“The J Press 720S is almost the culmination of what I’ve seen coming for years,” said Raymond Ballew, VP of administration, Floor Productions. “I knew digital printing would be taking over someday. With the digital inkjet technology, I believe there will come a day when litho will be more-or-less obsolete.”
The press prints a 29.6-inch x 20.9 inch sheet and has an output of 2,700 sheets per hour. On the very first day of production with the J Press 720S, 12 jobs were processed in roughly two and a half hours, the company reported. On an offset press, the company said it could have run approximately two to three of those jobs within the same time, thus experiencing upwards of a 75% improvement in productivity for short run jobs.
Dalton, GA is home to many of the world’s largest floor covering manufactures. Floor Productions is a supplier of product marketing tools within this industry, manufacturing a range of products from architect folders and merchandising boards to large format point-of-purchase graphics and fixtures. Within their nine facilities they also specialize in sampling hard surfaces.