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Associated Printing Productions Pursues Growth With New Full-Size Mitsubishi Sheetfed Press

Press release from the issuing company

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. -- Associated Printing Productions Inc., a $6 million, family-owned commercial printer, has added a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S to its sheetfed lineup. The six-color press with aqueous tower coater is Associated Printing Productions' first 40-inch model, as well as its first Mitsubishi press. "Our longtime customers are prospering, and the size of their jobs has been growing accordingly," said Richard Beadel, president. "To meet the growing demands of our clients, as well as expand into the full-size sheetfed market, this was a logical step in the growth of our company." Established in 1991, Associated Printing Productions provides a broad menu of in-house services, including digital prepress production, color separations, proofing, binding and mailing. Thirty-eight employees staff the company's 21,000-square-foot plant. In addition to the new Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S, Associated Printing Productions operates a six-color, 28-inch press with coater and a two-color, 17-inch press. Flyers, rack cards, brochures and sales collateral are among the commercial projects in Associated Printing Productions' diverse portfolio. Since installing the 40-inch press, the company has found itself in a strong position to successfully bid on big-ticket jobs. "The Mitsubishi press has opened up numerous growth opportunities for us," Beadel stated. "We already have a great reputation for quality and service, but now we can compete on books, publications and higher-end brochures. The press is very fast. It is CIP3/4 compatible, so makereadies are accomplished with the push of a button. We can makeready the press within 20 minutes." One of the biggest advantages for Associated Printing Productions of choosing Mitsubishi is the large number of Mitsubishi presses in southern Florida, Beadel pointed out. "We have easy access to service technicians and to experienced operators," he said. Beadel added that he also was impressed by the Mitsubishi sales organization. "The buying experience was fabulous," he said. "Mitsubishi demonstrated a genuine willingness to work with us. They stepped up to the plate with an excellent package."