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r24C_2012 Tower Cover.pdf   1   2/21/12   12:01 PM                    CAPABILITIES AND EQUIPMENT LIST                     ...
American Litho is one of the largest print manufacturing                                      facilities in the Midwest wi...
Customer Service                   Customer service that cares                   American Litho’s exceptional personal    ...
Electronic Pre-Press                    Pre-Press Platemaking                       Pre-Press                 • 14 - Mac P...
Cutting Edge Technology                      We are constantly improving our                      processes and technology...
AMERICAN LITHO   65,400...                        Web Printing                                    • 6-color Komori System ...
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Sheetfed Printing    We CAN Run Your Custom Jobs    With the ability to print on a massive    variety of house stocks and ...
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Web Printing • Sheetfed                      Printing • Digital Printing                       Mailing • Fulfillment &    ...
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AMERICAN LITHO   65,400 ...2012_Alitho Bro_Pg12.indd 1                                 3/27/12 2:05 PM
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Towering Capabilities                All Under One Roofr1gateCovers.indd 2                    2/17/12 11:01 AM
Digital Printing   For your quickest jobs   The digital press brings the advantages of   on-demand, variable-data printing...
Color                      Kodak’s Color Flow Software system allows                      us to align color across multipl...
• 2 - 26” MBO folders                       • 6 - Automatic hand banders                                          • 6 - 23...
Stitching                         American Litho operates one of the largest                         binderies in the Midw...
Distribution   Getting your print products to the right   people at the right time is our specialty.   Through a unique di...
Shipping & Warehousing                        American Litho can help you maximize                        economies of sca...
Environment   AMERICAN LITHO   Doing our part and more...   At American Litho we take environmental   stewardship seriousl...
Water Purification                       American Litho’s water tank purification                       system is large en...
Web • Sheetfed • Digital • Mailing • Fulfillment & Logistics                                         160 East Elk Trail, C...
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2012 Alitho Brochure

  1. 1. r24C_2012 Tower Cover.pdf 1 2/21/12 12:01 PM CAPABILITIES AND EQUIPMENT LIST Web • Sheetfed • Digital • Mailing • Fulfillment & Logistics Your complete one-stop solution for high-quality printing, design, and distribution.
  2. 2. American Litho is one of the largest print manufacturing facilities in the Midwest with over 250,000 square feet of in-house manufacturing capability. We offer a towering set of print services under one roof, featuring the latest in high-tech pre-press and advanced web, sheetfed, digital, and wide format printing. Our in- Welcome to your line finishing offers a number of perfing, gluing, folding, scoring and die-cutting options along with a full-service destination for print bindery. Our expansive warehouse and distribution perfection. center provides any number of fulfillment options. We take pride in our spotless pressrooms, where our streamlined workflow maximizes efficiencies. American Litho will deliver the product you envision using the best process to meet your needs. We can handle any job size, turnaround time, or custom request.r2new Page01_v01.indd 1 3/6/12 11:14 AM
  3. 3. Customer Service Customer service that cares American Litho’s exceptional personal service makes us the printer you can trust. Our dedicated customer service department is staffed with the most experienced, knowledgeable people in the printing business. Your project is assigned a personal customer service representative who works closely with you to make sure your job runs smoothly and efficiently through our entire process - from pre-press to final distribution. Client rooms with the comfort of home We offer comfortable, upscale, wired lounges where you can work, meet, and relax while we complete your project to your full satisfaction. Our customer suites feature 60” plasma televisions, fireplaces and fully stocked refrigerators to make your meetings and press checks efficient and enjoyable. Did you know? American Litho: Completes more than 15,000 projects every year Produces over 898,000,000 impressions every year Purchases 110,000,000 pounds of paper every year Uses 500,000 pounds of ink per year We have over 600 print professionals at your serviceNEW_Page2.indd 1 2/15/12 9:15 AM
