Cuban printer in­vests in sin­glewide Uniset

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Cuban Printer Em­presa de Artes Grafi­cas Fed­erico En­gels inked a deal with man­roland web sys­tems for a Uniset press.

The press con­sists of one H/H print­ing tower and two reel splicers with a max­i­mum web width of 965 mil­lime­ters. The PFN 2:3:1 pin folder en­ables for­mat changes from tabloid to broad­sheet and sev­eral book for­mats. The press runs at speeds up to 75,000 copies per hour.

The new press will also be equipped with the man­roland’s Pe­com au­to­mated press con­trols.

The new press is sched­uled for de­liv­ery by the end of 2015, and is slated to start pro­duc­tion in the first quar­ter of 2016.

Em­presa de Artes Grafi­cas pro­duces Cuban news­pa­per Granma, La Calle Del Me­dio and The Ha­vana Re­porter, as well as a num­ber of tabloid pub­li­ca­tions and ed­u­ca­tional text­books.

“(This) was a strate­gic de­ci­sion and an in­vest­ment in the fu­ture of our com­pany,” said Juan Jose Valdez, direc­tor gen­eral at Em­presa de Artes Grafi­cas Fed­erico En­gles.

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