Web Press Lab opens
the printing industry will join RIT officials for a dedication
of the Heidelberg Web Press Laboratory April 25. Housed in an
11,000-square foot facility adjacent to the Louise M. Slaughter
Building, the Heidelberg Sunday 2000 press system will be used
for research and education within RITs School of Print Media
and extensive applied research for the web offset printing market.
new Heidelberg Sunday 2000 web press is the focal point of
the new Printing Industry Center at RIT.
In addition to Heidelberg,
which provided the press, other industry suppliers will provide
equipment and materials valued at more than $1.36 million.
web printing system requires the integration of press technology,
operator expertise and auxiliary components and consumables,
explains Bill Garno, director of the Printing Applications Laboratory
at RIT. With these suppliers supporting the Sunday press
technology, and the combined expertise of RIT and Heidelberg,
we clearly have all requirements met.
supplies and equipment include: Baldwin Technology Company Inc.,
Creo Inc., Graphics Microsystems Inc. (GMI), Quad/Tech Inc. (QTI),
AWS (a Thermal Care division), Böttcher America Corp., NELA
Ternes Register Group, Lincoln Industrial Corp., RIMA-System,
Day International Inc., Flint Ink Corp., Fuji Hunt/Anchor, Kodak
Polychrome Graphics, Sun Chemical, Tribology, JC Fibers, Jeco
Plastic Products and Just Normlicht Inc.