Rolling Meadows, Ill., October 10, 2006 - Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, has recently installed a six-color Komori Lithrone 28 (NL628) and a Spica 29 perfector press at Paulsen Printing in Memphis, Tenn. Paulsen Printing is replacing two Heidelberg presses with the new installations to meet the demands of its growing business. A favorable experience with the Komori sales process, competitive pricing and the advanced technology and productivity of both presses were cited as driving factors in the decision. The twenty-eight year old company has grown significantly over the years evolving from a quick printer to a full-service general commercial printer serving a variety of industries in the Memphis area. Paulsen purchased the two highly automated presses to support its impressive growth.
"As we've grown, we have taken on new business that requires the quality and productivity these presses deliver," said Jim Paulsen, president and founder of Paulsen Printing. "We are getting so much more work done due to the automated features of the NL628 and the flexibility of the Spica. The NL628 has cut our makeready times dramatically-what used to take us 30 minutes in the process is now reduced to five or six minutes. And getting up to color is amazingly fast, too. It used to take us an hour to get the color accurate-with the NL628 and Spica the color is consistent 'right out of the box'."
The NL628 readily answers the company's need for low-cost, short turnaround and high quality printing. It offers an ease of use that makes it simple for operators of all skills to operate and the advanced automation of this press cuts makeready times by at least 50 percent. The NL628's ability to run at high speeds and still lay down a smooth, clean solid is also impressive to Paulsen Printing.
"The affordability of the Spica made it possible for us to install the two presses at the same time. The Spica's ability to handle two-sided perfecting, coupled with the fact it takes the same size plates as the six-color press, makes it a perfect back-up press for handling overflow. We print a lot of two-color work, so we use it for that as well," said Paulsen. "We've been very happy with the whole Komori experience. It's a company that delivers excellent service from the very beginning of the process all the way through. When you call the company, you get help right away."
Paulsen Printing likes the fact the affordable Spica 29P offers the advanced automation features found in more expensive presses. It's easy for operators to master with a single-touch panel that makes it efficient as well as productive. The fully automatic mode changeover of the Spica 29P allows the operator to move quickly from four-color work to two-sided perfecting and its extensive automation has contributed to reduced set-up times.
"Working with Paulsen Printing has been a true pleasure," said Mike VanCalbergh, vice president of sales for Komori's Midwest Region. "Paulsen is a company that understands what it takes to properly meet the evolving needs of customers and to invest in the best to make sure they deliver. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with them."
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