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Portland Shop Brings Prepress Ops In-House

Friday, January 30, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. -- More than seven years ago, Rick and Keri Jacobs set out to build a solid foundation for their newly opened print shop with a Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 press and a POLAR 78 cutter. Just a few years later, they added a Heidelberg 300E Quicksetter, then a new Heidelberg 5-color Printmaster PM 52 to expand the all-Heidelberg shop. Now with six employees, Rick’s Printing is in high demand in the Portland, Ore. market.

In order to compete with growing demand and bring all prepress operations in-house, Jacobs, who owns the shop, recently installed a Prosetter 74 violet platesetter from Heidelberg. “As our workload has grown, we have to continue to meet the needs of our clients,” Jacobs said. The Prosetter will enhance metal platemaking through internal drum imaging for the two existing Heidelberg presses running at Rick’s Printing, as well as the soon-to-be installed Heidelberg 4-color Speedmaster CD 74 press with inline coater.

“We are making aggressive moves in the current economy because we have an aggressive approach to growth,” Jacobs said. “I don’t think I would be in business if I had not started out with Heidelberg equipment and continued to invest in new technologies from Heidelberg. Because of Heidelberg’s reliability and recognition in the industry, we continue to prosper.”  

As a trade printer, Rick’s Printing serves mostly resale work through brokers, printers and designers. Heidelberg Saphira Consumables are in use with the Prosetter 74 and on all of the shop’s presses. With in-house prepress operation in full swing and a new press on the horizon, Rick’s Printing will continue to grow one step at a time with Heidelberg technologies.




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