Dublin printer Impress Printing Works has become the first printer in Ireland to install the five-colour Komori Lithrone GL29.
The company gains the ability to handle heavier stock at a full 16,500iph and will be better placed to serve its expanding overseas client base. More than 20% of its customers are from overseas, says managing director Pat Cotter.
The business will mark its 30th anniversary in 2020 and has held true to a strategy of providing high quality four-colour printing with service to the fore and with everything produced under one roof. “Our clients know we do not compromise on quality and we meet their deadline every time. That’s why they come back and recommend us to other,” he says.
The company visited other users of the GL529 before committing to the Komori. “We considered other press manufacturers,” Cotter says. “But the GL529 was best suited for our work profile and press room.” This included power consumption as well as speed of make ready and running costs.
The Lithrone GL29 model was introduced at Drupa in 2016 with versatility and automation in mind. This includes closed loop colour management.
Steve Turner, managing direction of Komori UK, which handles Ireland, says: “Impress replaced an ageing Heidelberg SM74 press with the new Komori GL-529. They visited several companies that have been using Komori presses for many years, before reaching this decision to invest. I am very happy we were fortunate enough to win this important order and cement our partnership with Impress.”
Impress Printing Works is the first in Ireland to take delivery of the B2 Lithrone five colour press that Komori introduced at the last Drupa. The press will deliver increased capacity and moves to a double shift operation.