The Lithotype Company announces the launch of our latest flexo press in its Midwest facility located in Bolingbrook, IL. The central impression press, manufactured by Uteco, will allow Lithotype to expand our product and service offerings to include 10-color wide web printing, high quality graphic reproduction, and ultra-quick changeovers.
Our new press is highly configurable and allows us to serve our clients better than ever before. The 51-inch wide gearless, sleeved press features auto-registration, speedy set-ups and an innovative ink management system, all of which drive efficiencies while adding plant capacity. We have also added a new solventless laminating line to complement the new wide web press platform. These two new technologies will contribute to our ‘lean environment’, which aims to significantly reduce waste while creating new opportunities for our customers.
The Lithotype Company, established in 1963, continues to invest in the latest technology and maintains focus on high quality standards. The advanced printing and converting technologies found in the Uteco platform are well aligned with our customers’ needs. Growing SKU counts and increasing graphics demands coupled with shorter lead times are increasingly becoming the norm within the markets we serve.
Lithotype’s commitment to product safety is unrivaled. Lithotype received a superior rating (AA) across our two manufacturing facilities from the British Retail Consortium. It was a result of employee dedication and continuous improvement initiatives, implemented in our manufacturing facilities in South San Francisco and Chicago. BRC is recognized as a global standard for benchmarking Global Food Safety Initiatives in over 130 countries.