graphics universal new printing press

November 11, 2021, GREENCASTLE PA: Graphics Universal Incorporated, a leading pressure sensitive label and commercial printing company based in the heart of the mid-Atlantic region announced today that after 23 years and 350,000,000 impressions they have retired their Komori Lithrone L28 printing press and upgraded to a newer Komori Lithrone model 529 LS offset printing press.

“The Lithrone served us and our client base extremely well for more than 23 years”, stated Garon Gembe, president and owner of Graphics Universal. He continued, “We printed 350,000,000 impressions over that period, everything from magazines, newsletters, sell sheets, calendars and posters to cut and stack labels and business cards. It was truly a workhorse for us.” Garon continued, “The years and impressions finally caught up with us and it was time to make a change.” 

The Komori Lithrone 529 LS is very similar to the Lithrone it is replacing but with some key technology enhancements and considerably fewer impressions. Garon stated, “We expect the technology enhancements of the new press to result in productivity gains which will pay off with an increase in impressions per hour, keeping us price competitive in this market. The Komori Lithrone 529 LS will operate on the 1st and 3rd shifts daily, 5 days per week just as the previous press did. 

Since 1965, businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes have trusted Graphics Universal with their most important printing projects. Known for our client focus and commitment to excellence, “Graphics” has grown significantly in size and scope of services over these many years. Today our capabilities are well diversified and include complete design and prepress services, digital, wide format, offset, flexographic printing and finishing services. Our 30,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility is strategically located in Greencastle Pennsylvania, just over an hour’s drive from the Baltimore – Washington metroplex and within a half day’s drive to New York City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and the entire mid-Atlantic region.