Print Farm Installs a Second Komori Lithrone Press to Speed Up Production
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL, July 23, 2012—Komori America recently installed a five-color Lithrone SX29 (LSX529) with coater at Print Farm in Miami. The LSX529 is the company’s second Komori press.
Established in 2000, Print Farm offers complete printing services, comprehensive digital prepress services and full bindery capabilities to clients in a variety of industries, with a specific focus on higher education. Challenged to speed turnaround times and reduce costs to meet market demands, the printer chose the LSX529 with coater to gain a competitive edge in both pricing and efficiency.
“We are true believers that we can be more efficient and subsequently more competitive with a press that has the advanced automation to make that happen,” said Albert Alvarez, president, Print Farm. “The LSX529 offers increased page run capabilities on a 24×29.5˝ press sheet and superior inking and distribution enhancements. With the addition of the inline coater, we don’t have to apply varnish or coating in a separate pass. This presents a huge time saver.
“All of these features make it possible for us to do in seven hours what used to take 16 hours to accomplish. We have literally cut our time to market in half,”Alvarez added.
Additionally, the LSX529 boasts a top rated speed of 16,000 impressions per hour, making it the perfect choice for the longer run work many of Print Farm’s academic applications require.
“To stay competitive, every printer today needs to find ways to slice away at production costs,” said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Komori America. “We are pleased that Print Farm is taking advantage of the streamlined automation capabilities of the LSX529 press to meet its goals for increased time to market and a higher level of productivity.”
Tokyo-based Komori Corp., a premier manufacturer of 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 open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve the higher productivity and efficiency 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.