Fong & Fong Streamlines Production With Gerber Coating Blanket Cutter
Monday, August 05, 2002
- Innovative Product Integrates Coating Blanket Cutting Into Prepress Workflow - Manchester, CT, July 31, 2002 -- Fong & Fong Printers and Lithographers of Sacramento, California, has integrated the Gerber Sector coating blanket cutter into their workflow, lowering costs and speeding production. According to Fong & Fong Prepress Manager John Rivera, “Until Fong & Fong purchased the Gerber Sector, we outsourced our coating blankets from a photopolymer supplier in Chicago, which required three days turnaround time. Now we produce coating blankets in less than an hour. As a result, we get to press faster and push more jobs through the production cycle.” Fong & Fong Production Manager David Schaefer added: “Using the Gerber Sector provides us with one more level of on-site quality control. The ability of the machine to produce a pen plot of the coating design permits us to do a quick proof of every job before we cut the production blanket. We use the machine to produce 90 percent of our spot, knockout, and flood blankets.” The Gerber Sector coating blanket cutter recently received the prestigious 2002 GATF InterTech Technology Award˜the fourth time Gerber has been so honored by GATF for product innovation in the graphic arts. The Gerber Sector was introduced at PRINT 01, where it was designated a MustSeeEm product before the exhibition one of only five individual products so honored.