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Standard Group Installs Mitsubishi Press

JACKSON HTS., NY | The Standard Group, an independent folding carton converter, adds to its Mitsubishi equipment holdings with the installation of an eight-color 41-in. wide Diamond V3000LX sheet-fed press with UV coating capability.

The new press replaces a seven-color, 52-in. Mitsubishi 5FC, says printing manager Bill Jack at the Southern Standard Cartons div. in Louisville, KY, “after careful consideration of the market trends that have been under way over the past few years. The shorter run lengths that the packaging industry has been experiencing, coupled with the improvement in efficiencies and the reduction in makeready times made possible by new Mitsubishi presses, influenced our decision.”

The Diamond V3000LX will share the pressroom floor at the 225,000-sq-ft Southern Standard Cartons plant with two seven-color, large-format Mitsubishi carton presses—another 5FC and a 56-in. 6FC—both with aqueous coaters. By contrast, the Diamond V3000LX features a maximum sheet size of 29-1/2 x 41-11/32 in. It prints on 0.0016-in. up to 0.040-in. stock at a rate of 16,200 sph.

Emphasizing food and private label products, Southern Standard Cartons provides folding cartons to leading branded and private label manufacturers. The company plans to capitalize on the Diamond V3000LX's color and coating configurations to attract new business.

"We anticipate that the press will open up a lot of horizons for us," Jack noted.

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