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  • Digital press recommendation for printing tabs

    Hi all,

    Currently looking for a (light?) digital press to be used for 1) general law firm printing and 2) larger runs of documents printed with custom printed tabs inserted.

    This is currently done (badly) across thee KM c754e machines with both km and fiery controllers installed (and jobmaster).

    These machines only print onto a4 tabs from the bypass tray hence limited capacity, and they take ages to feed and print onto a tab in between documents (about 30 seconds)

    i would like a machine that can:

    1) print onto tabs from a large paper draw
    2) print much faster (less buffering and slowdown when inserting a tab)
    3) if possible also print onto a5 tabs
    4) have a workflow solution for auto creating tabs (at least as functional as fiery jobmaster but hopefully better)

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    Our dealer has recommended a KM 3070 L or 3070 press. This will do the printing onto tabs from a draw but not a5.

    Thoughts on the above machine and other options gratefully received. As i understand it to do a5 tabs from KM we would be looking at a 1085 or 6085, which i suspect? will be a lot more expensive than the 3070.
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  • #2
    If you search this forum, the question has been answered more than a few times in the last year.

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    • #3
      I can't find much relevant (re machines suited to tabs) believe me, I've searched and searched!

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      • #4
        The in house print shops / mail rooms I go to that run a lot of tabs have the Ricoh 7110 size machines which would be similar to the Konica 1085/6085.

        ​​As far as slowing down on the tabs have you tried just setting both trays to the same type and weight?
        Warning I am a Ricoh tech.

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        • #5
          We use a Ricoh Pro7100X and it works great on tabs. On the Ricoh - if you don't want slow downs - you have to set both trays to same type and weight otherwise the fuser has to change temperatures when it pulls from each drawer. Suspect the Konica would work similarily. You will get some slow down anyway as you are switching the feed sources but don't see how you would get around that on any of these machines.

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