Capital Printing purchased a five-color Komori
Lithrone 40-inch press with coater (GL540C) and Komori’s LED UV curing system, Komori announced.
This is the second Komori press on Capital's production floor.
“In our extensive research deciding which press to add, the tipping point for us was Komori’s robust LED UV curing system. Without a doubt, we wanted to increase our speed to market, but most presses are fast. It was the economic and productivity difference of Komori’s LED above all others that sold us,” said Sib Deliberato, operations manager at Capital Printing. “Once I saw the speed of the GL540C, which prints at 15,000 sheets per hour, coupled with the competitive advantages made possible by having LED UV technology, we were very excited to invest in this press.
“Everybody can print, but not everybody can deliver these spectacular images on matte or gloss or even silk like the GL540C with LED can.”
An additional key driver in the decision to add this advanced technology to the GL540C included its ability to deliver a bindery-ready sheet.
“Before we installed this press, I would have jobs on the floor waiting to go to bindery,” said Deliberato. “Not anymore. The gains in productivity have been amazing. The bottom line is that economics, technology and the proven reliability of the Komori presses were the key factors in our decision to stay with Komori and its LED solution.”
“The benefits of the GL540C with Komori’s LED UV system are many—for both Capital Printing and its customers—given its ability to produce dramatic special effects on a variety of substrates, while still significantly improving efficiency and job turnaround times,” added Mark Milbourn, VP of sales at Komori America.