Product of the Month

ISAG fastBook Professional

A high-speed system for digitally printed layflat book blocks.

What does it do?
The fastBook Professional is a complete layflat book block production line for larger-format books. It is manufactured by Imaging Solutions (ISAG), the Swiss developer of high-end binding and printing equipment for the photo and luxury book market. It is supplied in the UK and Ireland by Perfect Bindery Solutions (PBS).

Max block format:
450x450mm (18x18in)
Min block format:
Max block thickness:
Max sheet length:
Glue technology:
Max speed:
Pro 600: 600sph; Pro 1000: 1,000sph
Perfect Bindery Solutions

How does it work?
The machine converts sheets printed on one side – either digitally printed or

EFI Pro 24f

With the Pro 24f, EFI hopes to woo the flatbed faithful to its fold.

What does it do?
Although EFI is a stalwart of the superwide-format market with its Vutek range in the roll-to-roll and hybrid markets, the Pro 24f is it’s first ‘true’ flatbed, and is a key plank in the firm’s bid to address all sectors in the display graphics market.

Max printable area: 2.54x1.32m
Colours: CMYK plus dual white
Curing: UV LED
Throughput (production mode): 27m2/hr

When was it

Barbieri Spectro LFP qb

The latest plug and play spectro from the Italian manufacturer.

What does it do?
The Spectro LFP qb is a flatbed spectrophotometer that reads either reflective or transmissive media and measures the colours in LAB values, which is the industry standard colour space.

Measuring aperture: 2mm, 6mm and 8mm
Reflective measurements: Yes
Transmissive measurements: Yes
Measuring conditions: M1, M0, M2, M3
Media thickness: Up to 20mm
Connections: Ethernet, wifi, USB

When was it launched and what

Heidelberg Primefire 106

B1-format simplex seven-colour digital press for industrial packaging printing.

What does it do?
This is a B1-format simplex seven-colour inkjet press intended primarily for folding carton work in runs of one to about 1,500 sheets. The press is a collaboration between Heidelberg, which makes the main press platform, and Fujifilm, which largely builds the inkjet print engine. The inks are water based and food-safe (conforming to Swiss Ordnance).

Max sheet size: 75x106cm

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