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Whitman Communications Installs Four-color Komori Spica 29 Perfector

Press release from the issuing company

Rolling Meadows, IL, November 5, 2008 – Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, recently announced Whitman Communications has installed a fully automated four-color, Komori Spica 29 press with perfecting capabilities (429P) at its 12,000 square-foot facility in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Whitman Communications primarily serves the education and manufacturing industries with a focus on short run and web-to-print options. The advanced automation of the Spica 429P makes it possible for Whitman to expand its business offerings and speed time to market with the Spica's full CIP4 data compatibility that allows implementation of advanced digital workflow-a key factor in Whitman's investment decision.  

Aside from offering Whitman Communications versatility and broader print capabilities, the Spica 429P also delivers efficient short color runs. The press is equipped with fully automatic mode changeover for four-color single side printing or two-color, double sided printing and extensive automation for reduced set-up times.

"Compared to the competition, Komori's Spica 429P is a quicker press, and it's more economic with short run color jobs due to the high level of automation," said Steve Whitman, president and CEO of Whitman Communications. "Additionally, our previous press supplier wasn't allowing us to work with third party vendors, and we didn't want to limit ourselves or our customers. We wanted to stay highly competitive."

As an FSC certified print supplier, Whitman Communications is serious about its corporate responsibility and practices sustainable efforts at every level of production. The Spica 29 Perfector contributes to the company's green initiatives by providing dampening water directly to the plates, using a minimal amount of water. The Komori pre-inking and removing system is also highly automated to minimize paper waste and the use of volatile organics.

"We're pleased to welcome Whitman Communications into the Komori family," said Ken Sabol, vice president of sales for Komori's Eastern Region. "This is a company that values what it takes to ensure complete preparation for any customer job. We're happy the Spica 429P can expand its color capabilities and turnaround times."