Printing equipment

Printing equipment

* Printing equipment: offset sheet five-colour printing presses  ROLAND-705 HiPrint, Roland-705 LV, offset four-colour sheet printing presses Man Roland-704, Man Miller TR-104, КВА Rapida-72, Planeta-Varimat P-46, 2-color printing presses Planeta Р-26, 1-color printing presses Romayor-314, AB DIСK; web offset presses Tensor-1400/Т-400 BE, Uniset-75, Albert-Frankental A200S, Goss Community.

In 2006 the enterprise in general implemented a renovation and modernization project of newspaper printing connected with putting into service of two new newspaper presses – printing press “Tensor-1400/T-400BE” with gas dryer and the printing press “Uniset-75”.

The first 4-color web press “TENSOR-1400” was put into operation in July, 2004 and it consists of two printing towers, one semitower, and a folder mechanism with the ratio of 2:3:2, five infeed wrap systems and a counter stacker.

The web full-color press “ТENSOR-1400” has technological capabilities that meet world standards:

  • Maximum printing capacity is 40 broadsides of А3 format
  • Print speed is up to 35 thousand printouts per hour
  • Cutoff length is 578 mm
  • Huckaback width is 420, 840 mm

Finished products formats on “TENSOR-1400”:

  • А2 — 420x578 mm.
  • А3 — 420x289 mm.
  • А4 — 210x289 mm.

Printing carriers: offset newsprint paper with the density of 36-65 g/m2

The second 4-color web press “TENSOR-1400/Т-400 BE” was put into operation in April 2006.

Its first part has the same construction as the printing press “TENSOR-1400” available at the printing house and is destined for newspaper printing of А2 and A3 format with cutoff of 578 mm and printing capacity up to 40 pages of A3 format. The printing press is equipped with cutoff unit for A4 format cutting from 3 sides. Such completing units of the machine make it possible to print not only newspapers by volume from 8 to 40 pages, А3 format, but also publication of A4 format with the following cutoff from 3 sides upon customer’s demand as well as sixteen-page publications glued by shelf back and cut from 3 sides what excludes post-treatment and reduces production period. In the long term it will be possible to print an А5 format edition by “doubles”.

The second part of the printing press “TENSOR-1400/Т-400 BE” was put into operation in April, 2007 and it consists of one printing unit BE, one infeed wrap system and a folder mechanism capable to turn out production in А2 to А5 format. Moreover, this part of the printing press includes a gas dryer produced by Jardis (Heatset printing technology).

Introduction of this part made it possible to print production on coated paper by volume of 16 pages in A4 format, or 8 pages in А3 format.

Offset web rotary press “TENSOR-400 BE” is equipped with thermostat control of inking mechanism grind, silicone application unit, which upgrades print quality and excludes offsetting.

“TENSOR-1400/Т-400 BE” can be combined in one printing press using a drive that will make it possible to use simultaneously Coldset and Heatset technologies for newspaper (8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48 pages of А3 format) and magazine production (16, 32, 48, 64, 80, 96 pages of А4 format), provided that cover blanket is made of coated paper.

  • Print speed is up to 35 thousand printouts per hour.
  • Finished products formats on “TENSOR-1400/Т-400 BE”:

                 А2 — 420x578 mm.

                А3 — 420x289 mm.

                А4 — 210x289 mm.

                А5 (two-up bound unit) — 210x144 mm.

  • Huckaback width is 840  mm.
  • Cutoff  format А4 is 200x270 mm.

Thanks to the technology Heatset, it is possible to issue periodic and advertising publications on supercalendered and coated paper with the density of 45-80 g/m2 and number of colour inks of 4+4.

Variants of chromatic newspaper printing using modern equipment
«TENSOR–1400/T–400 BE», А3 format

Total number of pages

Number of colour pages

8

8 (4+4)

16

16 (4+4)

16

8 (4+4)
coated paper (heatset)

8 (4+4)
newsprint paper

24

24 (4+4)
newsprint paper

24

8 (4+4)
coated paper (heatset)

16 (4+4)
newsprint paper

32

16 (4+4)+16 (1+1)
newsprint paper

32

8 (4+4)
coated paper (heatset)

16 (4+4)+8 (2+2)
newsprint paper

40

8 (4+4)+16 (2+2)+16 (1+1)
newsprint paper

40

8 (4+4)
coated paper (heatset)

16 (4+4)+16 (1+1)
newsprint paper

48

8 (4+4)
coated paper (heatset)

8 (4+4)+16 (2+2)+16 (1+1)
newsprint paper

48

16 (4+4)+16 (2+2)+16 (1+1)
newsprint paper

Newspaper press “UNISET-75” was brought into service in December, 2006

As of today, model “UNISET-75” of “MAN Roland” concern, the world leader of thematic offset newspaper presses production, is up-to-date, highly automatized and superfast.

It includes:

  • Five 4-colour towers with lithographic rollers of double scanning with the width of 900 mm, three folder mechanisms with the cutoff of 578 mm and folder ratio of 2:3:3, six infeed wrap systems with automatic quill in print mode, three vertical conveyors, three counter stackers;
  • damping equipment with turbo technology (spray system);
  • huckaback automatic lead-over device with a speed of 50 m/min.;
  • various variants of control systems and ink conversion that provide for optimal picture transmission;
  • unique system of electronic digital industrial process control “Process Elektronic Control Organization and Management” (PECOM) combining authomatization, absolute control over industrial process and ease of control (moreover it opens up possibilities for printing press integration with prepress processes and control into local electronic network).
  • Print speed is up to 75 thousand printouts per hour;
  • Chopping-off length is — 578 mm;
  • Finished products formats: А2 — 420x578 mm;  А3 — 420x289 mm;
  • Huckaback width is 700, 840.
  • Paper types —offset newsprint paper with the density of 42-65 g/m2.

Huckaback gets through the printing machine at a speed of up 15 meters per second. Therefore it is possible to print from 35 thousand copies of 96-page newspapers of A3 format or up to 100 thousand copies of 32-page newspapers of A3 format per hour.

Variants of chromatic newspaper printing using modern equipment
«TENSOR–1400/T–400 BE», А3 format

Total number of pages

Number of colour pages (max)

8 *

8

16 (collating mode)

16

24 *

24

32 (collating mode)

32

40 *

40

48 (collating mode)

48

64 (collating mode)

64

80 (collating mode)

80

96 (collating mode)

64 (4+4)

32 (2+2)

* Non collating mode means that per a lithographic roller revolution we get 2 copies of printed product that increases circulation productivity by 2 times. Non–collating mode is used for large size of circulation.