Modern Colour Printing


    IN the Electrical Review of February 2, an illustrated description is given of some of the new equipment installed by Geo. C. Caster and Co., Ltd., commercial and colour printers, who recently transferred their works to Cromwell Road, Peterborough. In accordance with modern practice the factory has been set out on a single floor, with a planned layout for the speedy handling of work and an uninterrupted continuity of production. There is no shafting, and individual direct electric drive is employed on all machines. One of the large high-speed letterpress machines is a two-revolution Miehle capable of a maximum output of 3,000 sheets, 25 in. by 40 in., per hour. Another large two-revolution machine takes bigger sheets (30 in. by 40 in.) and can print 2,300 sheets per hour. For small sheets up to 13½ in. by 20 in. vertical Miehle machines are brought into service. These are specially suitable for high-class colour printing. A maximum of 4,500 prints an hour can be handled by each machine.

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    Modern Colour Printing. Nature 145, 344 (1940).

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