PBM Graphics Adds New Komori Lithrone Press
DURHAM, NC—November 4, 2013—PBM Graphics, a Consolidated Graphics company, announced today that it has recently installed a six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone G40 to expand its printing capacity. The addition of the new G40 brings PBM’s sheetfed press count up to seven, which includes five six-color presses, one eight-color press and a two-color press. The addition of this new press gives PBM a distinct advantage over its competitors as it allows for shorter turn times, a boost in pressroom capacity and assurance of supply.
Although the G40 came loaded with features, it was also retrofitted with a UV coating unit capable of reactive varnishes, reticulating and textured coatings that many conventional presses cannot produce. UV printing technology is advantageous for printing on paper, as well as unique substrates such as foil, plastics and other synthetics, because it cures the ink instantly, increasing production speed, improving durability and ensuring the best possible bond to the stock. The UV curing system on this Komori G40 is also eco-friendly, reducing the release of harmful chemical byproducts during the printing process.
“This new press allows us to better serve our customers by utilizing the latest technology available,” said Adam Geerts, president of PBM Graphics. “It also allows us to expand our reach further into the growing folding cartons segment and meet customers’ needs with the benefits of UV printing.” PBM Graphics currently serves customers in the publishing, retail, healthcare and entertainment vertical markets, and is the largest manufacturer of paper trading cards in North America.
“PBM has built a solid reputation on producing high-quality print output and we are pleased they chose to install another Komori press at their impressive operation,” noted Jacki Hudmon, senior vice president of sales for Komori America.
About PBM Graphics
PBM Graphics, a Consolidated Graphics company (NYSE: CGX), is one of the leading commercial printing and packaging companies in North America, producing educational products, publications, and sales materials for the healthcare industry, general commercial print for many other industries, as well as collectible trading cards associated with the entertainment and sports industries. In addition to commercial printing, PBM has sophisticated packaging and fulfillment operations across several locations, encompassing over 600,000 square feet. PBM offers customers the opportunity to produce all of their needs in a “one-stop” environment.
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.