LANCASTER, Ohio, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cyril-Scott Company, a Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: CGX) company with a specialty in direct marketing print and production services, announced today it has completed the installation of a new six-unit Goss M-500 press. It includes an I-Web in-line finishing system, which, along with the company's existing fleet of 15 heatset web presses, further positions Cyril-Scott as the premier provider of direct marketing and production services.
"With our new fully operational M-500, we look forward to providing our customers with increased versatility and the highest-quality print production services available in the marketplace," said Matt Coltharp, president of The Cyril-Scott Company. "For direct marketers especially, this equipment represents a continued commitment by Cyril-Scott and Consolidated Graphics to providing the creative capacity required by today's marketers to advance direct marketing product development."
The M-500 press is capable of producing 40,000 impressions per hour and is equipped with Omnicon controls to reduce make-ready waste, as well as an Ecocool dryer with integrated chill rolls for improved speed and operational performance. The M-500 also features a 38-inch web width, closed-loop color and registration controls for waste reduction, as well as a sheeter.
The I-Web in-line finishing system enables a complete range of single process finishing that includes cutting, perforating, folding, die cutting, ribbon shifting, gluing, plow folding and personalization. The Goss press will also improve specialized UV applications such as soft touch, speckled and glow in the dark, providing customers with a more specialized, personalized and creative final product.
Separately, Cyril-Scott has transferred a Goss M110C heatset web press from another Consolidated Graphics facility to augment its considerable resources at its centrally-located facility near Columbus, OH. Cyril-Scott is located within 24 hours of 85 percent of the United States' population.
The Goss M500 operational 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 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. That goal was realized on March 30, when Cyril-Scott earned its qualified as a G7 Master printer. These are just a few of the 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 15 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 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 sheetfed 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.