SpringDot Installs Six-color Komori Lithrone S40 Press
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—March 3, 2009—Komori America Corp., a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, today announced that SpringDot has recently installed a six-color, Lithrone S40 (LS640) with coating capabilities at its facility in Cincinnati, OH. SpringDot, a fourth generation family owned business established in 1904, specializes in high quality general commercial printing.
A loyal Komori user for the past 15 years, SpringDot chose the LS640 to replace an older model manroland press. Key drivers in selecting the LS640 were its advanced automation, which allows for a 50 percent reduction in the company’s makeready time and increased print quality for all applications.
“After reviewing what was on the market, we knew the Komori LS640 fit our needs perfectly,” said Joshua Deutsch, president and CEO of SpringDot. “We have a consistent demand for high quality, short run work, so the fast makereadies offered by the Komori press are ideal.”
Because speed has always been so vital to the SpringDot philosophy, Deutsch notes that the most significant benefits of the LS640 are the dependability and decreased turnaround time. “In the printing industry, dependability is huge,” said Deutsch. “We installed the Komori press, and we found a typical job that took about sixteen hours on our old press now takes only eight hours on the LS640. With this 50 percent increase in production, we can do so many more jobs per shift.” This productivity enhancement is partially due to the LS640’s automatic ink film adjustment system and console-driven makeready designed for operational ease-of-use.
“Speed, energy, and print quality are the foundation of SpringDot’s reputation,” said Mark Hopkins, regional manager for Komori’s Eastern Region. “It’s gratifying to provide the company with a press that supports these impressive objectives.”
About Komori America Corp.
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 Corporation is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.