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Orders for New and Upgraded, Expanded Wifag Presses

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Orders for New and Upgraded, Expanded Wifag Presses

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Longtime Wifag customer Societa Editrice Corriere del Ticino SA will take delivery of a Wifag evolution 371 press next March.

The company, which also has renovated its mailroom, publishes the daily Corriere del Ticino and Giornale del Popolo and prints others' weeklies and brochures.

The new press replaces a Wifag OF 9.2/370. The configuration of the doublewide, two-page-around, blanket-to-blanket Wifag evolution 371 consists of four four-high towers, four M-type autopasters and one 2:5:5 jaw folder. The press has cutoff- and color-register controls and a folder superstructure that includes stitchers.

Wifag rates the press at more than 95,000 copies per hour for a tabloid of up to 128 four-color pages.

The Swiss press maker also received an order from Suomen Lehtiyhtyma Oy, Tuusula, Finland, that expands and upgrades its OF 370 press. Press controls and drive systems will be upgraded on the eight-couple tower, FA70 jaw folder, and PR2/P reelstand in September. …

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