"Very simply, the LITHOMAN technology with its advanced color and quality control, automation, minimal waste, two-color zero makeready feature, and excellent setup times makes 70% of the existing web presses in North America obsolete,” Bradford & Bigelow’s President John Galligan. “The 48-page LITHOMAN will enhance the productivity and capacity of our existing sheetfed, digital, and web press platform with increased quality, speed, and significantly lower waste.”
The LITHOMAN press includes InlineRegistration Control, InlineCutoff Control Dynamic, and InlineDensity Control. The press also includes the DynaChange imprint function, which uses only the blanket cylinders of engaged printing units, allowing for increased production speed, and a fully automated printing plate changing device. Remote diagnostics systems will allow technicians from manroland Goss to quickly and accurately diagnose any variables to the printing process and ensure uptime for maximum productivity results.
“As an ISO9001:2015 and G7 certified supplier, we measure twice and cut once, and these tools are the next step in maintaining our technological excellence,” Bradford & Bigelow EVP Rick Dunn said. “More and more of our clients are asking B&B to expand our 4-color capacity and also offer a print warehouse & distribution model which economically and environmentally makes sense.” Along with the increased press capacity, Bradford & Bigelow will add 50,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space.
“The automation, efficiency, and speed of the LITHOMAN is currently unmatched in the market, and has become the preferred press equipment for companies looking to create new opportunities,” added Jason Elliot, VP of sales for manroland Goss web systems.