Professional Printing Center Installs Fourth Komori Sheetfed Press
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—Feb. 27, 2012—Komori America announced that Professional Printing Center, a full-service commercial printer located in Chesapeake, VA, has installed its fourth Komori press, a five-color Lithrone S40 (LS540) with advanced interface (AI) software, to answer customers’ increased demand for high-quality, more sophisticated applications. The company reports that the advanced technology of the LS540 coupled with AI software has significantly enhanced its productivity and improved profitability with its ability to cut makeready time by 50 percent and reduce sheet count by up to 70 percent.
“We expanded our services over the last two years, so a higher level of productivity was important to us for a number of reasons,” said Brian Ward, president of Professional Printing Center. “We had a huge comfort level with Komori because we know we can count on them. Other manufacturers may make great presses, but they just can’t compete with the support you get from Komori.”
In selecting the press, Professional Printing Center was particularly impressed that AI technology allows all press functions to be preset from the console, saving time and money. In addition, the AI software also has self-learning technology that progressively updates press settings over time to reduce waste. Professional Printing Center’s long history and high satisfaction with the advanced technology and the ease-of-use of Komori’s presses which made it possible to eliminate two older presses were additional factors in the decision to add a more advanced press.
“We are FSC certified and serious about establishing sustainable efforts at every level of production, so having the ability to further reduce waste was a very important consideration and the LS540 delivers on that feature,” said Pat Wilcox, vice president and plant manager for Professional Printing Center. “Additionally, we are excited that the new technology makes it possible to offer a high level of repeatability with every job and the ability to turn jobs around very quickly.”
“We are pleased that the LS540 is offering Professional Printing Center the technology needed to meet its demand for maximum productivity and commitment to the environment,” said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Komori America. “We value our long-term relationship with them and look forward their continued success.”
About Komori America
Tokyo-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.