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Heidelberg USA Announces New Product Installation Report

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. – May 31, 2006 – Heidelberg USA announces the following sample of new product installations: Kion Printing Masters Quality and Speed with Speedmaster XL 105 from Heidelberg A Heidelberg customer since 1983, Kion Printing recently invested in a 6-color Speedmaster XL 105 press with coater to increase capacity and meet its expanding business needs. Running the XL 105 at its maximum capacity of 18,000 sheets per hour, the City of Industry, Calif. printer uses the new press to produce a variety of general commercial and folding carton packaging work for its southern California customers, which include pharmaceutical, food and software companies. The all-Heidelberg shop installed the XL 105 to complement a 6-color Speedmaster CD 102 press and a 4-color Speedmaster CD 102 press, both with coating capabilities. Kion Printing expects the XL 105 to significantly increase speed and productivity in the pressroom. The shop uses Heidelberg Consumables products, including ink fountain foils and wash-up blades. Kion also takes advantage of Heidelberg’s systemservice 36plus program to ensure maximum productivity for its Heidelberg equipment. Founded in 1982, Kion Printing is a private company housing 52 employees. Seiz Printing Installs Commercial Printing Equipment from Heidelberg Seiz Printing, located in Acworth, Ga., recently installed a 12-color Speedmaster SM 102 press with perfector and CutStar roll sheeter, a 6-color Speedmaster CD 102 press with coater and Heidelberg’s offline UV coating unit. The new equipment was installed to replace four existing Heidelberg presses and expand capabilities to include long perfecting and UV coating. Since the installations, the shop reports increases in speed and efficiency as well as cost-savings due to the SM 102’s CutStar feature and the ability to keep UV work in-house. In addition, Seiz Printing has increased productivity by 20 percent with the new CD 102 press. Founded in 1972, Seiz Printing is a family-owned and operated general commercial printer housing 70 employees. The shop produces high-end work for corporate clients, advertising firms and graphic design houses. Kendall Printing Company Doubles Production with New Press, Postpress Equipment from Heidelberg Greeley, Colo.-based Kendall Printing Company recently installed its third Speedmaster SM 102 press from Heidelberg. Added to complement its all-Heidelberg pressroom, the new 10-color SM 102 with perfector and coater was installed alongside the shop’s new Heidelberg bindery equipment, which includes a Stitchmaster ST 350 saddlestitcher and a POLAR 137XT high-speed cutter. Kendall Printing invested in the new press for its ability to coat on both sides of the sheet, which has significantly increased shop capabilities. The shop reports that the new stitcher and cutter have streamlined bindery operations and doubled the amount of work produced. Kendall Printing chose Heidelberg solutions due to their reliability, speed and quality, and uses Heidelberg’s systemservice 36plus to ensure its equipment runs at maximum performance levels. Kendall Printing Company produces general commercial materials – such as posters, postcards, magazines and product catalogs – for a variety of local and regional clients, including educational institutions, religious organizations and government agencies. Founded in 1984, the family-owned and operated shop houses 60 employees. House of Packaging Meets Customer Demand with Speedmaster CD 102 from Heidelberg House of Packaging in City of Industry, Calif. recently increased capacity with a 6-color Speedmaster CD 102 press with two inline anilox coaters from Heidelberg. The press was installed to increase shop capabilities to include specialty flexographic coating for skin and personal care product packaging. In addition, the CD 102’s inline coaters have enabled House of Packaging to meet customer demand for complex coating applications on a wide range of stocks. Running the press at its maximum capacity of 15,000 impressions per hour, the shop now can produce double coating combinations in one pass instead of two, resulting in a significant increase in pressroom efficiency. The press is outfitted with UV interdecks and end-of-press UV coater, and it is capable of conventional printing of materials ranging from .0012 to .039 in. in thickness Founded in 1962, House of Packaging provides folding carton and plastic thermoforming services to a variety of national clients, including personal care, pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies. The family-owned and operated shop houses 130 employees. Yuhas Graphics Expands Customer Offerings with Speedmaster SM 74 from Heidelberg Yuhas Graphics credits its recent increases in productivity and improvements in print quality to its new 5-color Speedmaster SM 74 press with perfector and coater from Heidelberg. The Milwaukee, Wis. shop installed the SM 74 to replace an older press and meet customer demand for long perfecting. Yuhas Graphics reports that the new SM 74 enables press operators to focus on achieving superior quality in printed work rather