Graphco and PFS team up with RMGT & Kodak to drive inkjet-offset workflows at IPMA Annual Event in June.
SOLON, OH – June 1, 2023 – Graphco and Print & Finishing Solutions, two of the largest printing & finishing equipment distributors in North America, will participate jointly as Sponsors at In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) Annual Educational Conference to be held in Bonita Springs, FL. The IPMA is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to meet the needs of all in-house printers and mailers, and the organization will celebrate the annual conference on June 4-6, 2023.
“In-Plant printing and mailing facilities use a hybrid production environment comprising old school digital, inkjet and traditional offset printing right through to finishing,” states Kian Hemmen, Sales Director of RMGT Products, Print & Finishing Solutions.
“Sheetfed-offset printing presses from RMGT and industrial continuous-feed inkjet presses from Kodak are prime examples of print manufacturing driven by a Prinergy workflow.”
“The Prinergy workflow also drives automated finishing from Horizon (full binding and stitching), Foliant (laminating and variable data foiling) and SD-Italy brand digital die-cutting,” says Chris Manley, President of Graphco. “Smaller in-plants may benefit from turnkey solutions from Kodak that include Prinergy Evo and Achieve CTP (computer-to-plate) systems, and we’ve been on a tear with our small format RGMT offset two color presses. Our largest rival abandoned that segment years ago, but it turns out there is still no cost-effective digital solution for this bread and butter print volume.”
The challenges for in-plants are similar to commercial printers in North America with tight labor markets. With the need for in-plants to produce print at the highest speed and with as few touches as possible digital workflows tie together prepress, digital and offset printing, and finishing. Prinergy Evo provides a lower-cost solution for in-plants who do not require an automated, database-driven workflow. Its software options include advanced pre-flighting, normalization of PDF files, color management, trapping and high-resolution output to proof or plate.
Graphco and Print & Finishing Solutions take great pride in servicing in-plant printers and mailers for a combined 70 years. Together, they provide sales and service for offset, digital and print finishing solutions from RMGT, Kodak, Horizon, and Foliant, among many others.
The IPMA Annual Educational Conference brings together managers and directors from the following segments including Corporate, Financial Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Government, Insurance, K-12, Municipalities, Non-Profit Organizations, and Faith-Based Institutions. For more information on the event, including registration information, visit www.ipma.org
About Graphco and Print & Finishing Solutions
Graphco and Print & Finishing solutions are the largest independent print distributors in the Midwest and Western US respectively. Together, they are a leading provider of offset, digital and print finishing solutions from RMGT, Kodak, Standard Horizon, Foliant, and many more. Learn more about Graphco at www.graphco.com. Learn more about Print & Finishing Solutions at https://www.pfsgraphics.com .