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JETLEADER 1500 Receives Technical Development Award
  JETLEADER 1500 Receives "Technical Development Award"  
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     TKS (Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd.) receives the "Technical Development Award" from the Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association for the TKS JETLEADER 1500.  This presitious award was given based on selection by the Technical Committee from among the newspaper production equipment and systems in the press and pre-press field that were on display at the Japan Newspaper Production Show (JANPS 2012). 

     Ever since establishing the present award system in 1995, the "Technical Development Award" has only been awarded four times.  TKS has been fortunate to have received this honor previously at the 1999 JANPS for the exhibition of their "Color Top 7000UD, 4 X 2 Web Offset Tower Press".

     The citation for this award reads, "For actually demonstrating live a digital web newspaper printer for the first time in Japan and opening up a new path in newspaper production technology.  Where, up till now, newspaper folders were limited to a fixed size, by combining a folder system equipped with a variable folder that makes it possible for cutoffs from 546mm to 813mm and a chopper device, we have the possibility to produce signatures from broadsheet to tabloid.   Being presented with this realizable and integrated production line from the reelstand to the print engine and folder we see a great potential and promise for the future of newspaper production technology."

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