Edwards Brothers Malloy to Install Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 MP Continuous-Feed Inkjet Press in NC
ANN ARBOR, MI—September 19, 2014—Edwards Brothers Malloy announced that it has acquired another Ricoh continuous form inkjet press. The InfoPrint 5000 MP monochrome press is being installed this month and will be operational in October in the company’s Lillington, NC, digital print center. It will be used for both print-on-demand as well as short runs up to 1,500 copies.
"Our experience with our first Ricoh InfoPrint press in our Ann Arbor plant has been very good—we wanted to expand that efficiency to our North Carolina operation," said John Edwards, president and CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy. "The press is capable of producing the good quality halftones our customers demand so we’ll be able to use it to more economically and quickly produce some of the work currently produced on our offset sheetfed presses."
The press installation is part of Edwards Brothers Malloy’s ongoing investment in its digital manufacturing operation, which is experiencing sales growth of more than 30 percent per year. Like the company’s other print-on-demand hubs, the North Carolina digital print center can produce both soft and hard-cover books in one to four colors down to a quantity of one, with shipping service to 90 percent of the U.S. population within one to two days of manufacture, often at ground rates.
About Edwards Brothers Malloy
Established in 1893, Edwards Brothers Malloy is the 5th largest book and journal manufacturer in the United States with $100 million in annual sales. Its multiple offset and digital manufacturing locations, global distributed print partnerships, and fulfillment capabilities combine to form a single print supply chain solution to help publishers deliver books and journals across the country, around the world, or right next door, with minimum cost and effort.
Source: Edwards Brothers Malloy.