Closed-loop colour pays off on UV presses

DCOS Automation has landed another order to add closed-loop colour to a UV-equipped press.

The DGM 440/430 at Stuart Web in Stuart, Florida, will get closed loop ink density/colour registration as part of a project with ImPressions Worldwide.

The upgrade will also see three used DGM 430 four-high towers being added to the press, bringing it to 12 towers and three folders.

The automation project is DCOS' second in North America to add closed-loop automation to a UV-equipped press. DCOS sales director Ron Ehrhardt says that with its higher operational costs, many UV printers are opting for the lower waste that comes with closed-loop automation.

The three towers come from partner ImPressions Worldwide, which acquired them in a liquidation buy-out from The Chronicle Printing Division in Centralia, Washington They have been updated with motorised register, brush dampening and new Perretta ink fountains in order to match the existing equipment.

Pictured (from left): pressroom manager Darrell Brannon, vice-president Kevin Hawkin and DCOS' Ron Ehrhardt; (main picture): ImPressions' Jimmy Easterly and Ben Dorman, Darrell Brannon, Tom Loesch (ImPressions), Kevin Hawkin, Ron Erhardt and ImPressions' Armando Garcia

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