3Volution® printing – a new reader-friendly, compact format for the newspaper industry, that results in savings of up to 33% in paper costs and pressroom productivity gains of 50%!
Pressline Services, Inc. has developed a press system utilizing a plate cylinder capable of printing three sheets in a single revolution. 3Volution® or 3V® creates a new modern compact sectional newspaper format with exciting new possibilities for publishers, advertisers and today’s readership — all from your existing equipment. 3V® is a three around printing system that creates cutoffs between 15.75″ and 14.5″ depending on current press cutoff, and can run in a straight or collect mode. Upon completion, the press is capable of producing its original cutoff as well as its new cutoff. This system will work with single or double wide presses. On July 17th, 2012, the United States Patent Office issued Patent Number 8,220,390 to Pressline Services for its 3V® conversion methodology. A number of other patents, including those intended to protect the 3V® technology internationally, are still pending.
By employing this new technology in the straight mode, pressrooms gain 50% in productivity and can extend press run deadlines to include the most news-breaking information. With a 50% productivity gain, a press running 50,000 papers per hour will now realize 75,000 papers per hour. When run in the collect mode there is no gain in productivity, however, up to 50% more color is available.
The 3V® system may potentially eliminate entire presses reducing labor costs, equipment costs and service costs.
The raw newsprint savings at these cutoffs is up to 33%. When reducing a larger web width to 44″, the savings will be an additional 4 to 12%.
The 3V® process applied to existing presses creates a much more productive press with enhanced capabilities comparable to new presses capable of handling larger runs. The efficiency of the current pressroom is extended markedly.
Pressline Services, Inc. is standing by to print YOUR prototype of this new product TODAY. Call Jim Gore, Keith Reuss or Mark Huck at (314) 682-3800 for all the details of this new technology.