LANCASTER, Ohio, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cyril-Scott Company, a Consolidated Graphics company (NYSE: CGX) with a specialty in direct marketing print and production services, announced today it has achieved G7 Master Printer status through IDEAlliance, the non-profit industry organization that develops, educates, and validates best practices in publishing and information technology. Becoming a G7 Master Printer highlights the commitment to quality, consistency and color management by the expert management and production teams at Cyril-Scott.
"We are committed to client satisfaction, and our status as a G7 Master Printer assures our customers that we are providing them with the most accurate color and the highest quality printed products available," said Matt Coltharp, president of Cyril-Scott. "By doing so we are also increasing our production efficiency, because our improved color consistency results in decreased paper waste and make-ready time – and decreased impact on the environment."
The company has been trained to utilize the new G7 methodology and can produce a press sheet to GRACoL (General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset Lithography) targets within acceptable tolerances. As a G7 Master Printer, Cyril-Scott can reliably produce high-quality printing with a close visual appearance from proof to press, and press to press. To continue Master Printer status, Cyril Scott will go through a yearly re-qualification to ensure it maintains IDEAlliance calibration and processes.
Among the benefits Cyril-Scott customers will receive:
- The assurance that press sheets match proofs,
- Reduced travel expense, by eliminating on-site press checks,
- Faster make-ready times and reduced paper waste, and
- Color consistency throughout the press run, and from press to press.
The G7 qualification milestone is the latest in a series of strategic moves undertaken by Cyril-Scott to strengthen its position as one of the country's leading direct mail printers and marketing solutions providers. Last August, Cyril-Scott announced the purchase of a six unit Goss M-500 press and IWEB inline finishing system, which enters service next month. In November the company hired Joe Tirschfield, a certified G7 Expert and industry-recognized color management and pre-press technology professional, as Pre-Press Technology Director to lead the implementation of G7. These are just several of many improvements in equipment and talent that comprise an investment of more than $10 million in Cyril-Scott by Consolidated Graphics.
About The Cyril-Scott Company:
The Cyril-Scott Company was founded in 1959 as one of the first in-line finishing web printers and is a Consolidated Graphics company. Over 40 years ago, Cyril-Scott printed its first bind-in order form envelope for L.L. Bean Co. and since then has built its business around innovating cost-saving methods of print production for its direct marketing customers. Developing effective ways to produce multi-featured print formats is an on-going mission. Cyril-Scott currently has 18 heat-set web presses that offer a wide variety of sizes and capabilities, and maintains a strong presence in the bind-in market. Visit Cyril-Scott at cyrilscott.com.
About Consolidated Graphics:
Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, TX, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto and Prague, and a presence in Asia, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization.
Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheet fed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit cgx.com.
SOURCE Consolidated Graphics, Inc.