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Printer Reaps Production Savings With Gerber Coating Blanket Cutter

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- Innovative Product Integrates Coating Blanket Cutting Into Prepress Workflow - Manchester, CT, September 9, 2002 -- Gamse Lithographing Company a label printer located in Baltimore, Maryland has significantly lowered production costs by installing the Gerber Sector coating blanket cutter into their workflow. According to Gamse Lithographing Prepress Supervisor Bill Forness, “Gamse Lithographing saves an average of $200 per coating blanket by using the Gerber Sector. Before we purchased the machine, it was necessary to create a film and send out for a photopolymer plate˜a process that took three days. Now a typical coating blanket can be produced in 45 minutes. We use the Gerber Sector for both aqueous and ultraviolet coatings, and regard it as a very affordable way for printers to bring coating blanket production in-house.” The Gerber Sector coating blanket cutter recently received the prestigious 2002 GATF InterTech Technology Award˜the fourth time Gerber has been so honored by GATF for product innovation in the graphic arts. The Gerber Sector was introduced at PRINT 01, where it was designated a MustSee’Em product before the exhibition, one of only five individual products so honored. Gerber Innovations is a division of Gerber Scientific, Inc. For more than 50 years, Gerber Scientific has demonstrated continuing technical leadership in the invention, development and commercialization of manufacturing automation systems for a wide variety of industries. Manufacturers are more efficient and their products more cost effective through the use of Gerber Scientific products. Gerber Innovations offers those efficiencies to the worldwide printing, converting and finishing industries. For further information about Gerber Innovations products, call 860-643-1515 or log on to www.gerberinnovations.com.