Graph Expo to Set the Table for GFI Innovations
Monday, October 27, 2008
Press release from the issuing companyGurnee, IL – October 26, 2008 - With some customers having experienced two years of success with their unique Mx6 Series Ink Formulation Dispenser, there is no doubt some of them will want to see the latest new product offering GFI Innovations has to offer. The company, which is enjoying a terrific response with their current nationwide bus tour and taking equipment to printers' doorsteps, is making news again in Chicago this weekend. The new ProProof proofing system will make its debut before thousands of people at Graph Expo (booth #5232) when the annual print venue convenes October 26-29 at McCormick Place.
"I am very encouraged at the response the Mx6 series has received this year. If ProProof receives the kind of response I am expecting at Graph Expo, we might need a couple of larger buses for the 'Spot Color at Your Fingertips' bus tour," said John Borkovec, GFI director of sales and marketing.
"Printers who know they can save up to 40 percent in ink costs with the Mx6 Ink Formulation Dispenser will appreciate our new proofing system. It's an automated system that is fast, reliable and very easy to operate. It is also extremely cost-effective and will pay dividends in many ways."
ProProof proofing system delivers consistently
The ProProof will be demonstrated at Graph Expo and is certain to impress. An automated proofing system, it generates proofs through consistent pressure and speed and controls how much pressure the roller applies to the substrate and speed on the paper. It delivers high productivity and accurate proofs with a density consistent to the amount of ink placed on the roller. Simple to operate, ProProof offers a small footprint (20.6" x 17" x 17"), easy clean-up with only two rollers, and ensures the quality of the ink on the substrate that will be used on the press.
Mx6 continues to impress
GFI will also demonstrate the versatility of its star performer, the Mx6 Ink Formulation Dispenser.
With its patented dispensing process, ink control system, quick-change Accurex cylinders and innovative software, everything points to saving printers time and money. According to customers from coast-to-coast, the Mx6 is living up to its promise.
"We've had the Mx6 for two years and it's been excellent, even though we haven't utilized the machine to its full potential," said Randy Duncan, VP and general manager at Shipman Print Solutions in Niagara Falls, New York. The long-time commercial printer is a multifaceted supplier of 4-color process envelopes, in addition to web cutsheets and saddle stitched booklets. "We tracked this kind of product for years and it changed the way we do business. We have cut our ink costs, we don't run out of ink, and it is easy to use. Our ink cost used to be $45,000 a year and now it is about half that."
"Time is money and the Mx6 has saved us both," said Howie Schwartz, production manager for Aus Tex Printing, an Austin, Texas print institution since 1946. "It is unique and saves us lots of time from job to job. The Mx6 is very steady and extremely accurate. We weighed the cost of buying ink versus mixing it and it has proven to be a very good deal for us."
Darrin Jones had a similar scenario at Pacific Southwest Container Corp. The executive VP of operations at the Modesto, California package printing company purchased the Mx6 and worked off an astounding $150,000 worth of inventory in the first 12 months.
"We had difficulty managing our ink inventory before we bought the Mx6. Our batch sizes were usually too large," recalls Jones. "Being able to make precise and smaller batch sizes has made a huge difference for us. There is no leftover ink to deal with and no waste or inventory to be concerned about. This way we get more fresh ink on the press, and we have increased our press efficiencies."
Bus Tour coming to a town near you
Printers who are checking out the "Spot Color at Your Fingertips" tour are experiencing firsthand how they can save up to 40 percent in ink costs. A joint venture between GFI, FUJIFILM Graphic Systems U.S.A and Van Son Holland Ink, the tour began visiting more than 70 cities in September with on-site demonstrations. The response so far has been fantastic, with two buses working east and west of the Mississippi. The week after Graph Expo, the east tour will be stopping at various locations throughout the metropolitan New York City area, and the western bus will swing through Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Omaha before making its way to Kansas City and St. Louis.
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