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ColorGraphics Installs First Komori Press in Seattle Facility

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Rolling Meadows, IL, January 11, 2006—Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, today announced ColorGraphics, a commercial web and sheetfed print conglomerate serving high-impact agency work, has recently installed an eight-color Lithrone 840 with coater at its Seattle facility. Komori’s responsive corporate culture, extremely fast makeready speeds and the press’ double diameter cylinder design that reduces transfer points and the associated marking issues were cited as key drivers in choosing the Komori press over competitive presses. “There were subtle differences in all the presses we looked at. But it was actually Komori’s corporate philosophy that was the deciding factor in selecting the press. It mirrored our own— which is to be the most responsive and easiest company to do business with while outperforming customer expectations,” said David Carns, director of manufacturing for ColorGraphics. “There is a family feeling that you get when working with Komori and it was this trust and friendliness, in addition to the expert technology their presses deliver, that solidified our decision.” ColorGraphics reports the Komori Lithrone 840 provides better quality and is less costly when it comes to producing results due to its extensive built-in automation. It finds the extremely user-friendly interface makes it comfortable for press operators of all skills to operate the press. Additional considerations in choosing the eight-color press were its ability to provide accurate consistent color; high run speeds, resulting in faster turnaround times; and value-added UV print capabilities. Accurate color is critical to delivering quality annual reports and other similar high-end applications the company prints for its customers. The quick makeready and run speeds made it possible for ColorGraphics to take on an additional 10 million dollars in revenue without adding additional resources. ColorGraphics also likes the fact that it is easy to replace parts for the press, as Komori parts are in stock and readily available. This results in more uptime on the part of all Komori presses. “The Lithrone 840 offers an enterprise like ColorGraphics eight-color versatility and flexibility necessary to handle its high quality color demand,” said Paul Peyrebrune, vice president of sales for Komori’s Western Region. “The fact that we were chosen for our customer-focused culture affirms our commitment to build the customer’s needs into every solution Komori delivers.”




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