GPO Adds Six Inkjet Presses
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has acquired six new inkjet presses as a part of its ongoing plant operations modernization efforts. The digital presses will streamline production and allow the country's largest in-plant to automate the workflow from the start of a project to final publication.
The six Océ ColorStream 6000 inkjet presses — which can print up to 417 feet per minute with a print width of 21.25˝ — replace outdated equipment that is more than three decades old. The new inkjet presses are more reliable and cost-efficient than the previous equipment. The agency will also reduce its paper waste, which will drop to as low as 2%, with the implementation of the new inkjet presses. Along with providing high-speed automated printing, these digital print machines also offer real-time data for operational accountability.
“The addition of this state-of-the-art equipment represents GPO’s continued efforts to be a forward-thinking leader in the printing and publishing industry,” says GPO Acting Deputy Director John Crawford. “We are always seeking out equipment and technologies that will be more efficient and cost-effective for the work we do for Congress and Federal agencies.”
The first project completed using the new inkjet presses was the production of the Senate and House Calendars. GPO will use the presses to produce Legislative Branch publications such as the Congressional Record, Federal Register, calendars, bills, federal budgets, and U.S. codes, as well as some executive branch publications. The new presses provide various customization features such as variable data.
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