FCL Graphics Makes Major Digital Press, Finishing and Mailing Investments

HARWOOD HEIGHTS, IL—Sept. 6, 2011—FCL Graphics, a leading North American printer of marketing and direct mail materials, announced major investments to enhance and expand services to marketers and producers of communication materials.

The investments include a Xerox Color 1000 digital color press for high-speed production of personalized and digitally printed marketing pieces. This new generation Xerox product was first offered for sale in 2010. It is a 100 ppm, 2,400-dpi four color device, and the first production digital printer to use Xerox’ low-melt EA Dry Ink and no fuser oil, providing improved image quality and a smooth, offset-like finish.

In the bindery, two high-speed automatic Muller Martini saddlestitchers have been added to increase capacity and speed in delivering one or two-up saddle stitched products.

For mailing, FCL Graphics has added a MCS 600 Array inkjet unit providing up to 6˝ of inkjet printing at speeds to 36,000 pages/hour. The MCS Array imager provides the highest quality inkjet imaging on the market. It utilizes HP’s signature high-resolution imager and can handle a wide variety of stocks and ink sets.

“The addition of this equipment is strategically important because it shows our targeted investment in solutions to meet the needs of our customers,” said Michael Ford, president and CEO of FCL Graphics. “Our customers look to us to make the investments required to provide the latest innovations to help them create effective communication pieces and to generate greater return on investment from their marketing and communication materials.”

About FCL Graphics
FCL Graphics Inc. is a leading North American printer of marketing and direct mail materials. The company provides printing, finishing, mailing and related services to clients nationwide in a wide variety of markets including financial, manufacturing, insurance, retail, and publishing. Founded in 1973, and located just 5 minutes from O’Hare Airport in Chicago, FCL Graphics maintains one of the widest ranges and most powerful lineups of state-of-the-art digital, sheet-fed, half- and full-web equipment under one roof. FCL Graphics ranks as one of the nation’s top direct mail providers.

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