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St Ives Inc Cleveland Acquires New MAN Roland Press; Part Of $6-Million Expansion

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

St Ives Inc Cleveland, a full-service creative, print, fulfillment and direct-mail services provider, announces the acquisition of a high-speed 8-unit MAN Roland perfecting sheet-fed press with roll to sheet capabilities. The new press delivers up to eight colors of ink on one side of paper with in-line aqueous coating or four colors perfecting both sides of the sheet in one pass. The roll/sheet option saves on paper and thus saves the customer money. According to St Ives Inc Cleveland Senior Vice President and General Manager Mark Berkey, "Faster run speeds, closed-loop color, auto plate loaders and Cip3 interface with our enterprise system ensure our customers the highest quality, competitive costs and timely delivery. "St Ives is investing in new workflow applications, printing and fulfillment technologies as part of our ongoing commitment to our customers and the local market," Berkey says. "The new equipment purchase takes us to the halfway mark in a $6-million expansion plan started in 2004." Included in St Ives capital expansion is a complete e-business solution branded as St Ives Online. It features St Ives Page Express, St Ives University providing technical training for clients in a virtual classroom environment, St Ives Response Center providing 24/7 technical assistance and St Ives Franchise Prints Services utilizing online ordering, cashiering and complete VDP services for rapid turn times and product customization. St Ives Cleveland is also certified in prepress processes such as AM and FM screening, FM Hybrid, Hexachrome and MetalFX print technologies. FM screening results in finer details and smoother tonal gradations compared with the conventional, fixed-grid pattern of AM screening. Other recent St Ives investments include new systems and automated equipment for its fulfillment business. This division processes more than 30,000 unique orders each month covering 1,200 sku's. St Ives also offers Selectronic Inserting and ink-jet systems from St Ives Direct, a 100,000-sq. ft. stand-alone letter shop and direct-mail facility that is capable of addressing and mailing up to 500,000 pieces of mail per day. St Ives Inc Cleveland is an award-winning print services provider specializing in catalogs, annual reports, sheet-fed and web commercial printing, direct mail and fulfillment services. A division of St Ives plc of London, England, St Ives Inc Cleveland is located at 4437 East 49th Street, Cleveland, OH 44125, telephone 800-634-1262 or 216-271-5300, fax 216-271-7650. Visit www.st-ives-usa.com. The company is ISO-9001:2000 certified with a focus on total quality management.




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