Mark Michelson is the Editor-in-Chief of Printing ImpressionsServing in this role since 1985, Michelson is an award-winning journalist and member of several industry honor societies. Reader feedback is always encouraged. Email mmichelson@napco.com

When looking to fulfill customer demands for short-run, on-demand printing, most commercial, label and package printers automatically look to digital cutsheet printing presses as the output device of choice. But, with sellable quality in as little as 10 sheets and makeready times in as little as six minutes, a Heidelberg Anicolor sheetfed offset press can actually be far more cost-effective for full-color static job runs of 250 to 5,000 sheets, according the PIA's PrintAs Cost Calculator. And, the U.S. availability of the new 23x29" XL 75 Anicolor digital offset press creates new cost metrics and crossover-point paradigms between offset and digital 4-up, short-run printing.

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- Hear from commercial and package printers who are successfully using Anicolor offset printing technology on a daily basis to fulfill their customers' high-quality, short-run printing needs.
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- Rethink conventional industry myths that offset technology can't be highly competitive to digital output for short-run printing.

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