“Komori was really the ‘dark horse’ at the outset of our broad search for new webs, because we did not have a pre-existing relationship with the press manufacturer,” said John Sommers, president and CEO of Allied Printing Services. “As we took a deeper dive, Komori’s superior technology really impressed us. These two new presses will give us a significant boost in production in our web pressroom and complement our already extensive sheetfed press capacity.”
Earlier in 2014, Allied added two new high-speed KBA sheetfed presses. The new web presses are expected to be in operation by fall 2015.
With versatility being a deciding factor in selecting the presses, Allied Printing Services anticipates the automatic plate changing capabilities, closed-loop color control, and semi-automatic flying paster for the Komori System 38S offers will reduce Allied’s makeready time by more than 50 percent, which will improve productivity and drive down costs for its diverse customer base. Komori’s KHS-AI interface system supports Allied’s goal to significantly reduce paper waste and promote more efficient plant operations while maintaining top-of-the-line quality.
“Allied Printing Services takes their partnerships very seriously, and we are thrilled to have them join the Komori family,” noted Jacki Hudmon, senior vice president of sales for Komori America. “The System 38S delivers a wealth of advanced technologies that ensure the performance, quality and reliability required for a company with diverse customer requirements like Allied Printing Services.”