Sydney-based printer McClintock Bros, traditional proponent of German machinery, has cast its eyes to the East by installing a Komori Lithrone L528 five-colour, 28-inch press from CPI.
The company, which specialises in work for the cosmetics industry as well as a variety of other sheetfed printing jobs was already running a number of older Heidelberg and MAN Roland presses, but found that the larger format of these machines meant it was unable to print smaller-sized jobs as competitively as could be done on a smaller machine.
According to McClintock Bros proprietor Graham McClintock, a second-generation owner of the business, the new press is a metre and a half shorter than the other presses in the printshop, and it is this compact design that made the choice to go with the Komori a lot easier.
“We had put off the decision to purchase a new press for the last 18 months, but decided that if we were to go forward, we would have to take the plunge,” says McClintock.
“I spoke to many printers who just swore by the Komori, and we have found it to be very easy to use, particularly with all the bells and whistles it comes with.”
The Komori Lithrone L528 is capable of printing at speeds of 15,000 sheets per hour and features semi-automatic plate change, and automatic make-ready for automated wash up and handling the presetting when changing sheet sizes.
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