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Pressing Forward: Sheridan’s GLX844RP Installation Sets a New Milestone in US Printing Technology

Brainerd, MN – Sheridan proudly announces the installation of the first Komori Lithrone GLX844RP in the United States at its Sheridan Minnesota facility. On track to be fully operational in January 2024, the investment in this state-of-the-art 8-unit, 44” perfecting press signifies the continued movement forward in Sheridan’s commitment to innovation and excellence.

The GLX844RP’s 44″ width revolutionizes printing capabilities, allowing Sheridan to produce sizes up to 7 ½” x 10 ½” as 32-page signatures—a significant advancement over traditional 40″ presses limited 16-page capability. The press’s unique configuration incorporates four reverse printing units that result in the elimination of any need to flip the sheet, allowing it to achieve speeds up to 15,000 sheets per hour. Boasting full automation, AI, and self-learning capabilities for ink presets, register presets, and air presets, this press ensures unparalleled efficiency in full-color printing. 

Sheridan leadership along with Komori rep standing in front of the new Komori Lithrone GLX844RP installed in Sheridan's Minnesota facility.
From L to R: Paul Loy, Bill Jalbert, Brian Larson, and Paul Bozuwa from Sheridan, Clark Scherer from Komori, and Chris Kurtzman from CJK Group

“Komori is thrilled to celebrate a flourishing partnership with the esteemed CJK Group (Sheridan’s parent company) and Sheridan, premiere print provider to the US publishing industry, expressed Mark Milbourn, Executive Vice President of Sales and Service at Komori America. “Our collaboration has reached new heights with CJK Group’s recent investment in the cutting-edge GLX844RP advance, dedicated, two-sided, large format, printing press, underscoring our shared commitment to environmental sustainability and enhanced production capabilities. Together, we are dedicated to exceeding expectations, upholding the highest standards of quality, and providing unparalleled service. As we look forward to a future of continued growth and innovation, this partnership exemplifies the true spirit of Kando, beyond expectations.”

Long-time customer Daniel Leone from Reference Point Press also commended Sheridan’s dedication to quality and innovation. “I have been partnered with Sheridan Minnesota for 30+ years now, and this new, state-of-the-art press is just another example of their unwavering commitment to quality, efficiency, and innovation.”

Sheridan’s investment in the Komori Lithrone GLX844RP reflects the company’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and its dedication to providing clients with top-tier printing solutions. As the industry evolves, Sheridan remains at the forefront, delivering superior services that exceed expectations.

About Sheridan

Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services, and technology solutions to publishers, societies, associations, university presses, and catalogers. A division of CJK Group, Inc., Sheridan has eleven U.S. print production facilities; each location with a market specialty that supports books, scholarly journals, magazines, catalogs, or retail and commercial print. www.sheridan.com

About Komori America Corporation

Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of offset and digital presses, provides world-class technology based on three tenets core to which all Komori products are delivered—product reliability, outstanding print quality, and substrate flexibility. From unsurpassed print quality and impressively fast makeready to intuitive software, Komori is dedicated to helping its customers navigate the changing market landscape. With hundreds of patents, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and representation around the globe, Komori is laser-focused on the advancement of print. Komori America Corporation is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America. www.komori-america.us

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