Mitchell Press runs 4 and 5-colour heat-set web presses seven days a week.
A web press is distinct from a sheet-fed press in that it is roll-fed instead of individually sheet-fed. Because a heat-set web press is roll-fed and dries the ink inline, it can print, fold, and assemble much larger quantities much faster than a sheet-fed press.
A heat-set web press is also distinct from a cold-set web press (which typically runs low-grade newsprint). As a heat-set web press dries the ink instantly in an oven, there is no drying time or ink smudges. This process produces a very high gloss, very high quality product.
The “sweet spot” for most web presses is quantities of 20,000 or more. However, despite some misconceptions, heat-set web presses can be economical for shorter run lengths when the page count is high. So while an average job might be a 30,000 run of a 64-page magazine, it is not uncommon for us to print 3,000 copies of a 200+ page catalogue.
Mitchell Press runs the latest in web press technology. We have both Komori and Heidelberg presses, which print both 4 and 5 colour jobs, complete with inline register-control systems, scanning densitometers and closed-loop color correction, as well as a multitude of inline options such as coating, folding, perforating, gluing and trimming. These presses combined with the latest in pre-press technology (such as our InSIte Prepress Portal and Prinergy workflow management system) enable Mitchell Press to deliver the ultimate in quality, speed and flexibility. See our technology
While our web presses produce superb quality, smaller run projects or projects with unique details are typically run on sheet-fed presses. Committed to full customer service, Mitchell Press can also help serve the sheet-fed printing needs of our clients.
Digital printing is ideal for very small run projects. With a reputation for quality, Mitchell Press has the talent to get you the quality you seek.