Consolidated Press Installs a Komori Six-Color Lithrone Press with UV System
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—Oct. 10, 2011—Komori America, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, announced that Consolidated Press in Seattle has installed a six-color Komori Lithrone SX40 (LSX-640) with the new H-UV curing system. The largest privately-held commercial printer in the region, Consolidated Press has been delivering high-quality print for a wide range of industries for more than 75 years.
Owners Robert Brown and Gary Stone see the new press and UV technology as an opportunity for the company to expand its capabilities when it comes to special effects and coating techniques. Additionally, the printer will experience faster turnaround times due to the H-UV’s ability to deliver a bindery ready sheet.
“We immediately saw an opportunity to expand into higher value-added markets with this new equipment,” said Stone, CEO of Consolidated Press. “For example, with the publications we produce, we’ll be able to add features to the covers of directories and booklets that will really excite the buyer through the capabilities delivered by the press coupled with the H-UV technology.
“We also considered the overall versatility of the H-UV system and found it to be more cost effective and easier to use than a traditional UV system. While the H-UV provides design and performance opportunities, we are just as excited to offer the state-of-the-art production technology inherent in the new six-color Komori Lithrone SX40. The ability to run full sheets 29½x41¼" at 18,000 impressions per hour opens many options for us in an extremely price sensitive and time competitive market,” added Stone.
A recipient of Printing Industries of America’s 2011 InterTech Technology Award, Komori’s H-UV technology coupled with the six-color 41" printing capability make it possible for Consolidated Press to offer a greater range of value-added printing. The system delivers reliable, high-quality print with a fast makeready and excellent economic performance.
“Consolidated Press is known for providing exceptional customer service and has a well-earned reputation for producing a quality product,” said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Komori America. “We’re pleased to be partnering with Consolidated Press and provide the advanced technology needed to thrive in this competitive marketplace.”
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 is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL, and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.