  4. 4. Electronic Pre-Press Pre-Press Platemaking Pre-Press • 14 - Mac Pro workstations with • Kodak Magnus 800 automatic direct 21” - 23” Apple Displays to plate laser plate setter • Creo/Scitex Prinergy PowerEdge • Kodak Trendsetter laser plate setter Pre-Press that works 830 4 3.00 GHZ and 2GB RAM   American Litho’s pre-press department • 2 - Prinergy PowerEdge R710s Proofing combines a fully electronic workflow and internal RAID with 675GB with high-speed digital pre-press, digital   • 3 - Creo/Scitex Iris 43” wide digital ink proofing, and direct-to-plate imaging • Prinergy PowerEdge 2900 jet proofers (8-page format) equipment. Seasoned technicians and graphic artists expertly perform color • Qualstar TLS 4000 tape library • Canon iPF8000S 44” ImpoProof corrections, retouching, and image manipulation. Sophisticated, platform- • Kodak PowerEdge 2600 INSITE server • 2 - XAnTE Ilumina digital proofers independent systems accept work seamlessly from host-user interfaces, • Kodak’s INSITE – remote online soft • Kodak Approval digital dot the Internet, FTP, Blackberry, iPhone proofing solution contract proofer and more. • 2 - Epson 9900 contract proofers Kodak’s Insite Prepress Portal tracks Telecommunications with EFI XF Client Rip all activity, including job submissions, change requests, and approvals or • ISDL - 5MB file accepted via e-mail rejections. Pixel-streaming technology allows very large files to be accessed • FTP site 500 MB file capacity remotely.NEW_page3_v01.indd 1 2/15/12 4:22 PM
  5. 5. Cutting Edge Technology We are constantly improving our processes and technology to increase efficiencies and drive down overall project costs. These savings are passed on to our customers and give us a unique competitive edge. www.alitho.com Information Technology American Litho’s IT department plays a vital role in leveraging technology to keep our pressroom floors running at peak efficiency. Streamlining the quoting process, improving order-entry efficiencies, and managing file transfers and back-ups are just a few of the ways our IT staff has been working behind the scenes to create efficient process improvements. Estimating & Production Technology Metrix is revolutionary software that dynamically determines the most efficient, cost-effective project plans by applying its logic of optimum print practices to a database of American Litho’s presses, finishing equipment, and stocks. Metrix introduces unprecedented automation to print workflows by seamlessly exchanging data with MIS, prepress systems, and finishing systems.NewPage4_v01.indd 1 2/15/12 4:32 PM
  6. 6. AMERICAN LITHO 65,400... Web Printing • 6-color Komori System 38*, 38” maximum web width and 22¾" cutoff, high speed sheeter, perf unit, remoist gum unit, spot gluer, backbone pasting and GMI closed For your high capacity jobs loop color Featuring Goss, Heidelberg and Komori, our state-of-the-art • 6-color Harris M-1000 heatset press, 38" web presses provide the capacity and flexibility you need for maximum web width and 22¾" cutoff, remoist your largest print jobs. Centralized computer-controlled pattern gluer, pattern perforator, Vits Sheeter, inking and chemical mixing systems along with automatic 16-page combination folder, and GMI closed color management and register control, provide the loop color consistent quality output of our web printing. Industry- leading Stochastic technology delivers extraordinarily fine • 6-color Harris M-1000 heatset press, 38" image detail through greater color control, more clarity of maximum web width and 22¾" cutoff, remoist screen-built type and smoother gradations of color. pattern gluer, pattern perforator, Vits Sheeter, and GMI closed loop color Web Presses • 6-color Harris M-110b heatset press, 26½" maximum web width and 17¾" cutoff, remoist • 5-color Heidelberg M-3000, 38” maximum web width pattern gluer, pattern perforator, Vits Sheeter, and 21½” cutoff, high speed sheeter, perf unit, pocket gluer, Dynatec Hot Melt and cold gluing double former folder and GMI closed loop color capabilities in-line, and GMI closed loop color • TWO 6-color Heidelberg M2000 heatset • 6-color Didde 860 coldset press, 20" maximum presses, 38" maximum web width and 22¼" web width, and pattern perforator cutoff, Vits Sheeter, remoist pattern gluer, pattern perforator, and GMI closed loop colorNEW_page5_v01.indd 1 2/15/12 4:46 PM
  7. 7. AMERICAN LITHO 65,400 ...newWebRight_v01.indd 1 2/21/12 9:37 AM
  8. 8. Sheetfed Printing We CAN Run Your Custom Jobs With the ability to print on a massive variety of house stocks and other substrates in sizes that range from less than an inch to more than forty inches, American Litho boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse sheetfed printing capacities in the industry. American Litho can turn out any custom sheetfed print job and finish it to your specifications. Sheetfed Presses Sheetfed printing provides unique abilities over other printing methods. Utilizing the highest degree of automation, and machine-driven material handling allows us to maintain peak production and efficiency. As a result, American Litho can turn out any custom sheetfed print jobs finished with a complete array of bindery services quickly. These post-press applications include handwork for custom folds or insertions. • TWO 6-color 41” Heidelberg XL 105 Speedmasters each with AXIS 2 quality control measuring devices2012_Alitho Bro_Pg05.indd 1 2/16/12 6:39 PM
