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Angstrom Graphics Southeast Commissions Its Second New Komori Printing Press

June 2009
HOLLYWOOD, FL—June, 1, 2009—Angstrom Graphics (F/K/A St Ives US Division), one of America’s leading web-offset printing companies, has successfully commissioned a second new Komori System 38 Web-Offset Printing Press in their Hollywood, FL, facility.

“The installation and start-up process of our second new Komori 38S, has exceeded our expectations by hitting all performance metrics within a 4-week start-up window,” said Wayne Angstrom, Chairman/CEO. Two additional web presses are planned within the next year to complete the web platform modernizing effort in both Florida and at Angstrom Graphics Midwest (Cleveland, Ohio).

“Despite a difficult economy, we continue to invest in and deploy new technologies that span the full breadth of our expanded value chain,” Angstrom continued. Earlier this year, the company enhanced its AG LiveLink suite of application software “to make it easier for our clients to connect with us and to provide enhanced utility and value,” including creative and virtual products, multi-channel project execution and real time measurement.

Angstrom Graphics Creative Division continues to attract new clients through a
comprehensive service offering that is unrivaled within the industry. By providing a diverse service platform including Premedia production, graphic design, digital photography, creative production and translation services, the creative team has fully integrated the service bundle to its clients. The division continues to work with major retailers, publishers, agencies, catalog and photography clients to provide total turnkey projects as well as a la carte services as required.

“The flexibility of the Creative Division along with the experience and talent of our teams has proven to be a powerful asset in today’s changing marketplace,” notes Angstrom.

At its facilities in Cleveland, OH, a $3 million makeover of AG Midwest’s in-house fulfillment operations has been completed. The new RFID (radio frequency identification) driven product dispensing system along with an integrated PTL (pick-to-light) module and master control system has increased fulfillment capacity by a factor of three.

“In our fulfillment business, the application of state-of-the-art systems has allowed our clients more time to close marginal ads while maintaining critical in-store dates,” Angstrom states. “It’s all about cycle time, cost and order filling accuracy.” AG Midwest fulfills 2 million lines each month, shipping to over 20,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada from its base operation in Cleveland, Ohio, and partner facility in Toronto, Ontario.
 

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