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Muller Martini BravoPlus

When Muller Martini launched its BravoPlus in 1996, the automated machine quickly became the most successful saddlestitcher in the manufacturers range. The idea behind the replacement for the ageing 321 stitcher was to build a machine that would be equally at home in a trade bindery and the factory of a printer bringing stitching in-house.

MAN Roland 700

At Drupa 1990, MAN Roland launched its B1 700 series machines to replace the 600, the first unit the German manufacturer had built.

Rotek pile turner

Finnish manufacturer Rotek has laid claim to being the first to turn pile turners into a must-have item on every factory floor. Pile turners were developed to turn the paper in mills, but printers quickly realised what an asset they would be on their own factory floor. Rotek started manufacturing machinery for the paper making industry in the 1970s, before shipping its equipment out to printing houses. The firm was acquired by Astek Engineering in January 2006,but the branding was kept.

Canon iR110

Although Canon had a strong brand and established market share of the office sector by the end of 1990s, its commercial presence had not yet reached the same heady heights. So in 2001, the company launched the first of its high-volume monochrome printers, the iR110.

Ryobi 512

In the early 90s, Ryobi found itself facing a dilemma. Its customers that were using the single-colour 500K machine were increasingly asking for a two-colour press, while customers that were using its 3302 two-colour portrait machine were trying to meet to the greater demand for landscape printing.

Agfa Galileo

The Galileo was Agfa's first platesetter, launched at Ipex in 1998, but it was already a second generation product. Agfa systems specialist John Wood explains that the firm was biding its time to ensure that customers received a "reliable, production-ready...

CCM Premier

CCM Premier Guillotines were introduced to the market by Terry Cooper Services (TCS) in 1987. The firm has since installed more than 600 models in the UK. TCS managing director Chris Cooper explains: "When we introduced the CCM range, we already had extensive experience in the service and supply of guillotines. When the decision was taken to launch our own model, we cherry-picked the best features from other machines."

Heidelberg Speedmaster 102

This year, the Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 reaches the grand old age of 20. Sales and business development manager of Heidelberg Remarketed Equipment Bill McCudden says: The long history of the CD 102 shows how Heidelberg invests in its best products and the CD 102 is still a big seller internationally, with models from two decades in production and still supported by readily available spare parts.

Kodak Digimaster

For a monochrome printer, the Kodak Digimaster's history has been an extremely colourful one. Launched as the DigiSource in March 1999 - a name soon changed to Digimaster - it then became the Heidelberg Digimaster when the monochrome digital part of Kodak's business was bought by the German giant.

MAN Roland 200

The Roland 200 came to the market at the beginning of the 1990s. Replacing the Roland Favorit, the 200 was faster and boasted far superior levels of automation, as well as a new highly developed feeder.

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