Flash Reproductions Acquires MGI Meteor DP60 PRO Press from KBRJune 27, 2011
“It’s exciting to be the first in our area to have a new digital press that offers so much,” says Flash Reproductions President Rich Pauptit. “The Meteor DP60 PRO has a much better image quality than its competitors, is much more versatile with a larger sheet size, is much more favorable in its pricing than its competitors, and has no on-going click charges. It’s pretty rare when you can offer your customers a ‘cheaper, faster, better’ alternative but the Meteor DP60 PRO allows us to do just that.”
The Meteor DP60 PRO, the most versatile digital press in the global graphics market, allows users to produce CMYK jobs at 2,400 dpi on the widest range of substrates from paper to plastics to envelopes from 20# to 16-pt. on the largest sheet size from 4x6˝ up to 13x40˝. It produces offset-comparable output quality laser-safe prints with no click charges and an economical total cost of operation.
Pauptit recalls the “long, painstaking process” of evaluating a range of digital presses traveling to Rochester, Atlanta, and Toronto to view demos using Flash’s different substrates including synthetic plastic. “The Meteor’s sheet size is a huge plus for us,” he says. “All of the other digital presses were 13x19˝ but the Meteor is 13x40˝. We found that customers had to design around that smaller size. We’re giving them a much larger range to work with us and our clients are excited about it. In the end, the other three competitors couldn’t hold a candle to the Meteor.”
Quality was another important feature that Flash Reproductions sought. Over its four decades in the printing industry, Flash has garnered some of the highest print awards possible and gained a reputation for its superior output.
“Quality is key for us,” says Pauptit. “We were seeking a digital press that brought something unbeatable to the table. The Meteor provides image quality that is second to none. It suits us quite well. We’ve been able to integrate it into our workflow and we’ve promoted one of our skilled offset press operators to the Meteor.”