For those printers that ply their craft in the book manufacturing industry, change has become a fact of life. "Our company is 120 years old, but we've probably seen more changes in the last five years than we had in the previous 115," observes John Edwards, president and CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy, a book and journal printing specialist based in Ann Arbor, MI.
ANN ARBOR, MI—Edwards Brothers Malloy announced that it has acquired a Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 continuous-feed inkjet press for its digital print center here. The press will be installed this month, with full production planned for November. Capable of running one- to four-color text, the press claims to provide significant speed and price advantages over traditional short-run offset and digital toner printing.
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ September 2013 edition, including RR Donnelley, Cheney Pulp and Paper, Bang Printing, Safeguard, Edwards Brothers Malloy, Asbury Park Press, Think Patented and Eastman Kodak.
ANN ARBOR, MI—In an effort to reduce excess offset manufacturing capacity and to free up resources to invest in digital manufacturing, Edwards Brothers Malloy announced that it is consolidating its two manufacturing plants here, located seven miles apart, into one facility. The State Street plant offset operation will be moved to the company’s other offset facility located on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, with some equipment also being moved to its facility in Lillington, NC. The State Street property will be put on the market.
Edwards Brothers Malloy is consolidating its two Ann Arbor, MI, manufacturing plants, located seven miles apart, into one facility, to reduce excess offset manufacturing capacity and to free up resources to invest in digital manufacturing. The move is expected to take six to 12 months, with some positions being closed now.
Edwards Brothers Malloy received a 2013 Business Leadership Award from the American Forest & Paper Association for its paper recycling efforts. The company's Jackson Road plant in Ann Arbor, MI, is a zero landfill facility and its other facilities use, reuse or recycle 97.5 percent of all incoming materials.
Edwards Brothers Malloy, which has provided one- and two-color book manufacturing for more than a century, is breaking new ground with its latest acquisition. With the purchase of a 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster sheetfed offset press dedicated to four-color text work, Edwards Brothers Malloy can now offer four-color book and journal printing in runs from one to 3,000 copies.
ANN ARBOR, MI—Edwards Brothers Malloy, which has provided one- and two-color book manufacturing for more than a century, is breaking new ground with its latest acquisition. With the purchase of a 40” Heidelberg Speedmaster sheetfed offset press dedicated to four-color text work, Edwards Brothers Malloy can now offer four-color book and journal printing in runs from one to 3,000 copies. The Heidelberg press will be fully operational in the company’s plant here by the middle of January 2013.
PITTSBURGH—Printing Industries of America (PIA) announced the recipients of the 2012 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 36 graphic arts companies, both PIA and non-PIA members, were selected by a committee of human resource experts from within the industry.
With the purchase of a 40" Heidelberg Speedmaster sheetfed press dedicated to four-color work and two new digital color presses (Kodak NexPress and Xerox iGen4), Edwards Brothers Malloy can now accommodate four-color runs from one copy up to 3,000 books.