What innovations did Mitsubishi managed to achieve in newspaper printing presses?

Today some of the most visually appealing, newspapers, magazines, labels, books, catalogs and cartons in the world are created with the help of commercial presses originating from the breakthroughs in printing technologies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. It does not matter if its web, sheet-fed or newspaper presses, the lithographic presses are able to mix distinct elements of the graphics industry, the result being limitless possibilities regarding design.

From the beginning Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan) have been able to create cutting-edge printing machinery, and expansion has led to operations in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, and Hong Kong.

Printed newspapers, in terms of audience, are more popular than online sites, with 2.3 billion readers worldwide, compared with 1.9 billion people who inform themselves using the internet, announced the representatives of World Association of Newspapers.

On the other hand, Jacob Mathew, the WAN President, expressed confidence in the future of printed newspapers: “As long as the contents are good, newspapers will be successful.” Jacob Mathew said that newspapers must be present on all media – paper, internet, tablet or mobile phone – stating that any form of distribution of content will not be replaced by another.

The country where most newspapers are read is Iceland, followed by Japan, no wonder why Mitsubishi is investing continuously in developing their newspaper printing machines. Aiming at developing a new generation of newspaper presses, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is looking forward to achieve several primary objectives.

These objectives focused on manufacturing a press that would contribute to lower operational costs, were achieved by offering the world’s fastest printing machine regarding quality, productivity and speed. The product of is these objectives is Mitsubishi DIAMONDSTAR High-Speed Newspaper Offset Press.

For today’s demands such as higher printing speeds and greater productivity, DIAMONDSTAR provides a viable solution, with its unmached production speed of 90,000 copies per hour. Within the newspaper publishing industry, Mitsubishi will continue to create optimum solutions to meet challenges in speed, quality and productivity of future trends. Mitsubishi DIAMONDSTAR is both establishing newspaper standards at the present and defining future productivity and quality.

Another example of the Japanese quality at work is the well-reputed 4×2 Press DIAMONDSPACE, a continuous leader in the newspaper press technology all around the globe.

Yet, the fastest 4×1 Press in the world ( having a maximum printing speed:80,000 IPH) is DIAMONDSPIRIT which was developed by the manufacturer to be the fastest 4×1 shaftless newspaper offset press in the world. If we were to look among its specifications will probably be amazed for it has narrow gap cylinders that reduce vibrations, employed for both plate and blanket cylinders. The high-quality printing of 80,000 IPH is ensued by the use of double-diameter blanket cylinders which stabilize deflection of single-diameter plate cylinders. Plus, the customer has to make its own options by choosing conventional blankets or metal-backed blankets. Only that, conventional blankets cost less and help reduce overall operation cost.

The final point is that regardless of the fact of being the latest models or already existing models, Mitsubishi printing machines carry out any challenges in newspaper printing and a refurbished Mitsubishi press will work, perhaps, as good as a new one. If anyone would like to check out a Mitsubishi used presses’ offer, please go to Usedpresses.org, dedicated section.

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