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Kluge has launched new foil-stamping, die-cutting press

Post-press manufacturer Brandtjen & Kluge has launched its new Kluge ApexFoil foil-stamping and die-cutting platen press.  The new press was given its soft launch and became available for purchase at the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking Odyssey expo in Chicago, US, in May, but will be officially launched at Print 17, Chicago, between 10 and 14 Sept. Kluge did not disclose the price.
Kluge managing director Thomas Andersen said there are three main improvements over Kluge’s older presses, time, temperature and tonnage so overall, the operator now has three controls.
It runs at maximum speeds of 3,300iph, taking a variety of stocks at a maximum sheet size of 430x630mm. Andersen said: “If you’re buying this press

Renz bolsters portfolio with new launches

Renz has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the Argos F400 cold UV coating machine and the Bindomatic Accel Cube and Accel Ultra thermal cover binding machines.
Manufactured by Belgian company Argos Solutions, the F400 is a highly flexible flat coating system that can be used in handfed, automatic and inline mode to digital print systems.
The device can run up to 45m/min or 6,000sph (A3) and can handle a maximum paper width of 400mm. It features an optional feeder/stacker and

Langley positive on interims

Manroland Sheetfed parent company Langley Holdings has said group performance was, on the whole, satisfactory although its press manufacturing operation was slightly behind target at the half year.
In the six months to 30 June 2017 the group’s five divisions posted combined revenues of €422.6m (H1 2016: €417.1m) with pre-tax profit down on the same period last year at €45.7m. Operating profit was €3m less than at the same point last year at €45m.
Forecasts for the full year indicate revenues

Foster unveils On-a-Roll lifter

Foster has announced the immediate availability of the Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Jumbo, a new lifter developed in collaboration with EFI.  The new device was designed for use with EFI and VUTEk wide-format and superwide printers, as well as EFI Reggiani textile printers, but is suitable for a variety of similar rollfed printers in the marketplace.
With the Foster Jumbo, printer operators and shop floor personnel can quickly and safely maneuver rolls as heavy as 990 lbs (450 kg) and with roll