PWC – San Jose Mercury News
& Contra Costa Times – Concord
Pressline Services, Inc. was asked to complete a 44″ paper width conversion at the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times in Concord, CA. With limited press availability due to the consolidation of newspaper production in the area, Pressline craftsmen designed and installed the vital parts and swiftly modified existing components to facilitate a prompt changeover in web widths.
Tall Tab with Stitcher –
Burlington Free Press
Gannett Corporation approached Pressline Services to modify the equipment at the Burlington Free Press to allow the ability to print a 60″ web product for a stitched tabloid. Pressline engineered new parts to allow for printing at both 44″ and 60″ web widths and teamed up with MPEL to provide a new stitcher. that Pressline installed on the existing folder. Pressline also performed a complete press rebuild in Burlington in conjunction with the paper width change and stitcher addition.
International – Bogota, COL
Pressline Services prides itself on superior mechanical abilities, as well as competitive pricing and unmatched reputation for customer satisfaction. Using these strengths, Pressline has successfully entered the international market developing a strong relationship with El Tiempo, the leading newspaper in Bogota, Colombia. For El Tiempo, Pressline has rebuilt printing units (both single-wide and double-wide), aligned and leveled entire presses and provided various parts and equipment. More work is scheduled for 2012 and beyond and, as a result, Pressline has received requests for services from multiple newspapers in Latin America.
Page Pack Upgrades –
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Recently, Pressline Services has upgraded the printing equipment at the St. Louis Post Dispatch to include a digital page pack inker system, Technotrans spray bar upgrades, and Rockwell Automation controls and consoles. The conversion to the digital inker system and upgraded spray bar system greatly enhances color quality and clarity. These upgrades, paired with communication to Rockwell’s Printlogix consoles and Plantview imposition and planning workstation, help reduce waste and efficiently complete product runs.
Urbanite Shaftless 4 High Tower Press (Washington, MO)
Pressline Services contracted with the Washington Missourian to provide a rebuilt and upgraded 19-unit shaftless Urbanite press in a newly constructed facility, replacing their existing plant. The press comprised four 4-high towers, a two high footprint and a mono-unit running into two selectable folders. This shaftless press is controlled by Rockwell Automation Controls and features inkers and spray bar dampeners presets, and motorized circ and sidelay adjustments that all communicate to the main console.
3Volution Cutoff Reduction- Columbus, OH
In the fall of 2011, Pressline Services signed a contract with The Columbus Dispatch to convert their four TKS presses to allow The Columbus Dispatch to produce three sheets in a single revolution, thus providing a 50% increase in productivity. The additional production capacity has allowed The Columbus Dispatch to sign printing contracts with other newspapers in the area. Additionally, Pressline performed a paper width change reducing the web from 46″ to 42″.