J.S. McCarthy Expands Digital Print Business with a Kodak NEXPRESS ZX3300
AUGUSTA, Maine - April 19, 2018 - One of New England’s largest and most successful commercial printers, J.S. McCarthy, has upgraded its digital capabilities with the installation of a Kodak NEXPRESS ZX3300 digital color press. With a big footprint in the offset world, J.S. McCarthy has been investing in digital print for over a decade. Its Connecticut facility was operating with an older NEXPRESS model alongside a competitor’s offset digital color press. When it came time to evaluate new options in the market to advance its digital capabilities J.S. McCarthy ended up choosing to upgrade to the NEXPRESS ZX3300 press.
“We have always had a great experience with Kodak and our NEXPRESS press. The press service, reliability, and quality has served us well for many years, so we were excited when we began testing the NEXPRESS ZX3300 press and its potential to help us extend the range of applications we could offer our clients,” said Carmine Furci, Head of J.S. McCarthy Stamford Production. Since we have installed the press, it has exceeded our expectations. There is a marked improvement in the quality of the machine, especially with the high def inks and with the fifth unit and the light black, the quality jumped. The NEXPRESS press was good before, but it’s great now!”
For J.S. McCarthy, expanding its digital capabilities is also aimed at moving up the value chain in the types of print products they can offer their customers. The press’ ability to handle large sheet sizes (max up to 14x39.3˝) opens new digital applications like six-panel brochures, small format signage, shelf tags, packaging and much more. The flexibility the NEXPRESS press provides also means J.S. McCarthy can reduce the time and cost for certain types of jobs that were previously destined for offset.
Carmine Furci commented: “In digital, given the capabilities that the NEXPRESS press provides, we can do more high-value work for our customers. The press really allows us to have a different kind of conversation with our clients about what’s possible, from the versatility of the stocks to the sizes it can print. From a reliability and quality standpoint, we can run a 13x19˝ sheet and up to 14x39˝ sheet with extremely high-quality output.”
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