Annex Completes Komori Press Installation

PrintAction Staff
August 25, 2015
By PrintAction Staff
Lance Hill (left), Director of Plant Operations at Annex Business Media, and Mike Fredericks, President and CEO of Annex.
Lance Hill (left), Director of Plant Operations at Annex Business Media, and Mike Fredericks, President and CEO of Annex.

Annex Business Media has installed its new 8-colour, 40-inch Komori LS perfecting press, after announcing the press purchase back in March 2015. The press, acquired through KOMCAN Inc., is based in Annex’ Simcoe, Ont., plant, which houses production, editorial, sales and administration facilities.

Annex is Canada’s largest independent business-to-business publisher, controlling more than 55 brands including PrintAction magazine. In late January 2015, Annex teamed up with Newcom Business Media to acquire 67 trade-publishing brands from Vancouver-based Glacier Media Inc., a deal worth $19.65 million. Annex immediately took control of 15 Glacier Media properties, adding to its existing stable of 40 B2B brands, the vast majority of which continue to publish a magazine, in addition to online, digital and event components.

The Komori LS press, replacing an existing 29-inch, 8-colour press, comes equipped with a range of automation features, including: APC fully automatic plate changers, PDC-SII close-looped colour control, AMR automatic make-ready, fully automatic wash-up systems and KHS Komori high-speed inking.

In mid-July, Annex also purchased a new Kuda 115 CL cutting system, through KOMCAN, for its Simcoe plant. The Kuda cutter is fully programmable with a 15-inch TFT colour touchscreen and features management software for service, diagnostics, scheduled maintenance and knife changing. It cuts at up to 45 cycles per minute with a 115 cm (45 1/4 inch) cutting width and depth.

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