N.Y. State Bar Association Installs Komori Lithrone S29 Press

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—May 4, 2011—Komori America, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, announced the New York Bar Association has recently installed a four-color Komori Lithrone S29 with coater (LS429C), replacing two older presses. With a membership of more than 77,000 lawyers, the New York State Bar Association is the oldest and largest voluntary state bar organization in the nation.

The installation of the new Komori press is making it possible for the association to keep more work in house and experience a faster time to market due to the intuitive technology and speed of the LS429C.

“We are very pleased with our new press. We consider Komori a leader in the industry when it comes to offset printing presses. We wanted to work with an organization that is stable and had a strong presence,” said Gordon Ryan, print production manager. “We have many new capabilities since the Komori press has come on-board. It has significantly increased our productivity and accelerated turnaround time for our customers. In light of that, we are evaluating the type of work we can now keep in house.”

The New York State Bar Association print facility prints everything from brochures and direct mail pieces to book covers. A key driver in the decision to select the LS429C was the high level of automation the press offers. With production hours limited to a single shift operation, the ability to start-up and clean up quickly was important.

Komori’s fully automatic plate changing system (Full-APC), which changes all four plates in just minutes at the touch of a button, is a plus. Ink rollers and blanket cylinder cleaning are also fully automated.

The aqueous coating capabilities are also a plus, allowing the New York Bar Association print facility to decrease its post-processing time and produce a higher quality product.

“The ability to create new opportunities and make the print process easier for customers and is at the heart of what Komori presses are designed to deliver. We are proud to be working with the New York Bar Association and look forward to supporting them as they achieve their goals,” said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice-president of sales and marketing.

About Komori America
Toyko-based Komori Corp., a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, provides world class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering the highest level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and JDF connectivity through open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve higher productivity levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America Corp. is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.

Source: company release.

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