Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, announced Miami-based City Colors has acquired its third Presstek 52DI digital offset press. City Colors serves the printing trade by wholesaling business cards, postcards and more. The family-run business has 20 employees and has grown 25% per year since 2009.
“It was time to take our business to the next level,” said Miguel Infante of City Colors. “We were already the market leader in pricing and quality with our two Presstek 52DI presses and our automated finishing lines. By adding a third Presstek 52DI press and increasing the number of finishing lines, we can now offer same-day service to our trade customers at unbelievably competitive prices.”
City Colors has optimized its manufacturing process for its two primary products, business cards and 4”x6” postcards, which comprise about 90% of its business. Each Presstek 52DI press, combined with the company’s customized finishing lines, has the ability to generate 34,000 full-color double-sided business cards, from file to box, in 45 minutes. The configuration also allows production of 25,000 4”x6” two-sided postcards with each press in about an hour and 15 minutes, from file to box. “This type of productivity is almost unheard of in our industry,” Infante adds. “There is no way we could produce these volumes or offer the kind of same-day service we do without the extreme automation and high level of quality delivered by our Presstek DI presses.”
The Presstek 52DI is an oversized two-page landscape format highly automated four-color digital offset press. The Presstek 52DI features support for 300 lpi and FM screening, 10-minute job-to-job turnover (including on-press plate imaging), and a small environmental footprint. The press prints up to 10,000 full-size sheets per hour on any offset stock up to 0.020" (0.5mm) thick.
“We are very pleased to have been working with City Colors as it has grown its business over the years,” said Kurt Hamlin, Presstek’s Director of DI Sales. “The Infantes have done a remarkable job of taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the Presstek 52DI digital offset press to spur double digit growth with products the industry usually considers as commodities. We applaud their creativity and expertise in building this successful business and are proud to be their partner.”