Hanover, PA—Sheridan’s Pennsylvania facility (a CJK Group company) is the site of the first Komori Lithrone GX840P+C, Eight-Unit Perfecting Press to be installed in the world.
The latest press in the GLX series from Komori features the most productive and robust automation available. Among its many advanced features are Parallel Makeready*, which dramatically shortens makeready times, Smart Sequence* for non-stop automation, A-APC (Asynchronous Automatic Plate Changing System) for fast plate changes, PDC-SX (Spectral Print Density Control – SX), and Full Unit Ink Mist Filtering—all targeted to increase productivity and reduce costs.
One of the most significant process changes is the adoption of energy cured inks. UV inks are instantly cured, eliminating all marking concerns on press and in finishing, thus allowing the press to run at higher speeds. Furthermore, a coater is integrated after the 8th unit, which is capable of applying UV or AQ solutions for superior enhancement and protection.
With a blazing production speed up to 18,000 sheets per hour, a sheet size of 29.5” x 41.3”, and an abundance of advanced technology, this new press platform will handle production for the new print industry.
Paul Loy, Sheridan Vice President, Operations, commented: “We are thrilled to be Komori’s first installation site for this groundbreaking press. This important addition to our fleet of sheetfed presses greatly increases our capacity, ensuring that we continue to meet our customers’ quality and delivery expectations. Our parent company, CJK Group Inc., is committed to acquiring the best and latest equipment and technologies in print production for its Sheridan print facilities.”
“CJK Group has experienced dramatic success in redefining the entire book and publication supply chain with the creative solutions it offers publishing communities. Komori is proud to partner with such an exceptional print provider,” said Mark Milbourn, Executive Vice President, Sales and Service, Komori America. “We are confident that the new GLX press at the Sheridan Pennsylvania facility will add to the high-quality work the company is known for with the GLX’s ability to deliver increased customization, shorter runs, and faster turnaround.”
Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services, and technology solutions to publishers, societies, associations, university presses, and catalogers. A division of CJK Group, Inc., Sheridan has eight U.S. print production facilities; each location with a market specialty that supports books, scholarly journals, magazines, catalogs, or retail and commercial print. www.sheridan.com
About Komori America Corporation
Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of offset and digital presses, provides world-class technology based on three tenets core to which all Komori products are delivered—product reliability, outstanding print quality and substrate flexibility. From unsurpassed print quality and impressively fast makeready to intuitive software, Komori is dedicated to helping its customers navigate the changing market landscape. With hundreds of patents, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and representation around the globe, Komori is laser-focused on the advancement of print. Komori America Corporation is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America. www.komori-america.us