A.C. Printing Expanding Its Business Opportunities with MGI Meteor DP8700 XL Press
MELBOURNE, FL—August 15, 2012—A.C. Printing Co., located in Olathe, KS, has installed a MGI Meteor DP8700 XL multi-substrate digital press. Founded in 1973, this family-owned commercial print shop serves the greater Kansas City area. With an array of offset and digital equipment, it has a diverse clientele including large and small businesses, non-profit organizations and the design community.
A.C. Printing had offered some digital services previously, but demand for more short-run color projects with higher quality standards led it to search for a new production color digital press. After examining all the options available, management chose the MGI Meteor DP8700 XL, which it purchased from Styers Equipment Co., MGI’s distribution partner for Kansas/Missouri.
“The flexibility of the Meteor DP8700 XL really set it apart from the other digital presses,” said Greg Russell, owner of A.C. Printing. “We loved that it can print on sheets up to 13×40˝ long, and the huge range of substrates opens up a whole new range of applications for us. It’s also makes our shop more profitable and efficient on our short-run four-color jobs while maintaining the color matching and quality standards of our DI offset presses.”
Since installing the Meteor DP8700 XL in April, A.C. Printing has taken full advantage of its new capabilities, with projects including 40˝ fold out brochures, full-color variable data printing and an assortment of applications printed on plastics. The company is also moving into new markets, such as retail signage and niche opportunities like static clings, loyalty cards, vinyl labels and envelopes.
“We’ve been very pleased with the impact the Meteor DP8700 XL has had on our business,” added Russell. “Being able to expand our product line significantly has opened the door to new clients, plus we’ve strengthened existing client relationships with the new services we can provide.”
The Meteor DP8700 XL offers users the widest range of substrates available (paper, plastics & envelopes), the largest sheet size among production sheetfed digital presses (up to 40″ in production), laser-safe prints via oil-free, dry toner, no click charge and an economical total cost of operation, and a print resolution of 3,600 dpi/270 lpi with 25 different line screens (including stochastic), including the ability to select 2 different line screens within the same job.
The MGI Group is composed of MGI Digital Graphic Technology, headquartered in Paris (Ivry-sur-Seine), France, and KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany. Founded in 1982, MGI Digital Graphic Technology designs, manufactures and markets a full and innovative range of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions.
MGI USA, based in Melbourne, FL, is MGI’s fully owned subsidiary that services the North and South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets.