INDIANAPOLIS, IN – August 15, 2019 — Litho Press Inc. began in 1953 as a commercial printer producing mostly brochures and catalogs for midwestern clients. In the 1990s, however, it altered course, moving into the packaging space, which remains its primary focus today. One of the key elements to its success in labels and packaging has been the dedication to quality — and the Lithec LithoFlash inline system it recently installed on two of its four presses will enable them to take quality to the next level.
“Quality is absolutely critical in packaging,” says Bernie Lacy, President of Litho Press. “We decided to install the LithoFlash to not only help cut down on our makeready times, but also to ensure we have even greater color consistency throughout the entire run. With this installed, we can now print more jobs per day, and they are higher quality, with better color across the board.”
The LithoFlash is a camera inspection system that can be retrofitted on practically any sheet fed offset press. It reads the color bar automatically and sends the data to the press to make adjustments with the ink keys. “This is the second press we’re installing this system on,” says Lacy. “At first, it was an adjustment for our pressmen. Instead of pulling a sheet, placing it on the console, scanning the color bar, and make adjustments, it’s all happening on auto-pilot now.”