CC1, Inc. Announces Increased Productivity and Reduced Makeready at Direct Mail Printer ReproGraphics
Press release from the issuing company
CC1, Inc., the premier provider of digital Automatic Register Control, Web Video, Register Motorization, and Pre-Registration solutions for the web offset market, is announcing that its CRC-610 Automatic Register Control system and its Visionary Web Inspection System installed on three Sanden Quantum 1250CM web presses at Repro Graphics, a large direct mail web offset printer in Elk Grove Village, Ill. is providing the printer with significant increases in productivity while reducing makeready.
“The trend in the direct mail business is for more colors, shorter run lengths, and tighter registration requirements,” says John Fak, Director of Operations at ReproGraphics. “As a manufacturer of a variety of printed items, including direct mail pieces, brochures, catalogs, and newspaper inserts, we're constantly changing plates on press for different jobs. This is unlike a newspaper that prints the same size work on the same substrate day in and day out. We needed these systems from CC1 to help us maintain our registration quality, reduce waste, and improve productivity.”
ReproGraphics installed three new Sanden Quantum 1250CM web presses over the course of four years in its facility in Elk Grove Village, Ill. The first press, an eight-color was installed in 2001; the second press, a six-color, was installed in December 2004; and the third press, a five-color, was installed in February 2005.
Quality and consistency maintained
“The CRC-610 Automatic Register Control and the Visionary Web Inspection system from CC1 have done exactly what we needed them to do,” says Fak. “When we're printing a roll of paper through the Sanden web presses, we can't see if the registration is correct. The CC1 CRC-610 register control helps us to maintain consistency and quality throughout the press run.”
In addition to increasing consistency and quality of its work, ReproGraphics has been saving time and money as well. “By installing the CC1 CRC-610, we've been able to reduce our makeready and spoilage by half,” says Fak. “That is a huge savings for us. Plus, the systems have allowed us to speed up our makeready and give us more time to increase our productivity.”
Flawless products, impeccable service
In addition to CC1's invaluable equipment, Fak is very impressed with CC1's knowledge and service. “For the past four years that we've been working with CC1, I've found that they have a very good understanding of what we do and what we need,” says Fak. “I've dealt with other manufacturers who don't have that knowledge. In addition, CC1's products are flawless and their service is impeccable. Their service reps are good at following up with us and they continue to stop by to check on us and keep us up-to-date on new products that will be introduced.”
Online modem diagnostic system
Fak has installed his three Sanden presses with CC1's online modem diagnostic system, which allows CC1 to troubleshoot the presses at ReproGraphics online, providing the printer with fast service. “There was one instance in which I was trying to install something on the Sanden press and by using the CC1 online modem diagnostic system, I was able to do the set-up 80% to 90% of the way.”
The CRC-610 Automatic Register Control system from CC1, Inc. offers precision register accuracy that can be supplied only through use of its digital (camera) register control technology. The CRC-610 controls running and side register, one or two sides of the web, for any number of colors. Automatic control of cut-off or other finishing processes is also available.
The Visionary Web Inspection system from CC1, Inc. is a breakthrough digital web video providing unequalled picture quality at affordable prices with a modem service/touch-screen interface.
“We look forward to our continued partnership with ReproGraphics, as with all our customers, to help reduce waste and maintain fast and consistent print register quality throughout their print runs,” says Richard Lewis, President of CC1, Inc.
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