The Printing Plant out of Cincinnati, Ohio, recently began looking into new and advanced digital options to upgrade their production equipment and product portfolio.
Their search resulted in the first North American installation of the Nilpeter PANORAMA digital press line.
President of The Printing Plant, Tod Leonard and his team looked closely at several new digital presses in the market, evaluating equipment costs, running costs, print quality and service agreements. They had samples of current job files printed for review by several OEM companies and press manufacturers, and after all was said and done, they chose the Nilpeter digital UV-InkJet unit.
“The improved speeds and web widths available with the PANORAMA allowed us to quote and win significant new business. One of our new customers has over 850 prime labels they are in the process of redesigning, and they specified that we would only be awarded with the order if we would commit to printing the labels on the new digital Nilpeter press. We are thrilled to have the new Nilpeter PANORAMA and look forward to not only gaining new business from new customers, but also moving some of our current flexo jobs over and becoming more efficient,” says Tod Leonard, President, The Printing Plant.
VP of Sales & Marketing for Nilpeter USA, Paul Teachout, is pleased to continue the partnership with The Printing Plant, dating back to the 2011 with the installation of a 10-colour FB-4200.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with The Printing Plant, and very happy to provide them with the PANORAMA digital press line – a perfect fit for their needs. This marks the first PANORAMA installation in North America and it has gone very well. We look forward to the continued growth and success in our cooperation with The Printing Plant,” Paul Teachout concludes.
About The Printing Plant
The Printing Plant, based in Cincinnati, OH, was purchased from The Kroger Co. in 1979 with flexo, offset, and letterpress capabilities. Shortly after purchasing the company, management decided to convert the business to a strictly narrow-web flexo operation. Until 2011 The Printing Plant remained a flexo house selling through a direct sales force and brokers to a wide range of industries including grocery, fast food, data capture and automotive. In 2011 they purchased their first digital press to better serve customers requiring small runs. Shortly after they added an on-press InkJet system to their Nilpeter 16″ FB press. These additions allowed them to get into consecutive and random numbering jobs, opening the door for UL serialized durable labels, which have now become a major part of their business helping them grow to $12 million in annual sales.