After installing a Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor press in May, Jakprints Inc., based in Cleveland, went from two presses to one with a 30 percent increase in production capacity and anticipated savings of up to one million sheets this year alone. The company, which caters to a diverse artistic community as well as to big business, had no desire to invest in a traditional litho press when it went shopping to replace an existing sheetfed offset machine earlier this year. The company already had two aging offset presses from another manufacturer. That was before company principals got a look at the Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor at Heidelberg’s Technology Center in Kennesaw, Georgia, and realized how the new press could help Jakprints lock in a serious competitive advantage based on quality, versatility, pricing and the ecological ethos it shares with clients.
Sun Chemical will increase prices across its portfolio of publication inks in North America, effective June 1, 2021.
The continued escalation of raw material costs, increasing international and domestic freight rates, and shortages of key material inputs into the printing ink supply chain, have all contributed to this price increase.
“These inflationary pressures require us to raise prices in this market,” said Chris Parrilli, President of North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “Our goal is to continue to deliver the world class support and services our customers expect in order for them to meet their business objectives. We understand the pressures the publication markets face and will continue to investigate all opportunities to mitigate these inflationary pressures on an ongoing basis.”
As a leading ink supplier, Sun Chemical is working hard to mitigate rising costs by implementing internal improvement programs and maintaining very close communication with its suppliers and industry associations to ensure it is fully aligned to the latest procurement situation. Sun Chemical will communicate specific increases directly with its customers.