than concentrating on press mechanics, largely due to the equipment’s improved features, which includes anti-static, markless transfer system, Vario dampening system and new feeder The new press was added to complement the shop’s all-Heidelberg pressroom and bindery, which includes a 6-color Speedmaster SM 52 press, a 2-color Printmaster QM 46 press and a POLAR 92 X cutter. The shop uses the new press to produce a variety of general-commercial materials, such as annual reports, brochures, booklets, posters and direct mail. A shop that expands its offerings with its customers’ growing needs, Yuhas Graphics serves a diverse client base, which includes advertising agencies, manufacturers and non-profit organizations. Founded in 1976, the shop houses 16 employees. Williams Printing Invests in the Future with Suprasetter 74 from Heidelberg Williams Printing recently transitioned from film processing to computer-to-plate (CtP) with the addition of a Suprasetter 74 platesetting device from Heidelberg. A long-time Heidelberg prepress customer, the Gibsonia, Pa.-based printer invested in the new thermal equipment because of its technological longevity and reputation for quality. Since the installation, Williams Printing reports makeready times from proof to press have decreased by two-thirds. The family-owned and operated shop also reports that labor costs have been reduced and employees have been redistributed to other product areas because of the Suprasetter’s automation, speed and efficiency. Williams Printing uses Heidelberg Consumables products with the new platesetter, including Saphira Chemfree Thermal plates. Founded in 1976 as a business forms printer, the shop now reports that 90 percent of its work comes from general commercial materials. With the help of its all-Heidelberg prepress department, Williams Printing’s 15 employees serve a variety of local, regional and national clients, including Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. Benson Media Adds Speedmaster SM 52 Press to All-Heidelberg Shop Ball Ground, Ga.-based general commercial printer Benson Media, Inc. recently installed a 5-color Speedmaster SM 52 press with perfector and coater from Heidelberg to increase capacity and capabilities. The company purchased the new press for its coating and perfecting features, as well as its ability to produce high-quality solids. The press was installed alongside a 4-color Printmaster QM DI 46 press and a 2-color Printmaster QM 46 press. Benson Media keeps its 34 employees up-to-date on the latest industry technologies by investing in educational seminars through Heidelberg’s Print Media Academy (PMA). The company credits some of its success to Heidelberg technologies and its comprehensive service offerings, including Web-based Remote Service, as well as Heidelberg’s full line of carefully tested and selected Consumables products. Benson Media, Inc. is a communications partner to its customers, providing printing, consulting, media design and distribution services to national clients in the insurance, real estate and retail industries, among others. Wheeler Printing Improves Quality with Printmaster PM 46 Press from Heidelberg Wheeler Printing, located in Hot Springs, Ark., recently installed a 2-color Printmaster PM 46 press from Heidelberg to upgrade technology. Since the installation, the shop reports significant improvements in quality and reductions in waste. The shop also reports that the new press has accelerated turnaround times, enabling Wheeler to produce more jobs per day. The shop uses the PM 46 to produce an assortment of materials, including business cards, four-color envelopes and letterhead. The new press complements the shop’s 4-color Speedmaster SM 74 press, installed two years prior to the PM 46. Wheeler also uses Heidelberg Consumables products, including Saphira Violet plates and chemistry and Perfect Dot blankets. Founded in 1933, Wheeler Printing is a family-owned and operated general commercial printer with a staff of 12 employees. The shop services a wide variety of local and regional clients, including schools, race tracks, publishing companies, funeral homes and local businesses. Capital Color Printing Doubles Bindery Capacity with USA B 26 Stahlfolder from Heidelberg Capital Color Printing recently added a USA B 26 Stahlfolder to handle more complex folding applications in its bindery. The shop uses the new USA B 26’s 32-page folding capabilities to produce a wide range of materials, including magazines and automobile brochures, on up to 12-point stock. Since the installation, Capital Color has eliminated bindery congestion due to the new folder’s productivity and automation. According to Rafael Canete, operating partner at Capital Color, the USA B 26 has doubled capacity in the Morrow, Ga.