Cadmus Upgrades Publisher Services Print Platform
Cadmus Communications Corp. has upgraded the equipment of its Publisher Services print platform in order to grow its position in its target publishing markets, eliminate production bottlenecks, and retire older and less efficient press equipment to provide its customers with improved quality and schedules.
The company will add three Heidelberg roll-fed, sheet-fed presses and one cover sheet-fed press to improve efficiencies in its journal print facilities; a Goss Sunday 3000/32 web press and a Goss Sunday 4000/48 web press to add capacity in the magazine, educational and professional book markets; and a perfect-binding and two saddle-stitching lines to balance press-finishing capacity. Installation of the equipment will begin this year, and is expected to be up and running by the second quarter of 2006.
"This plan is the next step in the implementation of our strategy to build on our position as a leading provider of full-service solutions to professional publishers," says Steve Hare, president of Cadmus' Publisher Services Group. "Over the past several years, we have invested steadily in content processing and content distribution technologies—the products we call emerging solutions."
In addition to the domestic upgrades, the company has strengthened its offshore content capabilities, building a new facility in Chennai, India, and expanding and relocating its current facility to Mumbai, India.