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  10. 10. Web Printing • Sheetfed Printing • Digital Printing Mailing • Fulfillment & Logisticsr1gateCovers.indd 1 2/17/12 11:01 AM
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  13. 13. AMERICAN LITHO 65,400 ...2012_Alitho Bro_Pg12.indd 1 3/27/12 2:05 PM
  14. 14. AMERICAN LITHO 64,000 ...... IPH2012_Alitho Bro_Pg13.indd 1 3/27/12 2:05 PM
  15. 15. Towering Capabilities All Under One Roofr1gateCovers.indd 2 2/17/12 11:01 AM
  16. 16. Digital Printing For your quickest jobs The digital press brings the advantages of on-demand, variable-data printing to the industrial printing market. American Litho can digitally produce everything from printed graphic attachments to overlays. Plus, printed plastic substrates can be finished with lamination, thermo-forming, embossing and other post- printing industry-standard processes. • 6-color HP Indigo Press Wide - Format For your large-scale jobs Does your project call for printing on a grand scale? American Litho’s new large format printing service is the perfect choice. This process is ideal for POP displays, tradeshow graphics, window displays, fleet graphics, promotional materials, banners, wall paper, back-lit displays and more. Prints can be rated for both indoor and outdoor usage. styrene banners • Vutek QS3200 Digital UV press with four, six, or six-color plus white The Vutek will print up to 126.5” wide by the length of the roll or on flat materials up to 2” thick. Two resolutions are available: High Definition - 1080 dpi; and Standard - 540 dpi. We can print edge-to-edge in some cases, which works well on pre-die cut material for short runs. printed canvas printed wood plankNEW_page7_v01.indd 1 2/16/12 8:56 AM
  17. 17. Color Kodak’s Color Flow Software system allows us to align color across multiple devices and unite curve and profile creation using one application. The system signals when color adjustments are required with integrated color control, using Kodak’s Prinergy Workflow. This system reduces color setup costs and color production errors, while producing consistent color on digital and offset presses, with less effort, more accuracy and faster job turnaround. Quality Control American Litho is built on a commitment to quality control. We employ multiple quality control checkpoints on every project we run and in every facet of our business. Our quality mission focus is on helping our clients increase their competitive advantage by delivering the highest quality print products in the shortest practical time. Kodak Prosper S20 American Litho continues to re-invest in the latest technologies with the addition of a Kodak Prosper S20 Imprinting System. Imprinting capabilities include: • 4.16” (10.6 cm) imprint width • Up to 2,000 fpm (600 mpm) • 600 dpi imaging • Pigment and dye-based inks • 4-color variable imaging at 60,000 imps./hr.newPage8_v01.indd 1 2/15/12 4:56 PM
  18. 18. • 2 - 26” MBO folders • 6 - Automatic hand banders • 6 - 23” MBO folders • 10 - Automatic folding bundlers Bindery • 2 - 20” MBO folder • 7 - Automatic carton sealers • 14” Stahl specialty miniature • Whirlwind string loop necker folders • PMC die round corner machine • 2 - 26” Stahl folders, with • 40” Bobst die cutter American Litho’s bindery department double gate folders can handle most of your finishing • 2 - 43” 6-head transfer tape machines needs. With automated stations for • 4 - 26” Stahl folders, with spot • 2 - 18” 4-head transfer tape machines cutting, folding, stitching and glue and ink jet capabilities sorting, we complete 99% of client • 10 - Label & wafer sealing machines • 4 - Double gate fold attachments jobs in-house, saving time and • 2 - Polar flatbed cutters eliminating additional handling fees. Auxiliary Equipment • 3 - Offline Scitex inkjet mailing machines Folders and Cutters • Three-hole punch attachment American Litho operates over 30 • 2 - Semi-automatic 5-head drill presses Imaging Equipment different types of folders that can with round corner attachment • 1”, 2” and 4¼” Scitex inkjet heads, meet the needs of the smallest • 2 - Profold tabbing machines for wafer 120 to 240 DPI project or projects with millions sealing & scratch off labels of pieces. • 2”, 4” and 8” Inkjet heads 150 to 600 DPI • Cold glue system • 5 - Robotech hot melt glue system• 55” Polar Mohr cutter • 15 - 8pp Roll away sections• 9 - 45” Polar Mohr cutters • 3 - 16pp Roll away sections• 2 - 30” MBO folders • 4 - Automatic shrink wrap machines• 20 - 26” MBO perfection foldersNEW_page9_v01.indd 1 2/15/12 5:03 PM
