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J&M Printing Doubles Revenue With Speedmaster SM 52 Presses From Heidelberg

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga., April 13, 2006 – J&M Printing, a general commercial print shop located in Rocklin, Calif., recently installed a four-color Speedmaster SM 52 sheetfed press with in-line aqueous coater from Heidelberg to meet customer demand and increase efficiencies. The SM 52 was installed alongside two additional Speedmaster SM 52 presses, one with perfecting capabilities. Established in 1974, J&M Printing has grown exponentially since June 2001, when it installed its first Speedmaster SM 52 press. Since that time, the company’s revenue has more than doubled, an accomplishment that J&M President Mike Michael credits in large part to his Heidelberg presses. “The bottom line for us in choosing a new press is making sure it will benefit our customers and the shop,” says Michael. “The SM 52 is reliable and versatile, which ensures that our shop is up-and-running at all times and producing the highest quality work. As a result, we have significantly increased our capacity and capabilities, which in turn has contributed to the expansion of our client base.” The Speedmaster SM 52 is specifically geared towards the needs of small and medium-sized print shops looking to expand their business to meet market demands. Available in models ranging from one to ten printing units, this flexible press supports customer growth. The press features an intuitive operating concept with touch-screen control and integrates seamlessly into a shop’s workflow. In addition, a variety of optional features, including in-line perfecting, coating and die-cutting units, set new standards for high-quality printing and reduced makeready times. The recently installed four-color press is J&M Printing’s first Speedmaster SM 52 press featuring inline coating. In order to optimize turnaround times, the press also is equipped with an extended delivery and DryStar2000 combination IR dryer for ink and coating. “For printers looking to grow their business, flexibility and reliability are critical when it comes to adding a new press,” says Joerg Daehnhardt, small format product manager, Heidelberg USA. “The Speedmaster SM 52 is designed to deliver consistent, high-quality results on every job and offers features such as inline coating to help printers further increase efficiencies while meeting customer demand for more complex applications.” After printing jobs in its all-Heidelberg pressroom, J&M Printing finishes work on a USA B 20 Stahlfolder and two POLAR 115 cutters from Heidelberg. The shop also uses Heidelberg Consumables, such as ink fountain foils and wash-up blades. A Heidelberg customer since 1985, J&M Printing specializes in four-color work on a 14.5” x 20.5” sheet size. The shop’s 14 employees serve a variety of industry clients in northern California, such as print brokers, graphic designers and small printers. With revenue of $2.5 million in 2005, Michael credits the growth of his business to his rapidly expanding customer base and his investments in the latest Heidelberg technology. “Everyone wants their job delivered yesterday,” notes Michael. “Since we print primarily for industry clients, our customers understand the value of an all-Heidelberg pressroom when they need a high-quality job printed fast. Because of these presses, we’ve kept our costs low, making us very competitive in our market.”




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