Rolling Meadows, IL, - Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, today announced the New York Bar Association has recently installed a four-color Komori Lithrone S29 with coater (LS429C), replacing two older presses. With a membership of more than 77,000 lawyers, representing every county in the state including international members, the New York State Bar Association is the oldest and largest voluntary state bar organization in the nation. The installation of the new Komori press is making it possible for the association to keep more work in house and experience a faster time to market due to the intuitive technology and speed of the LS429C.
"We are very pleased with our new press. We consider Komori a leader in the industry when it comes to offset printing presses. We wanted to work with an organization that is stable and had a strong presence," said Gordon Ryan, print production manager. "We have many new capabilities since the Komori press has come on-board. It has significantly increased our productivity and accelerated turnaround time for our customers. In light of that, we are evaluating the type of work we can now keep in house."
The New York State Bar Association print facility supports the organization printing everything from brochures and direct mail pieces to book covers. A key driver in the decision to select the LS429C included the high level of automation the press offered. With production hours limited to a single shift operation, the ability to start-up and clean up quickly was important. Komori's fully automatic plate changing system (Full-APC) that changes all four plates in just minutes at the touch of a button is a plus. Ink rollers and blanket cylinder cleaning are also fully automated. The aqueous coating capabilities are also a plus, allowing the New York Bar Association print facility to decrease its post-processing time and produce a higher quality product.
"The ability to create new opportunities and make the print process easier for customers and is at the heart of what Komori presses are designed to deliver. We are proud to be working with the New York Bar Association and look forward to supporting them as they achieve their goals," said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice-president of sales and marketing.