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Mitsubishi built its 3 series presses to stand the test of time, and dealers have confirmed that the manufacturer succeeded, writes Lisa Berwin.
According to Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses UK managing director Thomas Doliwa, when the B1 Mitsubishi 3 series was first launched, comparing it to other machines at the time was like comparing 'a Toyota to a Vauxhall'. The most popular press manufacturer in Japan did not install its first press - the 3E sheetfed machine - in the UK until 1987. This became the benchmark for all Mitsubishi presses that followed, setting a standard for high automation and strength of build.
A major draw for the 3E was that it was the …