Standard Press in Atlanta Installs New Six-Color Lithrone Press
Press release from the issuing company
Rolling Meadows, IL, December 12, 2007 - Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, today announced that Standard Press of Atlanta, GA, has installed a new six-color, 40" Lithrone S40 (LS640) sheetfed offset press with aqueous coater, the company's second Komori press. Founded in 1932 and third-generation family-owned, Standard Press is one of Atlanta's oldest and most highly respected printers, offering prepress, printing, and bindery services to clients that include ad agencies, graphic designers, and Fortune 500 corporations. With such discerning customers, high quality image reproduction and precise color matching are prerequisites. Standard Press found these capabilities in its first Komori press, a five-color, 40" Lithrone installed in 2002. When Standard decided to expand its capacity last year, the company again turned to Komori. The new LS640 offers next-generation automation, including CIP4 compatibility and a fully automated makeready system for fast job changeovers. The company notes that the LS640's technological enhancements, like automatic ink key setting, bring the press "up to color" in fewer than 100 sheets, reducing waste and increasing operating efficiencies.
"The new press gives us the best of both worlds. Our makereadies are extremely fast for short-run work, yet the press runs at 16,000 sheets per hour, which gives us an advantage on longer run jobs as well. It allows us to be competitive on both long and short-run work, and to be much more productive with the same number of people," said Andy Shulman, owner and president of Standard Press. "We've also seen a major increase in customer satisfaction. Whatever a customer designs or requests, we can hit it on-press no matter how complex the graphics."
"Standard Press is an award-winning company and well-known in Atlanta. We're proud to list them among our customers," said Mark Hopkins, regional sales manager for Komori's Central East Region. "While many print applications have moved to shorter runs, much of it is still volume work. We're pleased to be able to offer technology that provides the automation and reliable consistency needed to handle both types of jobs efficiently and with high quality."
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