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New system for high-speed, web-fed colour inkjet finishing from Tecnau


April 27, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

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Italy-based printing technology supplier Tecnau has introduced its new StreamFolder 5152 cut and stack line for high-speed, web-fed colour inkjet finishing.

The system is said to efficiently produce short-run digital book printing jobs of varying run lengths including ‘books of one.’ Available with a tack-gluing option, the StreamFolder 5152 operates, in-line or near-line, at speeds up to 750 fpm/230 mpm to take full advantage of the emerging generation of high-speed inkjet presses.

“StreamFolder 5152 plow-folds the web once or twice along the travel direction, enabling efficient use of a web-fed press at its maximum print width,” Tecnau officials said in an April 27 statement. “This folded web is very strong as the paper is up to three times thicker for system reliability (especially for lighter weight papers) feeding through the cutter and stacker.”

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In addition, all modules operate in taut web to generate the smooth paper flow required for high-speed operations. “Curl is cancelled out as the web is folded back onto itself, for reliably flat books,” Tecnau said. “The StreamFolder 5152 also features ‘north/south job offsetting’, offsetting sets/book-blocks back and forth in the direction of travel to maintain full speed even for multiple consecutive small sets.”

The StreamFolder 5152 is a member of Tecnau’s Revolution 50 series, a family of products featuring top speeds, Internet-of-Things (IoT) compatibility, and media flexibility.