-based shop. Capital Color is primarily a trade shop, producing work for local and national printers. Founded in 1993, the corporate-owned printer houses 68 full-time employees. Quality Publishing Adds New Prepress, Press Technology to All-Heidelberg Shop Quality Publishing Co. recently installed a Prosetter 74 computer-to-plate (CtP) device and a 5-color Speedmaster SM 74 press with coater and perfector from Heidelberg. The shop purchased the new equipment to upgrade technology and increase efficiency in its new facility and satisfy customer demand for four-color work. The Hamilton, Ohio printer transitioned from film to CtP with the new Prosetter, resulting in time- and cost-savings. Quality Publishing also expects to become more competitive in its market with the SM 74 press, which will be used to produce newsletters, annual reports and four-color brochures. The shop uses Heidelberg Consumables products for its prepress and press equipment, including Saphira Violet plates and chemistry, Perfect Dot blankets and Heidelberg ink fountain foils. Quality Publishing also will rely on Heidelberg’s systemservice 36plus to keep its equipment operating at maximum performance levels. Founded in 1953, Quality Publishing Co., a third-generation company, is owned by Jane Johnson, president, and son David Johnson, vice president. This general commercial printer houses 12 employees, and serves regional clients that include city and county governments, educational institutions and industry. Cogar Printing Increases Productivity with Prepress, Press Equipment from Heidelberg Family-owned and operated Cogar Printing recently installed multiple presses and prepress equipment from Heidelberg including a Suprasetter 74 computer-to-plate (CtP) device, a 5-color Printmaster PM 52 press and two 2-color Printmaster QM 46 presses. The Baltimore printer transitioned from film processing and polyester platesetting to thermal platesetting to update technology in its prepress department. Cogar Printing reports that the new CtP device has vastly improved the quality of its work, primarily due to its superior dot structure. In addition, the Suprasetter has decreased makeready times and enabled the shop to repurpose its prepress operators, resulting in improved productivity and cost-savings. Cogar Printing uses the new PM 52 and QM 46 presses to produce two- and four-color work, such as flyers and stationery, and has seen a 20 percent increase in productivity since the installations. Cogar Printing also reports that the new presses have made the shop more competitive in its market. The shop uses Heidelberg Consumables, including Saphira Chemfree thermal plates and ink fountain foils. Founded in 1980, the shop’s 16 employees service local small businesses and graphic designers, as well as clients in the real estate and healthcare industries. California Lithographers Updates Cutting Technology with POLAR 137 XT California Lithographers, an all-Heidelberg shop based in Concord, Calif., recently increased efficiency with the addition of a POLAR 137 XT with Autotrim technology. The shop credits faster, more productive bindery operations to the fully automated cutter, which features automatic waste removal and cut stack alignment. California Lithographers uses the POLAR 137 XT to produce a variety of general commercial materials for its regional and national clients, including brochures, postcards and mailers. The shop’s customers, which include Fortune 100 companies and top advertising agencies in Northern California, have enjoyed faster turnaround times on complex jobs due to the cutter’s increased speed and capabilities. California Lithographers takes advantage of Heidelberg’s Web-based Remote Service to maintain maximum productivity in its shop. Founded in 1985, the general commercial printer houses 110 employees. Phoenix In-Plant Printer Achieves One Million Impressions with Printmaster GTO 52 from Heidelberg The in-plant government printer for the city of Phoenix, Ariz. recently surpassed one million impressions on its new 2-color Printmaster GTO 52 press with perfector from Heidelberg. Purchased primarily for its perfecting capabilities, the new GTO is used to print double-sided carbonless forms, which comprise approximately 90 percent of the shop’s workload. Since its installation in January 2006, the GTO has brought improved quality and quicker throughput to the printer. The new GTO also enables four-color production and is used to produce brochures, training manuals and flyers. The shop purchased a Heidelberg Consumables package with its GTO 52, which includes Perfect Dot blankets. The in-plant printer houses 22 employees. Newforms Enters Four-Color Market with Printmaster QM DI 46 Press from Heidelberg Newforms, Inc., a general commercial printer located in Covington, Ky., recently increased pressroom productivity by 80 percent with the installation of a 4-color Printmaster QM DI 46 press from Heidelberg. The press replaced an older QM DI model and was installed to meet customer demand for four-color work while boosting shop capabilities. The shop reports that the new QM DI prints seven to eight jobs in the same time the older press produced four to five jobs, all while maintaining superior quality. Newforms uses the QM DI 46 to produce a variety of materials for its local clients, such as sales flyers, postcards, three-color letterhead and newsletters. The shop uses Heidelberg Consumables products exclusively, including plates, Perfect Dot blankets, ink fountain foils and wash-up blades. Founded in 1988, Newforms’ 13 employees serve financial, medical, real estate and government clients.




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