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Star product Tecnau and Smyth roll-fed folding and sewing book solution

A turnkey solution for converting printed rolls into sewn books.

What does the machine do?

The solution essentially converts Smyth’s sheetfed DX-70 Plus folding and sewing system into a roll-fed solution thanks to the addition of Tecnau’s Unwinder u10 and a Cutter TC 7000 HS. It’s able to produce digitally printed thread-sewn books directly from the reel. The system can feed printed rolls to the cutter, stacking the resultant sheets into four- and eight-page printed signatures that can be folded and accumulated to form larger signatures and then sewn together.

When was it launched and what market is it aimed at?

The system was launched worldwide in December 2018. It has been developed to meet the growing demand from digital printers

MGI AlphaJet

MGI’s do-it-all B1 inkjet is now set for beta trials.

What does the software do?

“Factory 4.0” is the description of MGI chief operating officer Victor Abergel, who says the complete AlphaJet system will handle all carton, corrugated and label making and finishing operations in a single unit, potentially with a single operator, instead of needing three or four separate machine stages.

It is a B1-format single-sided, sheetfed digital printing system, with what Abergel calls a “cluster” of

BigPrinter BigJet UV 2031i

A solidly built flatbed with attractive pricing from Russia.

What does the software do?
The BigJet is a wide-format flatbed printer, with a large 3.1x2.02m bed that takes substrates up to 105mm in height and 50kg in weight. The bed itself is divided into four vacuum zones. It’s been designed and built by a Russian company, BigPrinter, which started off as a reseller for well-known wide-format brands into the Russian market, before building its own range of CNC cutters followed by a range of

Fujifilm Jet Press 750S

A viable digital rival to B2 litho offset presses.

What does it do?
This is claimed to be the fastest B2 format sheetfed digital press in the market. It’s a single-pass inkjet, printing wide-gamut CMYK onto standard offset papers and carton board. It succeeds the Jet Press 720S introduced in 2014, with 33% faster speed, more uptime, greater stock range and a new food-safe ink option. It also has a new black colour scheme.

When was it announced and what’s the target market?
First announcement was