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On Demand Printing Weighs Options, Installs Komori Press in Long Island City, Queens Facility

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Rolling Meadows, IL, November 28, 2006—Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, today announced that On Demand Printing, an innovative, full-service, high-end commercial printer located in Long Island City, New York, recently installed a six-color Lithrone S40 (LS640) with coater, replacing a Heidelberg. On Demand Printing specializes in affordable, high-quality offset printing with quick turnaround. Printing both long and short-run applications, the LS640 will allow the company to produce glossy brochures, magazines, posters, media kits, packaging and more for its high-end clients that include Virgin Mobile, Virgin Records, Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, Zone Chefs, Duane Reade Pharmacies and more. Key drivers in the selection of the LS640 were its advanced automation, speed and versatility. The intuitive technology of the LS640 gives On Demand’s press operators push-button command of all functions, reducing printing costs by ensuring easy operation and faster makeready. The high performance of the LS640 provides a speed to market critical to producing the time-sensitive, high-quality materials On Demand Printing creates for the Tri-State Metro Area that includes New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. "Consistent quality, the latest technology, competitive pricing and client awareness are all important components that constitute the On Demand Printing experience," said Christopher Gravagna, president of On Demand Printing. "Five years ago, I might have purchased a Heidelberg to respond to these needs. Today, Komori’s presses are comparable if not better. There are features standard on this press that are optional on other presses on the market. When I compared the cost benefits of the Komori against other presses, Komori was more competitive. This press has increased our capacity and efficiency and Komori has met our expectations, giving us the attention we needed. We are very satisfied." On Demand Printing also cited the pre-inking function as an important feature for producing its high-quality applications. The pre-inking function creates a new ink film on the rollers before the run starts, again allowing for fast start-up and ensuring stable ink density and color consistency. Additionally, the press’ ability to run up to 40-inch board has been a huge benefit when it comes to the versatility required to print applications such as packaging, pocket folders, media kits and small booklets. "When our customers are able to expand and grow their businesses because of our presses we are pleased," said Ken Sabol, vice president of sales for Komori’s Eastern Region. "Knowing the Komori Lithrone S40 is helping On Demand Printing meet the needs of its customers fills our vision for the press. It is designed to enhance market capabilities and provide flexibility for specialty printing needs." About Komori America Corporation Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, provides world class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering the highest level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and JDF connectivity through open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve higher productivity levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America Corporation is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.




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