Tidewater Direct Purchases Sunday Press

CENTREVILLE, MD—Tidewater Direct, a web offset printing company with three plants in the United States, has purchased an eight-unit Goss Sunday 2000 printing press to install at its 100,000-square-foot facility here. While its Baltimore and West Branch facilities have benefitted from significant investments to their pressrooms, this marks the first major investment in printing technology in the Centreville plant since Tidewater Direct began operations in 2006. The first installation of the press is projected to be operational in mid-September.

The 38˝-wide press is currently configured as one press capable of running two webs into a folder. Tidewater Direct will repurpose this equipment and intends to separate the press into two independent, four-color presses that deliver into sheeters. In this direction, it will be the ideal complement to Tidewater Direct’s business model of providing direct mail component parts to direct mail contractors across the country.

“We continue to reinvest in our company to provide our clients better quality printed products with faster turnaround times,” remarked Ken Boone, president of Tidewater Direct. He added, “Most importantly, we keep our costs low so that the high quality product and service we provide can be delivered at prices that can be resold to end users.”

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