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.

Advantages Of The Heat-set Web Press

  • Faster: Running at over 1,500 feet per minute while printing on both sides at once, drying and then folding immediately inline, our web presses significantly reduce production time. In fact, Mitchell Press is so fast that you could sign off on your project on a Friday afternoon, and get it delivered on Monday morning.
  • High Quality: A heat-set web press produces a high gloss, high quality product. Mitchell Press takes quality, vibrancy, and consistency several steps further with the latest technology and innovation. See Our Technology 
  • More Economical: Buying paper in rolls is significantly more economical than buying sheets. And with the ability to run on a lighter paper stock, a web press can provide additional paper savings. A lighter end product can also contribute to significant savings in mailing, warehousing and distribution.
  • Environmentally-Friendly: Having invested in the latest pre-press and web press technology, Mitchell Press has been able to significantly diminish waste by reducing paper waste, significantly cutting water usage, and preventing chemicals from entering our environment.
  • Diverse Paper Weights: Compared to a sheet-fed press (which is limited to heavier stocks), a web press can print on paper as light as 36 lb text. This means that not only can you reduce the cost of your printed piece, but you can also reduce the bulk of your magazine, book, or other printed material — generating significant savings in both mailing and storage. A web press is also not limited to lighter stocks, and can print on heavier paper up to 9 pt card stock.
  • In-Line Automation: Equipped with inline folding, sheeting, coating, perforating, gluing and trimming, our presses can produce a wide range of products quickly and economically.

The Latest In Web Press Technology

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

Sheet-Fed Printing

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

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.

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