Colad Expands Offerings With New Xeikon Digital Press
Friday, October 16, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Buffalo, NY and Itasca, IL -- The Colad Group, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of presentation and promotional packaging located in Buffalo, NY, purchased a Xeikon 6000 digital color press. The Xeikon 6000 is capable of running 20 inch wide substrate rolls with virtually no limitations in length with substrate weights as light as 27 lb. text and as heavy as 16 pt. paperboard. The press also features full-color One-Pass DuplexTM (simultaneous double-sided) printing capabilities and print speeds of up to 10,200 letter-size pages per hour for text-weight stocks and 4,440 letter-size pages per hour for the heaviest paperboard stocks. The press comes standard with the powerful Xeikon X-800 digital front-end that will enable Colad to offer complete customization and variable-data capabilities.
"With Xeikon, Colad will be able to offer dynamic presentation and promotional packaging solutions at quantities of 1 through 10,000 with responsive schedules and economical prices, while maintaining the high levels of print and product quality for which Colad is well-known," said Todd Anson, President of Colad. "Additionally, Xeikon's powerful X-800 digital front end will allow us to provide dynamic variable data packaging, contents, and personalized collateral to help our customers penetrate their markets and fuel their brands through increased read & response rates."
"It's all about being responsive - if the customer wants 20 decorated prototypes for a sales presentation, 300 personalized FSC-certified binders with contents and custom shippers, or 4000 dimensional packages printed with variable data and personalized for each recipient, Colad can provide a solution with the addition of this Xeikon digital press," concluded Anson.
Colad specializes in the design and manufacture of custom presentation and promotional packaging solutions including ring binders, presentation folders, slipcases, totes and dimensional boxes, direct mail promotionals, and other custom and alternative packaging. The company's capabilities include design and prototyping, packaging prepress services, offset and digital printing, film laminating and UV coating, die cutting, case making, gluing, mounting, fulfillment and mailing / distribution. Colad is FSC and SFI certified and is an EPA Green Power Partner for the use of wind energy.
"Colad truly understands the value-proposition of digital color technology. They have carefully developed their business model and the associated applications. With the Xeikon 6000, the company has found the right technological fit to further grow its business. We are happy to be a part of their continued success," said Robert Bradfield, Xeikon's Regional Sales Manager for Northeastern USA.
To learn more about how Colad's new digital capabilities can help you market your brand, visit www.colad.com.