Originally Posted by WCTYSON
Never seen a printer that does low end coupons on a sheet fed press. Seems this fortune 500 company that has sourced you guys has more money that brains. Komori is a nice press and I started my printing career on one, though after that I was strictly on Heidelberg presses. A compactor is one thing but you were stating that sheet fed companies shred or chop their press sheets, which is not the case at all. Now if you have a client that has specifically requested that the waste be destroyed in house and is willing to pay for that service, then that is a different issue all together. You might be right though, as maybe Topps and their customers should expect that to happen with their press sheets but it certainly does not seem to be the case.
No, I have not worked for Quad Graphics or Donnelly, they are printing company consolidators. I have worked in Chicago and here in Texas, on presses that you could only droll over.
Maybe our clients don't want their product to look like crap and are willing to pay a premium for it. We print for Unilever, Mastercard, Amex, and Philips. We are extremely competitive on runs up to 300k impressions on our sheetfed presses. You don't know our niche or our clients.
The way tear pads/coupons are handled is we warehouse them until they expire or we chop them up with our 2nd cutter.
Why would I drool over some perfector you worked on when I own my presses free and clear? Yes sir I have a few million dollars in iron sitting on my floor and I"m jealous of some guy on a message board that works on a nice press.
I'm so glad I met a expert in the print industry today even though my family has been doing our thing for 32 years. Now go take the red up a little bit buddy.