Manroland web systems, the leading manufacturer of offset web printing solutions and digital finishing systems, is announcing the sale of a four-unit Lithoman offset printing press to Freeport Press. Freeport Press was established in 1880 as a weekly newspaper, and is now a manufacturer of high-quality magazine, catalog, and commercial products. The company is well-known in the print industry as being progressive and innovative, selecting equipment capable of producing not only the highest print quality, but also the highest level of efficiency, sustainability and automation. The Lithoman, a four-unit, 64-page press, with a web width of 75 inches and with two folders, will be the platform for Freeport Press’ new publications plant located in New Philadelphia, Ohio. The new facility, purchased in April of 2015, provides Freeport Press over 250,000 additional square feet for its expanding operation.
Worzalla, an employee-owned printing company specializing in high-quality custom products, recently completed their second year of “Print University.” Held over the course of two three-day periods in April and May, Worzalla hosted more than two dozen publishing professionals at their headquarters in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, for an immersive program to educate those in the publishing industry about the book manufacturing process.
“After speaking with many of our customers, I noticed that many had never witnessed the book manufacturing process in person,” said Richard Letchinger, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Worzalla. “I knew that if we could offer our customers the opportunity to learn more about the work we do to get their books on bookshelves across the country, we could build more collaborative partnerships across the industry. Thus, Print University was born.”
The curriculum for Print University covers each step of the printing process from start to finish, including:
•Pre-press which includes file prep, pre-flight and color theory.
•Four-color web offset and sheetfed printing which include platemaking.
•An overview of the paper making process as well as an introduction into the most common paper used in book manufacturing.
•A complete review of book finish capabilities which includes perfect and hard case binding, case making, and foil stamping.
•A review of Worzalla’s commitment to Environmental Health & Safety and social compliance corporate responsibility.
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