Ventura Printing Increases Production Capacity with Installation of Fourth Mitsubishi Press
On Ventura Printing’s pressroom floor can be found an eclectic mix of sheetfed presses, ranging in sheet size from 20 inches to 40 inches and configurations of two colors to six colors. The company currently operates a total of three Mitsubishi presses, all with aqueous coating units. The Diamond 3000S shares space with a six-color Mitsubishi 3F-13 (also a 40-inch press) and a six-color 1F-15 (a 28-inch model).
Ventura Printing installed its first 28-inch Mitsubishi press in 1995, after conducting extensive print tests on the presses of different manufacturers.
“We discovered that the Mitsubishi was superior to the other presses we tested,” Wilson recalled.
The firm implemented computer-to-plate technology in 2000. A CIP3/4 interface between the presses and prepress equipment allows operators to export the ink profiles for the ink fountains directly to the press consoles.
Being able to offer its customers consistent quality gives Ventura Printing a definite competitive advantage.
“Our customers are very pleased with the results,” Wilson said. “We are happy Mitsubishi press users.”
About Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses
Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (MLP U.S.A. Inc.) markets multicolor sheetfed and web lithographic presses manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MLP U.S.A. provides complete sales, parts and service for the entire line of Mitsubishi presses. For more information, contact MLP U.S.A. in Lincolnshire, Ill., at (847) 634-9100 or the Mitsubishi West Coast Headquarters in Ontario, Calif., at (909) 947-5725. Mitsubishi recently relocated its West Coast operations from Torrance, CA, to the new and expanded facility in Ontario. Information also can be found at www.mlpusa.com.