July 13, 2011

Hickory Printing Solutions Installs Cutting-Edge Bobst Equipment

CONOVER, N.C., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hickory Printing Solutions, a Consolidated Graphics, Inc. company (NYSE: CGX), recently installed a new Bobst diecutter and Bobst folder-gluer at its Greensboro, North Carolina facility. The new equipment enhances Hickory Printing Solutions' packaging production services - from concept through delivery - to customers in North Carolina and the surrounding region.

"We are continually investing in the best equipment and technology that gives our customers the most effective solution possible to meet their needs," said Stephen Patton, President of Hickory Printing Solutions. "In this case, Bobst provided us with an industry-leading production solution - in terms of quality, reliability, speed and efficiency - to ensure flawless execution of our packaging customers' projects."

The new Bobst equipment provides a multitude of advantages to customers:

  • Bobst Expertcut 106 LER Diecutter
    • Production speed of 9,000 sheets per hour
    • Electronic eye that registers each printed sheet to the die laterally to ensure precise 1:1 registration
    • Manufacturing time is reduced
    • Job memory for future make-readies
  • Bobst Expertfold 110 A-2 CS Folder-Gluer
    • Folds at high speeds (125,000+ pieces an hour)
    • Unique in-line windowing
    • Leary glue system with six gun glue detection
    • Verifies UPC code on each project piece
    • Non-Conforming blanks are automatically ejected

Hickory's recently upgraded facility in Greensboro is a technologically advanced commercial sheetfed printing and packaging operation. With the addition of the new Bobst equipment to its multiple color presses and finishing and binding equipment, Hickory is an industry leader in producing high-quality packaging.

About Hickory Printing Solutions

Hickory Printing Solutions has grown to become one of the largest commercial printers in the southeastern United States. It offers web and sheetfed printing, mailing and fulfillment, variable printing, interactive services and packaging and operates out of two facilities located in Greensboro and Conover, NC.

About Consolidated Graphics, Inc.

Consolidated Graphics, Inc., headquartered in Houston, TX, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, and Prague, and a presence in Asia, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides the service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization.

Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. Encore and emerge are trademarks of Consolidated Graphics. For more information, visit http://www.cgx.com/.

SOURCE Hickory Printing Solutions