web-fed presses
is an important criteria as print-to-cut is a critical feature for the types of labels we produce."
At the outset, its database area for web-fed presses
(all are offset), listed 23 single- and double-wide presses for newspapers, but newspapers would recognize fewer than half as machines likely to be found in their pressrooms.
Label printers today are experiencing a great move towards offset technology on web-fed presses
. Many end users are now requiring offset quality, with higher screen rulings, finest vignettes, and printed on all different kinds of materials.