Used Web Offset Presses
Web or webfed offset printing presses are used to print on long rolls of paper that are fed continuously into the press. Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and books are all typically printed using web offset presses. “Cold” and “heatset” webfed presses are available, and vary by the methods through which their inks dry. Cold web offset printing dries through ink absorption into the paper, and is typically used for lower quality printing. Heatset webfed printing utilizes drying lamps or heaters to set the inks; they are typically used for printing on coated or glossy paper.
- Can print at speeds up to 3,000 feet per minute, or 20,000 cut-offs per hour.
- Depending on model, can include capabilities to cut, perforate, and fold printed products inline.
- Depending on model, can print on paper from 11” to 56” wide or larger.
- The most efficient and most cost effective machines for high volume commercial printing.