Headquartered in Hillside, Illinois, Darwill is in its third generation of family ownership since 1951. The company has evolved from printing signs for local shoe companies to a national operation with 200 employees and offices in Illinois, Colorado, and Georgia. A premier provider of complex marketing products including direct mail, employee communications, and marketing coll-ateral, Darwill is growing in a market that can often be challenging.
Darwill made a transformational move to production inkjet printing in 2014 with the acquisition of two inkjet presses with in-line Hunkeler finishing. Darwill installed a Hunkeler UW6 Unwinder with web cleaner iPEM on the front end of the press. On the back end, the DP8-II Dynamic Perforator feeds into a CS8-II Rotary Cutter and LS8 Stacker to deliver cut sheets, offset stacked from 1-up to 4-up for near-line finishing. The system also includes chip-out, gutter cuts, and edge trimmers for full-bleed finish.