ADAST Debuts New In-line Coater Option for 807 Series Sheetfed Presses

New anilox-chambered system accurately applies full-sheet or spot coatings with thicker coverage. ADAST a.s., a worldleading manufacturer of affordable multicolor offset printing presses, today announced availability of a new in-line coater option for its 807 Series B2 (20.5 x 29-1/8-inch) presses that can apply various coatings to full-sheet or spot image areas with thicker coverage and
high precision.

The new in-line aqueous coating system features a custom-manufactured anilox-chambered doctor blade system and works with the ADAST touchscreen standard on 807 Series to lay down a thicker full-sheet or “spot” coating with high accuracy to provide a range of effects. The new in-line coater is positioned between the last printing unit and an extended delivery section equipped with hot air knives and infrared (IR) drying.

The new in-line coater was featured this week on an ADAST model 857 5-color 20.5 x 29-inch press at EmbaxPrint 2007 in Brno, Czech Republic. EmbaxPrint is the largest print
industry exposition held in Central Europe, with nearly 600 exhibitors from 26 countries attending.

Field proven by users of ADAST 807 Series presses, the new coater can be ordered on any 807 Series 2 to 6-color press with high pile delivery. It is available to customers worldwide starting immediately.

“The new in-line aqueous coater gives ADAST 807 Series customers added flexibility to take on a wider variety of print work, plus the precision they need to produce even the most complex jobs more productively and profitably,” said Tony Karásek, Director of R&D, ADAST.