What do you want for Christmas when you already have eight, 16, 24, 32, 48, 56, 72, 84, 96 and 120pp presses? Netherlands-headquartered heatset print group Em de Jong didn't have an 80pp press, an omission it's rectifying in the new year.
An 80pp Lithoman from manroland Goss Web Systems is expected to be in production at Belgian subsidiary Mercator Press by mid-2021.
UK sales manager Craig Hall said the new press is actually a 72pp model, but with a wider 2250 mm web width, "making it capable of producing an 80pp A4 product, finished inline".
Em de Jong prints primarily catalogues for customers in Europe and the UK.