New Wave Grows with Schiavi Sleeve Press

FONTANA, CA | New Wave Converting, a second generation, 30-yr-old family-owned printer and laminator with pouch-making capabilities, is plotting its future growth with the addition in early 2010 of an eight-color Bobst Schiavi EF 4040 CI gearless sleeve press. It will replace a 20-yr-old Schiavi six-color geared flexo press to expand its flexo production capability and versatility.

The new press is anticipated to fulfill New Wave’s objectives “to respond to changing market needs even more quickly,” says the company’s Jim Chestnut, production manager, “but with the same high quality graphics that our customers are accustomed to.” Operator-friendly and ergonomic features and functions are expected to ensure very fast job changeover.

The press has a 52-in. web width and integrates advanced technical solutions that are said to be rigorously tested to result in extremely high print quality combined with maximum output in an economical format.

“In addition to the EF 4040’s proven performance with a wide range of printing applications, we also felt confident about the reliability of Bobst Schiavi equipment and the quality of the support and services provided by Bobst in North America, based on our experience with our older Schiavi press,” says Chestnut.

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