Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, recently installed North America’s first System 38D web offset press at Cummings Printing, a full-service publication printer based in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Owned and operated by the Cummings family since 1914, the company has built a solid reputation for competitive pricing, flexible scheduling and personal service. Meeting the challenge to speed turnaround time and reduce costs to meet market demands, Cummings Printing chose Komori’s System 38D to gain a competitive edge in both pricing and efficiency.
“When we looked for a press that would allow us to double our output and produce work faster with less waste and less labor, the Komori System 38D was the only one that fit the bill for a business like ours. It is an absolute game-changer and will move us way ahead of competitors using 16-page presses,” said Jack Cummings, president of Cummings Printing. “It can hang eight plates automatically and produce a standard size 32-page product while handling the same exact size rolls we already run through our 16-page presses. These features and more make it possible for us to be extremely competitive and literally cut our time to market in half.”
The Komori System 38D has re-written the role a 32-page web press plays in the market place. Equipped with the KHS-AI (Advanced Interface) as standard equipment, its high efficiency delivers excellent print quality, short makeready and short-run capability that meets market demand.
“Finding a way to differentiate offerings while reducing costs has to be a goal of every print provider today,” said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Komori America. “Cummings Printing has a long history of adopting the latest improvements in technology. We are happy that this highly efficient web offset press will support the company in meeting its goals for increased time to market and a higher level of productivity.”