Colonial Printing Purchases Six Color Lithrone 40 With Coater
Press release from the issuing company
(July 27,2004 Rolling Meadows, IL) Komori America Corporation announced today that Colonial Printing, Cranston, RI, has purchased a six color Lithrone 40 with inline coater. Colonial Printing has been providing high quality general commercial printing since 1975. This is the first 40-inch press for Colonial, who also run a six-color and a four-color Komori Lithrone 28.
According to Dana Peters, Sales Manager, the expansion into the 40” market was a natural evolution. “Our business has continued to grow, and to meet the increasing needs of our customers, it was the right time to add a 40” press to our shop.” To house the new press, Colonial plans to move to a 36,000 square foot facility in July 2004. The new facility is located in Warwick, RI, approximately four miles from their current location. “The new plant is state of the art, and will help us provide even greater levels of customer service,” says Peters. Colonial provides services from prepress through fulfillment for their diverse customer base that runs the gamut from advertising and design agencies to Fortune 500 companies.
The Lithrone 40, the workhorse of the Komori line, is designed to provide exceptional print quality. The feeder and delivery are designed to maintain consistent quality, even at maximum print speeds of 15,000 sph. The Lithrone 40 comes equipped with Komori’s standard double diameter impression cylinders to maximize print quality and provide superior registration accuracy with a minimum of gripper changes. This smooth paper flow also reduces sheet marking. The Komorimatic dampening system provides uniform flow of water to the plate, and eliminates hickeys from the press. The coating system on the Lithrone 40 is a chamber system that utilizes one anilox roller. This easy to use system provides even, consistent coating on a wide variety of substrates.
“We’re excited about the move into our new facility and into the 40” printing market. We’ve built our business around relationships and providing the highest quality printed product available. Our new state of the art facility and our new, expanded printing capabilities will further enhance these relationships,” says Peters. In addition to the new Komori press, Colonial has added a 45” paper cutter, a six pocket saddle stitcher and a CTP eight up thermal platesetter to their arsenal.
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