Ambrose Printing invests in a Xeikon digital color press to expand printing capabilities
145-year-old company enhances variable data printing capabilities with Xeikon’s unique combination of high productivity and image quality
Itasca, IL, June 15, 2010 - Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, announced today that Nashville, TN-based Ambrose Printing Co., a commercial printer specializing in religious publishing, retail communications and educational testing, has purchased and installed a Xeikon digital color press.
Ambrose Printing is a 145-year-old company which handles commercial printing, labels, kits and fulfillment for several diverse markets including sports publishing, religious publishing, educational booklets and point of purchase printing.
John Ambrose, CEO of Ambrose Printing, said many of his company’s customers are looking to print on a variety of formats, and the Xeikon technology emerged as the ideal solution due to its format flexibility. Xeikon digital color presses can easily produce 20-inch wide application pieces and do not impose any limitations on the length of the printed image.
“Xeikon is the only toner based digital color press available on the market that has no frame or sheet size restrictions, and produces offset-like quality,” Ambrose said. “In addition, it prints on both sides of the substrate at the same time and has little to no makeready time, which allows us to be more productive and efficient. There is no other press out there that offers the same combination of productivity and image quality.” The Xeikon technology also offers the additional advantage of being able to print on a variety of media, including coated and uncoated paper, with media weights ranging from 40 gsm/27 lb text to 350 gsm/130 lb cover.
Ambrose added that the Xeikon press allows them to take on short to medium run jobs involving variable data printing, which the company could not deliver cost-effectively prior to installing the press.
“We’re excited to be working with Ambrose Printing. They have a long history of printing innovation, and having personally observed John Ambrose’s passion for excellence, I am confident that he will continue to be incredibly successful,” said Todd Blumsack, Vice President of Sales, Xeikon North America. “A company that has been in business for 145 years clearly realizes that to stay competitive and achieve long term success, you have to adapt to your customers’ changing needs. We are confident that with the Xeikon technology, Ambrose Printing will further grow their business and expand into new market opportunities.”
A pioneer in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital color printing systems for the global commercial, document and industrial printing market segments. These systems are composed of advanced web-fed printing engines and utilize LED-array-based dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software, exclusive toner and other consumables. Xeikon’s production and R&D operations are based in Belgium and its solutions are distributed and supported through a worldwide sales and service network. Xeikon is a division of Punch Graphix. For more information, visit www.xeikon.com.
About Punch Graphix
Punch Graphix provides innovative, competitive and environmentally friendly imaging and printing solutions for the global graphics industry. Under the Xeikon brand name, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers high-end digital color printing systems, software and consumables for the commercial, document printing and industrial markets. Under the basysPrint brand, Punch Graphix designs, develops and delivers mid to high-end imaging systems for the offset prepress commercial markets. With a clear-minded focus on R&D, Punch Graphix is dedicated to customer satisfaction and aims to deliver cost-effective graphic excellence that goes beyond all expectations. For more information, visit www.punchgraphix.com