Rolling Meadows, IL – Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, has installed an eight-color, 40-inch Komori Lithrone perfecting press with UV at Premier Press of Portland, Ore. The new press features Komori's advanced KHS-AI self-learning technology designed to trim makeready time to a minimum, optimize productivity and reduce waste, while at the same time ensuring the high level image quality that Premier's clients have come to expect. The press replaces a 10-year-old 40-inch Komori six-color.
Founded in 1974, family-owned Premier Press is a long-time Komori customer and prides itself on taking advantage of the latest in print technology to serve its broad and diverse regional customer base. The new LS840P offers Premier single-pass perfecting which makes it possible to cut on-press production time in half for two-sided work. Its KHS-AI management system reduces makeready times by enabling automatic presetting of register and color matching that permits the press to reliably attain target densities within 20 sheets at start-up. The press is also equipped with UV that helps reduce marking and adds the ability for special effects coatings.
"We produce a large amount of four-color work that's printed on two sides, and the turnaround times that our customers require continue to shrink. We decided one way to satisfy these fast turnaround times is to go with a perfector," said Chris Feryn, President. "Some printers focus on the speed of the press. However, we think that the focus should be on how to ensure the makeready is quick. The LS840P press not only reduces our makeready times, it shortens the printing process from start to finish. This capability was definitely a determining factor in our selection of this press."
The company also operates a 28-inch Komori offset press and offers a variety of finishing and bindery options as well as digital variable printing and ancillary services like web-to-print, warehousing and fulfillment, URL/PURL development and support, marketing campaign management, and wide-format printing.
"We are very pleased that the LS840P is helping Premier Press achieve its goals and successfully meet the demand for faster turnaround of jobs," said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice-president of sales and marketing. The LS840P's advanced technology makes it possible to fully support innovative companies like Premier in their efforts to deliver top-of-the-line service while optimizing efficiencies."