HOT Graphics Rings in 2012 with Two New Presses

MEMPHIS, TN—HOT Graphics & Printing is getting off to a good start in the new year with the installation of two Mitsubishi 40˝ sheeted presses to replace its existing machines. The $5 million-plus commercial printer has installed a 10-color Diamond 3000R convertible perfector and a six-color Diamond 3000S straight press at its recently expanded, 37,000-square-foot printing plant.

The 10-color perfecting press features individual coating towers located after the fifth and 10th printing units. The drying package combines interstation infrared/cold-air and ultraviolet (UV) curing units. The six-color straight press is equipped with an aqueous coater.

HOT Graphics & Printing produces commercial printing, labels, manuals, DVD sleeves and inserts. The full-service print shop has a workforce of more than 40 employees and a service portfolio that emphasizes printing, binding, mailing and fulfillment. Its customer base ranges from manufacturers to gaming establishments to agencies.

The company made major facility improvements in advance of the Mitsubishi presses’ delivery. An addition constructed in 2011 and originally intended to warehouse incoming and outgoing supplies became the new pressroom.