Premier Press Obtains Eight-Color Perfector

PORTLAND, OR—Premier Press recently capped its installation of an eight-color, 40″ Komori Lithrone sheetfed perfecting press with UV capabilities. The new press features Komori’s KHS-AI self-learning technology designed to trim makeready time to a minimum, optimize productivity and reduce waste. The press replaces a 10-year-old, 40″, Komori six-color.

The new LS840P offers the printer single-pass perfecting, which enables it to cut on-press production time in half for two-sided work. The press’ KHS-AI management system enables the automatic presetting of register and color matching that permits the press to reliably attain target densities within 20 sheets at start-up. It is also equipped with UV that helps reduce marking and adds the ability for special effects coatings.

“We produce a large amount of four-color work that’s printed on two sides, and the turnaround times that our customers require continue to shrink. We decided one way to satisfy these fast turnaround times is to go with a perfector,” said Chris Feryn, president of Premier Press. “Some printers focus on the speed of the press. However, we think that the focus should be on how to ensure the makeready is quick. The LS840P press not only reduces our makeready times, it shortens the printing process from start to finish. This capability was definitely a determining factor in our selection of this press.”

The company also operates a 28″ Komori offset press and offers a variety of finishing and bindery options, as well as digital variable printing and ancillary services like Web-to-print, warehousing and fulfillment, URL/PURL development and support, marketing campaign management and wide-format printing.

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