Allied Printing Services, which operates out of a 285,000-square-foot facility, announced that it will be using new equipment from KBA North America to help push its business forward. After seeing a presentation of an advanced printer at Drupa 2012, Allied decided that it was time to expand its services.

“Even during this challenging environment, Allied continues to grow aggressively by adding new customers and more employees,” John Sommers Jr., president of Allied Printing Services, said in a company press release. “We believe strongly in consistently reinvesting in our company and maintaining the most up-to-date equipment on our floor.”

Sommers added that particular benefits of the new product included inline automated systems, such as color control, automatic register and auto plate changing. Quality equipment will continue to ensure that businesses are efficiently using company time to put out a professional product.

For example, investing in laminating equipment, will give a document or image a unique after effect that will help it stand the test of time.

Also this week, the Quad/Graphics’ Oklahoma City plant opened a new printing press, which created 120 new jobs, according to NewsOK.

Claire Ho, company spokeswoman, told the news source that since Quad/Graphics’ inception in 2003 – when it had just 100 employees and two presses – it has nearly quadrupled in size. This newest printing press is the company’s twelfth, and the firm employs over 600 workers and still has a strong need for more, she said.

Building new facilities is just one initiative that printing companies are finding can help push their business forward.

Another way that organizations can stay productive and efficiently use time is through paper folding machines. With print still finding a way to thrive in an increasingly digital world, direct marketing campaigns are still proving to be beneficial. As such, creating uniform pamphlets and handouts can easily be done with these machines.