Chicago Printer MidAmerican Printing Systems Invests In Next-Gen Digital Printing

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MidAmerican Printing Systems, Inc. announces the acquisition of Xerox's iGen150 digital press, expanding the company's capability and throughput of short-run and variable data printing services. This press boasts 150% faster processing and more than 300% increase in internal storage array, accelerating pre-press, further boosting MidAmerican's volume per shift.

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MidAmerican Printing Systems, Inc., a Chicago, IL-based commercial printing business announced the acquisition of a next-generation digital printing system enabling higher throughput, more accurate imaging, and lower operating cost than previous. This acquisition is the result of a growing trend of area businesses seeking personalized data printing and fast-turnaround short-run printing.

Of the installation, Jerry Freund, President of MidAmerican stated, “For years we’ve had digital printing capability, now we’re seeing a growing demand for short run, fast turnaround, and personalized data color printing, to a volume where we began to explore options for increasing our capacity per shift while maintaining the high level of quality our customers expect. Putting the iGen150 into our line just made sense.”

The leap ahead from the Xerox iGen4 to the iGen150 provides 150% increase in processing power and over 300% greater drive storage enabling MidAmerican to load more print jobs at a time and offering greater operational efficiency. In addition to the performance increase, the iGen150 Press provides Flexible Object-Oriented Halftoning, shifting the orientation and density of printed dots depending on the area content; greater density and detail for text and larger, smoother print dots for smoother images and graphics. Of the quality increase, Freund notes, “We’re a G7 certified printer, so we focus heavily on quality. The new object-oriented halftoning takes our already high standards and raises the bar again. We couldn’t be happier with our latest equipment selection—it really augments our existing capabilities on our wide-format litho press.”

With the addition of the iGen150, MidAmerican is positioned to respond rapidly and with precision to a wider range of large format personalized print projects as well as a more seamless transition of color and finish between litho and digital press for split jobs, allowing MidAmerican to compete on a greater economic scale.

About MidAmerican Printing Systems, Inc.
Beginning in 1985, MidAmerican exists to be the Premier Partner to business leaders in bringing digital creations to life. MidAmerican provides Chicagoland and nearby regional organizations with quality commercial printing, finishing, and mailing & fulfillment services, operating both traditional lithography wide-format presses, digital presses, and pre-press services, all under one roof.

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