“When it comes to ensuring the future of any printing company, it is critical to invest in the latest technology or you will be left behind,” said Don Mader, CEO of Southeastern Printing. “We knew it was time for a new press for a number of reasons. We wanted to increase our speed to market to meet our clients’ increasingly tight deadlines. From a sustainability standpoint, it was important to reduce our energy consumption. Finding qualified labor to run the presses is yet another critical issue every printer faces today. The bottom line is that we knew we weren’t saving money by keeping our older presses in operation because they were actually causing unnecessary costs and waste.”
Mader noted the GL840P answered the company’s quest for faster turnaround, reduced energy consumption and improved staff utilization. With the GL840P’s ability to produce two-sided printing in one pass and the addition of LED UV inks that cure almost instantly, overall production cycle time is significantly shortened, as is energy consumption.
“It’s all about doing more with less,” added Mader. The company runs the GL840P 24 hours a day, six days a week, replacing the competitive presses that were operating five days a week over two shifts.