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Komori Will Donate Printing For Chicago Food Bank Fundraiser At Print 05

Friday, August 12, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 may wrap up at McCormick Place on September 15, but some Chicago citizens will continue to benefit from the big show well into next year. That's because a major exhibitor, Komori America, will devote some of their equipment demonstrations on the show floor to printing a key fundraising item for the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). The job is the Depository's annual holiday greeting card, which it has been producing since 1992. Last year, the holiday card raised more than $170,000 for GCFD. Komori will produce the cards on its new six color Lithrone 28 perfector press. For the company, it's a chance to show how the press can print both sides of a sheet, with four colors on one side and two on the other, in a single press pass. The Komori exhibit at PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 will also educate the show's visitors about GCFD. The Depository distributes food to more than 300,000 residents of Cook County, IL annually, the equivalent of more than 84,000 meals a day, 365 days a year. “As everyone who exhibits at a graphic arts exhibition knows, tons of paper are hauled out on a daily basis and simply discarded,” notes Susan Baines, marketing communications manager at Komori America Corporation. “As Komori developed plans for PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05, we decided we would search for opportunities to put our press demonstrations to good use.” “We would like to see more exhibitors taking this approach to their exhibit planning, to be able to include pieces that would not ordinarily be printed in their demonstrations being produced for the benefit of others, rather than ending up being recycled through scrap vendors,” noted Regis J. Delmontagne, president of Graphic Arts Show Company, the show's producer. Komori's booth at the show will occupy 16,000 square feet, making it the fifth largest display in the show, which is the world's largest exhibition of commercial, package printing and converting technologies this year. Live demonstrations -- actual jobs being executed on sophisticated new equipment -- are a major feature of the show. PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 runs September 9-15 at McCormick Place. About 70,000 visitors from more than 75 nations are expected, with exhibits by over 800 companies filling roughly 725,000 net square feet of display space. Complete information about the show is online at www.PRINT05.com.




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