Creel Printing, the region’s largest printer, is adding two new presses as part of a $20 million technology upgrade to its Las Vegas facilities.
“Creel is committed to making the investments that keep our business at the industry forefront,” said Allan G. Creel, president of Creel Printing.
At the center of the investment are two presses — the 10-unit sheet-fed MAN Roland HiPrint 700 perfector and the 8-unit, double-web Goss Sunday 2000.
The HiPrint 700 Perfector purchase will improve Creel’s sheetfed capacity by 75 percent, while allowing more competitive pricing on up-to-10-color projects produced as conventional, UV, waterless, or custom rainbow security printing, the company said in a statement.
The Goss Sunday 2000 is an 8-unit, 48-page press that will provide for a broader range of print formats and inline finishing for high-volume magazine, catalog, and newspaper projects, alongside notable environmental improvements.
In prepress, Creel is adding two high-speed Screen Ultima VLF CTP units that will double plate production while reducing chemistry expense and emissions. Additional new finishing equipment, including a perfect binder and three high-speed poly and mailing lines — with 100 percent guaranteed mail match — will support Creel’s expanded capacity.
Creel is also upgrading its customer data management, digital asset storage/retrieval, and order processing with a dedicated 1 Gbps point-to-point connection to a Switch SUPERNAP, the world’s largest co-location data center.
All installations are scheduled for completion by the end of June.
Creel was founded in 1953 and operates a 250,000-square-foot headquarters in Las Vegas and two expansive digital facilities.