KENNESAW, Ga. – August 16, 2007 – The city of Lowell, Mass., nicknamed “The Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution”, has a reputation for embracing innovative technology. In keeping with that tradition, Lowell-based King Printing strives to employ the latest technologies in their business.
That’s why the recent installation of Heidelberg’s 5-color Speedmaster CD 74 perfecting press with coater, extended delivery, and Dry Star has King Printing’s owner, Adi Chinai, and his employees very excited. “It’s a versatile press that offers a high level of automation, quality and reliability,” says Chinai, who upgraded to Heidelberg, replacing a competitive press.
Reliability is key, since King Printing keeps the new CD 74 busy producing 14,000-15,000 sheets per hour making component materials (hard covers, soft covers, book jackets, inserts, and end sheets) for textbooks. In addition to the advanced features and technological edge provided by the CD 74, King Printing’s new crown jewel press impresses with productivity gains of 20 to 30 percent.
King Printing, founded in 1978, adopted digital print technology in 1989 and direct-to-plate in 1995. They are a short to medium-run complete book manufacturer with 100 employees and binding capabilities to support the case bound, soft cover and sewn and mechanical binding needs of their global clientele.
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