“Drupa was a perfect opportunity for Manugraph to expose the international newspaper market to our new M360 press,” says Ron Ehrhardt, Vice President of International Sales for Manugraph DGM, Inc. Ehrhardt also noted that both orders come from South American countries.
Araurcaria Industria e Editora Ltd., located in Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil purchased one four-high tower with one auto-paster and an F122 6-web jaw folder. The M360 will replace a Solna D-30 and will print a 7,000 circulation daily (Correio Lageano) in addition to other semi-commercial print jobs in the Santa Catarina market.
J. P. Belga e Thome Ltd. purchased two four-high towers with two manual unwind stands and a 6-web F122 jaw folder. The company was recently created by the owners of Tribuna do Interior located in Campo Mourao, and Tribuna do Cianorte located in Cianorte, in order to print their own newspapers and other third-party publications in the State of Parana. These newspapers had been printed on sheetfed presses.
The M360 is a single-width, single circumference offset press with a rated speed of 36,000 copies per hour. The printing units include standard brush dampening, motorized registration controls, pneumatic impression, and lever-style inkers.
Located in Elizabethville, PA, Manugraph DGM, Inc. (MDGM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manugraph India Ltd (MIL). MDGM and MIL manufacture a complete line of single width offset presses including the M360, Cityline Express,430, 430MAX, Hiline Express, Advantage II (also a slip in replacement press for the DGM 850 or Urbanite™) 440, and Frontline, including a full line of complementing folders in the F122, F222, F233, 1035, 1240, 1050, and 1270. MDGM now manufactures the new press drive system, the MDGM Digital Motion Control.