DS Graphics Bursts With Growth

LOWELL, MA—DS Graphics is putting the finishing touches on a growth initiative to renovate the company on the inside and outside, including a new 135,000-square-foot plant and new equipment.

The new facility features 50 offices; 24-foot-high ceilings in the warehouse for four-high skid storage and several thousand skid locations; Drexel forklifts, allowing narrow aisle maneuvering; six new loading docks; and the merging of all 130 existing employees back into one location.

Among the new equipment are two eight-color Mitsubishi presses, two Heidelberg Digimaster 9110s, as well as Fuji digital color proofing and Saber direct-to-plate devices.

New procedures and processes have produced record turnaround times and quality assurance percentages for the company. Automated press equipment has cut down on manpower in the pressroom and allowed for the repurposing of staff to other departments, allowing a redesign of the electronic prepress operation.

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