Heidelberg Mainstream 80 to be installed at Dansk AvisTryk
A publisher that prints 1.5 million four-color newspapers a
day in Copenhagen, Denmark will be the first to add
Heidelberg's gapless Mainstream 80 press.
Dansk AvisTryk will install the new double width, shaftless
Mainstream 80 in June next year, immediately after the press is
unveiled for the first time at drupa 2000, according to chairman
Sven Togsverd. "The demand for high-quality four-color
newspapers continues to grow in Denmark, and we will utilize the
new press to meet this demand," he explained.
The Mainstream 80 is the first newspaper press to incorporate
gapless blanket cylinders, the most critical feature of
Heidelberg's Sunday Technology. It will print up to 80,000
copies per hour with a one-page-around by four-pages-across plate
Dansk AvisTryk prints some of Denmark's largest domestic
dailies, including the leading financial papers Borsen and
Erhvervsbladet and the social democratic paper Aktuelt, as well as
several editorial and advertising products. The new, two-web press
will be configured with one five-high tower and one four-high
tower. It will include Heidelberg's new Contiweb FD flying
pasters as well as a JF-255 folder designed specifically for
straight printing with the Mainstream.
Installation of the Mainstream 80 will continue a
longstanding partnership between Heidelberg and Dansk AvisTryk. A
six-web Heidelberg N-845A press, purchased in 1982, was responsible
for the company's original exponential growth and success,
according to Togsverd. Dansk AvisTryk replaced that press with its
first Heidelberg Galaxy in 1990 in order to provide higher print
quality and four-color production. A second 16-page Galaxy was
brought on-line in 1994, and a third was installed in April of
Togsverd said the Mainstream 80's combination of high
print quality and speed factored heavily in the purchase decision.
The Mainstream also provides the plate-saving economy and design
flexibility of a 1x4 plate cylinder configuration. The new press
will expand domestic and export market opportunities, according to
Togsverd said also the five-high tower included in their
configuration will allow Dansk to fully benefit from the flying
edition change feature.
Heidelberg Web Systems technical sales specialist Antoine
Chevalier, explains:"The one-around plate cylinder
configuration of the Mainstream provides the flexibility of uneven
paged sections and
two-page jumps and the synchronised AC motors facilitate
flying edition changes".
Heidelberg introduced the first commercial web presses
featuring gapless blankets, in 1993. Since then, more then 100
Sunday Press systems, including over 1,300 printing couples, have
been installed in 13 countries. Many of these gapless commercial
presses regularly run at speeds of 100,000 copies per hour for
three shifts per day.
Heidelberg is currently testing the Mainstream 80, that will
be in full operation at drupa 2000 in May.
For further information:
Heidelberg Web Systems
Tel.: +33 (0)344 29 40 52