Suttle-Straus Completes Six-Color Komori Press Install

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—April 19, 2011—Komori America, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, announced that Suttle-Straus (Waunakee, WI) has recently installed a six-color Komori Lithrone S40 (LS640) with UV coater as part of its $2.6 million capital improvement plan. Suttle-Straus is recognized as one of the Midwest’s premier providers of communications solutions, specializing in producing high-end corporate communications, direct mail and advertising materials.

The impetus for the investment is to provide customers with cutting-edge, end-to-end technologies and enhancements designed to increase efficiencies and deliver a new level of productivity. The advanced capabilities of the Komori press will offer Suttle-Straus’ customers expanded print applications including paper, board and plastic substrates as well as conventional UV and hybrid processes.

“We are delighted with the speed and flexibility of our new press. We did a lot of research and evaluated all the major equipment vendors, but found Komori to be the best fit for us,” said John Berthelsen, president of Suttle-Straus. “Prior to installing the LS640, all of our equipment was from another manufacturer so it took a lot to put another company’s press on our floor. However, in our search for the right solution, Komori delivered all of the advanced features, speed, and capabilities we were looking for to offer our customers an expansive range of quality products and services, with a quick turnaround, and at a competitive price.”

Approximately 70 percent of the company’s production is focused on direct mail. UV makes it possible to produce durable, high-gloss direct mail marketing pieces for Suttle-Straus’ discerning clientele. Additionally, important to the decision in selecting the Komori press was its intuitive technology that makes it possible to deliver shorter make ready times, higher productivity, and less waste.

“Suttle-Straus has a well-deserved reputation for providing its customers the highest caliber of innovative products and services. We are proud to be a central part of Suttle-Straus press room and look forward to a long and successful relationship with them,” said Jacki Hudmon, Komori’s senior vice-president of sales and marketing.

About Suttle-Straus
Suttle-Straus is a communications solutions provider serving the south central Wisconsin and Chicago markets. Services provided by the company include web enabled solutions, one through six color sheetfed and web printing, variable data imaging, distribution services and grand imaging. The company specializes in corporate communications, direct mail, and advertising materials.

About Komori America

Toyko-based Komori Corporation, 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 is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL, and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.

Source: company release.

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