Allied Printing Services Adding Two Komori System 38S Web Presses for Greater Capacity, Automation
MANCHESTER, CT—January 5, 2015—Allied Printing Services, a third generation family-owned and operated commercial and financial printer, has announced its latest equipment purchase, adding two Komori System 38S web presses. The 65-year-old printing company has chosen Komori for their ability to deliver unmatched automation, versatility, quality and waste reduction.
"Komori was really the 'dark horse' at the outset of our broad search for new webs, because we did not have a pre-existing relationship with the press manufacturer," said John Sommers, president and CEO of Allied Printing Services. "As we took a deeper dive, Komori’s superior technology really impressed us. The System 38S offers automation and quality control that is unmatched in the web offset market. These two new presses will give us a significant boost in production in our web pressroom and complement our already extensive sheetfed press capacity."
Earlier in 2014 Allied added two new high-speed KBA sheetfed presses. The new web presses are expected to be in operation by the Fall of 2015.
With versatility being a deciding factor in selecting the presses, Allied Printing Services anticipates the automatic plate changing capabilities, closed-loop color control, and semi-automatic flying paster for the Komori System 38S offers will reduce Allied’s makeready time by more than 50 percent, which will improve productivity and drive down costs for its diverse customer base. Additionally, Komori’s KHS-AI interface system supports Allied’s goal to significantly reduce paper waste and promote more efficient plant operations while maintaining top-of-the-line quality.
"Allied Printing Services takes their partnerships very seriously, and we are thrilled to have them join the Komori family," noted Jacki Hudmon, senior vice president of sales for Komori America. "The System 38S delivers a wealth of advanced technologies that ensure the performance, quality and reliability required for a company with diverse customer requirements like Allied Printing Services."
About Allied Printing Services
Founded in 1949, Allied is a third generation family-owned and operated commercial printing company in its 65th year of operation. At its modern 300,000-square-foot facility in Manchester, CT, Allied offers web, sheetfed offset and digital printing services paired with a full bindery, lettershop and fulfillment center. Allied’s business is built on a foundation of strong values and a commitment to servicing their customers.
About Komori America
Tokyo-based Komori Corp., a premier manufacturer of printing solutions, provides excellent technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering a high 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 headquarters are in Rolling Meadows, IL, with sales and service organizations throughout North America.
Source: Allied Printing Services.