Foster has announced the immediate availability of the Foster On-a-Roll Lifter® Jumbo, a new lifter developed in collaboration with EFI. The new device was designed for use with EFI and VUTEk wide format and superwide printers as well as EFI Reggiani textile printers, but is suitable for a variety of similar rollfed printers in the marketplace. With the Foster Jumbo, printer operators and shop floor personnel can quickly and safely maneuver rolls as heavy as 990 lbs (450 kg) and with roll diameters as great as 19.6 inches (50 cm). The Foster Jumbo lifter has a roll tray that facilitates loading and unloading, as well as transporting, rolls.
Announcing the new lifter, Foster CEO Ted Borowsky said: “Large media rolls such as those used by EFI printers are extremely difficult for operators to handle in the typical print shop, converter, or packaging firm. The new Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Jumbo permits operators to quickly and easily load and unload printers, as well as maneuver heavy rolls in the warehouse and on the shop floor. The Foster Jumbo lifter is available from Foster dealers around the world.”
For more than 65 years, Foster has provided finishing solutions for corporate users and businesses in the graphic arts industries. Founded as Foster Manufacturing, the company simplified the name to Foster in 2015 in recognition of a product line that has expanded well beyond cutters. Throughout the Americas, Foster offers a complete selection of quality, precision cutters and trimmers for wide format, sign-making and display graphics production. As a worldwide HP partner, Foster provides a complete line of lifters for handling the large media rolls used in grand- and large-format printing.