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Oliver Printing Acquires the Worlds First Heidelberg Quickmaster DI Pro

Monday, October 08, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

The worlds first Heidelberg Quickmaster DI Pro was installed at Oliver Printing Company Inc., this week and the company showcased the new press at its annual client appreciation night last night (October 4). Since 1924, Oliver Printing has relied on the quality and efficiency of Heidelberg products to bring the company success year after year. With the purchase of the Quickmaster DI Pro, Oliver Printing is not only proud of their successful history with Heidelberg but is also proud of the anticipation of a prosperous future.   Oliver Printing in 2001 Located in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, Oliver Printing is a leading full-service print operation. George Oliver, the fourth generation president from the Oliver family, is the company s current day leader. Under Oliver s leadership, the company has grown to a 22,500 square feet facility, with over 20 employees. Most of the company s customers include Fortune 500 companies and advertising agencies. Today, Oliver Printing is most noted for its quality and short turnaround multi-color printing capabilities.   Recently, Oliver Printing acquired the world s first Heidelberg Quickmaster DI Pro. Oliver decided to get the Quickmaster DI Pro after learning that "the QM DI Pro offers more features of a printing press, compared to other direct imaging presses we considered. The new stream feeder and CP 2000 console will provide us with the ability to service our customers at the same level of quality that we have been providing as a commercial printer throughout our history," said Oliver. "Moreover we will be able to offer value-added services, address demanding turnaround time and produce quality-critical jobs that our customers require." This machinery is designed to provide state-of-the art printing for short-run color jobs in high offset quality. Quickmaster DI Pro - state of the art design and high-tech control The new Direct Imaging Press at Oliver Printing provides cutting edge high-tech design outside, precision with perfection inside. The new control console builds on the successful Heidelberg CP2000 concept. It provides users with an ergonomic work area, facilitates procedures and simplifies with the whole process of operation a press. All settings, including the status of current processes, display on a clearly arranged user interface in the form of a touchscreen. Proactive status messages and features, such as job previews, automatic color presetting and feeder display make for easy handling. Outstanding quality and feed precision   The new powerful stream feeder works like other familiar Heidelberg feeding system, ensuring extremely accurate feed and registration and allowing the imprinting of additional colors in a second pass. The Quickmaster DI Pro also has important features for precise sheet orientation and reliable sheet travel. These include precise adjustment of side and front lays via the CP2000 Center and the self-adjusting double-sheet detector. For the user, this means a straightforward operation, a smooth print process and greater overall stability of paper travel. The company's history - nearly one century of success Oliver Printing was founded by Wilfred George Oliver, a native of England native who was considered the first American George to acquire the American dream for his family. After Wilfred George came over to America he began his printing career in Cleveland, Ohio, working at Penton Press as a foreman of the composing room. A few years later, Wilfred started his first company, Oliver & Kane Printing, with a good friend he met while working at Penton Press. Together, the two men provided print services specializing in letterpress jobs for a handful of clients in the Cleveland area. After a period of time, Wilfred Oliver founded the Oliver Printing Company on his own. In the beginning, Oliver Printing operated out of workshop no larger than 500 square feet. Wilfred practically managed the company alone, occasionally recruiting college students from the Case Institution of Technology to assist him on projects. The first printing press acquired for the business was the Heidelberg Windmill Platen Press. This machinery was first brought into the U.S. in 1936, and it offered printers the capacity to print letterpresses at a speed higher than any other printing press of that time. Wilfred used this equipment to develop letterpress jobs including, business cards, letterheads, and promotional packaging materials.   Oliver Printing Company has had a long-term relationship with Heidelberg. The Heidelberg Windmill Platen Press was the beginning of Oliver Printing s reputation as a leading print provider, offering superior print services through the utilization of superior print technology. Oliver's plans for Future Generation Other Heidelberg devices in Oliver Printing's daily production services include the Printmaster QM 46-2c, Speedmaster 74 6-color perfecter with coater, Speedmaster 102 6-color, Stahlfolders and  the Polar Cutting System. These products fulfill Oliver Printing s reputation as a leading print provider, because these products they now meet all his its needs, from short- to long-run printing, with conventional and now digital capabilities, and expert finishing features.   Now, with the purchase of the QM DI Pro, Oliver Printing expects great growth potential in the future.  "At Oliver Printing, we will continue to embrace new technologies to fulfill the changing demands of our customer base," says Oliver. About Heidelberg With 26,000 employees in over 170 countries, Heidelberg is the world s market leader in printing and publishing solutions. The company has grown from a conventional printing press manufacturer to a solution vendor for the print media industry,covering the entire spectrum from prepress to press to postpress.  Heidelberg develops and manufactures software, electronic prepress equipment, sheetfed, web and digital presses, as well as finishing solutions. The company is in a joint venture with Kodak for the NexPress machine and digital color printing, and it also develops and manufactures black-and-white digital printing engines and high-performance copiers.  Heidelberg operates 18 sites worldwide and 250 sales offices, making it by far the largest sales and service network in the industry. For more information, visit our Website at www.us.heidelberg.com or call 1-888-472-9655.

 

 

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