Shelton, Conn. - Baldwin Technology Company, Inc., a leader in process automation technology for the global printing industry, announced today that its US graphics operations received orders in November of more than $4 million. The November orders bring the year-to-date orders for the Baldwin Americas operation to a 23% increase over orders recorded in the same period in 2009.
The November activity includes equipment orders of more than $1 million from Quad/Graphics, a major U.S. commercial printer. Baldwin’s new cloth and brush automatic blanket cleaners and new spray dampening technology, together with water systems from our alliance partner, AWS, will significantly enhance the productivity of several of Quad/Graphics new and existing presses while simultaneously improving the quality of the printed product.
Don Gustafson, President of Baldwin Americas, commented, “Quad chose Baldwin for this investment based on the capability of Baldwin equipment to significantly reduce the cost of operating and increase the print quality on several older presses. The new Baldwin cleaning and dampening systems will provide a very attractive return on investment – critical in any new equipment or upgrade purchase decision.
“In addition to increased proposal activity in the Americas for new equipment, we are seeing commercial printers focusing on extending life and improving efficiency and print quality of existing equipment. Baldwin is uniquely positioned with retrofit products across the entire printing press to get new equipment performance on a conservative capital expenditure budget. Added to the consistency of our recurring revenue lines – consumables, parts and service – we are proud of our year-to-date performance in the Americas,” concluded Gustafson.