Rolling Meadows, IL, January 17, 2007 -- Komori America Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, today announced that Castlereagh Printing, a full-service commercial printer located in Freeport, Long Island, New York, has recently installed its second Komori press, a six-color Lithrone S40 (LS640) with coater. The new press replaces a Heidelberg and is fully automated to support Castlereagh in meeting the tight delivery schedules and quality expectations of today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. A well-established, 60-year-old firm, Castlereagh describes itself as a “true commercial printer,” producing everything from promotional materials—including die-cut point-of-purchase displays—to complex applications for clients that run the gamut from ad agencies and publishing houses to universities, hospitals and corporations. Castlereagh sees the new LS640 expanding its capacity by speeding production through faster press speeds, reduced makeready times and exceptional image quality.
The company was careful in selecting its new press. “We created complex print tests, supplying both Heidelberg and Komori with the same files that we prepared,” said John Sabatino, president of Castlereagh Printing. “The skilled performance of the LS640 was the deciding factor. We’re always fighting time, and we’re always looking for the ultimate in quality. The makereadies on the LS640 were faster and the overall feel of the press was just better. The features of this press combat what would normally be problematic, like ghosts and streaking. Most papers today aren’t like what they used to be, and there’s a feature on the press to remove any hickeys. Our pressroom foreman and plant superintendent were both very impressed.”
Castlereagh’s first Komori press was a 28” six-color Lithrone installed nine years ago. The new press is part of a broader upgrade at Castlereagh. The company is also adding next-generation computer-to-plate capabilities to take advantage of the latest technological innovations to further streamline the print production process and keep costs in line to better serve customers.
“Castlereagh Printing has a long history of dedication to its customers,” said Ken Sabol, vice president of sales for Komori’s Eastern Region. “In today’s highly competitive printing industry, Komori is proud and happy to be able to support Castlereagh with press technology that will help continue its tradition of meeting and surpassing customer expectations.”
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