Fort Orange Bolsters Digital Print Production with Several Presses from Canon Solutions America
ALBANY, N.Y. — November 11, 2016 — Robert F. Witko, president and CEO, states, "We are very excited to increase our production capabilities with the addition of an Océ 10000 Flex press. As one of the fastest digital web presses on the market, the 10000 Flex offers us the flexibility of automated and variable print capabilities with a full complement of in-line finishing provided by Tecnau Inc. such as variable perforating, cutting, stacking and slip merging." Fort Orange Press will be using this equipment, in part, to print Election Day ballots for various county Boards of Election throughout New York State.
In conjunction with the acquisition of the Océ 10000 Flex, Fort Orange Press has also purchased two Océ VarioPrint 6250 presses to increase the company's monochrome printing capabilities. At a delivered rate of 520 two-sided 8.5x11 sheets per minute, Fort Orange Press offers a level of production capabilities second to none in the industry.
In addition to these assets, a color Canon imagePRESS 10000 has also been added to better handle the demands of the ever changing color digital market. At a resolution of 2,400 dpi, "Fort Orange Press can compete with any digital color press on the market. With three imagePRESSES, our digital color capacity is simply unparalleled," adds Witko.
A commercial offset sheetfed and digital printer, Fort Orange Press has rapidly grown its digital press department over the past three years to include a total of eight color and black and white presses. The addition of the Océ 10000 Flex gives Fort Orange Press its first web capabilities that can produce up to 500,000 pieces in an eight-hour shift.
With increased speed and decreased production costs, Fort Orange Press has also enhanced its market position to its commercial customer base, now being able to offer more cost effective direct marketing and book printing collateral.
About Fort Orange Press
Fort Orange Press is one of the oldest privately owned commercial and digital printing companies in New York State. Since the company’s beginning 111 years ago, Fort Orange Press has built a reputation for delivering printed work of superior quality products, on schedule and within budget. Family owned and operated since 1965, Fort Orange Press has been serving an impressive roster of loyal customers who have been with us ten, twenty, thirty years — and more. In addition to commercial clients, Fort Orange Press has a long history of producing New York State election ballots and election-related materials since the late 1930’s.
For the fourth year in a row, Fort Orange Press has been recognized as one of the top printing companies in North America by Printing Impressions magazine. The second-generation, family-owned business is constantly renewing its commitment to environmental stewardship. Fort Orange Press is a Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) printer since 2008 and is also certified as a G7 Certified Master Printer. Fort Orange Press is an active member of the Printing Industries Alliance of New York State, National Association of Printing Leadership and the National Print Owners Association. By participation on these organizations Fort Orange Press stays abreast of industry trends, technological advancements and best practices.
Source: Fort Orange Press.