TigerPress Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Expansion Plans
= July 21, 2005, 8:23 pm
Author = Richard Williams/TigerPress
Industry = Media
Summary = Northampton-based commercial printer planning major facility
expansion in 2005.
Body = NORTHAMPTON, MASS – TigerPress announced upcoming expansion
plans to include a 13,125 square foot addition to their manufacturing
facility located at 155 Industrial Park Drive.
in Amherst, TigerPress moved to Northampton’s Industrial Park
in 1997 occupying 4,000 square feet of the building.
company expanded into the rest of the building soon thereafter,
and added an 8,000 square foot addition in 2002. They also increased
output capacity with the addition of two Komori printing presses—a
four-color press and an automated
six-color press with inline coating capability.
to include an open house are also in the works. “This is an
exciting way to commemorate our 20th birthday,” said Reza
M. Shafii, president and
owner of TigerPress. “We started one CopyCat Print Shop in
1985 with just two employees. We want to celebrate our success by
showing our appreciation for our customers, our employees and the
employs fifty people, thirty-five of them at the plant on Industrial
Drive. Another twenty are employed at six CopyCat locations in Massachusetts
and Vermont. Shafii estimates they will create another fifteen to
thirty jobs over the next three years.
includes the creation of a new TigerPress division: TigerExpress.
“TigerExpress will employ digital print technology,”
Mr. Shafii said. “Digital printing offers fast turnaround
and competitive pricing for short runs. Demand for this service
is growing. TigerPress is committed to keeping current with technology.”
a digital workflow allowing customers to upload graphic files to
an FTP site. The files are prepared for printing in pre-press, then
delivered to an automated plate making machine, bypassing the film
stripping stage of traditional
sheet fed printing presses and bindery equipment under consideration,
Mr. Shafii estimates the total cost of the project at $5,000,000.
Completion of the project is targeted for the year 2007.
With a wide
range of printing options, TigerPress offers comprehensive solutions
for the media requirements of corporations, colleges, hospitals,
design firms, banks and other business institutions. On the Web
Web Site = http://www.tigerpress.com
= Richard Williams
155 Industrial Drive
Northampton, MA 01060
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