Prism expands with new UV press and CTP

Melbourne based Prism Printing has purchased a new G37 4 Colour Komori A1 HUV Press from Print and Pack which is said to be the first installation of its kind in Australia, and is investing in a new Cron Thermal H Model CTP and Founder ElecRoc 6 Workflow to feed plates to the press.

The Cron was supplied through Australian Graphic Servicing (AGS) and comes with auto loading and punching built in. AGS also provided the workflow software, ElecRoc 6.

Prism’s customer base includes print managers, trade printers and design specialists. The company opened for business in May 1989 with a single colour GTO. It says it grew quickly and constantly by continually upgrading its equipment.

Prism managing director Greg McHenry says, “AGS has handled Prism’s transition into UV offset printing seamlessly, I could not be happier. AGS is managing our Press Curves and Proofing Profiling in conjunction with the Founder ElecRoc Workflow.

“We are benefitting from the the support of the AGS service team. Walter Dashkov is a colour management guru and Domenic Danastasio is an electronics specialist, they have been instrumental in the whole process, AGS has trained our personnel and given them the tools to be self-sufficient in identifying the issue before they appear. We are now more productive and efficient due to the skills of my production team.”

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McHenry says his philosophy is all about listening to the customer’s needs, combined with quality and process control which produce the best quality printing to his loyal customer base.

AGS says the Cron-H series 3-in-1 fully automated system offers high performance alongside improved convenience and cost efficiency for all types of commercial and packaging applications.

The Cron-H series comes with fully automatic plate loading and paper removal features for up to 50 x 0.3mm plates or 100 x 0.15mm plates. All H-Series units are compatible with CRON multi-directional bridges.

The imaging engine, based on Cron’s market-leading magnetic linear drive platform, provides fault-free imaging across a wide choice of resolutions and a tonal range of 1-99 per cent, in either conventional or stochastic screening. Consistent drum vacuum pressure control, and optional integrated online punching for up to three punch configurations, and enables registration to an accuracy of 0.01mm for a wide range of formats.

Due to the high level of integration, H-series units are an one-third of the size of similar products. The H series CTP has been developed to provide print operators with high-quality imaging whilst also saving money on print production and running costs.

Founder ElecRoc 6 is an open platform PDF workflow for any output device supporting 1-Bit Tiff files, which is available from AGS who are now the Founder Exclusive Agent in Australian for a fraction of the cost of the competition.

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Prism also operates two other Kormori presses, a 628 Lithrone 6 colour press and a Lithrone 526 5 colour press along with a Heidelberg Cylinder for Forme-cutting and creasing and a BDF Document Finisher for in-house collating, stitching, folding and trimming. The company specialises in full colour printing for print managers, trade printers and design specialists.

The AGS team, lead by Glenn Maynard has been serving the printing Industry since 1993, and is proudly Australian owned. 

Maynard says, “Our philosophy is similar to that of Greg McHenry’s – we are focused on customer service and supplying quality products that add value to their business.”

Andrew Dunn, business development manager, AGS says, “For the Prism Cron deal we were focused on support of equipment, skilled manpower and financing, to the implementation and consignment stocking AGS offered Prism Printing a one-stop shop.

“AGS is an industry leading independent pre-press sales and service provider. We have built our reputation and stability over the past 25 years through offering cost-effective and fully guaranteed solutions.”

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