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Lewisburg Container Buys DCM Short Run Converting Machine

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

Vandalia, OH - April 15, 2003 - Esko-Graphics announces it has made its first North American sale of a DCM Short Run Converting Machine to Lewisburg Container Company of Lewisburg, OH. The machine will be installed in Lewisburg's Structural Design and Graphics Center at the company's Ohio headquarters. According to Structural Design Manager Matt Roecker, the new DCM will be used in conjunction with a Belcom 2000 digital flatbed printer to produce a range of short-run, on-demand corrugated products including cartons, point-of-purchase displays, pack-outs, and prototypes. Roecker says his company has been eagerly awaiting the commercial release of the DCM, because it's the perfect compliment, in terms of capabilities and performance, to the Belcom printer. "We had attempted to use an earlier automated digital diecutter by another vendor, but found the integration wasn't as elegant and easy as the DCM," says Roecker. Roecker also cites his company's very positive experience with another product in the Esko-Graphics CAD/CAM lineup as further reason for his confidence in the new DCM. "We purchased a Kongsberg model 1930 cutting table back in 1991 that is still in production every day and requires almost no maintenance. Since the DCM is built on much of the same engineering philosophy and technology as the Kongsberg, we know we'll be equally pleased." Purchased by Love Box Co. in 1955, Lewisburg Container is a full-service corrugated sheet plant that offers direct print, window capabilities, assembled partitions, and flat bed die cutting all under one roof. The new DCM precision digital diecutting machine boasts a fully automatic load and unload mechanism that can handle up to a half ton of preprinted corrugated or folding carton material with a sheet feeding cycle of around 20 seconds. To address the ever-expanding spectrum of packaging materials and designs, the DCM can fully duplicate any CAD generated design, including complex perforations, zipper locks, arcs, circles, etc. The DCM accommodates an entire family of quick-change creasing, cutting, crushing, and special purpose knife tool inserts, and maintains registration and depth accuracy control to within ±0.015".




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