Burke Group Buys Komori GL640
The Burke Group of Companies, comprised of four Edmonton-based operations, with Douglas Printing serving as the centerpiece offset facility, purchased a new Komori GL640.
Purchased through K-North Inc., the Burke Group went with a 6-colour configuration of Komori’s new 40-inch press series. Komori will officially introduce the GL640 to North American printers this September at Graph Expo 2011, in Chicago.
The press is rated with a maximum printing speed of 16,500 sheets per hour, while handling a sheet thickness of between 0.04 to 1.0 mm. It is equipped with Komori’s KHS-AI, PDC-SX spectral density control (including the SX option), and PQA-S quality control.
In addition to Douglas Printing, Burke Group also holds Douglas Xpress, focusing on 20-inch offset work; Maximum Imaging, focusing on wide-format inkjet; and Target Advantage, focusing on toner-based product and mailing services. These latter three operations are housed at the same address in Edmonton.
Burke Group CEO, Ian Burke, incorporated the operations back in 2008, after purchasing Douglas Printing in 2005. In that time, the company has increased its staffing level from 22 to over 70 employees.
“The use of new technology has now become critical in offering graphic communications solutions,” said Burke. “You just can’t deliver what our customers want and need without investing in your business.”