VideoPlus Now Prints In-House with Komori NL528C Offset Press
Press release from the issuing company
Rolling Meadows, IL, April 17, 2007 -- Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, today announced the installation of a five-color 28” Lithrone offset press with a tower coater (NL528C) at VideoPlus, a diversified communications company located just outside of Dallas, Texas. VideoPlus specializes in developing customized direct selling, recruitment, and training programs on CD and DVD for a corporate clientele that includes household-name brand manufacturers. The firm’s capabilities now provide complete in-house CD and DVD production, from creative work to disk replication, printing, packaging and distribution.
The Komori NL528C was the first press installation at VideoPlus’s CD/DVD Replication Center—one of several of the company’s operating divisions—soon after the plant was opened. Prior to installing the NL528C, offset printing work was done by outside providers, although VideoPlus did have prepress and computer-to-plate capabilities for CD/DVD replication at another operating division. Mark DeLoach, CFO at VideoPlus, notes that the NL528C is making it possible for all printed materials for the CD/DVD Replication Center to be produced in-house, including CD wallets and other types of packaging, as well as single- and multi-page inserts, marketing brochures and collateral materials. He reports the NL528C produces about 1.6 million impressions per month.
After making the decision to develop an in-house print center, DeLoach researched the market and attended trade shows for side-by-side press comparisons. “We looked at several different presses,” he said. “We found Komori to be a significant player in the marketplace with a quality product and a good network of engineers as well as technicians in our local area. That’s what led me toward the press initially. Then after doing some product evaluations, we concluded the Lithrone 28 was the best choice for our needs due to its high production efficiency and multicolor configurations.”
Within two months of installing the NL528C, the in-house printing plant was running two 12-hour shifts, six days per week, keeping pace with VideoPlus’s disk production. DeLoach says this remarkably quick ramp-up from outsourcing to round-the-clock in-house print production was supported by Komori’s trainers and technicians every step of the way. With the NL528C running at near-capacity, VideoPlus is considering expanding its press room, possibly adding another press in the near future.
“It is always exciting to work with a new business idea and see it come to life in such a successful way as it has at VideoPlus,” said Mike VancCalbergh, Vice-President of Sales for Komori’s Central West region. “We are very proud that the Lithrone 28 has added such value to the in-house operation at VideoPlus and look forward to sharing in its future growth.”
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