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Burns Printing Implements Fast, Reliable Thermal CTP With Screen Platerite 8000

Press release from the issuing company

February 16, 2004 -- ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — After having enjoyed the benefits of an electronic prepress department for several years, Burns Printing Co., Inc. invested in a Screen USA PlateRite 8000 thermal platesetter. The Olathe, Kansas-based commercial printer now has all the quality and productivity advantages of computer-to-plate (CTP) capability, while maintaining the option of digital film output. "The commitment in our electronic prepress department is to offer fast and accurate turnaround time," said John Burnell, vice president and chief operating officer. "We compared several different CTP devices before choosing the Screen system. We listened to testimonials from Screen customers and visited graphic arts companies in the area that have been successfully running PlateRite platesetters for more than a year. They understood the technology very well and were experiencing excellent results." Established in 1924, Burns Printing produces high-caliber four-, five- and six-color work. The firm prints brochures, booklets and direct mail pieces for a wide variety of end users that include travel bureaus, the food industry and telecommunications companies. Its annual sales in 2003 exceeded $7 million, compared with $5.7 million in 2002. With a total staff of 42 employees, Burns Printing operates from a single 16,500-square-foot facility. On its pressroom floor can be found two five-color Komori presses (a 26-inch and a 40-inch) and a six-color, 40-inch Mitsubishi press. Burns Printing also runs two smaller-format presses for shorter runs, envelopes and specialty products. The well-equipped finishing department houses two folders, three cutters and a stitcher-trimmer, as well as die cutting and gluing equipment. Burns Printing uses Kodak SWORD no-bake plates and outputs 2,000 to 3,000 plates each month. Burnell said the two technologies provide an unbeatable combination. "The PlateRite 8000 working with the Kodak plates has been very good to us," Burnell stated. "It enhances our workflow and helps with our goal to provide consistent and accurate turnaround on every project."