Tecnau Launches high-speed roll-to-roll System

The Revolution 50 is being exhibited in Printing United exhibition, Las Vegas

Revolution 50 Roll-to-Roll will be exhibited in Tecnau booth N1617 at the Printing United exhibition in Las Vegas

North Andover, MA – Tecnau – a multinational company offering products related to paper handling, monitoring, processing, and finishing for the digital printing industry – is launching its Revolution 50 Roll-to-Roll system for high-speed color inkjet presses.  

The system accommodates the latest generation of continuous web production inkjet presses with robust capabilities: Run speeds up to 820 feet in a minute and  250 meters in a minute; Paperweights from 40 gsm to 350 gsm; Roll widths up to 22.5” / 570 mm; Roll weights up to 1984 pounds / 900 kg; Web tensions up to 250 N.

Tecnau’s Revolution 50 family features high-speed operation, media flexibility, and Internet of Things compatibility, as required in today’s demanding digital print environments.  Internet of Things capabilities includes remote diagnostics and remote software updates, with data collection and parts lifetime notification possibilities.  

The Revolution 50 Roll-to-Roll system also features significantly reduced power consumption compared to the prior generation Tecnau system – consumption is reduced by 50% or more.

The Revolution 50 Roll-to-Roll is being exhibited in Tecnau booth N1617 at the Printing United exhibition in Las Vegas, 19-21 October. 

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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