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36 -- Intaglio dierct/indirect proofing press

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
333293 — Printing Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Office of Acquisition, 14th & C Streets, S.W., Washington, DC, 20228, UNITED STATES
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Point of Contact
Donald Baron, Contract Specialist, Phone (202)874-3143, Fax (202)874-2200, - David Mork, Contract Specialist, Phone (202) 874-9177, Fax (202) 874-2200,
E-Mail Address
Donald.Baron@bep.treas.gov, david.mork@bep.treas.gov
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing seeks information through ?sources sought / market survey? to determine the availability of an intaglio indirect / direct inking system proof press equipment. The equipment will be utilized in the Product Development testing facility area as a pre-production print model directly related to the equipment printing method and print quality of the Giori Super-Orlaf Intaglio (indirect and direct inking system) printing presses currently used by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington D.C.. The proposed equipment must be commercially available. Please provide 2 copies of literature and budget pricing plus one electronic copy to the attention of Donald Baron. The usage of the desired equipment is two fold: 1) The primary usage is to duplicate in proof size production the: a. printing process of the related production equipment b. print quality of the related production equipment 2) The secondary usage is to support small quantity production of miscellaneous intaglio printings. The following features and specifications of the intaglio test press are draft in nature to provide a guideline of the equipment capabilities: Paper specification Specific paper weight: 70 to 100 g/m2 Maximum paper size: 360 mm (14.17-in.) circumferential x 460 mm (18.11-in.) wide Minimum paper size: 230 mm ( 9.05-in.) circumferential x 230 mm ( 9.05-in.) wide Maximum print area: 315 mm (12.40-in.) circumferential x 420 mm (16.53-in.) wide Production capacity Print speed: 4,000 sheets per hour Sheet feeder Automatic feeder ? Automatic sheet feeding ? Maximum pile load weight: 250 kg (550 lbs.) ? Maximum pile height: 1200 mm (47.24-in.) ? Paper advance by pneumatic/vacuum assembly ? Safety devices to prevent equipment damage ? Side-lay registration and adjustment of both sides ? Front-lay registration and adjustment of +/- 0.5mm (.020-inches) Inking units Three (3) color indirect inking system (with collector inking cylinder) units for intaglio printing Indirect ? Three (3) ?indirect? inking print units ? Uses nylo-print plates on each pattern cylinder for the indirect Orlof inking process ? Adjustable nylo-print pattern plate registration: Circumferential (5mm) and lateral (1mm) ? Ink transfer roller system for each of the three (3) fountain assemblies ? Multi-key assembly for selective ink flow adjustment ? Ceramic coated fountain cylinder with thermoregulation One (1) color direct inking system unit to provide a fourth color intaglio printing Direct ? One (1) ?direct? inking print unit ? Uses nylo-print plate on the pattern cylinder for the direct inking process ? Adjustable nylo-print pattern plate registration: Circumferential (5mm) and lateral (1mm) plate registration ? Adjustable nylo-print pattern plate gap / pressure to the intaglio plate is adjustable ? Multi-key assembly for selective ink flow adjustment ? Ceramic coated fountain cylinder with thermoregulation Orlof style cylinder ? Two (2) segment blanket configuration. ? Lock / clamp system to mount the blankets and packing. ? Orlof style inking cylinder with thermoregulation ? On-off cylinder control ? Nominal packing thickness of 2.3 mm (0.090-in.) Plate cylinder wiping unit ? Immersion wiping system ? Movable assembly for access; locked to frame in operation position ? Wiping cylinder speed adjustable ? Easily removable wiping cylinder with bearings intact and thermoregulation ? Wiping cylinder cleaning and drying system with pressure adjustable blades and brushes ? Wiping cylinder oscillation system proportional to wiping cylinder speed ? Wiping solution feed system with thermoregulation Print units Impression cylinder ? Two (2) segment impression cylinder with capability to install and lock packing materials. ? Maximum packing thickness of 2mm (.080-inches) ? Automatic control of impression cylinder ? Corrosion protection of the cylinder ? Positive sheet transport by mechanical gripper system ? Adjustable Pressure Control ? Two (2) segment plate cylinder with capability of mounting printing plates ? Plate thickness of 0.75 mm (.030-inches) ? Designed for reduced cylinder pressure impact shock ? Plate clamps with circumferential and side plate registration adjustment capability ? Plate cylinder equipped with thermoregulation ? Corrosion protection of the cylinder Delivery ? Positive sheet transporting by chain and delivery bar assembly ? Two (2) delivery piles with individual capacity of 500 sheets or more ? Automatic and manual switch between piles ? Access to remove sheets ? Test sheet access during printing ? Gripper release adjustable with cam position Main drive ? Speed adjustable electric motor drive. Equipment control ? Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) controls equipment operations ? Electrical main motor drive control Accountability ? Delivery counter Ancillary equipment ? Plate bending and punching device ? Inspection desk ? Wiping cylinder transport cart Utilities:460 Volt 3 phase Turnkey installation including training of operators and maintenance personnel. NOTE: THIS NOTICE WAS NOT POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (16-MAY-2007); HOWEVER, IT DID APPEAR IN THE FEDBIZOPPS FTP FEED ON THIS DATE. PLEASE CONTACT fbo.support@gsa.gov REGARDING THIS ISSUE.
Web Link
Link to FedBizOpps document.
Place of Performance
Address: BEP 14th and C Sts. SW Washington, DC
Zip Code: 20228
SN01296057-F 20070518/070516222121 (fbodaily.com)
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