Edwards Brothers Malloy continues to expand its “short run” capabilities with the addition of a Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 continuous form inkjet press for its Ann Arbor, Michigan digital print center. This addition will provide significant speed and price advantages over traditional short run offset and digital toner printing, said company representatives.
“We’re very pleased to be able to offer customers another option for short-run printing,” said John Edwards, President and CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy. “It really is a versatile piece of equipment. We can now fill a niche for higher run, faster manufacturing with quality that rivals our premium toner printers and offset sheetfed presses. It’s ideal for random and full four-color printing.”
The press will handle print runs ranging from 1-1,500 copies and page counts up to 1,100-1,200 pages, depending on paper bulk. A variety of paper options, including coated stock, and softcover and hardcover styles will also be offered.
Edwards noted that the company has invested significantly in its digital manufacturing operation in the last year, adding new staff and upgrading its existing fleet with the installation of new Océ, Konica Minolta, and HP presses as well as new case-making, bindery, trimmer, and lamination equipment. The company also expanded its Print Local℠ service to its Oxnard, California print center and took over an in-house digital print center for Pearson.
This Book Publishers Northwest member offers a full range of services for publishers, from traditional book printing to short-run book and journal manufacturing.