Penmor Reports 25 Percent Faster Time to Market Since Adding a Komori GL40 with H-UV System
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—November 19, 2014—Penmor Lithographers, a family-owned provider of high-quality printing services in Maine since 1968, recently installed an eight-color Lithrone G40 perfector with H-UV system (GL840P), its third Komori press. Penmor reports that the GL840P is already delivering a 25 percent faster time to market, enhanced color accuracy and significant energy and labor savings.
“We did our research before we purchased the GL840P and were fascinated by what this press could do when coupled with Komori’s H-UV system. Adding H-UV certainly contributes to the print quality and efficiency of the new press, but what is most exciting is that it produces amazingly crisp colors that are getting accolades from our clients,” said Paul Fillion, president of Penmor.
Penmor is also impressed with the GL840P’s innovative automation and environmental efficiencies, which include energy savings and reduced materials waste. Komori’s H-UV innovative curing system adds to the overall pressroom efficiency with inks that are more environmentally friendly and cure instantly, making it possible to go straight from the press to bindery.
“This press allows us to print four colors on both sides in one pass at up to 15,000 sheets/hr., which has made a huge difference in our productivity,” said Glen Fillion, director of operations for Penmor. “Additionally, the H-UV system makes it possible to print on difficult stocks, like uncoated or matte, without worrying about marking and scuffing, and to create special effects with all types of glosses and reticulating varnishes. It opens up a host of new print applications and opportunities.”
“Combining the GL840P with Komori’s H-UV creates a system that can truly impress clients with beautiful color and optimized efficiency,” said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice president of sales at Komori America. “We are very pleased that Penmor is experiencing both of these benefits.”
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 of 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.
Source: Komori America.