Great Lakes Integrated makes a significant investment

Great Lakes Integrated (GLI) announces a significant investment in sophisticated printing press technology from Heidelberg as part of the company’s overall continuous improvement initiative.

The company has purchased a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL105 to compliment its current printing capabilities. The 40 inch six-color press with aqueous coater and image control combines the best of form and features. This impressive equipment will provide Great Lakes Integrated customers with substantial increase in speed, efficiency and productivity.

“The new printing press technology is more cost effective than anything in the market today and will help GLI do more for our customers by reducing print turnaround timelines and saving money. No one else in the market can offer this level of productivity and efficiency with superior craftsmanship and quality control” said James R. Schultz, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

The Heidelberg XL105 was installed and made operational in record time. It was a well orchestrated effort from Heidelberg and Great Lakes Integrated staff throughout the facility. “We strive for unmatched customer service; our clients were well-served during this time of transition. Deadlines were met and client satisfaction was maintained,” added Schultz.

This equipment utilizes numerous innovations never before seen in the industry. When combined with our very experienced press crews the press runs at production speeds of 18,000 sheets per hour in make-ready and running modes. The addition of the Heidelberg XL105 will enable GLI to meet the evolving demand for quicker response time. The press image control system scans the entire press sheet not just the color bars, thus providing instant feedback to the press and maintaining the ultimate press to proof match from initial sign-off to final printed sheet.

About Great Lakes Integrated
Based in Cleveland for 77 years, Great Lakes Integrated provides traditional and digital print manufacturing, distribution, mailing, fulfillment, warehousing and the AKSESS® suite of web-based marketing solutions for national and international clients.

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