  19. 19. Stitching American Litho operates one of the largest binderies in the Midwest offering 8 saddle stitchers with a variety of sophisticated capabilities. Our saddle stitchers provide high net output, ASIR control, JDF compatibility, 3-knife and 5-knife trimming, inside and outside inkjet personalization, tabbing, wafer sealing, shrink-wrapping and US Postal Service sortation. Stitching Equipment • Heidelberg 5-pocket + cover feeder saddle stitcher • Heidelberg 12-pocket saddle stitchers • Heidelberg 10-pocket saddle stitcher • Heidelberg 6-pocket saddle stitcher • Heidelberg 5-pocket saddle stitcher • 2 - Muller Martini 6-pocket saddle stitchers Selective Binding Over half of the binding lines at American Litho have selective binding capability, which allows our clients to produce unique finished products for different recipients on the same binding line. A special code in the address file indicates which sections each individual in the file should receive. That same address file provides the information for the mailing label. Clients can realize substantial cost savings by printing, binding, and mailing all versions at the same time. Diecutting American Litho’s 40-inch Bobst die cutter can handle your simple projects as well as your most intricate die cutting shapes. Combined with our sheetfeds that can run 40 pt. board, our in house folder gluers, and our Loop String Necker, we can produce all aspects of packaging in house.NEW_page10_v01.indd 1 2/14/12 5:26 PM
  20. 20. Distribution Getting your print products to the right people at the right time is our specialty. Through a unique distribution process that employs color-coding and redundant labeling, American Litho can distribute inserts to thousands of different locations for the same Sunday paper or deliver a partial shipment of separate products. We can easily handle all your fulfillment needs too - from tracking packages and system integration, to picking & packing and customer service. Mailing Our personalized mailing services include self mailers, catalogs and postcards. With our Kodak Versamark Imaging equipment, we can handle all your personalized direct mail pieces. From CASS certification, N.C.O.A. and data presorts, American Litho can assist you with all of your data needs, image your mail pieces and ship your product to all BMC’s and SCF’s. Fulfillment American Litho’s fulfillment solutions can manage every project from customized assembly to nationwide shipping, saving you time, keeping more money in your budget, and improving your delivery times. Pick ‘n’ Pack American Litho’s accurate and reliable Pick ‘n’ Pack service takes the worry out of fulfillment on custom orders. American Litho can pick full cartons, partial cartons or orders of less than a hundred, with the same ease and reliability as our traditional bulk palletized fulfillment. The Pick ‘n’ Pack solution provides you with the ability to meet your business needs, without the need to move stock to an alternate location for processing.NEW_page11_v01.indd 1 2/16/12 9:08 AM
  21. 21. Shipping & Warehousing American Litho can help you maximize economies of scale by printing and stocking your items in our 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse, keeping them ready to ship or customize according to your needs. Your final product can be shipped in the way you need it - loaded onto a truck or a railcar. Our automated trains move product into our warehouse for on-site storage. Digital Storefront American Litho’s digital shopping platform provides a custom on-line ordering system for all of your print products in one easy-to-use, web-based storefront. Use American Litho’s e-commerce print-specific management tool for job submissions, stock management, fulfillment and more. Send American Litho your project documents from anywhere worldwide, or choose a pre-defined job from a visual catalog. Integrate your project and inventory management with our seamless digital storefront solution and improve your profitability.NEW_Page12_v01.indd 1 2/21/12 8:32 AM
  22. 22. Environment AMERICAN LITHO Doing our part and more... At American Litho we take environmental stewardship seriously. We are proud of our FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certification and offer eco-friendly printing options, like soy-based inks and recycled paper. Talk to us about ways we can help you create a greener product. Pollution Control A Thermo Electron Air Purification System purifies gasses from the ink dryers removing nearly 99% of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We exceed even the strictest California Clean Air Regulations. Recycling We recycle anything and everything - paper, plastics, metals, wood, pallets, blanket wash, solvents, light bulbs, toner cartridges, and batteries. Our overhead chip removal system moves all excess paper to our recycling area.6C_newPage13_v02.indd 1 2/14/12 5:37 PM
  23. 23. Water Purification American Litho’s water tank purification system is large enough to serve a small city. The Reverse Osmosis (RO) water system removes all minerals and impurities from our water, which ensures that all of our fountain solutions are pure and 100% phosphate free. Soy Inks American Litho’s current set of Process Inks meets the American Soybean Association’s standards required to use the Printed with Soy Logo. Ink Super Bins Since 2001, 344 tankers of ink have been unloaded at our Berlin Industries facility. This is equivalent to 818 deliveries of ink in totes, which has kept over 500 trucks off the road. Forest Stewardship American Litho is proud to be both FSC and SFI certified.newPage14_v02.indd 1 2/16/12 9:11 AM
  24. 24. Web • Sheetfed • Digital • Mailing • Fulfillment & Logistics 160 East Elk Trail, Carol Stream, IL 60188-9314 PH: 630.462.1700 FAX: 630.462.3800 www.alitho.com2012_r1Alitho Bro_BackCover.indd 1 3/6/12 10:04 AM

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