CadmusMack Providing More Options For Magazine and Commercial Customers
Monday, June 11, 2001
CadmusMack knows magazine publishers want and need options when designing their publications to stand apart from competitors. Getting more color infused into the product, signature breaks that allow for the sale of advertising inserts and efficient planning to meet the budget are all considerations when laying out a magazine. And for commercial print buyers, the ability to receive a finished product, loaded with color, right off the press means more efficiency and less cost. CadmusMack is pleased we are now able to offer such options for efficient production at the Byrd Press Division located in Richmond, Virginia. 8-Unit Press On June 4, 2001, approximately twenty-three days after beginning the conversion, we started-up our "new" 8-unit press. This press, capable of providing 32 pages of four-color product, was built from existing 6-unit and 4-unit presses already owned by Cadmus. Two of the units from the 4-unit press were dismantled, retro-fitted and moved to the 6-unit to create an 8-unit press with a unique capability. We are now able to offer four-color products that are pasted together and trimmed in-line to create a finished product right off the press! No off-line binding required. Late this summer, the press will also be equipped with a double former folder to allow delivery of 8-page and 12-page forms. Larry Thompson, Facilities Manager, led the charge for the conversion project. The project was completed right on schedule and the press is producing live jobs. This additional capability is another example of CadmusMack responding to marketplace needs. "In addition to an array of four-color configurations, inclusive of our large-format 48-page presses, CadmusMack continues to offer more flexibility and options to our customer", states Bob Sadler, President of CadmusMack. "We will continue our quest to be the vendor of choice for short-to medium-run magazine and commercial publishers by delivering a variety of cost effective production solutions and high-quality products".