Two years ago, when Hederman Brothers opened its new 50,000-plus-sq.-ft. facility in Madison, Miss., complete with a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 full LED-UV offset press — the first of its kind installed in the United States — it did so believing those were the necessary steps to propel the business forward. Today, that strategy is paying off and, according to owner Doug Hederman, the company has “doubled down” on its commitment to that business model. The Rapida 106 remains a centerpiece of the operations, along with several other pieces of equipment, but the shop didn’t rest with that acquisition. Since then, it has purchased several new folders to keep up with the work coming off the offset presses, and, reveals Hederman, the company is currently looking to install a flatbed wide-format press and a router/cutter to further diversify its offerings. Click read more below for additional detail.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has announced a partnership with Epic Products International, an Arlington, Texas-based designer and manufacturer of equipment that enhances the quality and productivity of the printing process. The venture will enhance Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 program, which markets and promotes the KM-1 to print providers worldwide.
Founded more than 40 years ago, Epic specializes in coating systems for offset and digital printing, which run in-line or near-line in both web and sheetfed press configurations. The Epic CT-750 system is known for its high performance and versatility. It supports UV, aqueous and specialty coatings such as soft touch and blister, as well as spot coating. This solution is capable of running near-line or in-line at press speeds. The Epic coater can provide protection and appeal to every printed sheet.
“At Konica Minolta, our vision is about helping our customers innovate their business and processes,” said Kevin Kern, senior VP, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta. “We want to open new opportunities for our customers to expand their business domains and adding the Epic Product to our portfolio will help them do that. The AccurioJet KM-1 program continues to offer them the highest level of innovative solutions to produce high quality, improve productivity and control costs.”
Mary Barnes, president of Epic Products, also adds, “Epic is proud to partner with Konica-Minolta and believes that Epic anilox technology will provide the AccurioJet KM-1 customers with tremendous benefits that coatings can offer. Anilox is a printing method used to provide a measured amount of ink to a flexo printing plate.
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