Allegheny Printed Plastics has installed a five-color, 40-inch Komori offset press (GL540) with LED-UV ink curing.
“Even in the midst of the uncertain business environment brought on by the pandemic, we made the decision to remain focused on the future and purchase a new press. We thoroughly evaluated digital print options in our due diligence and concluded that offset presses have advanced and now compete with digital even for small run sizes,” said Don Ranalli, president of Allegheny Printed Plastics. “Allegheny’s longstanding dedication to lean manufacturing principles means all our products are produced using best practices to minimize waste and conserve resources. Komori developed the G40 to align with this culture. This press reduces material waste, saves energy and reduces noise, providing the commitment to sustainability and efficiency that make it an optimum choice for us as a company.”
“We replaced an eight-color press with the Komori. We have another four-color offset press that will now serve as a backup since the highly efficient Komori is capable of handling 90% of our print needs,” said Gamble. “We also like the fact that the LED-UV ink curing process emits very little heat compared to traditional UV curing systems. Heat is a key variable we must control in printing on plastic since it can distort the sheets, causing registration and color shift issues. As we look to the future, it is clear that LED-UV ink curing will be the standard going forward.”
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