January 2016
Welcome to 2016 and a new look for our newsletter!  
 
Customer Highlight
Eagle Print, (established in 1968) is a full service commercial web offset, air-dry printing company located in Delphos, Ohio. In 2008, Eagle purchased three new Quad Stack Presses and an Atlas Folder, merging them with existing Harris units.

Dennis Klausing, General Manager, states, "We were on the verge of shutting down our commercial printing and only printing our in-house publications. With the purchase of the Quad-Stacks we were able to not only add to our customer base, but meet increased color demands while improving publication quality for our present customers.
 
The Quad-Stack units were a perfect fit to our present Harris presses and have made startup time and spoilage drop considerably. Long time pressmen, hired after working on other presses could not believe how easy the Quads were to run. Their purchase was the best investment we at Eagle Print ever made. It totally turned around the company."

The Quad-Stack capabilities assist Eagle Print to achieve and maintain its SNAP (Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production) certification - one of the most stringent standards in the commercial print industry.  Their customers include daily, weekly, monthly, and specialty publications throughout a 7-state region.
The Top 10 "Emergency" Items of 2015
We did an analysis of all the "we need this sent overnight" orders from the last 12 months... being somewhat curious as to what people ran out of that would necessitate an immediate fix.  The list was actually quite varied, with 150 different parts ranging from nuts and bolts to rubber rollers and electrical components.  Putting the items into general categories, here are the "Top Ten Most Requested:"
 
Bearings took first place.  They were needed "next day air" 24 times the last year!
Shafts and Bushings tied for 2nd & 3rd place.
Belts, Brackets, and Gears  were next, making them #4, #5, & #6.
Seals rocked in at #7
Jaw Blades, Motors, and Speed Controls pulled in at 8th, 9th, & 10th
 
The above "top 10" items totaled 91 requests for overnight shipment! 
 
The moral of this little exercise is, of course, that it's a good idea to keep spare parts on your shelves, replacing them as they are installed, in order to avoid the "Next Day Air" shipping charges. You can access lists of recommended spare parts by logging in to the user group .  
Tax Gift from Congress
The tax and spending bill passed in December locked in the Section 179 deduction that allows for capital equipment item purchases up to $500,000.00 per year to be written off immediately (rather than using the depreciation method).  The full amount of the equipment can be written off as long as it doesn't exceed the company's profits.  A simplified example: $100K in profit - $60K new equipment purchase = $40K taxable profit.  This is now considered a "permanent" tax break, and could greatly advantage your ability to purchase additional or replacement press equipment.
Oops...Sorry about that!
It has come to our attention that some of the WebPress invoices sent the last couple of months did not have our payment address on them.  That glitch has now been corrected.

Payments should be mailed to PO Box 2274, Tacoma, WA 98401.  Checks should be made out to WebPress LLC.  At one time, the word "Acquisition" was part of our name, but is no longer necessary.  Please pass this information to your accounts payable department. 
Parts Manual Update
The Atlas 22-3/4" Quadra Color parts manual available for download was missing an essential drawing for the Plate Cylinder assembly.   The corrected version is now available.
In the User Group
Please peek in to the user group on a regular basis to see if there is someone you can help.  It is not necessary to log in unless you want to respond.  A request for help was posted recently.
Random Trivia...
The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.

Rick:   rickg@webpressllc.com  (Operations Manager)

John:   parts@webpressllc.com (Parts Manager)

Gail:   gails@webpressllc.com (Customer Support)

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