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Northern Ohio Printing and Browning Communications report success with recent purchases from Heidelberg

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. – May 10, 2007 – Little more than two months since it installed a KAMA TS 74-60HF die cutter with foil-stamping and embossing features from Heidelberg, Northern Ohio Printing has been reaping the results. The Cleveland-based commercial printer was spending $8,000-$10,000 monthly to outsource die cutting work when it changed course and decided to bring those jobs in-house. In so doing, says President and Owner Gary Chmielewski, Northern Ohio has begun to create a profitable niche market for itself. Thus far, the company has logged more than 40 die cutting, foil stamping and embossing jobs on the KAMA, and is on its way to racking up more work as word of the company’s new capabilities begins to spread. “We’ve learned a lot about die cutting in a very short time,” Chmielewski says. “The quick makeready and the speed of the KAMA make it a profit center for our company.” Northern Ohio, which specializes in short- to medium-run commercial printing, runs between 100 and 5,000 pieces for foil stamping and embossing, and 50,000 and under for die cutting. The company also operates a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 6-color press with coater, a Printmaster PM 74 2-color press, and a pair of Quickmaster 2-color, small-format presses. The postpress lineup features a pair of programmable POLAR 115 paper cutters. Northern Ohio also uses Heidelberg’s Prinect Printready workflow anchored by a Prosetter 74 MCL and is currently the only Prinect Prinance installation in the U.S. to include every available module. “We are a complete Heidelberg shop because of the reliability and consistency of Heidelberg’s equipment,” Chmielewski affirms. “We have always had a good experience. Service and installation have been phenomenal, especially in terms of response time.” Established in 1994, Northern Ohio Printing has experienced 30 percent growth in each of the past three years, and is on track to reach $4.5 million in revenue this year. The company’s 22 full-time and five part-time employees serve a national customer base comprised of retail and manufacturing clients. Browning Communications Relies on Heidelberg Technology with New Press One of the largest minority-owned print shops in Florida, Browning Communications has expanded its pressroom with the installation of a new 4-color Printmaster PM 52 from Heidelberg. Dean O’Brien, president of the company, felt the pressure of high demand from many of his clients – so he turned to Heidelberg. “We had so many requests, especially with short-run projects, and we needed more capacity,” O’Brien said. “I needed a press that would deliver good color quality, and Heidelberg’s technology has a solid reputation.” Operators at Browning Communications are running the Printmaster PM 52 at its full capacity, already producing short-run brochures, tri-folds, postcards and other color-critical jobs, in both 11” by 17” and 8 ½” by 11” sizes. “Having the additional press capacity gives us more fire power,” O’Brien said. Browning Communications also houses large-format presses for longer runs as well as a digital press and several two-color presses. The 22-year-old print management company has 54 employees that serve both local and national accounts in the hospitality, healthcare and automotive industries, along with general commercial work. The Printmaster PM 52 joins a Stahlfolder and several POLAR cutters from Heidelberg in the DeBary, Fla. shop.




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