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Keystone chooses the Evolution Speed press to increase capacity


April 1, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

Founded in 1944, Keystone embodies a family-owned business’s tradition, attributing much of their success to providing a superior buying experience coupled with best-in-class product quality. When the opportunity to replace their aging fleet of offset presses presented itself, Keystone turned to manroland Sheetfed and the Evolution Speed press to fill their production capacity and spring-board to a new press technology level.

Jim Rutt, owner of Keystone Paper & Box commented, “After researching three of the significant press vendors, we opted for manroland Sheetfed & the Evolution Speed press. The press’s technology from the colour control and quality systems, the autonomous make-ready features, and more importantly, a fully integrated factory solution for cold foiling gives Keystone a competitive advantage.”

The Evolution Speed packaging press is fully optioned, equipped as an eight-colour with the 20,200 sph maximum rated speed. Both cardboard and smart-card performance packages for quick-changeover and ease of operation are included. It is further equipped with simultaneous plate loading (SPL), which allows Keystone to exchange all printing plates in under one minute while simultaneously washing up the blanket and impression cylinder.

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